Battling Holiday Hunger Hormones

The Holiday Season can be tough when it comes to managing hunger when confronted with so many delicious foods! While controlling cravings or food fantasies has a mental component, the ideograph below shows the physiology involved in balancing the two competing hunger hormones: Leptin (which makes you feel full) and Ghrelin (which makes you feel hungry). The same solid Labrada Nutrition Guidelines apply: small frequent meals, high protein, adequate fiber, and staying well hydrated (with water that is!) can help control our hunger, so temptation doesn’t get the better of us.

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