Everyone wants to know about the one magic pill that can stop the cravings and get them into shape. There might not be a magic pill but there is a natural sensor that is present in the body that plays a key role in appetite control and metabolism called Leptin.
Hunger triggers two kinds of hormones that are released in the body one that promotes hunger and other that suppress hunger. Depending on the requirement of the body the hormone that is required dominates the other serving the need of the hour.
The unfortunate part is that if we dont eat healthy and are always overeating our body becomes easily resistant to the hunger suppressing hormone called leptin. Meaning the more we overeat the more leptin’s are required to make us feel fuller. Over-weight people actually have unusually high leptin levels, but are not responsive to it. Therefore if at this point you were to go on a crash diet to lose weight it will only make you feel hungrier and less energetic. To lose weight and keep it off, you have to give your body time to adjust to the new, lowered leptin level, so it sets that as “normal” and you feel full when you’re supposed to.
Thats why most crash/fad diets fail. Low calorie diets might help you lose weight in the short term but since you are not giving enough time for your body to accept the changes the weight comes back as soon as you get off the diet. To lose weight and keep it off, you have to give your body time to adjust to the new, lowered leptin level, so it sets that as “normal” and you feel full when you’re supposed to. Fitho’s weight loss program keeps this point into consideration while preparing the best diet & exercise plan to help you lose weight and keep it off in the longer run. Read more