Re­set your hor­mones

Healthy Food Guide (Australia) - - FEATURES -

Did you know your stom­ach ‘talks’ to your brain to let you know when you’re full? One way is via the ap­petite-reg­u­lat­ing hor­mone lep­tin. Be­ing over­weight or obese, how­ever, can make you lep­tin-re­sis­tant. This means that those ap­petite-sup­press­ing sig­nals don’t make it through to the brain, so that you feel hun­gry even if you’re full. For­tu­nately, chang­ing your diet can in­flu­ence your lep­tin lev­els. In fact, stud­ies have shown that health­ier di­ets help to en­sure your lep­tin lev­els work for you rather than against you.

HFG TIP! Plan all of your meals and snacks to in­clude a va­ri­ety of foods from the five core food groups — fruit, veg, grains, lean meat and dairy.

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