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  • My Leptin Reset - With Photos

    I have been doing Atkins since March 2009. In April 2010, I continued Atkins, but with a Paleo/Primal slant after reading The Primal Blueprint and visiting this website.

    I am one of the success stories in the book The New Atkins For a New You (2010). The reason I am in the book is that I have severe hormonal imbalances and have a really hard time losing weight, even compling with the Atkins guidelines 100%.

    I am taking bio-identical progesterone, thyroid and testosterone. I have visceral fat that I just cannot budge and I've been on a quest to find a solution.

    Starting on March 8, 2011 - at 150 pounds and 36.5% body fat - I did The 6-Week Cure For the Middle-Aged Middle (2009), and I did lose - down to 145.2 pounds with 32.8% body fat - but, facing shoulder surgery, my cortisol shot up and I gained back all the weight within two weeks, even though I was still following the protocol.

    Starting April 22, 2011, I did a three-week round of homeopathic hCG. I started out at 148.6 pounds with 36.6% body fat. I did lose again - down to 138.2 pounds with 31.4% body fat - but as soon as I went back to regular low carb eating, I gained all but two pounds of it back.

    So here I am. I started the Leptin Prescription three days ago on July 10, 2011. Here are my beginning stats:

    55 - age
    5'3" - height

    12" - neck
    10.75" - bicep
    36.25" - bust
    31" midriff
    31.875" - waist
    35.875" - navel
    39.625" - hips
    22.375" - thigh
    13.5" - calf
    279.875" - total

    0.506 - waist-to-height ratio
    0.804 - waist-to-hip ratio

    146 lbs.
    51.5 lbs. body fat (35.3%)
    94.5 lbs. lean mass (64.7%)

    This is my dream goal:

    11.875" - neck
    26.125" - waist
    37.25" - hips

    0.415 - waist-to-height ratio
    0.701 - waist-to-hip ratio

    132 lbs.
    33 lbs. body fat (25%)
    99 lbs. lean mass (75%)

    To reach my goal, I need to lose 1/8" around my neck, 5-3/4" around my waist and 2-3/8" around my hips. I need to lose 18.5 pounds of body fat and gain 4.5 pounds of lean mass.

    Here are my starting photos:



    I am also lifting weights for 15 minutes once a week, according to the protocol in Body By Science (2008), which I started over three weeks ago. I am hoping that the combination of this and the Leptin Reset will be my magic bullet.
    Last edited by RSL; 07-13-2011, 06:13 AM.
    Rebecca

    Right click here to watch me lose 22.5 pounds of body fat and gain 5.5 pounds of muscle in only 5 months right before your eyes in this cool morphing video!

    Click the banner below to visit my blog:

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    Feb 2009 - 158 pounds - 43.6% body fat
    Aug 2013 - 138 pounds - 34.3% body fat
    So far, lost 19.8 pounds of body fat and gained 1.8 pounds of lean mass
    Goal - 136 pounds - 30% body fat
    Still need to lose 6.4 more pounds of body fat and gain 4.2 more pounds of lean mass

  • #2
    Looking good to start with..damn I wish I was looking like you right now!!! So jealous...
    The most depraved type of human being is the man without a purpose. ~ Ayn Rand
    What's your purpose? Mine is Optimal Health.

    Converted to PB November 2010
    SW 190lb
    Leptin Reset Redux (1Sep 2011) SW 170lbs
    25 Sep 2011 160lbs
    1 Dec 2011 158lbs!
    GW ~135lbs
    5'3"
    Mother of 2, and wife to a kick ass husband...trying to contain chaos and havoc on a daily basis

    My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread40609.html

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    • #3
      My Daily Guidelines

      Here is what I am going to do for the next eight weeks:

      Eat 50 grams of protein with liberal fat and little to no carbs for breakfast, immediately upon rising.
      Fast for 5-6 hours between breakfast and lunch.
      Eat a normal lunch, limiting total carbs to 12.
      Fast for 5-6 hours between lunch and dinner.
      Eat a normal dinner, limiting total carbs to 13.
      Eat nothing between meals.
      Eat dinner no later than 6 pm, 3-4 hours before bedtime.
      On weight lifting days, lift weights after dinner.
      Be in bed reading by 9-9:30 pm and lights out by 9:30-10 pm.
      Last edited by RSL; 07-13-2011, 06:14 AM.
      Rebecca

      Right click here to watch me lose 22.5 pounds of body fat and gain 5.5 pounds of muscle in only 5 months right before your eyes in this cool morphing video!

