Everyone seems to understand the that higher your metabolic rate the faster your body burns calories and the easier it is to lose weight. What is astonishing is how little people know about leptin sensitivity which affects metabolic rate. This is an excerpt from a three part article series that focuses on why so many people have a sluggish or slow metabolic rate and how to boost your metabolism naturally. If you need to lose weight then you need to know how your metabolism works.
How Leptin Sensitivity Affects Metabolism
All Young Adults Were Lean in My Dad’s Generation
My dad was born in 1940 and grew up in the 40′s and 50′s. He stayed lean while eating a boat-load of food in in his teens and 20′s. I used to think current childhood obesity rates are because of the activity levels of young people back then compared to now, but have since changed my mind. My dad’s sister (my aunt) ate until she was stuffed 3 times per day, was inactive, and stayed lean into her late 20′s as well.
1980′s = Beginning of Widespread “Leptin Resistance”
You have probably know about insulin resistance…and my guess is that you have read about increasing leptin levels while dieting using cheat meals. This is something different altogether. Those with leptin resistance typically have plenty of leptin in their body, but it doesn’t work properly to regulate body fat. What sucks is that cheat meals won’t do anything to help with leptin resistance.
The more processed foods we eat, the more serious leptin resistance is and the harder it is to lose weight. I lost ten pounds easily as soon as I cut back on processed foods even though it seemed like a was eating much more actual food. I also noticed that because I began eating less packaged foods I began to appreciate the taste of real whole food much more.
Do you suspect you or someone you know have leptin sensitivity?
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