GALANIN AFFECTS WEIGHT LOSS:
- Galanin is a brain hormone that regulates the body's desire for fat and carbohydrates.
- As galanin levels rise, so does your desire to eat fatty and high-carbohydrate foods.
- The more galanin you make, the more fat you store, so it is critical to make less galanin.
- Keeping insulin under control is the key to decreasing the craving for fatty and high-carbohydrate foods.
- Increased insulin also stimulates more galanin.
- Eating more protein curtails galanin release. Balanced meals (proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and fiber) are the key to keeping galanin under control.
- Galanin production naturally rises from the late morning into the late afternoon.
- Getting adequate protein (21-28 grams) for breakfast and lunch will help to reduce the production of galanin.
- Stress also produces increased levels of galanin.