      Click the banner below to visit my blog:

      sigpic

      Feb 2009 - 158 pounds - 43.6% body fat
      Aug 2013 - 138 pounds - 34.3% body fat
      So far, lost 19.8 pounds of body fat and gained 1.8 pounds of lean mass
      Goal - 136 pounds - 30% body fat
      Still need to lose 6.4 more pounds of body fat and gain 4.2 more pounds of lean mass

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Shijin13 View Post
        Looking good to start with..damn I wish I was looking like you right now!!! So jealous...
        Gee, thanks! If you want to see how I started out in March 2009, click here.

        I would love to hear your goals, if you would like to share them...
        Rebecca

        Right click here to watch me lose 22.5 pounds of body fat and gain 5.5 pounds of muscle in only 5 months right before your eyes in this cool morphing video!

        Click the banner below to visit my blog:

        sigpic

        Feb 2009 - 158 pounds - 43.6% body fat
        Aug 2013 - 138 pounds - 34.3% body fat
        So far, lost 19.8 pounds of body fat and gained 1.8 pounds of lean mass
        Goal - 136 pounds - 30% body fat
        Still need to lose 6.4 more pounds of body fat and gain 4.2 more pounds of lean mass

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        • #5
          Day 1 Results

          DAY 1 RESULTS

          Click here to see my full menu for Sunday.

          2029 calories
          167.9g fat (74.5%)
          104.6g protein
          24.8g total carbs
          11.3g fiber
          13.5g net carbs

          Today - 12" neck, 31.75" waist, 39.625" hips - 35.1% body fat
          Yesterday - 12" neck, 31.875" waist, 39.625" hips - 35.3% body fat
          Waist decreased 1/8"
          Body fat decreased 0.2%

          Today - 51 lbs. body fat - 94.4 lbs. lean mass - 145.4 lbs.
          Yesterday - 51.5 lbs. body fat - 94.5 lbs. lean mass - total 146 lbs.

          Lost 0.5 lbs. of body fat and 0.1 lbs. of lean mass
          Last edited by RSL; 07-13-2011, 07:21 AM.
          Rebecca

          Right click here to watch me lose 22.5 pounds of body fat and gain 5.5 pounds of muscle in only 5 months right before your eyes in this cool morphing video!

          Click the banner below to visit my blog:

          sigpic

          Feb 2009 - 158 pounds - 43.6% body fat
          Aug 2013 - 138 pounds - 34.3% body fat
          So far, lost 19.8 pounds of body fat and gained 1.8 pounds of lean mass
          Goal - 136 pounds - 30% body fat
          Still need to lose 6.4 more pounds of body fat and gain 4.2 more pounds of lean mass

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          • #6
            I am looking at your profile picture and you look great, then I clicked on your you tube clip (very sweet) and your face looks great. Now I am sure genetics is on your side, but you are proof that after 40 you do not have to choose between your face and your arse with this WOE.

            I cannot believe you are 55. Good luck with the leptin reset.
            Life. Be in it.

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            • #7
              Low Carb Diets and the Prevention and Treatment of Neurogenerative Diseases

              Originally posted by Belforte View Post
              I am looking at your profile picture and you look great, then I clicked on your you tube clip (very sweet) and your face looks great. Now I am sure genetics is on your side, but you are proof that after 40 you do not have to choose between your face and your arse with this WOE.

              I cannot believe you are 55. Good luck with the leptin reset.
              Wow! I'm going to hang around here more often! I needed the affirmation!

              My father is 82 and looks around 70, so I do have good genes for sure.

              On the other hand, my mother died at 62 of the hereditary form of ALS, as did her father at age 59. My paternal grandfather died of Parkinson's, and my 50-year-old sister was just diagnosed with Alzheimer's. So I'm not as blessed genetically as it would appear from the outside.

