Ghrelin is a hormone produced in the gut. It is often termed the hunger hormone, and sometimes called lenomorelin. It travels through your bloodstream and to your brain, where it tells your brain to become hungry and seek out food. Ghrelin's main function is to increase appetite. It makes you consume more food, take in more calories and store fat. The higher your levels, the hungrier your get. The lower your levels, the fuller you feel and the easier it is to eat fewer calories. So if you want to lose weight, lowering your ghrelin levels can be beneficial. In Conclusion: Ghrelin is a hormone that sends a signal to your brain to feel hungry. It plays a key role in regulating calorie intake and body fat levels.
What Causes Ghrelin to Rise?
Ghrelin levels typically rise before a meal, when your stomach is empty. Then they decrease shortly after, when your stomach is full. 

By taking My Shape™ 20-30 minutes before you eat you promote the feeling of fullness and eat less. Yet, regardless of how much body fat you have, ghrelin levels increase and make you hungry when you start a diet. This is a natural response by your body, which tries to protect you from starvation. During a diet, your appetite increases and your levels of the "fullness hormone" leptin goes down. Your metabolic rate also tends to decrease significantly, especially when you restrict calories for long periods of time. For obvious reasons, these adaptations can make it significantly harder to lose weight and keep it off. Your hormones and metabolism adjust to try to re-gain all the weight you lost. 

In Conclusion: Ghrelin is a very important hunger hormone. It plays a major role in hunger, appetite and food intake. Because of this, it can have big effects on your success with weight loss and maintenance. By using My Shape™ plan, you can avoid the yo-yo dieting that causes large fluctuations in weight and negatively affects your hormones. 

By taking My Shape™ 20-30 minutes before you eat you promote the feeling of fullness and eat less.