Fat burning hormones

Updated: Sep 2, 2021

Have you heard of:


🔸 Leptin

🔸 Ghrelin

🔸 Insulin


Firstly, Leptin

Leptin is a hormones released by fat cells that helps to regulate energy balance, so that the body feels full & sends signals to the brain to stop you from eating when you don’t need the energy!


See how this helps fat loss? 😍


The larger quantiles of fat storage we have, the higher levels of leptin you will have, on the other hand, when you lose weight, your levels will decrease ⬇️

This is why it can be hard to maintain weight loss, as you will have a higher appetite 😩


So how can we increase our Leptin levels ⬇️


🔸 No FAD diets!


🔸 Exercise - Shown to help regulate leptin levels


🔸 Sleep 😴 Studies have shown that bad sleep patterns decreased Leptin levels by 18%!


In conclusion:


Increased Leptin = Less calories = Fat loss 🔥😄

Secondly, Ghrelin


Ghrelin is produced in the stomach when it’s empty, it sends signals to your brain to tell you that you’re hungry & to get food! Ghrelin is high before you eat & lower after 🍽


So...

The higher levels of Ghrelin you have, the bigger your appetite is. Then the lower levels, the easier it is not to eat, so fewer calories.


Let’s help our Ghrelin levels ⬇️


💪 Increase muscle mass

🍗 Eat more protein

😴 Better sleep patterns

🍎 Healthy diet, not a FAD diet. Extreme diets disrupt your levels.

🍴 Smaller, frequent meals

Lastly, Insulin


The hormone ‘insulin’ & its role ⬇️


Insulin is the hormone made by the pancreas which helps us absorb nutrients from our food. Insulin helps take sugar out our bloodstream and into the organs, like the muscle cells and liver, to then be used as energy.


The more sensitive your cells are to insulin, the better they respond to the presence in your blood. Your body will then produce less insulin, for the cells to absorb glucose (energy). Which helps to stay lean and healthy.


Ways to increase insulin sensitivity ⬇️


🔸 More sleep

🔸 More exercise

🔸 Reduce stress

🔸 Add cinnamon into your diet

🔸 Add herbs & spices

🔸 Drink Green tea

🔸 Reduce carbs & Bad fats


Check out our Blog post how Cinnamon affects your bodies insulin sensitivity, with proven scientific studies involved. Which can be viewed from our blog page 😄

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