Dopamine, Serotonin & Weight Loss!
Dopamine and serotonin are both neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that regulate countless functions and processes in your body, from sleep to your metabolism. 🧠
While dopamine and serotonin affect many of the same things, they do so in slightly different ways.
Dopamine plays a big role in motivation and reward. 🏆
If you’ve ever worked hard to reach a goal, the satisfaction you feel when you achieve it is partly due to a rush of dopamine. 👍🏼
Besides the many pleasures dopamine brings, this substance naturally suppresses appetite and aids in weight loss. Many researchers today agree that dopamine is one of the reasons why foods can be addictive.
We also know stress stimulates the production of dopamine, which provides us with more energy, drive and motivation, just like addictive stimulants chocolate 🍫, caffeine ☕️, sugar 🧁 and even cigarettes 🚬.
This means we can become addicted to food and stress as we can to stimulants simply because we’re searching for a dopamine rush.
As most people know, serotonin is often associated with happiness and good moods.
Rather than thinking of serotonin as a mood booster, think of it as a natural mood regulator, making you feel emotionally stable, less anxious, more tranquil and even more focused and energetic. 😃
Serotonin keeps moods stable and should prevent any major fluctuations in happiness, which is why serotonin deficiency is often associated with depression. 😔
Serotonin does much more than regulate mood❗️
Serotonin is nature's own appetite suppressant. This powerful brain chemical CURBs cravings and shuts off appetite. It makes you feel satisfied even if your stomach is not full. 🤭
Three (3) ways you can increase your serotonin and dopamine levels…
Supplementation 💊… like inositol❗️
Inositol is often referred to as vitamin B8, but it is not actually a vitamin.
Inositol is a substance found naturally in cantaloupe, citrus fruit and many fiber-rich foods such as...
- Brown Rice
- Sesame Seeds
- Wheat Bran
It’s a type of sugar that influences the insulin response and several hormones associated with mood and cognition. 😁🧠
Inositol also has antioxidant properties that fight the damaging effects of free radicals in the brain, circulatory system and other body tissues. 🦠
Inositol also helps with the production of the "feel-good" hormones serotonin & dopamine. When you address serotonin and dopamine you can often get control of the stress and binge eating triggers.
Try Complete Body Labs CURB...
Whether you're trying to lose weight, maintain your current weight or just stay healthy, at some point you're going to get hungry. 😋
Simply eating whenever the urge strikes isn't always the healthiest response and that's because hunger isn't as straightforward as you may think. 🤔
The ingredients in CURB...
… like Inositol...
can help you resist hunger cravings and make shedding fat pounds easier.