Our body functions are controlled by the hormones. Testosterone is the male hormone and estrogen is the female hormone. These hormones play crucial role in controlling the body functions despite there are many other hormones.
You should pay attention to your hormones is you want to control your health. The weight loss, stress and hunger are controlled by the leptin hormones and insulin cortisol. When we talk about diabetes, we often meet the word insulin. It determines whether blood sugar will be stored as fat or used for immediate energy.
When you eat and what you eat determine the insulin levels. Insulin can not be absorbed if you consume a lot of carbs. You should definitely make changes in your lifestyle if you want to have the normal level of insulin. Consuming small portions of lean meats, high fiber grains and vegetables every 2-3 hours are some of the changes. Do not forget that you should also eliminate the consumption of processed foods, white sugar, white flour, white pasta …
Stress hormone or cortisol regulates water and salt balance. It actually affects blood sugar. This hormone tells the organism to store the fat around the crucial organs when you’re under a stress. During this process, harmful fatty acids into your blood are released which is increasing the levels of insulin and cholesterol.
In order to keep the normal level of cortisol, always have a walk during your lunch, sleep enough, lower the intake of caffeine and eat slowly.
The hunger hormone or leptin is related with body fat and obesity. You should completely eliminate processed and sugary things if you want to keep the normal levels of leptin. Do high intensity interval training and sleep and rest enough.