Rigorous Honesty, in the search of recovery from gross obesity. Mainly opinion, not advice. Some speculation, some errors, some fiction.
Sugar, grain and processed products are not food. Omega 6 oil and dairy should be mainly avoided.
what i'd like to know is, do other molecules imitate it, in the body! does it have competitors -- that kind of thing! interesting stuff....
does it have competitorsyes ... Leptin
do other molecules imitate it...yes... it is a peptide, so some protein will digest into orexin and orexin like... perhaps wheat (glutin group)...nuts...
sorry -- i missed that, reading too fast the first time. since, as Kindke says, leptin secretion is encouraged by glucose going the lipogenesis route in adipocytes, i would expect to be more hungry than i am, having little to compete with the orexin. however, my VLC diet seems to suppress appetite quite a bit, and the ghrelin which SHOULD "activate" the orexin is in lower supply and my rock-steady blood sugar inhibits it too. (thinking out loud here....)VERY interesting indeed, Fred -- thanks!
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