10 Ways Hormones Can Sabotage Summer Weight Loss & What You Can Do About It

While getting in shape can mean different things for different women, your hormones might be sabotaging your summer weight loss goals, according to “The Hormone Fairy Godmother,”  Lacey Dunn, MS, RD, LD, CPT, author of The Women’s Guide to Hormonal Harmony: How to Rebalance Your Hormones, Master Your Metabolism, and Become the Boss of Your Own Body (releasing May 25th).


“Hormonal weight gain can happen at any age,” says Dunn. “There are specific fat-burning hormones that can wreak havoc in your system if not balanced. By learning the interconnection between your hormones and metabolism, you can take action.”



1. You’re insulin resistant

2. You have an underactive thyroid

3. Your cortisol is high

4. Your estrogen levels are off

5. You have low progesterone

6. You have low testosterone

7. Your ghrelin function is high

8. You have leptin resistance

9. You have low levels of melatonin

10. You are not getting enough serotonin


Dunn, the founder of UpliftFit Nutrition and host of the UpliftFit Nutrition podcast, is a functional medicine dietitian with a fiery passion for helping women feel and look their very best. People call her the “Hormone Fairy Godmother,” as her one mission in life is to help women go from surviving to thriving. Dunn specializes in all things hormones, thyroid, gut, and metabolism and incorporates ongoing education into her daily life.


Connect with Lacey Dunn, MS, RD, LD, CPT on Instagram @faithandfit, Twitter @laceyadunn, and Facebook @LaceyDunnRD. Visit www.upliftfitnutrition.com and listen to UpliftFit Nutrition on most podcast hosting platform

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