The Truth about Women's Obesity


Women’s health is deteriorating as reported in a recent Vox article … specifically women’s obesity rates are continuing to increase with 40% of women now obese (BMI 30-40) and 10% morbidly obese (BMI > 40) in 2014. The researchers who published this in the Journal of the American Medical Association had no explanation for the increases in obesity!

Yet from my own experience both personally and with clients, there are three factors that usually play a role in a woman’s obesity. Many of my female clients just wonder how they got so heavy!

  1. Exposure to endocrine disrupters and other chemicals: Chemicals such as Bis-phenol A (BPA), pesticides, herbicides, and those present in household cleaning products, and personal care or beauty products are a major source of toxicity and associated weight gain for women. Even prescriptions such as birth control pills, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications often affect hormones too.
  2. Food choices and cooking: The quality of the foods you eat … is it organic, seasonal? … as well as the knowledge and skill at preparing and cooking foods influences weight gain.
  3. Hormonal imbalances resulting from various stressors: Chronic stress, whether physiological, psychological or nutritional, contributes to weight gain by affecting the level of hormones in the body.

Watch the video for the full details.

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