by Dr. Matthew Chircop
Some interesting findings indicate possible strategies to increase leptin-sensitivity:
Whilst chronic high levels of leptin cause leptin resistance, any fall in leptin levels thereafter signals “starvation”, which will cause a slowing of the metabolic rate and increase hunger levels (among other effects). The strategy I would recommend, therefore, is to try and gradually reduce leptin levels as leptin-sensitivity improves (using the above strategies), to prevent significant metabolic slowing and severe hunger. It has been demonstrated that carbohydrates cause large isocaloric increases in leptin production compared to fat and protein. So, one could potentially swap some calories derived from saturated fats, and replace some of them with carbohydrate, until the hunger control has improved.
Summary of Recommendations:
To improve your hunger control and minimise the risk of triggering “starvation”:
As leptin-sensitivity improves (and weight returns to an acceptable range), the macronutrient profile of the diet could be altered such that less protein is consumed in favour of complex carbohydrates (which is not only cheaper, but potentially better for long-term hunger control - see next article in this series).
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Understanding your own nutritional requirements can often be confusing, especially as we age and our hormones change. I am in my 40s, a single mum to a 6yr old daughter, whom has boundless energy and I want to keep up. So I understand how difficult it can be and how time-poor we all are and therefore put ourselves last, especially as parents.
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