HOR­MONES GONE Wild

Weight loss blighted by your hor­mones? Learn to tame the lit­tle crit­ters for good with our handy guide

Women's Health (UK) - - CHEMICAL INFLUENCE - words RACHEL MELTZER WAR­REN il­lus­tra­tions AARON MILLER

All those hor­mones run­ning riot in your body can be a di­eter’s worst night­mare. The ris­ing and fall­ing lev­els of those chem­i­cal mes­sen­gers con­trol your ap­petite, crav­ings, where your body stores fat and plenty more be­sides – they’re crit­i­cal play­ers in whether your diet suc­ceeds or fails. As sci­en­tists make cut­ting-edge dis­cov­er­ies, we’re learn­ing more about how th­ese gremlins op­er­ate. And once you un­der­stand their nat­u­ral be­hav­iours, you can make them your al­lies. Read on.

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