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tobelowcarber 07-26-2012 10:57 AM

Leptin Reset Challenge
 
Hi!
I am starting to check-in for those who want to do Leptin Reset. I just started cold turkey yesterday. My goal is to get rid of carb binging and loose 5-10 lbs. I think this plan should be easy for me to follow, as I love breakfast and I love to eat meat in the morning.

There is lots information on Jack Kruse website and Mark's Daily Apple. I am not sure if I am allowed to post the link. Also there is a book "Mastering Leptin"

Thread is very informative:
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ma...tin-reset.html

Basics of the diet:

- Eat at least 50 grams of protein breakfast within 30 minutes of waking
- Allow 4-5 hours between meals
- Eat 3 meals a day, paleo or primal diet
- Keep carbs at 50 or below (25 if obese)
- No snacking - black coffee or tea OK but no cream, no calories
- Allow at least 3-4 hours between dinner and bedtime
- No aerobic exercise or weight lifting until LS (leptin sensitivity) is re- established, walking is OK

Anyone is Welcome to join me!

tobelowcarber 07-26-2012 11:17 AM

My starting weight is 122.4. I will at first keep my carbs at 10-15 gr a day max. I don't know if I can skip my morning weight lifting routine. I am a morning person and have the most energy in the morning. Maybe this will change after I follow the leptin reset for some time.

Yesterday I ate the following:
B: 1/2 lb baked wild salmon (around 45 gr protein)
L: egg salad (3 HB boiled eggs, 2 tbl homemade mayo)
D: I was not hungry, so I only had 1 cup lettuce and 1/8 lb leftover salmon with little olive oil and lemon

Today so far

B: 2 lamb chops (around 40 gr pr), 2 egg whites and 1 egg cooked in ghee (13 gr pr)
L: 4 oz rabbit loin and 3 oz roasted cauliflower
D: will probably be a salad with lettuce, cucumber, leftover rabbit and HB egg

adillenal 07-26-2012 11:26 AM

I have been following the Mastering Leptin guidelines for awhile now along with JUDDD. Mastering Leptin doesn't say how much protein to eat for breakfast or when just to eat a high protein breakfast everyday. No skipping. Allow 5-6 (might be 6-7) hours between meals, no snacking. There are 5 guidelines and that is just three. Hmmm. Can't remember the other two offhand.
Will follow along if I can remember.

tobelowcarber 07-26-2012 12:11 PM

Hello adillenal- I remember you from JUDD forum. Nice to see you here :) I left JUDD as I could not control the cravings even though I ate lower carb. 500 cal DD were to drastic for me.
That's great that you combine the 2 together. I have only been doing the leptin rest for 2 days and my appetite is amazingly under control. Maybe one day I can combine JUDD and leptin reset with higher calories on DD.

adillenal 07-26-2012 03:38 PM

I think the no snacks and eating 3 meals a day is my key. Oh I remembered the fourth rule - allow 11-12 hours between dinner and breakfast. I never eat after 7pm and probably need to move that up to 6pm.
I usually eat 350 calories on DD. I eat a good breakfast 250 calories with 2 eggs + 2 egg whites, coffee with HWC and then turkey slices and pickle spears for lunch, broth or nothing for dinner and it is pretty easy to get through the day.

kittycitygirl 07-26-2012 06:10 PM

Subscribing

Want to get back to this, but the next couple weeks won't allow me to get a good solid start, so doing LC as best I can till schedule improves.

I did this winter-spring and had success. I advise reading up as it explains reasons for rules.

Hope you get results too!

adillenal 07-26-2012 07:14 PM

If you are addressing me, I have read Mastering Leptin more than once. I tend to read a bit each night just to keep me motivated. And since there is soooo much information in the book, I need to review. Again since off hand I failed the pop quiz on what are the five rules.

kittycitygirl 07-26-2012 08:56 PM

Just advising in general for anyone that is reading through the posts here.....not you in particular. As you know from your readings, it makes more sense as to why it works and why it is important when you know the reasoning behind it.

Patlaf 07-26-2012 11:17 PM

The Golden Years thread has some very good info re Leptin. You can find it in the sticky for Rosedale recipes.

Rule No. 5 is reduce the amount of carbs eaten.

Pat

tobelowcarber 07-27-2012 03:40 AM

Welcome-kittycitygirl

Pat- Thanks! I will check the Golden Years thread

I spent half of the day yesterday reading Jack Kruse's website. Interesting stuff.

