Losing weight has become a kind of struggle for you, and you think that your diet does not give the desired results, then the hormone – leptin is to blame. Leptin is a hormone secreted by the cells, and its general function is to balance the body weight and energy levels. There are two ways that leptin does not perform its function. The first is to signal the brain when we eat, and the second is to stimulate the adipose tissue.
However, there are cases when leptin is faulty. In fact, many obese people have developed a resistance to leptin in their bodies.
After a long period of high levels of leptin, many people lose their sensitivity to leptin in their bodies. This means that the brain does not listen when leptin speaks to speed up metabolism: