So many of you write and tell me about your struggles with weight gain and an inability to lose stubborn fat. I can relate! Last year I found myself suddenly (or so it seemed) gaining weight for no apparent reason. I was eating healthy (or so I thought). I was running Divine Renewal, taking care of two active children, keeping up the household, nursing my husband who, at the time, was very ill, and also caring for my mom.
It seemed like I woke up one morning and the extra weight was suddenly there.
Of course, that wasn’t how it happened, but that’s how it felt to me. I also was fatigued, irritable, bloated, and experiencing hair loss.
Then I went to a wonderful doctor who identified a problem: estrogen dominance. I’m not saying this is the reason for every woman’s battle with excess weight and body fat, but it’s a diagnosis you may want to discuss with a healthcare provider you trust.
Estrogen dominance is a condition in which your levels of estrogen and progesterone are out of balance.
For most women with this issue, their levels of estrogen are very high. Why? Here are some reasons.