I am not sure if I can adhere to the no excercise in the morning rule. I did my weight lifting this morning on an empty stomach.
Off to make some nice breakfast now.

adillenal- do you know if Mastering Leptin book talks about excercise?

adillenal 07-27-2012 05:29 AM

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Originally Posted by tobelowcarber (Post 15831248)
Welcome-kittycitygirl



I am not sure if I can adhere to the no excercise in the morning rule. I did my weight lifting this morning on an empty stomach.
Off to make some nice breakfast now.

adillenal- do you know if Mastering Leptin book talks about excercise?

Yes, it does. He has a whole chapter on the science but on page 84 he talks about doing aerobics between meals or first thing in the morning before eating. Then go longer not faster and when finished do not eat until there is ahunger signal and then eat immediately.
Chapter 32 is all about the reasons for doing exercise. He mentions strength training but I can't find where he talks about WHEN to do it. He specifically says aerobics before eating in the morning though.

adillenal 07-27-2012 05:36 AM

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Originally Posted by kittycitygirl (Post 15830897)
Subscribing

Want to get back to this, but the next couple weeks won't allow me to get a good solid start, so doing LC as best I can till schedule improves.

I did this winter-spring and had success. I advise reading up as it explains reasons for rules.

Hope you get results too!

I agree about reading and reading and reading. Mastering Leptin has a LOT of information in it and I learn more every chapter I read over again. I try to re read a chapter every night just before I turn out the light.

Rule 5 is the one I do not always do BUT I am eating fresh veggies from our garden which has not slowed down my weightloss so I feel they are good for me. High carbs maybe but not processed or grains. When I have grains it is in the form of whole oat groats.

tobelowcarber 07-27-2012 09:19 AM

Thanks adillenal! I just ordered the book from amazon

Today's eats:

B: 7 oz veal cuttlets cooked in olive oil, 3 oz roasted cauliflower (around 55 gr protein, 5 gr carbs)
L: canned salmon, 1 HB egg, 1 pickle, 3 oz roasted cauliflower, all mixed in w/2 tsp homemade mayo (39 gr protein, 5 gr carbs)
D: planning on having 2 oz leftover veal on a bed of lettuce and cucumber (around 5-6 carbs)

I can't believe how much less food I eat after the huge breakfast.

adillenal 07-27-2012 10:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tobelowcarber (Post 15832045)

I can't believe how much less food I eat after the huge breakfast.

I think that is why I am doing better on JUDDD now that I eat a big breakfast on DD's as well as UD's. Of course, 2 eggs + 2 egg whites is not particularly large but it fills me up.

tobelowcarber 07-27-2012 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adillenal (Post 15832179)
I think that is why I am doing better on JUDDD now that I eat a big breakfast on DD's as well as UD's. Of course, 2 eggs + 2 egg whites is not particularly large but it fills me up.

This is exciting. Maybe the Leptin Reset will get me ready to do JUDD again.

tobelowcarber 07-28-2012 01:31 PM

Doing great so far. No cravings, altough I am curious to see if this holds when my PMS arrives :)

Today's eats:
B: ground lamb cooked with cabbage, mashrooms, garlic, ginger and indian spices.
L: 3 HB eggs with mayo
D: Salad: lettuce, cucumber, 1 HB egg, olive oil, lemon

tobelowcarber 07-29-2012 08:37 AM

Today's menu:
B: 2 lamb chops, 1 egg and 2 whites scrambled (around 45 gr protein)
L: Tukey breast
D: lamb burger on oopsie rolls with lettuce, cucumber and mayo

quietnite 07-29-2012 01:08 PM

subbing

tobelowcarber 07-30-2012 02:12 PM

Felling more hungry today...don't know why. I think I really need 50 gr protein at breakfast and no less, because if I am just below 50 I am more hungry for lunch than if I am over 50. I think I will aim at 50-60 gr for the time being. Still sticking to 10-15 gr of carbs a day.

B: 4 oz lamb burger on oopsie roll with mayo, 2 HB eggs with mayo (45 gr protein)
L: 2 lamb chops, 3 oz steamed broccoli. Was still hungry so I had a lamb burger on oopsie roll and 1 HB egg
D: 1/2 lb baked coho salmon and 3 oz steamed broccoli

total 13 carbs

tobelowcarber 07-31-2012 02:43 PM

Increased my breakfast protein and did not feel as hungry

B: 1/2 lb baked salmon, 3 fried eggs (62 gr pr)
L: 2 portabella mushroom cups baked, topped with lamb burgers and mayo, turkey salad
D: lettuce and cucumber

tobelowcarber 08-01-2012 03:03 PM

Scale is up today- 124.4 (2 lb gain in 1 week). I know it is not possible that I gained 2 lb of fat. I did not eat additional 7000 cal !!!! I am trying not to get depressed over this. It is PMS time so that could be the reason for water weight. I have read on leptin reset thread that some people gain at the beginning of the reset, so maybe that's also at play.

