Are diets for the mind instead of the body?

Is it the mind we need to train rather than the stomach with weight issues?

Data suggests one third of women are on a diet at any given time. 57% of women tried to lose weight in 2016.  Dieters create energy deficits through calorie restriction and science shows we may be on the wrong path. Scientists at Loughborough university discovered we have a hunger hormone called ‘Ghrelin’:  Researchers found the hunger hormone increased when we denied ourselves food. Source: Journal Medicine and Science In sports and exercise. Daily Mail 2016

Ghrelin is a hormone that increases appetite, and also plays a role in body weight. Levels of leptin -- the appetite suppressor -- are lower when thin and higher when you're fat. Leptin is the hormone, made by our fat cells, decreasing appetite. 

Is it a case of mind over matter?

Certainly, our comfort zone is involved with the hormone oxytocin, giving us the feeling of being satisfied.  Our Hypothalamus is involved in regulating our hunger and thirst . A dysfunction neurologically and hormonally is more to the point regarding both dehydration and over eating. 

Dissolve and Resolve Emotions (D.A.R.E) is a new cutting edge therapy that investigates hormonal dysfunctions in women’s health issues and weight disorders. Emotions and hormones are involved to a greater extent in the choices we make when eating, more than we know or understand. 

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