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Hormones & Stubborn Belly Fat

Hormones are responsible for so many key things in your body, but did you know they are also linked to stubborn belly fat?

If you've been trying everything to slim down for summer and you're still not seeing the results that you have hoped for your hormones may be to blame!

Beyond diet & exercise

This time of year is one of the most sought-after for diet & exercise so you can have results for bikini season. Even the most dedicated individuals can eat 100% clean, exercise daily and still not see the results they should be.

Our bodies produce all types of hormones to keep us healthy. However, if certain hormones are higher or lower it can cause you a lot of trouble when you're trying to lose weight. Some of the most important hormones when it comes to weight loss are:


This hormone assists your body in managing your weight. During menopause, it's normal to see a dip in estradiol, a hormone that helps your body maintain a healthy weight and regulate your metabolism. When estrogen levels are low it can actually change where your body stores fat. Normally when your body stores fat it's in the thighs & the hips. But once estrogen starts to decline the fat storage shifts to visceral fat in your belly. Visceral fat is deeper and much harder to remove, it also increases your risk for disease.


This hormone helps regulate your appetite by signaling your brain when it feels hungry. It also functions to burn calories and determine how much fat you store. Leptin resistance can occur which can lead your brain to constantly think you're hungry, leading to overeating and weight gain. This is a big reason why some diets don't help you lose weight long-term. When you start to lose weight leptin levels decrease which causes your body to think you're hungry so you consume more calories.

How HRT can help

Most people think to lose those inches they just need to eat better and spend more time in the gym. However, getting to the root cause of the problem in the first place should be addressed. If your stubborn belly fat is being caused by a hormone imbalance bio-identical hormone optimization can help.

Bioidentical Pellet Therapy is a hormone replacement method in which replaces the natural hormones men and women lose over time. The procedure uses pellets that contain either estradiol or testosterone, they are pressed, or fused into tiny solid cylinders. Once administered they deliver consistent and healthy levels of hormones for 3-5 months in women and 4-6 months in men. This treatment can help your body redistribute this fat to different areas on your body, rather than your abdominal area.

Talking to your doctor about having your hormone levels checked can help determine if a hormone imbalance could be the cause of the fatigue you're experiencing. Take the first step by taking our hormone self-assesment quiz. for yourself or your partner. Bioidentical hormone optimization may be the answer you've been looking for if you want to safely & naturally help get rid of stubborn belly fat!

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