Give Your Appetite a Rest



It only takes a night of sleep deprivation to increase levels of ghrelin (the hormone that triggers hunger) and decrease levels of leptin (which suppresses hunger). As a result, your body thinks you're starving, which spikes cravings for high-fat and high-calorie foods, says Ann E. Rogers, PhD, RN, an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.


By B. R.

Take your appetite out of overdrive


Part 5

See if you can picture this: It's after dinner and you're as stuffed now as that flounder was when you started eating it. You swear you couldn't eat another bite. Along comes the dessert cart, and all of a sudden you have an almost uncontrollable appetite for the death-by-chocolate torte. Easy to envision? We thought so.

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