Master the Leptin Hormone and Lose Weight Easily


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Weight loss is a big business, and when the leptin (also known as “satiety hormone“) was discovered in 1994, many in the industry thought it would be the next revolution in losing body fat. I bet that some people wanted to make it into another miracle pill that will make you skinny without any other effort on your side.

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But this one doesn’t work like other “magical” tricks. If you want to know a little more about what this substance is and what it does inside your body, then read this article.

A hint – it has a lot to do with the difference between easy and non-efficient fat burning.

Main Function of This Hormone

The Leptin hormone is a substance that signals our brain that we have sufficient energy reserves for engaging in day-to-day activities. While being a protein-based substance, it is produced by fat cells and then gets circulated in the blood and carried to the brain.

Every person has genetically set “threshold” of this substance, and when leptin is above that threshold, your organism can function normally and go about normal growth processes like puberty.

Pay attention: When it starts to go below this limit, it tells your brain that you are starving, and you need to increase your energy reserves so your vagus nerve is stimulated and that makes you really hungry. Your body continues to increase your appetite until you regain back your ideal leptin level.

Leptin Resistance & Obesity

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Your leptin hormone works as long as your bodily systems understand the signal being sent when your levels hit your threshold.

In obese people, however, their brains do not get this signal and continue to crave for more food even though their leptin level is above its optimal threshold.

This is a dangerous beginning of a vicious cycle.

Because brains in obese bodies usually think they are starving (are resistant to leptin signals), they increase appetite and releases a much greater amount of endorphin as a reward for eating fatty and sugary stuff. This causes obese people to continue overeating.

“Over time, if your body is exposed to too much leptin, it will become resistant, just as your body can become resistant to insulin.”

– Dr. Mercola

Their bodies store the excess food as fat, and so more of hormone is produced.  Usually, the more leptin (and body fat) you have, the less you need to eat. Sadly, in obese people, this process usually never stops, and the person gets fatter and fatter because of their resistance to the signals of leptin.

Keep in mind: When it was first discovered many thought that giving leptin to obese men and women would help to curb their enormous appetite. But in many cases, it actually had no effect at all because they were naturally resistant to it.

There is only a tiny portion of the population who do not produce leptin at all, and when given this substance artificially, they lose weight as a result.

Using Food to Fix Your Resistance Issue

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Luckily, the leptin resistance is similar to insulin resistance, and there are diet changes that you can make to improve both issues at the same time. Surprisingly, the immunity to insulin also makes us leptin resistant.

Therefore, doctors usually recommend reducing intake of both:

  1. Artificial and refined sugar that makes our insulin level go up which increases resistance to both leptin and insulin.
  2. Triglycerides (fat) that have been proven to block leptin from reaching the brain and thus stopping the signal that you are full.

Keep in mind: By reducing our intake of sugar and foods that contain a lot of triglycerides, we allow our bodies to receive the full and steady signal from the leptin that is being produced.

5 Guidelines for Stimulating Leptin

There is even stimulating diet has been developed that involves following five simple rules, including:

  1. Stop eating after dinner – Leptin levels are highest and do their repairs in the evening. If you eat at this time, you disrupt its work and overall balance in your body.
  2. Always eat three meals each day 5-6 hours apart – Your organism is not designed for constant grazing; a continuous intake of food disrupts it from removing triglycerides which block leptin from getting to the brain. Snacking causes hormonal changes that disrupt necessary processes.
  3. Avoid eating large meals – A good advice is to stop just before you are full, do not succumb to the large meal sizes and have only a portion of the dish or split an entrée.
  4. Make sure your breakfast contains protein – High protein meals increase your metabolism unlike the typical carbohydrate diets nowadays.
  5. Reduce intake of carbohydrates – Finally, avoid (minimize) carbohydrates, they are easy energy and your metabolism will burn rather carbs and not your fat reserves.

