How the body manages to keep track of its energy reserves
In order to know how much food to eat, the human body needs a wa...
No. 2: Eat Three Meals A Day
(Maintain 3-6 Hours Between These Without Snacking)
No. 3: Do Not Eat Large Meals
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How the body manages to keep track of its energy reserves

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How the body manages to keep track of its energy reserves

  1. 1. How the body manages to keep track of its energy reserves In order to know how much food to eat, the human body needs a way of assessing how much energy it currently has in storage. Leptin – more commonly known as the ‘fat hormone’ – essentially acts as our internal fuel gauge. It is made by fat cells and tells the brain how much fat the body contains, and whether the supplies are increasing or being used up. Food intake is regulated by a small region of the brain called the hypothalamus, which manages many of our hormones. When fat stores run low and leptin levels drop, the hypothalamus stimulates appetite in an attempt to increase food intake and regain lost energy. When leptin levels are high, appetite is suppressed, reducing food intake and encouraging the body to burn up fuel. It was originally thought that leptin could be used as a treatment for obesity. However, although it is an important regulator of food intake, our appetite is affected by many other factors, from how full the stomach is to an individual’s emotional state or food preferences. For this reason, it’s possible to override the leptin message and gain weight even when fat stores are sufficient.   Keep In Mind! Living a healthy life after all will require a few changes to your lifestyle! No. 1: Never Eat After Dinner (Eat 3 Hours Before Going To Sleep)
  2. 2. No. 2: Eat Three Meals A Day (Maintain 3-6 Hours Between These Without Snacking) No. 3: Do Not Eat Large Meals (Eat Them Slowly) No. 4: Eat A Breakfast Containing Protein (Ingesting 25 & More Grams Will Reduce Your Cravings To Minimum) No. 5: Reduce The Amount Of Carbohydrates Eaten (Do Not Cut Them Out Completely, But Their Reduction Is Necessary)  

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