Understanding how gut hormones work
Research indicates that every time you eat, your gut sends a signal to your brain to indicate how much food you have eaten. This signal uses satiety gut hormones. People who are overweight have fewer hormones thus they need more food to feel satisfied. People who go on a diet reduce the satiety gut hormone levels even further. Thus when on a diet they feel hungrier and even less satisfied. It is possible to use special diets and/or drug treatments to increase satiety to achieve long term weight loss and weight loss maintenance.
Listen to Professor Le Roux’s (International Obesity Expert and Head of Weight Management & Research at Medfit) interview with Pat Kenny
To find out more watch this video by Professor Carel Le Roux (International Obesity Expert and Head of Weight Management & Research at Medfit)