Dieting Fuels Binge Eating and Overeating

Let’s talk HUNGER HORMONES & APPETITE

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What happens when you eat foods in a ‘normal’ situation when you are not on a diet?

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Empty Stomach —> more grehlin (hunger) = increase appetite

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Filling Stomach —> less grehlin, more CCK, GLP-1, PYY (satiety hormones) = reduce appetite so you stop eating. End of story and you get on with life as normal until your next meal.

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Now what happens to your appetite when you’ve been on a diet?

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You feel HUNGRIER when you’ve come off a diet :

  1. Both the satiety hormones (Leptin, CCK, GLP-1, PYY, Oxyntomodulin) AS WELL AS the hunger hormones (Grehlin, Neuropeptide Y) increase after we’ve deprived ourselves of food.

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