Yesterday was the first day that I could have happily comforted myself with a packet of biscuits….and maybe a plateful of cake. The feeling was so strange after 11 months of not missing sugar that it made me sit up and pay attention. I was feeling sluggish and (unusually for me) lacking motivation to do much of anything. The good thing for me – is that it was easy to spot…but underlined how little changes could combine and knock you off your best intentions if you weren’t attuned to how your body felt. I know that this will pass….I don’t HAVE to give in to temptation and actually I feel better just for understanding what is going on….and having a plan!
What is understood by endocrinologists is that there is no single hormonal factor in obesity – many of the hormones listed above are inter-linked and influenced not just by what we eat, but also our age, how we are sleeping and our stress levels.