Winter, for the over weight person, who is genuinely trying to lose weight but not succeeding, is a difficult time. Not only do you have the Christmas and New Year holidays that involve a great deal of rich delicious but dreadfully fattening food, because of the weather and being stuck indoors, it is hard to shift the weight.
Soon it will be spring and summer, and holidays with appearing on the beach in a swimsuit will be in ones mind. And inevitably you will be thinking of going on a diet to help you shed those unwanted pounds that too much Christmas and New Year have added to your hips, thighs, waist and bottom.
But how to go about it. there are many fad diets about at present, but I thought you should know about the effect Leptin has on the body as, if you can stimulate your Leptin levels and reduce the resistance, you stand a very good chance of losing weight quickly and keeping it off. But you need to understand exactly what Leptin is, and how together with insulin it can help you lose weight, if you follow the guidelines Dr Mercola gives in his article about it, or it can block all you weight losing plans if you disregard it completely.
The videos below are by Dr Pompa, who gives a very clear illustration on how important Leptin is in helping you lose weight and how your body becomes resistant to it. I wasn’t able to find a video by Dr Mercola on the subject, but thought this was just as good. The video below the article by Dr Mercola is just how to change your diet and reverse the effects of Leptin resistance on your body. Dr Pompa also gives advice on how to do this, neither is very easy to do, but if you do manage it, you should see great results.
New Revelations Support Diet and Exercise to Reverse Leptin Resistance, Thereby Promoting a Healthy Weight
By Dr. Mercola
Leptin, a hormone that plays a key role in regulating energy intake and energy expenditure, may be one of the most important hormones in your body that will determine your health and lifespan. Insulin is another, and the two work in tandem.
Both insulin and leptin resistance are associated with obesity, and impairment of their ability to transfer the information to receptors is the true foundational core of most all chronic degenerative diseases.
Metabolism can roughly be defined as the chemistry that turns food into life, and therefore insulin and leptin are both critical to health and disease. Insulin and leptin work together to control the quality of your metabolism, and, to a significant extent, your rate of metabolism.
read the complete article by clicking on the link colored in yellow http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/10/29/leptin-resistance.aspx
I fully understand what Dr Mercola is saying, because it is my experience of attempting to diet, and then when I stopped all the weight was regained. Then later on I tried to diet again, yes i did lose a certain amount of fat, but this time it was just that bit harder to shed the weight, and again once I had stopped dieting the weight piled back on again.
The next time I tried to diet, shifting the weight was even harder, and now I understand why, my Leptin levels were too low, my metabolism was too low, and my Leptin resistance was too high.
No wonder I failed in trying to lose weight, and no wonder I am always too tired, and sleep deprived because of insomnia, which is probably caused by Leptin resistance being too high. It is a vicious circle, and now I understand that if I don’t do anything about it properly the overweight could bring on cancer, and that is scary. Also they do mention that if you have high levels of Leptin resistance that can bring on Alzheimers disease, and I don’t know what is more scary, cancer or Alzheimers. And all because of our love for sweet things and processed foods. What dreadful things we do to ourselves when we eat only the things we fancy and don’t bother about giving our bodies the food it needs to be healthy and fit. If you want to read a book called Mastering Leptin: Your Guide to Permanent Weight Loss and Optimum Health Paperback than click on the link colored in yellow.