Are Neurotransmitter Deficiencies Making You Fat
Are you battling killer sugar cravings and bad episodes of binge eating that are putting a handbrake on your fat loss and body comp results?
Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that transmit information throughout the brain and body. Neurotransmitters control the way you think along with many other bodily functions.
The neurotransmitter Serotonin is responsible for mood, sleep, satisfaction, anger regulation and body temp.
If you are deficient in Serotonin you may experience problems sleeping deeply, cravings, binge eating, depression/anxiety, low libido and digestive disorders.
So if you are finding yourself scrolling Instagram for #donuts or #cheatday all too often and constantly giving in to sugar cravings and binge eating it might not necessarily be a will power problem you might be deficient in Serotonin.
Neurotransmitters can become depleted through stress, poor diet, drugs (prescription and recreational), alcohol, caffeine and neurotoxins.
Addiction can be linked to neurotransmitter deficiencies. You will seek out substances that balance your biochemistry out.
So if you have low Serotonin you will be more likely to seek out substances that raise Serotonin levels. High sugar foods are a way to do this and your brain and gut knows it. This can lead to uncontrollable cravings and and binge eating behavior.
How to boost Serotonin?
Sunlight, exercise, sufficient sleep, carbs, improve gut health.
Supplements that help to increase Serotonin and efficiency of Serotonin.
B vitamins, magnesium, vitamin d, inositol, omega 3, rhodiola, 5htp and phosphatidylserine.
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