Intense exercise will prevent an increase in ghrelin, which works with the brain to signal hunger.
Get a good night's sleep and eat lots of berries and red veggies that are full of antioxidants. This will increase your body's production of leptin, which works with your brain to suppress appetite and maximize the amount of calories you burn.
Replace carbohydrates with monounsaturated fats (avocados, olives, etc.) in order to maximize adiponectin production. Adiponectin allows your muscles to use carbs for energy, boosts your metabolism, and can even curb your appetite.
Limit your daily intake of starches or grains and instead try to get your carbohydrates from fruits and veggies. This will release more insulin into your body, which helps with muscle recovery and muscle building.
Opposite of insulin, glucagon breaks down carbohydrates and turns them into energy. Maximize glucagon levels by eating foods with a good source of protein.
Cholecystokinin, or CCK, is a hormone that keeps you feeling full. Eat foods that contain both protein and fat in order to reap the benefits of this hormone.
This hormone increases fat burn and turns it into energy. Epinephrine can also suppress the appetite. Exercise, particularly interval training, will release this hormone.
Growth hormone works with fat cells to break down and burn stored fat, turning them into energy. Intense exercise and sleep maximize the production of this hormone.