Losing weight is a subject for many experts, who are trying to find what causes that, what are the reasons. One of the reasons is connected with overeating, another is with a low level of physical activities, and however the obesity can be caused because of hormonal issue.
To solve this problem you should have a knowledge about the hormones, such leptin.
The main function of leptin is to regulate weight and energy levels. It is linked to the functioning of the brain and crosses the barrier between blood and brain. In addition, it attaches to receptors in the appetite center of the brain and sends signals to the brain concerning the quantity of food your body needs.
Leptin stimulates fatty tissues to spend energy by stimulating the activity of the nervous system. However, occasionally the body builds up resistance to this hormone. It happens when leptin cannot reach its targets and fails to control appetite. Because the receptors sometimes cannot send signals to cells it can cause obesity.
The following symptoms indicate a potential leptin resistance:
– Weight gain
– Stress eating
– Uncontrollable cravings
– Late night eating
– Inability to lose excess weight
– High number of triglycerides
– Sugar cravings
– Poor motivation
– Frequent after- meals snacking
– Fatigue after meals
What you should stop eating to reverse insulin resistance:
4) High fructose corn syrup
Eat more whole and organic foods. Include more monounsaturated and saturated fats, such coconut oil, nuts, avocados, animal fats and butter. It is, also, recommended using animal-based omega-3 fats.
It is necessary to avoid the intake of processed foods and carbs and also, increase the amount of protein and soluble fiber.
Besides the specific diet physical activity is of utmost importance. It naturally balanced the body and reverses leptin resistance.
For a healthy life, it is necessary to check your leptin levels regularly and treat your issues on time, by using natural ways to restore your hormonal balance.