Do gastrointestinal (gut) hormones affect my weight?

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You better believe it! Gastrointestinal, or gut, hormones play a major role, both direct and indirect, in your eating habits and how your body processes the nutrients it takes in. By communicating with your brain, these hormones not only regulate how fast you metabolize nutrients, but also how hungry you feel and even how your brain “rewards” you for eating. By using these hormones to your advantage, Olumia Life helps you eat healthy and lose weight without calorie counting or fasting.

As one example of how gut hormones affect weight, when you eat, your body begins to release gastrointestinal hormones. These let your stomach know, among other things, how fast to let food go into the rest of your digestive tract. How does this help you lose weight? When your stomach stays full longer, you don’t feel hungry. Also, when your stomach empties more slowly, your blood sugar doesn’t spike up as much, which in turn means you don’t need to pump out as much insulin to carry it away. (Check our answers to questions about insulin efficiency and insulin resistance to learn more about why this is so important.)

Moreover, other G.I. hormones are released letting your brain know the stomach is full. When this happens, the brain stops sending out signals that you’re hungry and is able to stop “rewarding” you for eating more food so that eating extra stops feeling good.

You feel satisfied, not hungry.

Just by knowing how to use gastrointestinal hormones, Olumia makes it simple to use them to your advantage. You’ll be able to stay satisfied longer, meaning less overeating and fewer between-meal snacks.

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