A few of the recent answers regarding the Calorie in vs. Calorie out debate have touched on the role of properly functioning hormones being a crucial piece to the weight-gain/loss/maintenance puzzle.
Based on the responses mentioned above, it seems to me that a good sign your hormones are functioning properly would be effortless weight maintenance, independent of calories. My question has a few pieces to it.
Does effortless weight maintenance regarldless of calories signal that one's hormones are functioning properly?
Are there other signals that prove your hormones are functioning properly?
Are there specific labs one can request to get hard data on how one's hormones are functioning?
Bonus Section: I'm fully aware that I could be missing some crucial info here, and would welcome any information that would help me "put it all together"
Thanks a bunch :)