Nothing Fancy Here… 5 Steps to Better Health and Weight Loss
This stuff isn’t fancy. But stick to it long enough, and it will work.
Step 1. Cut Grains, Refined Sugars, and Processed Foods
Avoiding these—and replacing them with more “slow burn” energy found in in a high nutrient-dense, whole foods — will help you avoid nasty leptin spikes that end in leptin resistance. Focus on vegetables, animal protein, and healthy fats (olive oil, avocados, etc.) instead.
Step 2. Maximize Omega-3 Fatty Acid and Minimize Omega-6s)
A balanced ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids is essential for health.
Unfortunately, most of us are consuming way too many omega-6s from vegetable oils, processed foods, and factory-farmed meats. You can increase your omega-3 fatty acid intake by eating more fish and grass-fed meat. Another option: add a high-quality fish oil supplement to your daily routine.
Getting more omega-3s and limiting your omega-6s reduces inflammation and promotes leptin sensitivity.
Step 3. Avoid Snacking as Much as Possible
It’s okay to grab a piece of fruit or some nuts every now and then to make a rumbling stomach go away. But try to limit snacking as much as possible.
Sticking to a few meals a day—instead of constant streams of food—will stabilize your leptin levels and avoid constant spikes. That makes it easier for your body to respond to leptin.
Step 4. Exercise
Add some resistance training to your routine. It’s been shown to increase leptin sensitivity, which makes it easier for your body to tell your brain when it’s full and help you lose weight.
Step 5. Bust Stress and Get More Sleep
Beating your leptin resistance—and getting your appetite in check—takes a diet and lifestyle change. Stress management and adequate sleep should be just as high a priority as a healthy diet. Handle all of these, and you set yourself up for long-term success.
Easy Weight Control and Better Health
Do any of the guidelines above sound familiar to your current situation?
If you’re struggling to control your weight and stay healthy, leptin resistance could be the culprit… Making a few diet and lifestyle adjustments lays a foundation to restore leptin sensitivity, control your weight effortlessly, and improve your health.