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Serotonin and Weight Loss

EnFuse Staff

Category: Health & Wellness

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, and author of the New York Times bestseller “the Fat Flush diet”, was recently interviewed about the latest update to her previous work and offered five insights into why many of us struggle to lose weight.   

Serotonin and Weight Loss

Dr. Gittleman briefly addresses serotonin deficiency as a hidden culprit when it comes to weight gain. [1]

“Serotonin is a powerful brain chemical that profoundly affects your mood, so knowing whether you’re deficient is a key first step to overcoming troubling mood and impulse control problems.” – [2]

Listed below are a handful of symptoms and considerations that may be associated with / or indicate / influence a serotonin deficiency (there is a more exhaustive list of symptoms associated with serotonin deficiency; these are just a few associated with proper weight management) -

  • Depressed outlook
  • If you are a woman (women tend to fall prey to serotonin deficiency more often than men)
  • Cravings for sweets & starches
  • Sleeplessness and / or insomnia
  • Anxiety and / or apprehension

This article took us astray briefly from the main points that Dr. Gittleman outlined during her interview with GreenMed Info / Valerie Burke, MSN.  However, serotonin deficiency is an important consideration when it comes to your weight and wellness goals.

“It is believed that with adequate serotonin levels in the brain and its proper functioning, most of us will trend towards being positive, happy, confident, flexible, and easygoing”; all of which are important emotional fixtures when it comes to addressing our weight and wellness goals. ”[2]

* Stay tunes as we continue our exploration into hidden factors of weight loss.

* Note of importance: these write-ups are simply intended to serve as a catalyst for conversation between like-minded people. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.[3]

In Health,
Team EnFuse



[1] Want to read the interview directly? Click here- http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/5-strangest-reasons-you-re-not-losing-weight-and-what-do

[2] University Health News discusses serotonin deficiency here- http://universityhealthnews.com/daily/depression/7-serotonin-deficiency-symptoms-that-you-can-identify-yourself/

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