Take a Moderate Approach Chapter 4
- Take a Moderate Approach (Video)
- The Search for Balance
- Choice & Consequences
- Leptin Controls Appetite (VIDEO)
- Why Do We Overeat?
- Hooked On Sugar (VIDEO)
- Sweetness is Our Weakness
- Hold the Simple Starch!
- Apple-Shaped Vs. Pear-Shaped (VIDEO)
- What Is Inflammation? (VIDEO)
- Our Fat Helps Keep Us Fat
- The Complexities Of Addiction (VIDEO)
- Just Socially?
- Out-of-Control Actions
- The Power of Cravings
- Obesity Is Toxic (VIDEO)
- Maintaining a Better Life
Leptin Controls Appetite
The hormone leptin is your body's built-in appetite control monitor. It sends a signal to your brain's hypothalamus when you have taken in enough energy from food. However, people who are overweight or obese from overeating may have malfunctioning appetite control feedback. Their bad habits have short-circuited the system and their brains become resistant to the leptin signals. As a result, these people may continue to feel hungry, and to eat, well after they have had enough.
TAKE A MODERATE APPROACH VIDEOS
Everything In ModerationDifferent parts of the brain spur you to make responsible decisions, or indulge in excess.
CHAPTER 4 (currently viewing)
Leptin Controls AppetiteThe hormone leptin tells your body when you have had enough to eat.
Hooked On SugarWe have a natural urge for sweetness, but we can kick the habit.
Apple-Shaped Vs. Pear-ShapedEveryone stores fat, but how much and where we store it makes a big difference to our health.
What Is Inflammation?Overweight and obese people are more likely to suffer from chronic inflammation.
The Complexities Of AddictionAddiction has physical, psychological and social components.
Obesity Is ToxicHow do obese people develop insulin resistance and diabetes?
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Center For Tobacco Control Research and Education University of California San Francisco
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Joslin Diabetes Center/Harvard University
- Tereza Hubkova, MD
Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA
- David L. Katz, MD, MPH
David L. Katz, MD, MPHDirector, Yale Prevention Research Center
- Mark Liponis, MD
Corporate Medical Director, Canyon Ranch
- Candace Pert, PhD
Neuroscientist and author
- Philipp Scherer, PhD
Director of the Touchstone Diabetes Center at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
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Interpersonal Neurobiologist UCLA School of Medicine/Mindsight Institute
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