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Clueless101

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Posted: 07 May 2013, 04:35
Deb had posted this in March. I wanted to bring it over. How is it working for you Deb?


Leptin reset rules
Those rules are:
* eating within 30 minutes of waking up
* Front loading protein, working my way up to 50grams for breakfast
* 3 meals a day NO SNACKS
* Meals spaced 4 - 6 hours apart
* Last meal a minumum of 4 hours before bed
* If over a BMI of 30 NO EXERCISE,(love this!!) BMI 25-30 heavy weight lifting in the evening only, BMI 25 or under HIIT + weightlifting (he thinks cardio is the devil.. I like this

Rule 1: NEVER eat after dinner & NEVER snack between meals.
Rule 2: Eat three meals a day (permissible to skip lunch if not hungry)
Rule 3: Do not eat large meals (as in pigging out ).
Rule 4: Eat a huge all protein Breakfast within ½ hour of waking (50 grams of protein)
Rule 5: Reduce the amount of carbohydrates eaten. 25gms or less if trying to lose fat
Rule 6: Eat a Tablespoon+ Coconut Oil at every meal if you are trying to lose fat
• you can dial the protein down if your craving are controlled. sleepiness is definitely a sign that your hypothalamus is remapping. Keep going.
bunniee23

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Posted: 07 May 2013, 14:30
Thank you for reposting! I may give this a try starting tomorrow. I've been eating close to 30 g protein for breakfast and it keeps me satiated for 5-6 hours. It will be interesting to see what effect 50 g has on my appetite.

I'm already used to not eating after dinner, and not exercising is okay by me. Wink
Clueless101

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Posted: 07 May 2013, 16:02
I tried it again today but I eat around 30g of protein at breakfast.
2Bhealthy4me

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Posted: 07 May 2013, 16:06
Clueless101 wrote:
Deb had posted this in March. I wanted to bring it over. How is it working for you Deb?


Leptin reset rules
Those rules are:
* eating within 30 minutes of waking up
* Front loading protein, working my way up to 50grams for breakfast
* 3 meals a day NO SNACKS
* Meals spaced 4 - 6 hours apart
* Last meal a minumum of 4 hours before bed
* If over a BMI of 30 NO EXERCISE,(love this!!) BMI 25-30 heavy weight lifting in the evening only, BMI 25 or under HIIT + weightlifting (he thinks cardio is the devil.. I like this

Rule 1: NEVER eat after dinner & NEVER snack between meals.
Rule 2: Eat three meals a day (permissible to skip lunch if not hungry)
Rule 3: Do not eat large meals (as in pigging out ).
Rule 4: Eat a huge all protein Breakfast within ½ hour of waking (50 grams of protein)
Rule 5: Reduce the amount of carbohydrates eaten. 25gms or less if trying to lose fat
Rule 6: Eat a Tablespoon+ Coconut Oil at every meal if you are trying to lose fat
• you can dial the protein down if your craving are controlled. sleepiness is definitely a sign that your hypothalamus is remapping. Keep going.


I'm doing really good I think. I can now stomach up to 60gm of protein for breakfast with the added fat in my coffee and the HWC in my shake I get a lot of calories early in the day. I find that I'm not much interested in eating anything later in the afternoon and my desire for snacking is disappearing. Not sure its affecting my weight yet but I think that will come, I'm still shrinking according to my friends so that's all good.
bunniee23

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Posted: 07 May 2013, 17:22
Clueless101 wrote:
I tried it again today but I eat around 30g of protein at breakfast.


If I add a small Greek yogurt to my breakfast of eggs & bacon or sausage, that will boost the protein to 46 g. Close enough!

I could add a protein shake, but the protein powder I have doesn't taste very good. Doubt
bunniee23

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Posted: 11 May 2013, 00:03
Before I started the leptin reset, I was trying to lower my daily protein intake below 80 g. This is hard now that I start out the day with 45-50 g. I'm going to continue the leptin reset through the end of May, and not worry about limiting protein right now. One thing at a time.

