It’s frustrating. Trying to lose weight over and over again. Trying to lose weight and repeated failing. Looking at the mirror and seeing those areas of extra fat deposits you are not proud of. For some of us its on our lower back, others our thighs, arms, chest or even on the face.
You might think it’s your fault that you haven’t been able to achieve your fitness goals all these years but the truth is that it’s not. This might come as a surprise but it’s not your fault that you haven’t been able to lose weight.
Its the fault of a little miscalculation in your body called Leptin Resistance. Let me explain…
Leptin – The Satiety Hormone
What is leptin?
It’s a hormone. Leptin is a hormone produced by the body’s fat cells. It is sometimes called the “satiety hormone”.
This is because it signals to the brain — particularly an area called the hypothalamus — and lets the brain know when you are starving or when you’ve eaten enough.
Its main role is the long term regulation of energy including the number of calories you eat and expend, as well as how much fat you store in your body.
Here is how it does it…
When your leptin levels are low it signals to your brain that you are starving while if it is high, it signals to your brain that you full.
That means that leptin levels increase when you’ve eaten to signal to your brain that you are full and decrease when you are hungry to signal to your brain that you are starving.
Take note of that because it will be important in understanding leptin resistance which is discussed below.
To drive this point home lets look at an example. Let’s assume you have can have leptin levels ranging from 1-100. When you wake up your leptin levels might be around 20, this is low and your brain interprets low leptin levels as starvation. Because of this you feel hungry and go ahead to seek food.
Now you’ve eaten and your fat cells have released more leptin into your blood, your leptin level is now 90, this high level of leptin signals to your brain that you are full, so you no longer feel the desire to eat anymore.
After a while, your leptin levels begin to taper down again until it becomes low and you feel hungry once again.
This system keeps us from starving or overeating, both of which helps us stay healthy.
Leptin is a hormone produced by your body’s fat cells. It sends signals to your brain controlling your food intake. It controls your urge to eat, determining when you are hungry and when you are satisfied.
Leptin Resistance – The Fat Loss Killer
So far we’ve understood what leptin is and the role it plays in our body, we then need to understand what leptin resistance is and why it is the “fat loss killer”.
Leptin is produced by the body’s fat cell so overweight people tend to have higher levels of leptin in their system.
A higher level of leptin should mean that you are easily satisfied and cause you not to overeat. Remember?
Leptin resistance occurs when your brain no longer recognizes this leptin signals. This is disastrous, it means that your brain thinks that you are constantly hungry even though you might have just had a 3-course meal.
In order words…
Because your brain can no longer recognize the leptin signals, it assumes that leptin is low and stimulates you to seek out food. When you eat the food, your fat cells increase leptin production to once again tell your brain that enough is enough, you’ve gotten enough energy.
Your brain still can’t recognize this signal and keeps on seeking out food. The cycle continues. This is the horrible effect leptin resistance has on individuals.
The brain doesn’t perceive that enough food has come in, and reads that as starvation.
The reason your fat loss effort has been so difficult for you is that you might have been suffering from leptin resistance all this while.
Answer these questions
- Do you feel hungry all the time?
- Do you get the urge to eat something even though you might have eaten a full meal just an hour ago (or a few hours ago)?
If you answered yes to any of these two questions, there is a chance leptin resistance might be the reason you are overweight. If so then this will probably be the most important article you will read all day…
…because after all the fat loss frustration, there is still hope for you.
You see, there is a way to combat leptin resistance and get your leptin-brain system back to normal, working the way it is supposed to.
Leaving you filling more satisfied for longer, less hungry and more energized.
I am going to share that solution with you in this article, but first, you need to take a look at what causes leptin resistance in the first place.
Leptin resistance is a condition in which the brain no longer recognizes the leptin signals in the body and wrongly assumes that leptin levels are low. This causes the brain to believe the body is starving and seek out food even though you might have just enjoyed a full meal 20 minutes ago.
Causes of Leptin Resistance
It’s not a surprise. Like almost all health problems we face these days, the cause of leptin resistance can be traced to our ever-changing environment and the constantly increasing amount of chemical pollution and toxins that civilization generates.
The group of chemicals that are responsible for causing leptin resistance in our body are collectively known as Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDC). Notable members include ;
- BPA (Bisphenol-A) – BPA is an industrial chemical that is widely used to make plastic bottles and containers which are used to store our food and beverages such as bottled water, sports drinks and more. It can easily get into your bloodstream by consuming foods or drinks contaminated with it and once it’s in, it disrupts the functioning of the leptin system leading to leptin resistance.
- TBT (Tributylin) – Found in paints, pesticides and vinyl products.
- PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid ) – EDC in Teflon cookware
Researchers at Sterling University have concluded that the amount of EDC in your body directly corresponds to how overweight you are.
High levels of EDC disrupt your brain from detecting Leptin, making you crave food more and more leading to weight gain.
Increased weight gain and food intake leads to increased levels of EDC in your body, and the cycle continues.
It’s a vicious cycle.
Leptin resistance is caused by a group of chemicals called Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDC). These can be found in a lot of our meals, water and beverages. These chemicals disrupts the brain from detecting leptin and as such leads to increased hunger, decreased satiety and ultimately rapid weight gain.
Patience is a virtue. And I know you’ve been patiently waiting for this part, kudos to you. Now I am going to share the solution with you.
But first, if you just skimmed the above paragraphs or you skipped them altogether, I recommend you go back and read them, it is crucial to know what the actual problem is before seeking a solution.
With that said, the solution to battling leptin resistance and achieving smooth and (almost) effortless weight loss is in dealing with these toxic chemicals that cause the leptin resistance in the first place.
No, I don’t mean you have to throw away all your plastic containers and bottles, I am not saying you should drink your water in glass bottles and eat freshly harvested crops or freshly killed meat, though those may help.
What I am sharing with you is a relatively easier method, it simply involves taking the Leptitox supplement daily.