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Excessive weight and fertility

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July 26, 2023
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Are you having trouble getting pregnant? It might be as simple as losing weight. 

It is scientifically documented that excess weight can be the culprit for infertility problems. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be the key to maximizing your fertility potential. In this post we will explore how excess weight affects your potential to conceive.

Here are several steps you can take to create a healthier environment for you to start your family.

Knowing the problem: How excess weight affects fertility

Excess weight can have a significant impact on fertility. Studies have shown that being overweight or obese can cause hormone imbalances, which can affect ovulation and sperm production. In addition, excess weight can lead to insulin resistance, which can further alter hormonal regulation. This can lower the chances of conception and even increase the risk of miscarriage.

However, it’s possible that by losing the excess weight you can improve your fertility and increase your chances of successful conception. So, if you are thinking about starting a family, now is the best time to start a plan to lose weight and get back in shape.

The role of hormonal imbalances

Hormonal imbalances are increasingly common and can affect both men and women.

The endocrine system is responsible for producing and regulating hormones that control various bodily functions. When this delicate balance is disrupted, it can have a significant impact on overall health and well-being.

Imbalances can cause a wide range of symptoms, such as fatigue, mood swings, weight gain, etc. Although hormonal imbalances can happen naturally, some factors such as stress, poor diet and lack of sleep can aggravate the problem.

A simple way to solve these problems is to get back in shape. It is not just about eating less, it is also about learning to eat well. Knowing how to choose the right foods is basic to good nutrition. 

By eating better, it is easier to get back in shape without suffering the stress of strict and restrictive diets. Learning to sleep well can also be fundamental in retoring hormonal balance.

How to maintain a healthy weight for optimal fertility

You have reached your ideal weight...now it’s time to maintain it to achieve optimal fertility.

The science is clear: both being obese and underweight can have negative effects on reproductive health. Studies have shown that overweight or obese women have an increased risk of infertility, complications during pregnancy and birth defects. On the other hand, women with a body mass index that is too low may experience irregular menstrual cycles or no menstruation at all. 

So what can you do to maintain a healthy weight and achieve optimal fertility? 

It doesn't always have to be so difficult, especially if you have the right tools at your disposal.

  • Focus on eating whole, nutrient-rich, low-calorie but fiber-rich foods to feel full and satiated. 
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water to eliminate toxins and ease digestion.
  • Start an exercise routine that includes both cardio and strength exercises to burn calories and maintain muscle mass.
  • Get enough sleep 
  • Control stress levels

Remember, the key to healthy weight loss is not to deprive yourself of important nutrients or go to extremes, but to find a sustainable and balanced lifestyle.

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Benefits of physical activity for fertility

Research has shown that physical activity can have positive effects on fertility, in both men and women.

For women, regular exercise can improve hormonal balance, regulate menstrual cycles and reduce stress levels, all of which can increase the chances of conception.

Similarly, it has been shown that men who are physically active have a higher sperm count and better sperm quality.

Physical activity not only can improve fertility outcomes, but can also lead to a healthier pregnancy and reduce the risk of complications during delivery.

Self-hypnosis for weight loss.

Do you want to start a family?

You should seek a fertility professional if you have problems conceiving. However we can help you to improve your physical condition through weight loss. Self-hypnosis can help you to have a better metabolic and hormonal function, which favors fertility in a natural way, and on the long term.

But does it really work?

It has been demonstrated that self-hypnosis is a powerful tool for weight loss, since it helps you makes healthy decisions about what foods to eat, what ingredients to choose, etc.

Are you struggling to stick to healthy meals?

With Oneleaf, you'll effortlessly learn to make the right food choices and improve your eating habits, all without restrictive diets.

Oneleaf's self-hypnosis app offers several advantages that can help you overcome comfort food cravings and achieve your weight loss goals. With the app, you can:

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