Do gastrointestinal hormones affect my appetite?

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Affecting your appetite is one of the primary roles of gastrointestinal hormones. As soon as you start to eat, gastrointestinal hormones are released that tell your body to prepare for food. Once you’ve eaten, other hormones let your brain know that it’s time to stop. In fact, they can even slow down how fast your stomach releases food into your intestines.

For example, the G.I. hormone peptide YY is detected by your brain when you’ve eaten enough food. This lets the brain know that you shouldn’t feel hungry anymore and that it should no longer release “pleasure” chemicals if you continue to eat. This helps you “feel” full and also keeps you from overeating.

Other hormones, known as the incretins, among other things, tell your stomach to hang on to food a bit longer in order to process nutrients from your food more efficiently. This means you physically are fuller for longer.

When working in concert, though, is when you get really great results from your gastrointestinal hormones. Think about it, eating the right foods to optimize these hormones means you not only stay full, you feel more full, and eating more doesn’t even feel that great.

That’s some great news for a diet!

Because understanding and utilizing your gastrointestinal hormones plays a major role in a successful diet, it’s a primary component of Olumia Life. Using Olumia for your fitness goals will allow you to maintain a long-term, successful diet without fasting, calorie counting or a “trendy” gimmick.

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