              As a matter of fact, I started a website to show the research behind the positive impact of low carb diets on neurodegenerative diseases. You can visit my Facebook page, which links to the website, Alzheimer's Disease - Prevention and Treatment.

              If you "Like" it on Facebook, it will help to spread this crucial information.

              I am determined to avoid the hereditary diseases that have devastated my family, through proper nourishment, ketogenic fueling and supplements.

              And I am determined to look dang good in the process.
              Rebecca

              Right click here to watch me lose 22.5 pounds of body fat and gain 5.5 pounds of muscle in only 5 months right before your eyes in this cool morphing video!

              Click the banner below to visit my blog:

              sigpic

              Feb 2009 - 158 pounds - 43.6% body fat
              Aug 2013 - 138 pounds - 34.3% body fat
              So far, lost 19.8 pounds of body fat and gained 1.8 pounds of lean mass
              Goal - 136 pounds - 30% body fat
              Still need to lose 6.4 more pounds of body fat and gain 4.2 more pounds of lean mass

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              • #8
                Day 2 Results

                DAY 2 RESULTS

                Click here to see my actual menu for Monday:

                2176 calories
                173.4g fat (71.7%)
                123g protein
                30.8g total carbs
                15.8g fiber
                15g net carbs

                Awake - 6:00 am
                Breakfast - 6:20 am - 7:00 am
                Lunch - 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
                Dinner - 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

                The goal is to eat within 30 minutes of waking up, lunch 5-6 hours after breakfast, dinner 5-6 hours after lunch and 4-5 hours before bed. I missed those marks, so I'm going to try to do better today.

                Ideally, my schedule would be:
                Awake at 6:00 am, weigh and measure
                Breakfast starts at 6:15 am and ends at 6:30 am
                5.5 hours between breakfast and lunch (no snacking)
                Lunch starts at 12:00 pm and ends at 12:30 pm
                5 hours between lunch and dinner (no snacking)
                Dinner starts at 5:30 pm and ends at 6:00 pm
                (No snacking after dinner)
                In bed reading by 9:00 pm and lights out by 10:00 pm
                12 hours between dinner and breakfast


                I weighed and measured this morning.

                Today - 12" neck, 31.5" waist, 39.625" hips - 34.8% body fat
                Yesterday - 12" neck, 31.75" waist, 39.625" hips - 35.1% body fat
                Waist decreased 1/4"
                Body fat decreased 0.3%

                Since starting 2 days ago:
                Waist decreased 3/8"
                Body fat decreased 0.5%

                Today - 50.6 lbs. body fat - 94.8 lbs. lean mass - 145.4 lbs.
                Yesterday - 51 lbs. body fat - 94.4 lbs. lean mass - total 145.4 lbs.

                Lost 0.4 lbs. of body fat and gained 0.4 lbs. of lean mass
                Lost 0 lbs. on the scale

                Since starting 2 days ago:
                Lost 0.9 lbs. of body fat and gained 0.3 lbs. of lean mass
                Lost 0.6 lbs. on the scale

                Yesterday, I went to bed at 9:15 pm and read until 9:40 pm. I slept through the night in my blacked out bedroom ( I even cover my alarm clock numbers to block out the light) and woke up without an alarm at 5:10 am this morning.
                Last edited by RSL; 07-13-2011, 07:22 AM.
                Rebecca

                Right click here to watch me lose 22.5 pounds of body fat and gain 5.5 pounds of muscle in only 5 months right before your eyes in this cool morphing video!

                Click the banner below to visit my blog:

                sigpic

                Feb 2009 - 158 pounds - 43.6% body fat
                Aug 2013 - 138 pounds - 34.3% body fat
                So far, lost 19.8 pounds of body fat and gained 1.8 pounds of lean mass
                Goal - 136 pounds - 30% body fat
                Still need to lose 6.4 more pounds of body fat and gain 4.2 more pounds of lean mass

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                • #9
                  Looks like you are getting off to a great start.

