How come am I not losing weight? What causes me to lose weight unsuccessfully over and over again?If you struggled with these questions and don’t know what to do next, read on as maybe hormones are to blame when it comes to your unsuccessful attempt to lose weight.
Leptin, which is also known as the “obesity hormone” or “fat hormone” — but also as the “starvation hormone”, is responsible for regulation of weight and energy. It passes the barrier between blood and brain and binds to receptors in the appetite center of the brain.
This hormone stimulates the activity of the sympathetic nervous system and it forces fatty tissues to spend energy. But, the body may build up resistance to this hormone, which is actually quite common these days. It occurs when leptin fails to reach its targets and becomes unable to control appetite.
High leptin levels make the person less sensitive to it. Consequently, the brain fails to follow the signals it receives, which in turn leads to compulsive eating and poor metabolism. Below you have a short list outlining some of the most common symptoms of leptin resistance: