Despite what many think, the hunger control is much more than force of will. The regulation of appetite it is a extremely complex process that we are gradually finding out some of its mechanisms.
Hormones, chemical messengers using our body to send signals to the brain, play a pivotal role in the regulation of satiety and appetite.
In particular, since we know that the leptindiscovered in 1994, and the insulin they are two of the main hormones involved in the processes of the regulation of satiety and appetite. Leptin, known as the hunger hormone, is a controller of metabolism and a regulator of hunger.
In a very simple form and summarised the hormone influence the regulation of the reserves of body fat and appetite in the following way: when the level of leptin increasestells the brain that the fat reserve is sufficient, which lessens the appetite and start to burn fat instead of store it. And when the level of leptin low, tells the brain, that stimulate the appetite and to begin storing fat.
So why get fat? The problem of the obese people is that they have developed leptin resistanceresistance , similar to that diabetics have developed insulin, and despite having elevated levels of leptin, which indicate a reserves of body fat enoughthe brain does not receive the information, receives a state of starvation and continues to accumulate fat.
The solution for these people is improve your sensitivity to leptin and reset the hormonal balance in your body. Numerous studies and the scientific literature confirm that a change of diet (without sugars or processed products) and modifications in life-style (more rest, less stress and more physical exercise) improve leptin sensitivity.
Do you feel like to improve your sensitivity to leptin?