I'm not going to weigh in until the end of the month also, so I can give the leptin reset a fair chance. TOM is a week away so my weight is going to be wonky anyway.
Clueless101

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Posted: 11 May 2013, 12:54
This is helping me. I have broke over and had 2 small snacks. Today I kept fat low and got 30g of protein, that did not hold me over as well as having a little higher fat breakfast. 30g of protein seems to do well for me. It does make it a challenge to keep protein under 80g for the whole day. I try sometime to skip lunch but I just can't seem to make it. Aunt Flo stood me up this month.
bunniee23

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Posted: 11 May 2013, 14:25
PMS induced hunger is starting to get to me, and I had lunch for the first time since starting the leptin reset. Well, if you can call eating 2 tablespoons of peanut butter mixed with a teaspoon of coconut oil and drinking bulletproof coffee "lunch". Smile

Eating 40-50 g protein at breakfast the last few days has made it possible for me to go as long as 8 hours between meals. Today was only 6 hours, but I'm already getting used to not snacking between meals or after dinner.
Clueless101

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 20:20
How was it today Lisa? That PMS hunger is a game changer!
bunniee23

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 01:34
It's funny, I was not very hungry at all today. I was kind of distracted though by watching a marathon session of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Smile
Clueless101

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Posted: 14 May 2013, 05:43
Found this podcast with Jack Kruse and Jimmy Moore. I haven't finished listening yet, but it is good so far.Smile

http://www.thelivinlowcarbshow.com/shownotes/4119/474-dr-jack-kruse-low-carb-neurologist/
Clueless101

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Posted: 14 May 2013, 05:44
Lisa and Deb, do you get awfully sleepy after breakfast? I get soo sleepy. What causes that?
bunniee23

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Posted: 14 May 2013, 08:14
I don't get sleepy after breakfast, but I do drink a lot of coffee. Maybe it's an insulin response to certain foods? Higher insulin can trigger release of tryptophan.
Clueless101

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Posted: 14 May 2013, 11:57
Don't know if this is for me. I tried upping my protein this morning and almost got down 40 g at 6am. Got kinda gross by that point. Then I immediately felt zapped like I could lay down and sleep for a week. I was hungry by 10:30. Ate lunch, meat and cheese mostly. Again I feel awful, very tired and sleepy. I know my thyroid is off pretty bad right now but this is the worst I have felt, after high protein meals.
I also need to do my kundalini yoga videos, it is the only help I have for my thyroid, No insurance and no Dr or meds right now. Leptin reset says no exercise till 5 pm. I really need to do the yoga early so I can get thru the day.
I know the yoga helps my thyroid, it is kind of amazing. There are specific exercises for thyroid and within days of starting back my Carpel tunnel is almost gone, diarrhea disappeared after the first day of the exercises (I had diarrhea at every single meal for 6 days straight).
So I guess I am trying to decide if LR is right for me?
If I knew why it makes me so sleepy it might make more sense. But It seems to make me feel worse. Maybe I am to sensitive to all the protein?
Clueless101

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Posted: 14 May 2013, 12:37
Ok the Fog just lifted, It is very weird. Took about an hour and a half and the tiredness just went away like suddenly. That is the weirdest feeling. I was so tired I felt like I could fall asleep in the floor, then boom, it was over.
Clueless101

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Posted: 14 May 2013, 12:44
Deb wrote ... sleepiness is definitely a sign that your hypothalamus is remapping. Keep going.
bunniee23

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Posted: 14 May 2013, 13:43
That's weird, I guess sometimes we have to feel worse before things get better. I've actually been sleepy a few times, but attributed it to taking benadryl after I had an allergic reaction to a bug bite. I switched to a topical benadryl cream and haven't felt sleepy today. Oh and it works way better than hydrocortisone cream!
2Bhealthy4me

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Posted: 14 May 2013, 14:26
Since we can post links here, here's the forum link to the Leptin RX at Dr. Kruse's blog

Leptin RX page-user questions and answers

not sure if you have to register to see it though.
bunniee23

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Posted: 14 May 2013, 16:21
Thanks for the link! I can read the forum, you just have to register in order to post. It's kind of neat to see that Dr. Kruse participates and responds to questions.
robbelkk

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Posted: 15 May 2013, 15:23
I am really interested in this...I'm struggling lately and not feeling very motivated. I'm sticking to LC foods but going crazy and just literally stuffing my face. It seems like I find ways to turn something good into something bad and sometimes finding something "new" to get excited about helps me shake things up a bit and gives me some new motivation to stick to a plan...I'm going to scope out the link above - is that the best way to learn more about this reset?