What I am about to share with you in this post will greatly improve your weight loss goals. By the time you are done with this post, you will see those things you have been neglecting as you fight to lose weight, without knowing that they truly determine if you will actually lose that weight or not.
You often hear people complain about; “This weight loss thing don’t really work”. While others will be like- “Is like I can’t actually lose weight, may be it’s just my nature”.
…as some people are complaining of not been able to lose weight; guess what is happening out there?
Thousands of people are really losing weight everyday. They are not superhuman than those of them that are not losing weight….The difference is that they understand what it takes to lose weight. They also understand properly what works for their body…
Often times we neglect the influence of some hormones over our weight. You have to really understand how this hormones work. With that you can control their influence on you in order to achieve your weight loss goals…
…at this point, you have to understand that weight loss is not a one-way journey for everyone. While it is easier for some people to lose weight, it is extremely hard for others. That means if it is hard for you to lose weight, you have to understand yourself more. And you also need to involve several factors if you know you have to lose that weight….
On to the Hormones cause you not to lose weight…
Your body weight is greatly controlled by hormones. Research shows that hormones influence your appetite, how much weight you gain or lose and how much fat you store. These hormones are;
- Neuropeptide Y
Here are 6 ways to “Control” these hormones that affect your body weight.
Insulin is a hormone produced by the beta cells of your pancreas. Always secreted in small amounts during the day and in larger amounts after meals. Insulin allows your cells to take in blood sugar for energy or storage, depending on what is needed at the time.
Insulin tells fat cells to store fat, and prevents stored fat from being broken down. When cells become insulin resistant (which is very common), both blood sugar and insulin levels go up significantly. And chronically elevated insulin levels (termed hyperinsulinemia) can lead to many health problems, including obesity and metabolic syndrome.
Overeating — especially sugar, refined carbohydrates, and fast food — drives insulin resistance and increases insulin levels.
Here are some tips to normalize insulin levels and improve insulin sensitivity:
- Avoid or minimize sugar: High amounts of fructose and sucrose promote insulin resistance and raise insulin levels.
- Reduce carbohydrates: A low-carb diet can cause an immediate drop in insulin levels.
- Fill up on protein: Protein actually raises insulin in the short-term. However, it should lead to long-term reductions in insulin resistance by helping you lose belly fat.
- Include plenty of healthy fats: Omega-3 fats found in fatty fish can help lower fasting insulin levels.
- Exercise regularly: Overweight women who walked briskly or jogged had an improvement in insulin sensitivity after 14 weeks in one study .
- Get enough magnesium: Insulin resistant people are often low in magnesium, and magnesium supplements can improve insulin sensitivity.
- Drink green tea: Green tea may lower blood sugar and insulin levels.
Ghrelin is commonly known as a “hunger hormone,” because it is released whenever the stomach is empty. Once ghrelin is released, it sends message to the brain (hypothalamus–the portion of your brain that regulates appetite and food intake.) telling you to eat…that’s when you start feeling hungry.
Under normal situation, ghrelin levels are highest before eating and lowest about an hour after you have had a meal.
Some Studies have shown that after an obese person eat a meal, ghrelin only decreases slightly. Because of this, the hypothalamus does not receive a strong signal to stop eating, which can lead to overeating.
Here are a few tips to reduce ghrelin levels:
- Sugar: Avoid high-fructose corn syrup and sugar-sweetened drinks, which can impair ghrelin response after meals.
- Protein: Eating protein at every meal, especially breakfast, can reduce ghrelin levels and promote satiety.
These are not all. The remaining part of the post will come in later in the day. Do have a great day…
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