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Appetite Controlling Hormones

New research might help you stop overeating. 

We’ve talked about how being obese interferes with the proper functioning of your appetite-regulating gastrointestinal hormones leptin (“I’m satisfied”) and ghrelin (“Feed me!”). Well, researchers have identified why another appetite-regulating, gastro-hormone, uroguanylin, stops doing its job. Turns out it’s not obesity but overeating (especially carbs and bad fats) that keeps the hormone from telling you it’s time to stop taking in calories. 

The good news: Uroguanylin production cranks back up when you stop overeating, even before you lose weight! So: 

1. Eliminate processed carbs, bad fats and added sugars and syrups from your diet. Drink plenty of water. It helps control hunger. Stick with lean proteins from skinless poultry and fish. 

2. Eat all the vegetables and salad (easy on the dressing) you want. Toss greens with walnuts, 1/4 avocado, carrots, celery, bell peppers and artichoke hearts (in water)! 

3. Start an exercise routine – pretty much anything you can do to rev up your heartrate for a sustained effort of 30 minutes. And sleep 6.5-8 hours nightly; your gut hormones like that a lot! 

via Blogger