Are Your Hormones Making You Fat?

It’s just not fair!
Whilst your brothers and boyfriends and husbands seemed to be able to stuff bread and chips down their throats all day without any serious ramifications, you’d just have to think about a slice of cake and blow up.
The sad fact is, women tend to be more insulin sensitive than men. It’s not fair, but there it is. Our physiology is very different and we have evolution to blame for that.
Men tend to have more central fat deposits, whereas women have more peripheral fat. In other words- ours is more obvious! It’s also higher- again evolution.
It’s significant that many post-menopausal women develop more visceral fat.
This doesn’t mean that it’s all totally beyond your control. Obesity is on the rise in this country and there are serious health risks attached to it. It also has a detrimental effect on the quality of life.
At the end of the day- what you consume directly affects your body fat levels, so think twice before you reach for the Timtams to cheer you up.
Weight gain is often a choice, perhaps not a good choice, but definitely a choice. As the late Charles Poliquon once said, “I’ve never heard of anyone who got fat from eating too many apples”.