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Are hormones important in a weight loss approach? Healthy hormones fight fat. In fact, hormones control nearly every aspect of your weight from appetite, to where fat is stored in the body. Hormones like, leptin, cortisol, serotonin and insulin, all play major roles in maintaining normal body weight, as well as, the newly discovered hormone, irisin, produced by muscle and released through exercise. This hormone causes normal body fat to act more like brown fat when it comes to burning calories.  Also, Leptin, produced in the fat cells, is the hormone that determines if you stay thin or not. It tells the brain when you need fuel and when you don't. When it is out of balance it cannot do its job, thus weight gain occurs. The greek word for leptin is leptros, which means thin. The body is designed to remain thin, but regular unhealthy eating habits make this impossible, until hormone imbalances are corrected in the body through proper diet, exercise and supplementation. Also, high amounts of cortisol, the stress hormone, in the body causes weight gain in the mid-section. Serotonin, however, can cause the body to burn fat.  So never under estimate the control hormones have over your weight.  
 
Foods that are good for hormones are:  High fiber foods, vegetables containing antioxidants (EAT THEM BEFORE 10AM), (folate rich foods, such as, lentils, asparagus and spinach), egg whites, turkey, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds.
 
Supplements good for hormones are:  5 HTP, 7 KETO, L-tyrosine, L-tryptophan, omega-3's, relora. Get them at ProHealth Nutrition.  

Tip: Eating several smalls healthy meals throughout the day is better for hormones and leads to weight loss.