If you are struggling to lose weight, you may be Leptin Resistant
Many people believe that weight gain and loss is all about calories and willpower. Now, more and more scientific research says, that the hormone called leptin plays a major role in your ability to lose weight.
Leptin resistance is considered the leading cause of obesity and fat gain in humans
Leptin is a hormone that is produced by your body’s fat cells. It is called the “Satiety Hormone” or the “Stop Eating Hormone.”. It is your appetite suppressant. Leptin hormone is supposed to send signals to your brain to say “Stop Eating”. But, in many overweight people, this signal is broken causing weight gain and obesity.
Leptin is a hormone that is produced by your body’s fat cells. It’s often referred to as the “satiety hormone” or the “starvation hormone” because of its role in appetite regulation and energy expenditure.
The hormone may also be involved in other bodily processes, includingTrusted Source:
- endocrine regulation
- immune function
- energy homeostasis
- reproductive functionTrusted Source
Leptin’s main role is the long-term regulationTrusted Source of energy for your central nervous system (CNS). This includes the number of calories you eat and burn, as well as how much fat you store in your body.
That said, some people have leptin resistance. This could increase the risk of some health conditions like obesity.
Eazy Slim is a leading complementary health clinic that tests for Leptin Resistance and other metabolic factors causing weight gain.
Leptin tells your brain that you have enough fat stored in your body and you don’t need to eat ANYMORE and to start burning calories at a normal rate When your body does not respond to this hormone, you consume far too much food for your body’s energy needs and this leads to weight gain.
The more body fat you carry, the more leptin you produce. Leptin is carried by the bloodstream into your brain, where it sends a signal to the hypothalamus — the part that controls when and how much you eat (8Trusted Source). The fat cells use leptin to tell your brain how much body fat they carry. High levels of leptin tell your brain that you have plenty of fat stored, while low levels tell your brain that fat stores are low and that you need to eat (9Trusted Source).
If you are overweight or obese you will have a lot of fat stored in your fat cells.
Because fat cells produce leptin in proportion to their size, people who are obese also have very high levels of leptin. Leptin signalling is supposed to work to tell you that you should naturally limit your food intake. In other words, your brain should know that you have plenty of energy stored.
However, your leptin signalling may not work. It means something is broken in the leptin system that is supposed to prevent you from overeating. Your brain might simply not be “seeing” the leptin. Your brain thinks that your body is starving — even though it has more than enough energy stored. And this then causes you to eat more creating a vicious cycle causing further weight gain
Leptin resistance may be one of the main reasons you gain weight and have such a hard time losing it. So your weight gain might not be caused by greed, laziness or a lack of willpower.
Did you know that very few doctors, if any, do blood tests for leptin resistance?
Eazy Slim is a leading complementary health clinic that can assist you with leptin resistance and uncontrolled weight gain.