Several hormones play an important role in the process of weight loss. There are a number should be reduced, there should also be reduced or suppressed production in the body.
Here it is eight hormones that are key to get the ideal body shape and weight and how to optimize it, as quoted from Shape.
This hormone is produced in the stomach and ‘working together’ with the brain to signal hunger. Efforts to reduce calories in order to lose weight increase the amount of this hormone in the body. Even after 12 months of ongoing low-calorie diet, research shows that ghrelin levels remained elevated. In other words, your body will always be difficult to adapt to eating less and are constantly sending hunger signals. This is why maintaining a healthy weight is more difficult than lower it.
This hormone is released by fat cells. Leptin interacts with the brain, tell your body to eat less and burn more calories. The more body fat you have, the greater the amount of leptin that is released – the condition is called leptin resistance. Do not consider this a good condition, because if the brain is released in excessive amounts it becomes resistant to leptin signaling. To maximize the sensitivity of the brain to leptin and multiply to get a good intake of antioxidants by eating berries (strawberries, blueberries, cherries, grapes) and vegetables green and red.
Adiponectin is also one of the hormones that are released from fat cells. But unlike leptin, the body will lean more adiponectin is also produced by fat cells. This hormone increases the ability of muscle to use carbohydrates for energy, increase metabolism and suppress appetite.
You can maximize the level of adiponectin with more moves during the day and replace simple carbohydrates (white rice, chicken noodle and chicken porridge) into complex carbohydrates (brown rice, pasta, oatmeal) also advisable to consume monounsaturated fats like olive oil and avocados.
Insulin plays a crucial role in the body. This hormone is necessary for the recovery process after exercise, muscle building and maintaining blood sugar levels are optimal. However, when carbohydrate intake is too high and the production of insulin so ‘crazy’ in the body, can inhibit the breakdown and burning of the accumulated fat. Insulin and carbohydrate are closely related. The more carbohydrates, more insulin is released.
In order for insulin to work more optimally reduce fat, consume carbohydrates from vegetables and fruits. Limit your consumption of white rice and flour into smaller portions.
Glucagon is a hormone that works opposite of insulin. If the insulin store carbohydrates and fats to form, glucagon responsible for the destruction of carbohydrate and fat deposits; release them so that your body can use it for energy. Consumption of foods high in protein and low in carbohydrates is the best way to maximize the release of glucagon.
Abbreviation of cholecystokinin, a hormone is released from cells into the intestine whenever you eat protein or fat. But CCK not only settled in the intestine. In contrast, CCK will ‘work together’ with the nervous system and the stomach to slow down the digestive process. The result, you’ll feel full longer. In order to gain maximum benefit from these hormones, make sure you get protein and healthy fat from each food consumed.
Epinephrine that will trigger the burning of fat released as energy for the body. This hormone can also resist the desire to eat. How to work a maximum of Epinephrine? The answer is exercise; physical activity encourages the release of epinephrine in the body.
8. Growth Hormone
Growth hormone or growth hormone is often touted as the key to eternal youth. But the benefits not only that, growth hormone also helps in weight loss. This hormone interacts with the fat cells and ‘ordered’ them to disintegrate and burn fat reserves for energy. Growth hormone can be increased in number with high-intensity exercise, circuit training (semi-cardio) and sleep quality.