Top Tips To Know If Satiety Hormone Is Impacting Weight And Fertility
Dec 13, 2021
Dr. Bindiya Ghandi joins us this week as we’re digging into a functional medicine approach to weight loss.
Are you dealing with food cravings, sleep disturbances, weight gain and always feeling hungry?
Could it be leptin resistance?
Learn about the possible causes and how to manage symptoms so that you can balance hormones and improve pregnancy success.
Today I’m excited to welcome Dr. Bindiya Ghandi. Dr. Bindiya is double boarded by the American Board of Family Medicine as well as the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Physicians.
In this episode you'll learn:
- What is leptin resistance and why does it matter if you are on the fertility journey
- The difference between the functional medicine approach to weight loss and the conventional approach (i.e. it’s not about calories).
- Why diets never seem to work and we gain all the weight back and more (we discuss biochemical factors that may be impacting your body to lose weight).
- How to test for leptins. Plus the role of thyroid and blood sugar balance in weight loss
- How to reverse leptin resistance (easy steps to implement right now)
Book your Supercharge Your Fertility Discovery call here with your partner. During our call, we’ll be discussing what you have tried so far and where you’ve faced challenges. This can feel stressful but is designed to help us get to the root cause of your fertility issues and will help me to give you the best possible action plan at the end of the call. However, to reassure you – on this call we won’t be digging into the trauma associated with infertility/miscarriage/loss – rather we are focused on solutions and an ACTION PLAN as to how our Fab Fertile Method can help you get pregnant naturally.
05:56- INTRO TO TODAY'S EPISODE AND DR. BINDIYA GHANDI’S BIO
06:50- DR. BINDIYA GHANDI’S PERSONAL STORY
Health issues and finding functional medicine practitioners who got to the root cause (which was previously ignored by conventional doctors)
09:05- INTRO TO TODAY’S TOPIC: WEIGHT LOSS FOR FERTILITY?
- The impact of our hormones and weight
- “It is harder to lose weight when you have thyroid issues.”
11:10- THE FUNCTIONAL APPROACH TO LOSING WEIGHT VERSUS THE CONVENTIONAL
- Conventional doesn’t take into consideration our hormones, lifestyle, stress, etc
- Why a male will lose weight more than a woman (on the same diet!)
13:52- WHY DIETS DO NOT WORK (AND SOME CAN CAUSE YOU TO GAIN WEIGHT)
- “Most diets are too extreme.”
- What happens when your body thinks you are starving (it holds ON to weight!)
- Why overeating may not be your fault!
17:30- LEPTIN RESISTANCE AND WEIGHT LOSS
- How stress can cause dramatic weight gain
- What about leptin resistance? Why we need to pay attention
19:27- HOW DO WE TEST LEPTIN?
- The numbers we are looking for and what range impacts your weight
- What about intermittent fasting? What should we be aware of?
- “Low leptin is just as bad as high lepin.”
21:58- TRIGLYCERIDES & HOW THAT IMPACTS LEPTINS
- When we might want to limit fruit
23:23- THYROIDS, LEPTINS, AND WEIGHT
- First questions she asks when looking at thyroids
- “When it comes to weight issues, many people have no idea that their thyroid is off.”
- The importance of looking at the whole picture for weight loss.
26:47 BLOOD SUGAR, WEIGHT, AND LEPTINS
- Glucose monitor and other ways to track blood sugar
29:48- HOW CAN WE REVERSE LEPTIN RESISTANCE AND SHED WEIGHT?
- More thoughts on intermittent fasting and a safe approach
- Other things to improve leptin (like starting your day with protein)
- Optimizing sleep and managing stress
- “Stress is another issue that impacts fertility.”
32:49- RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BETTER SLEEP
34:45- OMEGAS, LEPTIN RESISTANCE, & ANTI INFLAMMATORY DIET
36:10 - DR. BINDIYA GHANDI’S FAVORITE RESOURCES
36:56- DR. BINDIYA GHANDI’S SUCCESS STORY
- “Eat more food. Don’t feel like you have to starve yourself.”
38:10- WHERE TO CONNECT WITH DR. BINDIYA GHANDI’S
38:46- DR. BINDIYA GHANDI’S FINAL THOUGHTS
- “Be an advocate for your own health.”
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