Appetite Regulation and How Leptin is Related


I was reading a PN article today re: appetite regulation and thought this was interesting . . .


Physical activity plays an important role in appetite regulation. Some data show that appetite responses to exercise are strongly influenced by energy balance in men, but less in women.

Those who regularly exercise become more efficient at using body fat as a fuel source, and this can help with regulating appetite (since people that don’t exercise use more carbs and blood sugar fluctuations = appetite swings). Exercise can moderate levels of leptin, ghrelin and insulin. (See leptin cycle below.

leptin appetite cycle

How leptin and appetite are related.)
Needless to say, I got off  my butt; went to the gym; and completed my “couch to 5K” program for today.  (90 minutes walk / 60 sec jog / x 8)
I’ll have to admit . . . it really felt good!
Outstanding together my friends.