leptin resistance quiz

Your leptin resistance quiz:

If you answer “yes” to more than one of these, I suggest finding out if you are leptin resistant.

  1. Is it difficult for you to lose weight?
  2. When you go on a diet, can you drop some pounds but still look flabby?
  3. Do you hold onto weight in your midsection, no matter how much you try to lose it?
  4. Do you have trouble keeping weight off?
  5. Are you constantly hungry?
  6. Do you crave sugary foods and get “hangry” if you don’t get your fix?
  7. Are you stressed out a lot?
  8. Do you have high triglycerides?
  9. Do you have high blood pressure?

Your leptin resistance reversal guide:

1. Find out for sure.

I run a simple blood test to measure leptin levels. Optimal fasting leptin levels should be 4 to 6 ng/dL. The reason why this lab is not commonly run in mainstream medicine? There’s no medication for it. If there was—believe me—everyone would be tested for high leptin.

2. Clean up your sleep habits.

DVR Jimmy Fallon, turn off your smartphone, and get yourself to bed! People with poor sleep habits and subsequent altered circadian rhythms have increased rates of leptin resistance.

3. Don’t eat too late.

For better leptin balance, avoid the late-night snacks. Eating after 8 p.m. has been associated with higher leptin levels and weight gain in various research studies.

4. Calm your life.

Stress is no bueno for your health in so many ways, but high levels of stress and cortisol definitely increase leptin—another reason to bring some mindfulness and self-care into your life. You can thank me later.

5. Get your omegas.

A healthy intake of omega fats from wild-caught fish is one of the best ways to balance out leptin levels. Plant-based omega fats such as flax oil can also be fine to bring into your routine, but the bioavailability can be low for people struggling with leptin resistance.

6. Calm your inflammation.

Since inflammation is one of the main factors in leptin resistance, bring anti-inflammatory foods into your routine. Try out my one-day diet to start balancing out inflammation levels.

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