Leptin multiplications to reduce overeating: Eating the right foods
What you eat matters a lot on the success of your weight loss management. Many have made mistakes in their choice of food. And to correct this, doctor Dalal Akoury MD President and founder of AWAREmed health and wellness resource center to primarily help in changing people’s lives by feeding on right food stuff and living right.
Eat a protein-packed breakfast – This gets your leptin levels going right outta the gate. Your body will be fueled up for the entire day, keeping you feeling fuller, longer. So skip the doughnut (four cream puffs later and you’re still asking what’s for lunch) and go for eggs and lean meats. When it comes to leptin, cereals have gotten a bad rap. They’re full of leptin, which actually binds to your leptin receptors, keeping leptin from being able to do its job.
Go fish – Omega-3 fatty acids are super good for increasing your body’s sensitivity to leptin, making it more receptive. And they’re great for your heart and cholesterol levels, too. So load up on salmon, mackerel, herring, and all that delicious, flaky sea fare.
Eat lots of leafy greens, fruits, and other veggies – Fruits and veggies like spinach, kale, and broccoli are loaded with nutrients and yet have few calories that means you can eat a ton, fill up fast, and not see it on your waistline. Since leptin has a lot to do with weight control, having a diet high in these foods means you’re doing your part, taking care of your body yourself. Fiber is also great for leptin levels, mainly because it keeps you feeling full and generally fiber-rich foods are natural and good for you in other ways, too. Peas, beans, lentils, almonds, raspberries, broccoli, and oats are all great sources.
Go for foods high in zinc – Studies have shown that those with leptin deficiencies also usually have zinc deficiencies and strangely enough, obese people generally have them, too. So combat this phenomenon by loading up on spinach, beef, lamb, seafood, nuts, cocoa, beans, mushrooms, and pumpkin.
Leptin multiplications to reduce overeating: Having the right lifestyle
Destress – When we’re nervous and threaded out, our body ups our production of cortisol which messes up the rest of our hormones, including leptin. If you’ve heard of stress eating, you’ll understand the connection. Therefore relaxing is not just an option but a must because your leptin levels depend on it!
Get some sleep – Good sleep regulates your leptin and ghrelin levels (ghrelin is the hormone that tells your body you’re hungry). If you don’t get enough rest your bodies will start producing ghrelin instead of producing leptin.
But be sure to exercise a little – Remember that leading a sedentary lifestyle isn’t good for you. So when you do hit the gym, stick to cardio interval training running for a minute, walking for a minute in 10 or so cycles, for example, and some weight lifting. You want to be healthy and relatively fit not a skinny couch potato.
Make it a point to be active naturally. Instead of forcing yourself to go to the gym, go for a hike, go to the swimming pool, or initiate some light indoor games with friends. Remember that exercise doesn’t have to be that vigorous anyway. Also, remember to be consulting with the expert at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center.