This is a fascinating piece from Dr Sara Gottfried. It’s called How Hormones Disrupt Your Health and Weight.
She shares some thought-provoking perspectives here. Here’s one of them:
Hormones dictate what your body does with food, and the impact is stronger than calories alone. I used to be obsessed with calories, but they are only part of the equation when it comes to nutrition and weight loss. Approximately 99% of weight gain is hormonal—indeed, resetting your hormones is often the missing ingredient for successful weight loss.
This 2016 piece has a lot more surprising things about hormones and your body so do give the rest of it a read.