Today, I have been super hungry. I am not so much cravings carbs but food in general. I am surprised with such a big breakfast, my cravings are still there. It is only been a week on LR, so I can't expect my PMS to go away. I wish it did :) As long as I can control my carb intake I am fine. I just can't give in. Today my carbs went up to 20 gr (still OK but I know I have to watch out)

B: 1/2 lb baked salmon, 3 fried eggs (around 60gr protein)
L: lamb stir-fry with mushrooms
D: was very hungry before preparing dinner so I ate 8 walnut halfs,
roasted cauliflower with 3 eggs on top, fennel and cucumber salad. Was still hungry so I had 2 extra eggs on oopsie rolls.

tobelowcarber 08-02-2012 03:49 AM

I am adding JUDD to the mix. I will allow myself higher calories on DD when needed. Today will be DD. Will report later on how the day progresses.

adillenal 08-02-2012 04:11 AM

UD for me (JUDDD)
B - 3 eggs + 2 egg whites (only prblem is this is too much for me and I can't finish it), coffee with 1 T HWC
L - Tuna salad lettuce wraps. No mayo in the tuna, cantaloupe, cookie (custodian is bringing her yummy homemade oatmeal cookies)
D - zucchini, ground meat and tomatoes, cantaloupe, watermelon

tobelowcarber 08-02-2012 11:56 AM

First DD with leptin reset. Feeling good today and eating is under control.

B: 8 oz lamb kebabs (marinated in little yogurt, ginger, garlic, spices) cooked in 1 Tbl olive oil 47 gr protein, 424 cal
L: Salad (lettuce, cucumber, tomato, dill pickels, 2 HB egg whites), 3 tbs dressing (yogurt, mustard, little oil, garlic powder, water) 95 cal, 13 carbs
D: HB egg whites if needed

565-633 cal

tobelowcarber 08-02-2012 01:00 PM

Reading "Mastering Leptin" and there are few things that I totally disagree with an author. I am surprised how ignorant he sounds. I and don't even want to finish reading the rest of the book.

1. He obviously hates Atkins-"The Atkins diet is the worst popular diet on the market. It seeks to solve insulin resistance by eliminating or drastically reducing carbohydrate. This type of calorie manipulation can work for a period of time; however, it turns individual into carbohydrate cripples..."

2. He thinks if you eat a steak for dinner- you will see 2-4 lbs gain next morning. Hello ??

3. He says that your morning weight should be be the same as evening weight. And if it is higher than you are doing something wrong. That's total non-sense!!!! Even if you only drank water for the rest of the day, your weight will be higher by at least 2-5 lbs.

These are the 3 things that stood up so far.

kittycitygirl 08-03-2012 07:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tobelowcarber (Post 15845592)
Reading "Mastering Leptin" and there are few things that I totally disagree with an author. I am surprised how ignorant he sounds. I and don't even want to finish reading the rest of the book.

1. He obviously hates Atkins-"The Atkins diet is the worst popular diet on the market. It seeks to solve insulin resistance by eliminating or drastically reducing carbohydrate. This type of calorie manipulation can work for a period of time; however, it turns individual into carbohydrate cripples..."

2. He thinks if you eat a steak for dinner- you will see 2-4 lbs gain next morning. Hello ??

3. He says that your morning weight should be be the same as evening weight. And if it is higher than you are doing something wrong. That's total non-sense!!!! Even if you only drank water for the rest of the day, your weight will be higher by at least 2-5 lbs.

These are the 3 things that stood up so far.

Agree with you. I've bee reading Jack Kruse's ideas.

jeaniem 10-13-2012 06:11 PM

Marika
You want to start posting here again or maybe we could start a BAB challenge thread? I don't really consider myself as doing the actual reset, but do like the big protein breakfast aspect.

kittycitygirl 10-13-2012 06:14 PM

Did someone say BAB?! IN!

jeaniem 10-13-2012 06:36 PM

Kitty
How do you do your BAB? I plan to eat the BAB when reasonable, not within 30 mins of waking. Also, I will add some carbs in as I know pure protein/fat as a meal doesn't hold me as long as adding a few carbs to the mix. I probably will only end up eating twice a day as the BAB usually allows me to skip lunch.

kittycitygirl 10-13-2012 07:49 PM

I usually do the 50 g within the 30. Few added carbs. Usually do beef since it is high protein.


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