Although it is not known much, leptin is a very important hormone in the body. It is secreted by our fat cells. As the fat cells grow, the leptin secreted increases.
More fat = more leptin.
It is estimated that leptin sends signals to the brain that tell us how much fat is stored in the body.
We eat -> Fat is stored in the body -> Leptin increases -> The brain "sees" the leptin and allows us to stop eating.
This is the basic negative feedback loop, production (leptin) reduces input (food). This is how the brain is predicted to keep the body fat level in a narrow range for a long time.
The obesity problem today is that leptin does not work. Leptin resistance is a problem here, like insulin resistance.
Obese people have a high amount of leptin, but this does not reach the brain, and therefore signals that fat cells store enough energy and that the person should stop eating are not sent.
Are you aware of how important this is? Are you aware that you are constantly hungry and eating constantly because those signals are not coming?
Insulin - Provides Fat Storage, Prevents Leptin!
You've probably heard of insulin before.
It is the hormone secreted by the pancreas after eating a food containing carbohydrates (especially sugar).
One of the other functions of insulin is to enable the body to synthesize fat from glucose and then to keep these fat cells as much as they can hold and report their storage.
This is one of the main reasons why diabetes patients start gaining weight after the insulin needle starts to hit.
In addition to directing fat storage, insulin also prevents the transmission of leptin signals to the brain! So, when you consume sugary foods, it becomes difficult to realize that you are full! I hope you understand how much this has done to you.
How To Deal With It?
If you're currently overweight/obese, you probably already have problems with these two hormones.
Fortunately, the solution is very easy. The first thing you should do is switch to a low carb diet. You should immediately remove table sugar and similar foods from your diet.
This is the best way to lower the level of insulin in the blood.
Consuming fewer carbohydrates (especially sugar) also reduces triglyceride, another known cause of leptin resistance.
If fewer carbohydrates both reduce insulin and increase leptin resistance, then it should also be effective in dealing with obesity. Am I wrong?
Consuming high amounts of carbohydrates can cause you serious harm because you need to do the opposite to solve the root causes of obesity, including insulin and leptin resistance.
Otherwise, the hormone that tells you that you should not eat anymore will not work.
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