Optimize your body’s secret weight-loss weapons with these 8 essential hormones.
1. Leptin is a type of hormone called an adipokine that is released exclusively from fat cells. Leptin interacts with your brain to get your body to eat less and burn more calories. The more body fat you have, the more leptin your fat cells will release. However, too much body fat leads to too much leptin being released — a condition called leptin resistance. When this occurs, your brain becomes numb to leptin’s signal.