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Is Your Metabolism switched on?

metabolism-switchAre you feeling sluggish, tired and craving after something sweet, creamy or just simply delicious?

Do you want to feel energentic, happy, full and satisfied all at the same time?

Just use your own hormones to work for you!

Leptin, Ghrelin and Obestatin, Leptin derived from the Greek word Lepto (which means thin, skinny, small or fine),Ghrelin (meaning to grow) and Obestatin (an anorectic peptide)
Leptin is a hormone which is produced by the fat cells in your body, it is released when you are eating and as the levels of Leptin grows in your bloodstream you become less hungry.
Chances are though, that if you have lots of body fat, you are producing too much Leptin and your body has developed chronic resistance to high levels of Leptin and this is where the fun starts. Much of your body relates to each other and as one hormone becomes slightly broken, it affects the workings of other hormones. The levels of Ghrelin decreases as you eat and with receptors all over your body, you feel satisfied. High levels of Obestatin are associated with many diseases such as diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome and obesity

How to fix this:  8 hours of sleep per night and regular moderate exercise.

Ade-solarCortisol is a adrenal steroid hormone manufactured and released by your body in response to stress or when your body thinks it has low level of blood sugar and it can produce temporary feelings of alertness but it can also cause extreme carb, sugar and fat cravings. Constant high levels of Cortisol also causes fat storage.

How to fix this:  Relax. Meditate. Develop stress coping habits, take up chewing sugar free chewing gum, take powernaps and reduce, avoid and deal with stress properly.



Estrogen: There are more than one type of Estrogen hormone but they are generally referred to collectively and in the singular form.
Estrogen is the sex hormone and in females, Estrogen levels depends on many factors, for example: menstrual cycle position, the use of hormonal birth control, etc. Estrogen in females promote the development of female secondary sexual characteristics, such as breasts, and are also involved in the thickening of the endometrium and other aspects of regulating the menstrual cycle.
In males, estrogen regulates certain functions of the reproductive system important to the maturation of sperm and is necessary for a healthy libido.  Falling levels of Estrogen causes serotonin levels to drop and Cortisol levels to rise.

How to fix this:  Sex speeds up your metabolism and even if you do not reach orgasm, causes a spike increase of Cortisol (which drops off again so that Cortisol levels do not remain constant). Sex also increases blood flow in your body, burns major amounts of calories, counts as exercise and releases endorphins.


Always consult your medical doctor prior to starting any diet. To Lose Weight you have to consume fewer calories than your body burns.

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