Healthy eating, Wellness

Leptin and appetite

Your appetite is regulated by a hormone called leptin, which is produced by fat cells. Leptin actually drives your behavior. It is a messenger. It communicates with the hypothalamus in the brain to control appetite. Normal levels of leptin send the message to stop eating.  Conversely, if you are starving, with low levels of leptin… Continue reading Leptin and appetite

Healthy eating

Break the hungry cycle

The amount of food we eat is influenced by various things like culture, availability of food, calorie-dense nutritionally poor foods, habit, cost of food, stress and emotion. We also eat when hungry. It is hard to resist the sensation of hunger. Hunger is the signal to our bodies to re-fuel, and it is regulated biochemically.… Continue reading Break the hungry cycle