The Complete Skinny On Obesity Analysis

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After watching the video, “The Complete SKinny on Obesity”, I was able to narrow down the eight points to the three main points I thought were the most interesting. The first point I’ll talk about is called Hunger and Hormones - A Vicious Cycle. When we eat, leptin is the hormone that tells our brain that we have had enough. It is what is suppose to limit our intake of food. Leptin is from fat cells therefore when someone is obese, they have high levels of leptin. When diabetics take insulin, it lowers their blood sugar which sends sugar fat to storage. More insulin means more fat. Insulin blocks leptin at the brain which make us feel hungry all the time. When diabetics take insulin, it stores energy and makes them feel more hungry, and since …show more content…
This point talks about how we are eating more which clearly means something is wrong. Some coming to the conclusion that the signals in the brain must not be working for some reason. Leptin is not being recieved by the brain therefore causes us to feel like we are starving all the time. A chemical called dopamine found in the brain that relates to pleasure. When food is good we eat more of it, which can be a bad thing. This can lead to overeating. One thing wrong with food that tastes good is that is actually isnt satisfying, we continue to eat fast foods because it tastes good but it never seems to satisfy. I can relate to this because MacDonald’s always sounds good be it never tastes as good as it …show more content…
Tip one being get rid of all fruit juices because even though they may seem healthy with the words “fruit” and containing “vitamin c” there are other, healthier options. The second tip being keep insulin down, eat carb with fiber which will lessen the insulin response because blood sugar won’t go up as high. This will help to not repeat the cycle. The third tip being wait 20 minutes before a second portion because we have 22 feet of intenstines. This being said it takes the food to travel 22 feet before we reach satiety. Without that feel it is easy to overeat. The last tip is to by screen time with activity. If you watch tv for an hour, then go ride a bike for an hour. With being in college these tips really stuck out to be becasue without all the sports and the down time college can have, it’s important to still stay healthy and active. These are some simple ways to do

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