Get back your energy and control your weight with Dr. Natasha Turner’s fixes for the daily habits sabotaging your hormones.
Even if you think you’re doing everything right, a few simple mistakes in your day-to-day routine can send your hormones out of whack and leave you feeling tired, overweight and crabby. Fortunately, you can reset your hormones and get your body and mind back on track with these five simple fixes.
Keep Your Bedroom Cool
Skipping out on sleep or even tossing and turning against your will can cause your body to make too little leptin, a hormone that is crucial for appetite and weight control. A lack of leptin can make you feel extra hungry the next day and lead to weight gain. To optimize your rest and increase fat-burning hormones, try to get between seven and nine hours of sleep a night and maintain a cool sleep environment. To achieve the right temperature, sleep naked or with light, breathable clothing and sheets, turn down the thermostat or try turning on a fan to keep you cool while you slumber.