This occurs when leptin cannot reach its targets and fails to control appetite. Sometimes the receptors cannot send signals to cells. This is what happens with overweight people.
High leptin levels make the person less sensitive to it, and the brain cannot follow the signals it receives, which results in poor metabolism and compulsive eating.
The following symptoms indicate a potential leptin resistance:
- Weight gain
- Uncontrollable cravings
- Stress eating
- Late night eating
- Inability to lose excess weight
- Sugar cravings
- High number of triglycerides
- Poor motivation
- Frequent snacking after meals
- Fatigue after meals