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Crash Dieting by Women: The Reason Behind Hormonal Imbalance

In this article, you will see how hormonal Imbalance occurs as a result of crash, quick-fix diets.

Crash Dieting by Women: The Reason Behind Hormonal Imbalance

Youth is now looking for shortcuts without knowing what it will cost you. Let me share some examples with you – fast food, drinks, not eating properly and all the lime light is on weight loss.

These days, youngsters are more into crash dieting (especially women). They are more likely to be in shape without knowing the pros and cons of the diet. Let’s have a look what is crash diet and how it leads to hormonal imbalance.

Crash diet isthefastest and easiest way tolose weight. It restricts calories intake and is good for short-term weight loss. But being on a very low-calorie diet for a long period may lead to eating disorders, compromised immunity, hair loss, irregular menstruation and hormonal imbalance.

Let’s talk about hormones

Hormones are important for regulating most of the bodily processes, so a hormonal imbalance can affect a wide range of bodily functions.

  • Metabolism and appetite
  • Heart rate
  • Sleep cycles
  • Reproductive cycles and sexual function
  • General growth and development
  • Mood and stress levels
  • Body temperature

Women may experience imbalance in estrogen and progesterone levels, while men are more likely to experience imbalances in testosterone.

Every woman experience periods of hormonal imbalance at certain points in their life, but these can also occur when the endocrine glands are not functioning properly.

Let’s have a look what are the symptoms associated with the more common causes of hormonal imbalances.

  • Unexplained weight gain or weight loss
  • Excessive sweating
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Changes in sensitivity to cold and heat
  • Very dry skin or skin rashes
  • Change in heat rate
  • Irritability and anxiety
  • Increased thirst
  • Headaches
  • Puffy face
  • Blurred vision
  • Breast tenderness
  • Deepening of the voice

Hormonal imbalance in women

Everyone(women) will experience natural periods of hormonal imbalance or fluctuations at particular points in their life. But hormonal imbalances can also occur when the endocrine glands are not functioning properly.

  • Puberty
  • Menstruation
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and breast-feeding
  • Perimenopause, menopause and post menopause

Things to Do

  1. Eat enough protein at every meal

Dietary protein provides essential amino acids that your body can’t make on its own and must be consumed every day in order to maintain muscle, bone and skin health.

  1. Engage in regular exercise

Physical activity can strongly influence hormonal health. A major benefit of exercise is its ability to reduce insulin levels and increase insulin sensitivity.

  1. Avoid sugar and refined carbs

Sugar and refined carbs have been linked to a number of health problems. Indeed, avoiding or minimizing these foods may be instrumental in optimizing hormone function and avoiding obesity, diabetes and other diseases.

  1. Learn to manage stress

Stress can wreak havoc on your hormones. Two major hormones affected by stress are cortisol and adrenaline, which is also called epinephrine.

  1. Consume healthy fats

They have been shows to reduce insulin resistance in overweight and obese people, as well as in people with diabetes.

  1. Avoid overeating and undereating

Eating too much or too little may result in hormonal shifts that lead to weight problems.

  1. Drink Green Tea

Green tea is one of the healthiest beverages around. In addition to metabolism boosting caffeine, it contains an antioxidant known as epigallocatechin gallate, which has been credited with several health benefits.

This article will help you to consume goodnutritious food. Exercising on a regular basis and engaging in other healthy behaviors can go a long toward improving your health. Be patient and focus on a healthy weight loss instead of hazardous short cuts.

About The Author

Shweta Tomar

Shweta is a travelogue writer, a blogger and a content creator by passion. She loves making people experience her content, the way she does. She is a graduate in mass communicat.. Read More..


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