Prepare for a wild understatement: Hormones are often misunderstood. They're so complex, in fact, that it can be difficult to pinpoint which one is out of whack (for what it's worth, hormones work together in a symphony, so it's unlikely you have an imbalance with just one).
What's even more misunderstood is the connection between hormones and weight.
Unbalanced hormones have the potential to keep you (specifically women) from burning fat, so it's important to understand what's going on under the hood.
Below, Gottfried provides some baseline knowledge.