Hormones: Body Warriors Affecting Weight Loss
Our own body has its natural hormones key to fighting the fats. Our body is specifically designed to reduce what is excess that is why weight loss supplements or even other weight loss programs strategies should by nature be no longer taken. Hormones have been proven to be responsible in many ways. And now, science is enlightening its genuine effect to weight loss. Its relation to hunger and fat metabolism may assist control weight and appetite. As studied, even fat cells emit hormones.
The Warrior Hormones:Leptin
Leptin has a big role in appetite control. When the brain does not recognize or is not affected by leptin, body fat increases on which a condition called leptin resistance. It happens though the body has large levels of leptin and makes the body sense it is starving and sends hunger signals to the brain forcing you to eat.
Leptin resistance can be reversed by proper exercise and diet plan. Fibers and vegetables have antioxidants that decrease the intrusive inflammation. By eating one cup of vegetables per day, less hunger will be experienced for the rest of the day.
Serotonin is the body’s appetite suppressant. This hormone is responsible for making the body feel satisfied and it shuts off the longing for food. It also works by making the body feel calm and focused resulting to decrease secretion of cortisol that is responsible for hunger.
B Vitamins found on foods like whole grains, beans, spinach, and asparagus helps in making serotonin.
Irisin works in weight loss by escalating the number of brown fat cells. Brown fat cells destroy fat especially after an exercise. Irisin helps the body also to decrease the insulin resistance resulting in high blood sugar levels.
Starting an exercise is the key to rise irisin levels and increase the body’s brown fats. Another way to increase irisin is by lowering the temperature of the surroundings making white fats to act like brown fats causing shift of metabolic rate and reduce weight. When it is chilly, the brown fats get to burn more calories.
The Other Side:
There are also certain hormones that aids in increasing weight. Knowing them may help in the dietary control. Here they are:
Insulin is secreted when the body’s sugar level becomes high. Its role is to convert the excess glucose into fats.
The good news: Insulin can be controlled by limiting the foods that increases blood sugar. These foods (soft drinks, cakes, candies) contain simple sugar. Increasing meal intervals is also one way of keeping the levels of glucose and insulin to a certain level.
Cortisol is a steroid hormone that is secreted during a stress situation. It acts by making the body increase the appetite for food to use for energy.
The good news: Getting enough rest and sleep helps to decrease cortisol levels in the body.
As commonly known, hormones have different roles in our body. Amazingly, part of their role is to maintain our weight. We may not even …