Many people spend a lot of time trying to limit the amount of calories they take. This can sometimes be hard to control. Cravings will sometimes take control and you end up consuming even more calories. Leptins levels are one of the big concerns you should be focusing on. When you leptin levels are low, you will feel the urge to eat more no matter the amount of food you will consume. This hormones is responsible for the feeling of being full. There are natural ways of increasing your leptin level and making you eat less food. Below are some tips that will go a long way in helping increase the level of this hormone.
Limit your fructose consumption
Fructose will inhibit the leptin receptors in the body. This means even if you have high levels of leptins in your body, it won’t be picked up and identified. High levels of leptins in the body and fructose will be as good as nothing. Fructose is mainly found in processed foods like soda.
Avoid Simple carbs
Consuming simple carbs will increase your insulin levels in the blood and will cause resistance and affect production of leptin. Some example of common simple carbs are baked food, white rice and white bread. Consume more of whole meal food that have not been processed. The browner the better. About.com – Nutrition
Eat protein-packed breakfast
Instead of eating cereals in the morning, eat food rich in proteins. This will spike the level of leptin in the body. Carbs will bind to leptin receptor and hence preventing leptin from working.
Eat lots of fruits and vegetables
Fruit and vegetables have a lot of nutrients and low in calories. This means you can eat a lot of vegies and fruits and will have no effect on your waistline. Some good examples of vegetables to eat are; kale, broccoli and spinach
The above tips will help you increase the level of leptin in your body.