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Decoding Hunger Hormones: A Blueprint for Weight Management

November 14, 20231 min read

Ever heard of ghrelin? It's the hunger hormone, predominantly produced in the stomach, intestines, and kidneys, coursing through your bloodstream to signal hunger. When you're hungry, ghrelin levels rise; when full, they decrease.

Here's the catch: strict calorie-cutting triggers ghrelin production, thwarting conventional weight loss strategies. High fructose corn syrup and sleep deprivation are additional culprits, disrupting the delicate balance. Boost your fat-burning potential by ensuring 7 to 8 hours of sleep nightly – a small step for significant gains.

Meet ghrelin's partner in crime: leptin. This fat cell-secreted hormone signals fullness to your brain. But watch out for leptin resistance – when your brain doesn't register its signals, leading to continuous eating and weight gain. It's not lack of willpower; it's your body's biochemistry working against you.

Combat leptin resistance by:

  1. Consuming quality protein

  2. Lowering triglycerides by cutting refined carbs

  3. Increasing fiber intake

  4. Ensuring at least 7 hours of sleep

  5. Regular exercise

  6. Ditching processed foods to curb inflammation

Unlock the secrets to weight management by understanding your body's hormonal dance. For personalized insights into optimal health through nutrition, subscribe to my Health Newsletter. It's your guide to a healthier, more balanced you.

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Brandon Drake

Brandon, the VP of Business Development at LabSmarts, empowers practitioners with bio-individualized blood work interpretation software, enhancing accuracy and efficiency in analysis while preserving personalized healthcare philosophies for optimal patient care. Brandon also works as Business Development Consultant at a leading CRM company. His role involves fostering partnerships with individuals and organizations keen on optimizing their operational processes and elevating customer and prospect interactions. The overarching objective is to catalyze business growth. Brandon’s approach centers on in-depth comprehension of your unique business landscape, objectives, and pain points. This enables him to discern how his company’s CRM technology can effectively resolve your specific challenges. His foremost aim is to empower customers to harness the full potential of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, thereby streamlining operations, enhancing efficiency, and fostering growth, all while maintaining the human touch in the digital age. Brandon Drake

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