Today you can find many diets that can help you to burn fat. As well, there are many exercises that can help you to lose weight if you add them in your workout routine.

But in some cases, the diet or the workout will not help you to burn fat because there might be a problem with one hormone in your body called leptin. This hormone is produced mainly by adipocytes (fat cells) and it is involved in regulation of body fat. That means that the main function of leptin is to balance your body weight and energy levels. Leptin interacts with areas of the brain that control hunger and behavior and signals that the body has had enough to eat.
The more weight you have, the more your body releases this hormone. So if there is a problem with the function of leptin, it will not create a balance and it will not stimulate fatty tissue to burn excess fat. Leptin resistance is when your leptin is high, which means that your brain can’t see that you are putting up some extra weight.

The Meaning of Leptin Resistance and How It Happens

The body will lose the sensitivity to leptin, if your leptin is at high level for a longer period of time. What makes losing weight so hard is that when leptin resistance happens, your brain will not listen to the leptin and with that you will not stop eating. Never reduce your calories intake drastically if you suffer from this condition because that becomes a problem – it tells the brain that it needs more food. For you is the best to forget about that kind of diets.

With consuming some foods you can come up with leptin resistance.

Those foods are:

  • Foods high in sugar
  • Foods high in fat
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Refined Carbohydrates

This article was republished from Health Expert Group.