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What Is Leptin?
In simple terms (which I like) leptin is a communicator between your body and
brain that suppresses appetite and burns fat.
a peptide hormone that is produced by fat cells and plays a role in body weight
regulation by acting on the hypothalamus to suppress appetite and burn fat
stored in adipose tissue Merriam Webmaster Dictionary
Here are a few things you should know about leptin:
Leptin is the key hormone that controls fullness and fat storage.
Leptin production sends a signal to your brain to determine if you need more or
The rate of leptin production in your body determines weight loss or weight
When your fat stores are full they release an increased amount of leptin. The
leptin then sends a signal to your brain to stop feeling hungry, to stop eating
and to stop storing fat.
But when you go on a diet, your leptin levels can drop as much as 50% in just
one week. And this is bad news when it comes to weight loss.
Your brain does not realize that you are intentionally eating less and trying to
lose weight. As a survival reaction, your brain tells your body to hold on to
any fat because there is not enough in the system the low amount of leptin
signals to the brain and this can bring weight loss to a halt.
So, the more leptin you have, the more fat you burn, right?
more fat = more leptin = more fat burning
Not quite. According to this, if you are fat you should naturally be burning
more fat and therefore you would not be fat. (yes, you may need to re-read that
This sounds good in theory but theres a catch. Over time, your body becomes
resistant to your #1 fat burning hormone.
So the real problem lies in maintaining your bodys sensitivity to leptin.
What Is Leptin Resistance?
Leptin resistance is what occurs when your body no longer reacts appropriately
to the hormone. Unfortunately, this is fairly common in overweight individuals.
Instead of your brain (hypothalamus) reacting to the signal from the high amount
of leptin in your body it simply ignores it.
So the more weight you gain, the more leptin is released but the less your body
responds to it.
The main cause of this is due to an intake of excess carbohydrates that break
down into sugar too quickly. This causes your blood sugar to spike, much like
If you eat a diet that is high in sugar (fructose), grains, and processed foods,
the fat stored in your body is continually releasing leptn and your brain simply
When your brain ignores this signal, it does NOT tell your body that you are
full, have had enough food and that you do not need to eat anymore. You can see
how this can quickly turn into uncontrollable weight gain.
If your body is working against you, you need to get it back on track before you
make any progress, or worse yet, regress.
The Signs And Symptoms Of Leptin Resistance
Here are some of the commons signs and/or symptoms that you might notice if you
are no longer sensitive to leptin.
Excess abdominal fat
Fatigue / low energy
Hungry even after meals
Crave high calorie foods (fast food, sweets, breads, pasta, etc.)
Difficulty losing weight
Difficulty keeping weight off
High blood pressure
Easily get anxious
Skin tags, stretch marks and/or acanthosis nigricans
Of course, these can be caused by other conditions as well. It is best to
consult your physician since he can run blood, urine and other tests to verify.
Leptin Resistance Treatment
The only real way to treat leptin resistance is to prevent further surges of the
hormone. And the best way to do this is by diet.
Note: this picture does not represent a good diet for combating leptin
By eating whole foods that are low in carbohydrates, high in proteins and high
in fats you will be able to avoid the blood sugar spikes.
A good diet consists of:
Limiting alcohol consumption
Getting adequate amounts of protein
Eating adequate amounts of fats
In addition to your diet, lifestyle choices play a role as well:
Get adequate amounts of sleep
Another good idea is to familiarize yourself with the Glycemic Index and stick
to foods below 40-50. There are foods other than junk foods that have a high GI
rating, so pay attention to what you put in your mouth.
The Best Supplements To Help With Leptin Resistance
After you have gained control of your diet and lifestyle habits, you may
consider looking at some leptin resistance supplements. To be honest, there
really is only one leptin supplement out there that I recommend, Leptiburn.
The reason I like it so much is because it is a quality supplement, made from a
scientifically proven formula.
Here is a list of the ingredients:
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