How many times did you try to lose weight without any results? Too often? Well, maybe it is all a matter of your hormones.
Have you ever heard of leptin?
It is a hormone that literally ‘prevents’ weight loss. Its main function is to regulate energy levels and weight. It crosses the barrier between blood and brain, and attaches to receptors in the appetite center of the brain. Then, it sends signals to the brain regarding the amount of food your body needs.
Leptin stimulates the activity of the sympathetic nervous system, and stimulates fatty tissues to spend energy. However, sometimes the body builds up resistance to this hormone.