The body has a hormone called Leptin that helps you to know when you are full, and when you should stop eating. This is good news. The not so good news is that there are many women who are Leptin resistant. This means that even though you have this hormone in your body, it is not doing you any good. There are some clues to tell you whether or not this is you. However, the only definitive way to know for sure is through a blood test. Once you have this under control you can then go on to follow a metabolism boosting diet for women. Getting your Leptin working, in conjunction with the right diet, will get your metabolism revved up so that you can lose weight. Read on for some tips on boosting your metabolism.
Eat breakfast every morning
Many women, and men as well, feel that skipping breakfast means less calories consumed, which equals weight loss. Unfortunately, this is not how it works. After a long night, your body needs food to get it going. When you do not give your body the food that it needs your body goes into starvation mode. This means that your body begins to think that food is hard to come by, and starts storing fat.
Drink more water
Many times when you feel hunger, what you are actually feeling is thirst. Instead of a mid morning or late afternoon snack, try drinking a glass of water. After a few minutes, you may find that you aren’t hungry after all. A bonus is that you will likely get an energy boost. Afternoon tiredness can be the result of dehydration. What you really need is a drink.
Move around more
The more you move around, the bigger the boost to your metabolism. Get up and walk, dance around your house, do whatever you can to get your body moving.
Follow the above tips and soon your metabolism will be jumping. You will find yourself losing weight, and feeling less hungry. Start with a trip to your doctor so you can have your Leptin checked, and you will be on your way.