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Leptin: Fat Loss for Smart People!
Sean discusses fat loss, leptin, and insulin, and why the calories-in, calories-out method is not successful for fat loss. Your fat stores are actually an active endocrine gland. They make inflammatory chemicals and hormones and one of the hormones is leptin. Your fat stores are always in communication with your brain, your hypothalamus.
When leptin asks your brain if your fat stores are sufficient, and they are, the result is good, healthy metabolism. During times of famine, your body lives off the fat stores. The leptin stores are low and your metabolism slows down so you don’t burn up all the fat stores.
With leptin resistance, your brain is not receiving the communication from leptin and thinks fat stores are low, metabolism slows down, and you’re hungry. With the calories-in calories-out approach, we are putting ourselves into a voluntary famine. Causes of leptin resistance are caloric restrictions, insulin issues and blood sugar surges, stress, overeating, increased triglycerides, excess fructose, and wheat.
Read the leptin section of The Dark Side of Fat Loss at http://undergroundwellness.com/leptin-fat-loss-for-smart-people/
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