How To Turn Off Your Weight Gain Hormones

How To Turn Off Your Weight Gain Hormones

Here's a mind-bender: Being overweight often has nothing to do with calories or exercise. For a huge number of us, the problem is instead about misfiring hormones. Research is still catching up with this paradigm shift, which has yet to be comprehensively studied. But seeing how this revelation has helped my patients (and me) slim down and feel better gives me confidence that it's true for most women who are trying to lose weight and can't. (Do you think off-balance hormones are causing your weight gain? Find out how to control them and lose up to 15 pounds with The Hormone Reset Diet.) You already know about some weight-affecting hormone issues, like thyroid and insulin imbalances. But other, more subtle ones could also be keeping you from the body you want. Biology class, anyone?

Too Much Leptin Swells Your Appetite
I think of leptin as the hormone that says, "Darling, put down the fork." Under normal circumstances, it's released from your fat cells and travels in the blood to your brain, where it signals that you're full. But leptin's noble cause has been impeded by our consumption of a type of sugar called fructose, found in fruit and processed foods alike. When you eat small amounts of fructose, you're OK. But if you eat more than the recommended 5 daily servings of fruit (which in recent decades has been bred to contain more fructose than it used to) plus processed foods with added sugar, your liver can't deal with the fructose fast enough to use it as fuel. Instead, your body starts converting it into fats, sending them off into the bloodstream as triglycerides and depositing them in the liver and elsewhere in your belly. As more fructose is converted to fat, your levels of leptin increase (because fat produces leptin). And when you have too much of any hormone circulating in your system, your body becomes resistant to its message. With leptin, that means your brain starts to miss the signal that you're full. You continue to eat, and you keep gaining weight.

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