You've probably heard the saying that men and women are wired differently, right? Well, this couldn’t be truer when it comes to one’s weight.
Let's look at something we can all relate to- the constant battle of the bulge. It seems like the older we get, the harder it becomes to keep those extra pounds at bay. Why is that? We have a duo of hormones to thank for that- Estrogen and Progesterone.
Let's dive into the world of hormones and see how they impact our bodies. Estrogen isn't just responsible for regulating a woman's reproductive cycle; it's also the driving force behind three crucial aspects: what we eat, how we burn energy, and where our body stores fat. As women approach menopause, their estrogen dip, which in turn affects those three aspects. According to a study by the Mayo Clinic in 2013, this hormonal shift not only leads to those extra inches around your waist but also leads your fat cells to store more fat than required.
A similar dip occurs in progesterone levels as we age which leads to excess water retention and eventually, bloating. To add to that, the hormone progesterone plays a role in calming down our brains and thus helping us drift to sleep. So, when those levels drop, it's no wonder we start tossing and turning all night, feeling restless and sleep-deprived; and what's the go-to solution when we're frustrated and bored in the middle of the night? A midnight binge-fest!
No need to despair! A study in the Journal of Neurological and Orthopaedic Medicine and Surgery, led by Dr. Alan Hirsch, found interesting results. It showed how peppermint could be a useful tool against our self-sabotage. Not only does it beat food cravings, but it also gives our senses a little wake-up call, helping our minds focus when we need it most.
In fact, Peppermint isn’t the only essential oil that can lend a hand when it comes to handling hormonal imbalances. There's a whole squad of essential oils that have been found to be effective in helping you maintain a healthy weight and keeping you sane.
Have you tried EKAM's Change and Transform Wellness Oil? It's a powerful cocktail of nine such effective essential oils. This blend is your secret weapon in the battle against cravings, fatigue, and the struggle to stay disciplined in your weight management journey.
Please note that EKAM’s wellness blends are not to be ingested or used on skin directly.
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