Follow the food, go to the gym, but the weight does not go anywhere? Perhaps you should contact your endocrinologist and get tested for these six hormones.
Thyroxine. It is produced by the thyroid gland. Among other things, it is responsible for heart rate, affects the nervous system and promotes the breakdown of fats. If the level of this hormone in the blood is below normal, then this can cause overweight.
Cortisol. It is produced in the adrenal cortex. Cortisol – also called the stress hormone – helps to cope with fear, nervous tension. And in a situation of excessive or prolonged stress, its concentration in the blood increases significantly, which leads, on the one hand, to the destruction of muscle tissue, and on the other, to the accumulation of fatty deposits in the abdomen.
Insulin. Pancreatic hormone. It enhances the synthesis of proteins and fats, reduces the level of glucose in the blood and contributes to its deposition in the form of glycogen in the muscles and liver. Excessive consumption of simple carbohydrates is considered one of the reasons for the development of insulin resistance (insensitivity of receptors to the action of insulin), and this violation is a harbinger of diabetes.
Leptin. It is produced in the cells of adipose tissue. Participates in the metabolism. High leptin levels increase appetite and lead to weight gain.
Growth hormone. Hormone of the anterior pituitary gland. Helps burn fat.
Melatonin. Hormone of the pineal gland. It is produced during sleep, reduces emotional and physical activity, regulates the circadian rhythms of the body. In order for all these functions to be fulfilled, you need to observe the sleep mode: fall asleep no later than 23 hours (the maximum concentration of melatonin is observed from about 23:00 to 5 hours in the morning) and wake up until 8 in the morning, sleep in complete darkness and without extraneous noise. Lack of sleep and poor sleep prevent the body from recovering, so on such days we eat more than usual, because we need to replenish energy.