Together with a sedentary lifestyle and an unhealthy diet, our hormones might play a certain role in gaining weight. In case you have been on one of the popular protein diets (meaning you eat only meat and have forgotten what carbs look like) for over a month, but your weight did not actually changed, estrogen is probably to blame. In order to balance an excess of estrogen in your body and other hormones, it is actually recommended to minimize the consumption of products rich in protein.
1. Overbalance of estrogen
Having high levels of estrogen will actually make you gain weight despite the food you eat and this excess weight is mainly stored on the hips and your menstrual cycle is irregular, you might as well have headaches, or actually become too emotional. A large amount of estrogen might also be the reason for hair loss, some memory loss, and irregular sleep.
The buildup of estrogen you might have in the body is caused by eating meat produced under industrial conditions with the use of growth hormones. Substances that are similar to estrogen are actually used in the production of plastics and household chemicals.