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When You Eat May Be as Important as What You Eat

In my previous post we discussed leptin as one of the most important hormones in the body. It tells the brain how much energy is available, and your brain issues metabolic instructions based on that information.

When leptin gets interfered with, the brain doesn't know how much energy it has available. It then assumes it doesn't have enough energy and kicks into survival mode. Sugar cravings, low satiety, energy dysregulation all result.

Why do so many people have issues with leptin? There are two hormones that interfere with leptin: cortisol and insulin.

Both cortisol and insulin are elevated whenever we eat. Leptin likes to do its work at night after the sun has gone down and your body is kicking into rest/heal mode.

The issue is many of us are eating a meal - and sometimes our biggest meal of the day - close to bedtime or well after the sun has gone down.

The result? Leptin gets messed up and the cascade of events that follow.

The takeaway is that the timing of our eating is especially important at the end of the day. If you have issues with energy consistency, have brain fog or a hard time losing weight - you may want to start making sure you are done eating before the sun goes down.

Want to learn more? Check out the video on our youtube channel:

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