Pay attention: There is a whole diet that is focused on balancing this hormone in your body. You can read more in this comprehensive guide: The Beginner’s Guide to The Leptin Diet

Available Leptin Supplements

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It’s not possible to ingest artificial leptin because it’s a protein. When eaten, it is broken down in your stomach. As a result, you cannot take this hormone to increase its levels in your system directly as you would digest it.

The main idea behind leptin-based supplements is to trick your body to produce more of this hormone on itself.

There are numerous products available that contain ingredients purported to help improve leptin functioning or feelings of fullness. These capsules are meant to help balance your body, make you feel full, reduce your resistance, and decrease overall inflammation.

Keep in mind: In general, these supplements can be purchased from a variety of online retailers, in supermarkets, and health food stores. A quick online search will bring up a multitude of sites where you can purchase these supplements and have them shipped directly to your door.

Remember that leptin is not a weight-loss cure-all, but you have to adapt a new lifestyle strategy. By understanding how this hormone works and the effect of leptin resistance on your body, you can use your food to shed body fat.

Hello, I hope you find here all the best info that will help you lose weight and feel healthy and fit. My pen name is Christine and I want to make this site a great resource for those that want to get fit. Please, keep in mind that this website is for informational purposes only and that you always need to consult your decisions with your doctor.
  • James

    I purchased the Biotrust pills and I am not happy . They charged my credit card fast, but were slow in sending me the pills. I had to call them to see where my order was after waiting for approximately 10 days without a notice of shipment. Spoke to a sales rep, who didn’t seem like she knew much, and could only say “I don’t know why your order hasn’t shipped, please call us back in a few days.”. I also ordered the LeptiBurn and IC5 taking both as prescribed. I did weight training and jogged 5 miles every other day. I have noticed no results from taking this junk. Listen to this article and follow the diet tips. I never eat after 6pm. It was a hard thing to change, since I always snacked and watched television, but I have stopped doing that and I am so proud of myself.

  • Kenneth

    I so agree with is article, I am sure people thought that this was going to be a miracle weight loss pill, but there is no such thing! If you want to lose weight you need to get off your butt and exercise! You also need to stop eating fast foods, they are filled with genetically modified organisms and contain so much sodium. I haven’t eaten McDonalds in over 2 years and I don’t miss it one bit.As Americans we spend so much time indoors watching tv that we neglect ourselves. I think if you follow the stimulating diet tips in this article you will be better off.

  • Carli

    I have been taking Biotrust for a month now and I must say that my appetite has decreased. I snack every few hours to keep my metabolism going. For a snack I eat fresh veggies or fruit. But if I am not home I eat a biotrust organic bar. They don’t taste like chocolate bars, but they are certified organic and do not contain soy protein, gluten, gmos, and they do contain organic whey protein. I must say that ever since I started my “lifestyle change” (hate to say diet, cause I normally gain the weight back) I feel so much better and my energy level is high!

  • Southern Belle

    The idea of eating small meals every 5-6 hours is so foreign to me. Growing up we had breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack in between. Being Southerners our meals were always HUGE! Our snacks were usually huge pieces of pie or cake. I am really trying to lose weight so I might follow this routine. I just moved to NYC and I notice people here take better care of their personal appearances. I am convinced my LH level is at its optimum because I am always hungry!! I will go and look for Biotrust! The change starts today!

  • Megarah

    Are Leptin and Neuropeptide Y the same thing? I’ve been hearing a lot about these two things recently, but I’m having a hard time keeping them straight.

  • francis woods

    So it looks like this supplement can effectively trick the body and help us lose weight more easily. Anything that works that well has to be on my supplement shopping list!

  • James

    I don’t understand something in the exercise part. Is it allowed to lift? Big part of my training today concerns lifting, so it’s very important to me.

  • JimmyBgood

    When taking any kinds of supplements, it’s best to be on a diet. I used to take these type of supplements in the past and all the while not eating healthy, so it wasn’t much of a help to me. I am now finally eating healthy and combining these with my weight loss and it’s working wonders on my figure.

    • Lucy

      Sometimes I wonder what’s doing me more good, the diet or the supplement? I guess it doesn’t really matter, as long as the weight is gone 🙂

      • Maria

        I think the diet is the most crucial part, not only does diet help support any supplements that you are taking, but it provides your body with many benefits. These benefits are what help maintain your overall health. For example eating beets and cabbage will help you lose water weight. Eating kale is good because, Kale is a great anti-inflammatory food and filled with powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants, such as carotenoids and flavonoids help protect against various cancers. So to me, I think the diet part is very important.

  • megan h.

    I haven’t heard of any of these supplements before, but I will be sure to give them a try now. I saw Biotrust at a store recently and wondered what it was. I think I’ll pick up a bottle this week sometime.

  • Ray

    My brother-in-law takes this stuff on a daily basis, it has helped him lose weight, but he’s also on a severely healthy diet and watches what he eats. He mainly does low carb diets anyways, as do I. I might give this type of supplement a try.

  • David

    I’m an obese person myself and have been struggling with my weight and eating habits for much of my life. I have looked for ways of losing weight, proper workouts, etc. I used to take supplements, but they never worked. I think I’m going to grab a bottle of this stuff and see how it works for me. I’m not a healthy eater, but I suppose I can get on a diet and try some of this stuff soon. Thanks for sharing.

    • Mandy

      Good luck with your weight loss! I found positive thinking really helped me out as well, and I was able to get myself to enjoy eating healthy by trying new recipes and noticing how much better I felt mentally and physically.

  • Babeythecreator

    I am wary of taking supplements, so I’ll try and follow all the steps you said. it will be hard to not eat as many carbs, I love bread. Bread is awesome and delicious :(. Clicked on your sugar cravings article too, these two tie in together well.

    • Leslie

      I am a bit wary of taking supplements as well and I know how you feel. I think when taking supplements, it’s all about just focusing on the diet and adding it in. It is hard to eat low carb anything, but I will gladly try. 🙂

  • alexander

    I’ve been taking leptin supplements for a while and it’s been very useful…just this little simple change helped me lose 10 lbs in a few months because it helped me feel more full and not crave all the shit i used to eat.
    I think everyone needs to know about this…

  • alessia

    I’ll have to send this to my obese friend, maybe this will be the incentive to get smarter about his body. One can hope! Never heard of Leptin until now, but I have to admit it must be quite important if our bodies react so strongly to it!

    I also noticed that reducing carbohidrates makes me feel better, can’t reccomend it enough!

  • cristina roman

    Leptin is a very interesting thing…funny how one hormone can affect how we look and feel so much! the human body really is amazing.
    the advice you gave was really good. I’ll change up my habits and see if that works, and also research more.

    • Emily

      I was just thinking the same thing! It’s such an intricate balance, I wonder how we’ve gotten it so perfect all the time. It makes me wonder though, if I really want to screw around with the system and start taking artificial hormones – Just saying

  • Luca

    Oh wow. I need to make SERIOUS changes to my diet…I’m a grazer, I always eat one bite or two every half an hour, and it adds up without me knowing! I need to look more into leptin…know thy enemy as they say haha! Thanks for the starting info and the advice!

  • Paul G

    I had previously never heard of this hormone before, and by the sounds of it this could be a great solution for people who constantly feel hunger. I have cut back massively on the amount of sugary drinks and foods that I am consuming on a daily basis, and the result has been that I am feeling far more happier and healthier 🙂 I also seem to feel fuller which is a phenomenon to me as I used to always be craving my next meal.

    • Sylvia

      I’ve heard that there are people who are constantly hungry. That’s not me, my appetite is actually really fragile, and I think that’s kind of the reason my metabolism is slow. Some days I eat a lot, some days not at all.