While many hormone issues are female and male dependent, hunger hormones, for the most part, function similarly in both men and women. Of course, issues can be compounded for each gender depending on what is occurring with sex hormones. Understanding how hormones affect your hunger cues can help you be in charge, and take proactive steps to regulate these hormones.
While estrogen is the most well known female hormone, Progesterone should be considered “a girl’s best friend.” This hormone is responsible for helping us feel the way we prefer to feel. It supports a good mood, good sleep, weight maintenance and much more such as:
- reduce cholesterol levels
- improve insulin resistance.
In Part 1 of our Hormone Help series, we reviewed what hormones and neurotransmitters (NTs) are and how important it is to consider them together when dealing with any hormone related or mood/mental health issues. As we continue go deep into hormone health, we will define some of the “heavy hitter” hormones that can have life-altering effects particularly in women.
Hormones and neurotransmitters are the foundation of your health. These two body systems along with the immune system work nonstop to keep your biological rhythms balanced. When hormones or neurotransmitters are out of balance, too much or not enough, your health will suffer. It may not be immediate, but over time, you will know the effects.