Your appetite hormones are talking . . . are you listening?
When it comes to losing weight, one of the biggest obstacles we see with our clients is a lack of awareness around hunger and cues.
Let’s take a step back for a minute and talk about how supremely WISE your body is.
To boil it down, there are two main hormones that work in harmony to control how much food you eat. They are ghrelin and leptin.
Ghrelin is what we call the “hunger” hormone. Ghrelin levels are low after a meal, and begin to rise the longer you go without eating.
Leptin is the “fullness” hormone. As you begin eating, ghrelin levels fall and leptin begins to rise.
When your body has consumed an appropriate amount of food, leptin will signal your brain to stop eating (which coincides with a feeling of fullness).
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