Fat-Burning Hormone: Leptin
Yesterday, my buddy Nicky P. (the Nutrition Nerd) sent me over this very interesting data when we were talking on Skype.
In his strong French Canadian accent he says, “Shaun, you’ve got to see the latest research I dug up on how diets are actually making us fatter.”
He then proceeded to spill out the numbers and reveal the 4-step vicious diet cycle making us fatter and messing up our fat-burning hormone: leptin…
According to a the latest research at the University of California at Lo
s Angeles, 80% of people gain back all the weight they lost from dieting in less than 4 years.
This might not come as that big of a surprise.
But the researchers also concluded that “dieting” is the greatest predictor of future weight GAIN.
In other words… Without this fat-burning hormone: This thing we call “dieting” is scientifically PROVEN to make us FATTER.
How is this even possible?
Here is why… 99% of the popular crash diets out there screw up your master fat-burning hormone — LEPTIN.
Here’s the 4 Step Vicious Diet Cycle that ends up making you fatter:
1) You start some kind of “juice,” “lemonade,” “cabbage soup,” “supershake,” or “detox” diet.
Side Note: Even paleo has been shown to suppress leptin levels and cause your thyroid (<– master gland of your metabolism) to TANK.
2) You drop your calories from around 2,700 (the average daily intake in the US) to below 1,000 for a couple of days — or even worse, a couple of weeks.
3) You lose weight quickly, but 90% of that weight loss comes from extra water, or other fluids your body was holding on to because of your previous diet.
4) Once you stop whatever “diet” you’re doing, you gain all the weight back…and then some.
Maybe this sounds familiar???
Here’s WHY this fails.
99.9% of ALL crash diets ignore the fact that your #1 fat-burning
hormone (leptin) drops by about 50% after only 7 days of calorie
These also cause a “domino-like effect,” which disrupts all your other fat-burning hormones even further.
In other words, leptin (fat-burning hormone) is the “mac-daddy” hormone that trumps all other hormones…
Healthy Leptin = Healthy Metabolism (and all other hormones)
Unhealthy Leptin = Unhealthy Metabolism (and unhappy hormones)
It’s really THAT simple.
One of the easiest ways to increase leptin “sensitivity” is making sure you have a cheat day once a week.
This will give you the proper leptin reset you need every week to keep your fat loss consistent.
But not all cheat foods are created equal.
That’s why I highly recommend you grab the brand new *Free-Report* below from Leptin Expert, Joel Marion.
He gives you a list of 16 of the BEST cheat foods to maximize leptin on your cheat days…
…And the entire report shows you EXACTLY how to keep your leptin at an optimal level for the New Year.
You’ll also get 15 of the TOP fat burning foods to keep leptin cranking, even when you’re “dieting.”
You can grab the report at this link and have it in your hands in just a few seconds:
Keep going strong,