Leading Health Expert’s New Book Reveals How to Put Hormones to Work for Weight Loss Success

In The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Hormone Weight Loss, Dr. Alicia Stanton explains how hormone imbalances can lead to weight gain no matter how much one diets or exercises

Enfield, Conn. (September 6, 2011) – You’re eating all the “right” foods and training hard at the gym. But the numbers on your scale still won’t budge and your clothes still don’t fit. Millions of Americans who try hard to lose weight but still find themselves stuck or even gaining now have a compelling explanation for why they can’t reach their goals: It’s your hormones. As Alicia Stanton, MD, one of the country’s leading hormone health experts, explains in her latest book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Hormone Weight Loss, released today, hormone imbalances are among the chief culprits in undermining weight loss success. So how do you know if your hormones are out of whack, and what can you do about it?

“For many people, trouble losing weight isn’t about willpower – it’s about hormones,” said Dr. Stanton. “The way we eat, sleep, and manage stress, together with our level of exposure to environmental toxins, can wreak havoc on our hormones. When key hormones that govern hunger, metabolism, fat burning, and energy levels are not in balance, our bodies can’t function optimally. This makes maintaining a healthy weight much more difficult. This book reveals how imbalanced hormones can literally make you fat, and gives you a plan to help you make your body work with you instead of against you to achieve your weight loss goals.”

The seven basic principles Dr. Stanton outlines in the book show how to regain hormone balance, support a healthy metabolism and spur weight loss. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Hormone Weight Loss also provides readers with the tools they need to put the principles into practice daily. Following these principles faithfully, readers can expect a boost in metabolism, increased weight loss, reduction in belly fat, sounder sleep, greater energy, increased muscle mass, and even better sex.

Dr. Stanton teaches readers what to eat and what to eliminate from their diets, and what toxins they encounter every day and how to avoid them. She uncovers hidden sources of stress that are undermining our health and offers proven ways to reduce it. For those who think they have to spend hours in the gym every day to burn fat and build muscle, Dr. Stanton debunks that myth and explains the fastest and most efficient ways to burn fat and build muscle.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Hormone Weight Loss includes step-by-step instructions, meal suggestions, 56 days’ worth of menus and a number of excellent recipes. The book is made up of four parts: From Unhealthy to Healthy Hormones, Losing Weight with Healthy Hormones, Putting the Principles into Action and Continuing Success.

“At the end of the day, we have much more control over our health and wellness than we think. Once we understand how hormone imbalances happen, we can understand why we’re having so much trouble with weight gain. Then, it becomes easier to then take all of the things we’ve learned in life and put them into action to balance our hormones, heal our metabolisms, lose the weight we want to and live a much healthier life,” said Dr. Stanton.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Hormone Weight Loss is available now in bookstores and at Amazon.com. It is also available in Nook and Kindle versions. More information on Dr. Stanton and her books can be found at draliciastanton.com.

About Dr. Alicia Stanton

Alicia Stanton, M.D. is one of the country’s leading experts on women’s health and hormone therapy. She is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Diplomat of the Board of Anti-Aging Medicine and an Advanced Fellow in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Stanton has a special interest in hormone balance and its effects on menopausal symptoms, weight gain, PMS, energy levels and stress. Her experience also translates well to help manage her male patients and their hormonal issues, including low testosterone, adrenal fatigue and low libido. Her practice is dedicated to anti-aging medicine and maintaining optimum health through nutrition, fitness and bioidentical hormone therapy. Dr. Stanton’s debut book, Hormone Harmony: How to Balance Insulin, Cortisol, Thyroid, Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone to Live Your Best Life won several industry awards. Dr. Stanton is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, the Institute for Functional medicine, the American Nutraceutical Association and the Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. She is also a regularly featured speaker for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and a number of other organizations. Dr. Stanton graduated Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. Learn more at www.draliciastanton.com.

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