Estrogen and fat are related. Estrogen is the antithesis of testosterone. While testosterone is mainly created by men in large amounts, estrogen is created by women in large amounts by their ovaries.
When it comes to cortisol, the receptors for this hormone are inside and around your belly, chin and upper back. This is why fat gets stored there when there is excess cortisol.
With estrogen, the receptors are on your hips and thighs.
When there is excess estrogen, there is fat storage in those places.
And until you address this fat loss from a hormonal point of view, you will be very frustrated.
Estrogen From The Environment
There are chemicals in the environment which act like estrogen inside the body. They come from the animals we eat and toxic chemicals in the environment.
Estrogen also suppresses your thyroid production. So it is fat storing in two ways.