There are 7 different hormones that have been associated with weight gain, and once you understand how they work in your body, you can turn off their power to make you overweight.
The reasons we gain weight often can seem to be due to what is happening in our lives that cause us stress. Sometimes, even though we watch what we eat and exercise, we feel like our weight gain is out of control.
Let’s look further at 7 ways to work with your body to turn off your weight gain hormones and rediscover the body you were meant to have.
6 WAYS TO TURN OFF YOUR WEIGHT GAIN HORMONES
1. EAT PLENTY OF PROTEIN
Ghrelin is made in the digestive system, and it is called the hunger hormone because it increases your appetite when your body needs energy to use. Being able to suppress the effects of ghrelin would help us to turn off this weight gain hormone.
Research published in the American Diabetes Association found that ‘Ghrelin administration stimulates GH secretion but also causes weight gain by increasing food intake and reducing fat utilization in rodents.’ The researchers looked at lean and obese people’s levels of this weight hormone. They found that ghrelin was found in lower concentrations in obese people compared to lean people.
To turn off your ghrelin hormone so you won’t gain weight, eat a diet high in protein and avoid high fat foods. Protein helps suppress ghrelin production in the digestive system to keep you from eating more and gaining weight.