The past two weeks theme has been Hunger Hormones, especially Leptin and Insulin, and how they impact obesity, hormonal dysfunctions and metabolic syndrome.
Fortunately, Leptin and Insulin resistance can be reversed with proper nutrition and exercise.
So today is the last part of this series and I guess it is the part you will find the most useful! If you haven’t read the other parts, I definitely recommend reading them first, though.
Even if you are not interested in the scientific background, I think that the tips I give below will have a much higher effect if you know why you are implementing them.
Who this guide is for
The following nutritional and training tips to balance Insulin and Leptin can be used by anyone, whether you are struggling with weight loss, Diabetes, PCOS etc. However, if you do have an underlying disease, like Diabetes, you should not expect to be healed overnight. Make sure to talk to your physician first and be aware that nutrition and exercise often show their effects in the long run.
Sure, you can go on a strict low carb diet but how long will you be able to maintain that? Maybe one or two weeks, before you fall back to your old habits. As a result, your hormones will be even more imbalanced than before.