Insulin is the hormone of hunger that most people are bound to know about. It controls your blood sugar levels, how the body stores and consumes fat, as well as the amount of energy you have during the day. When your blood sugar is high, your body produces insulin to store the excess glucose (sugar) in your blood as fat in order to reduce blood sugar to healthy levels. Alternatively, when your blood sugar is low, your body converts stored fat to glucose to provide your body with energy.
By controlling what and when you eat, you can control your blood sugar levels to cause your body to burn fat for energy, rather than the sugar you normally consume. This means avoiding processed foods and grains. Build your meals around healthy fats, protein and vegetables and also aim to workout a few days a week. These steps will help to deplete your glycogen stores and lose weight.