Diet and still gain weight

Some people diet their butts off but still can’t lose weight. Why is that? One cause that impacts the waistline – and not in a good way – is too little sleep which alters the body’s levels of hormones that regulate hunger. A study by the University of Chicago found that people who slept only four hours a night for two nights had an 18% decrease in leptin, a 28% increase in ghrelin, a 24% increase in appetite and 73% fatter chance of being – well, fatter. Leptin signals the brain that you’ve had enough food and also tells fat cells to burn. So, with a lack of leptin you are hungry whether or not you have eaten and the fat just won’t leave. Ghrelin is called the “hunger hormone” and the more of it in your system, the hungrier you are and ghrelin makes you fatter whether or not you actually eat more.

Diet is more than just portion control

Diet is more than just portion control

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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