Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss! | Why Am I Always Hungry?

OK, so the next hormone that I would love
to shed some light on for you is what is called ghrelin. I bet it’s another hormone that you are unfamiliar
with… Right? When you are running on an empty stomach,
your stomach releases ghrelin. Ghrelin then sends a message to your brain
telling you to eat. When you are full after a meal, ghrelin release
is stopped, and your brain doesn’t get a signal to keep eating. In normal situations, ghrelin levels are at
their peak before eating, and lowest about an hour after you’ve had a meal. Studies have shown that when overweight and
obese people eat a meal, their ghrelin levels only decreased slightly. Under normal conditions, ghrelin levels should
halt completely. This means that the brain doesn’t receive
as strong of a signal to stop eating, leading to overeating in many cases. When ghrelin is present, we get hungry…and
most of us would head to the pantry for a snack or a meal. This meal would then decrease ghrelin, and
therefore would relieve our hunger. But by doing so, we miss out on many of the
benefits that ghrelin can offer, such as its potent ability to stimulate growth hormone. What this means is that, when you eat less
frequently and allow large amounts of ghrelin to be present in your body, you can effectively
raise your human growth hormone levels. To take advantage of this growth hormone spike,
it’s important to also exercise while ghrelin levels are high, spiking growth hormone even
more. To properly take advantage of ghrelin, you
need to adopt an intermittent fasting regimen and eat less frequently. As I mentioned earlier, I would really advise
you to also work out in a fasted state, preferably before your first meal of the day. This will allow you to work out when ghrelin
levels are at their peak, taking advantage of the elevated growth hormone levels. This will also help nutritionally replenish
your body and muscles when you enjoy your first big meal after you work out! It turns out that breakfast, the supposed
most important meal of the day, actually starts your day off by decreasing ghrelin. This sabotages your goal of better health
and a better physique. Once you retrain your body to not expect food
all day, or in this case, the first meal in the morning, these side effects of hunger
become less of an issue due to the normalizing of your ghrelin levels. Your ghrelin levels also influences other
factors, including your lifestyle habits. For example, lack of sleep increases ghrelin,
making you feel hungry when you shouldn’t be. Have you ever experienced the “should-I-go-to-bed-or-have-a-midnight-snack”
conundrum? This is a major reason why a lack of sleep
is linked to weight gain. Stress, anger, sadness, and other negative
emotions also alter these hunger hormones, which is why most people experiencing these
emotions seek food for comfort and as a coping mechanism. By getting ALL of your hormones: insulin,
leptin AND ghrelin, back to functioning properly, with the help of intermittent fasting…you
are going to look and feel your absolute BEST in no time!!

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