Recent scientific research has shown that leptin is the master hormone that controls your bodies ability to burn fat. Many of the diets today are saying that if you can control this hormone it can help you lose weight. To achieve weight loss you need to increase leptin levels and make your body more receptive to the hormone.
Natural Way to Raise Leptin Levels
There are natural ways to raise Leptin levels. The bad news is that when you lower your calories, your leptin levels drop and this will slow your body’s fat burning process. The more you restrict calories the lower your leptin levels will drop. When dieting, these levels can drop as much as 50% in a week, really bad news. One strategy is to have a cheat day, by overeating by about a 1,000 calories your body thinks food is abundant and will raise your leptin levels.
Another strategy is to slowly increase your carbohydrate levels over the week. After your cheat day drop back to a high protein low carb diet. Over the course of the week add 10 grams of complex carbohydrate to your diet each day.
They have found that women have leptin levels twice as high as men, yet women have a much harder time losing weight. What’s up with that? The answer is that women are three times more resistant to leptin than men. You can have very high levels of Leptin and still not lose weight. [READ MORE]