The leptin hormone is a protein whose role is to signal the brain about how much fat you have, unless you have leptin resistance. Then all bets are off and you are doomed to get fat no matter how little you eat or how much you exercise. Here is what you should know about leptin.
What is the Leptin Hormone?
The brain’s response to leptin is either to tell your body to use up some of your current fat or add more to it. This astounding discovery in 1994 is at the heart of obesity research. However, even though leptin is the master fat hormone, it is not a lone ranger. Your hormone balance depends on many other kinds of hormones, especially including insulin. This is a fascinating story that will help people understand how they got fat and what to do about it based on real scientific research.
I will be posting lots of material here about leptin and how you can take advantage of what scientists are learning about it. If you are in a hurry to get the full story, you can get the definitive book on the topic. The site that the book authors maintain is http://www.masteringleptin.com/.
Eating plans, exercise strategies, leptin supplements, and everything you can think of can be optimized for leptin metabolism so you can be slim and healthy like you are supposed to be!
Although mastering leptin is not as simple as boosting or supplementing your natural levels, the steps for getting your leptin back into balance are simple, easy, and rewarding.
By the way, taking leptin as a supplement or an injectable drug is not an option. Drug companies are working on this approach right now. However, boosting leptin levels artificially is ineffective because of the problem of leptin resistance.
Leptin Information in Belly Fat Book
You will find more pointers on leptin and what to do about making it work better for you in my Belly Fat Book, which you find out more about and request as a free download at that link.
All the best with leptin hormone and leptin resistance,