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                  • #10
                    You look amazing! I am thrilled that you are trying to find the magic bullet for you. I am on a quest for the same but don't spend nearly as much time doing the measuring and weighing, it would drive me nuts. I will be reading your blog more often! Congratulations, and that video is wonderful!!! Hugs!

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                    • #11
                      Thanks, Paleobirdy and IrishRoses!

                      I do accounting work for a living and have always been fascinated with numbers, calculators and spreadsheets, so I find it fun and relaxing to track everything, not to mention informative. Knowledge is power!
                      Rebecca

                      Right click here to watch me lose 22.5 pounds of body fat and gain 5.5 pounds of muscle in only 5 months right before your eyes in this cool morphing video!

                      Click the banner below to visit my blog:

                      sigpic

                      Feb 2009 - 158 pounds - 43.6% body fat
                      Aug 2013 - 138 pounds - 34.3% body fat
                      So far, lost 19.8 pounds of body fat and gained 1.8 pounds of lean mass
                      Goal - 136 pounds - 30% body fat
                      Still need to lose 6.4 more pounds of body fat and gain 4.2 more pounds of lean mass

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                      • #12
                        DAY 3 RESULTS

                        Click here to see my actual menu for yesterday.

                        2186 calories
                        184.8g fat (76.1%)
                        105.5g protein
                        25g total carbs
                        10.3g fiber
                        14.7g net carbs

                        Awake - 5:10 am
                        Breakfast - 5:30 am - 6:05 am
                        5:55 hours fasting
                        Lunch - 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
                        5:45 hours fasting
                        Dinner - 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

                        The goal is to eat within 30 minutes of waking up, lunch 5-6 hours after breakfast and dinner 5-6 hours after lunch and 4-5 hours before bed.

                        I weighed and measured this morning.

                        Today - 12" neck, 31.5" waist, 39.625" hips - 34.8% body fat
                        Yesterday - 12" neck, 31.5" waist, 39.625" hips - 34.8% body fat
                        Neck, waist and hips stayed the same
                        Body fat decreased by 0%

                        Since starting 3 days ago:
                        Waist decreased 3/8"
                        Body fat decreased 0.5%


                        Today - 50.4 lbs. body fat - 94.4 lbs. lean mass - 145.4 lbs.
                        Yesterday - 50.6 lbs. body fat - 94.8 lbs. lean mass - total 145.4 lbs.

                        Lost 0.2 lbs. of body fat and lost 0.4 lbs. of lean mass
                        Lost 0.6 lbs. on the scale

                        Since starting 3 days ago:
                        Lost 1.1 lbs. of body fat and lost 0.1 lbs. of lean mass
                        Lost 1.2 lbs. on the scale


                        Yesterday, I went to bed at 9:15 pm and read until 9:45 pm. I did not sleep well - lots of tossing and turning - in my blacked out bedroom ( I even cover my alarm clock numbers to block out the light) and woke up without an alarm at 5:50 am this morning.
                        Rebecca

                        Right click here to watch me lose 22.5 pounds of body fat and gain 5.5 pounds of muscle in only 5 months right before your eyes in this cool morphing video!

                        Click the banner below to visit my blog:

                        sigpic

                        Feb 2009 - 158 pounds - 43.6% body fat
                        Aug 2013 - 138 pounds - 34.3% body fat
                        So far, lost 19.8 pounds of body fat and gained 1.8 pounds of lean mass
                        Goal - 136 pounds - 30% body fat
                        Still need to lose 6.4 more pounds of body fat and gain 4.2 more pounds of lean mass

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                        • #13
                          My FIL dies of Alzheimers 3 years ago and like your family, there certainly is a genetic predisposition. So I will be very interested in your site.

                          I trained to be an accountant and I cannot think of anything worse then counting and measuring!

                          Actually the idea of staring at 50 grams of protein within 30 minutes is too much, at the moment I can barely face my 3 eggs.

                          But I am fascinated by this leptin reset idea so I will be following.
                          Life. Be in it.

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                          • #14
                            Let me know what you think of the site after you look at it, okay?

                            It is still a little forced for me to eat my 3 eggs, ounce of cheddar and 3 thick slices of bacon as soon as I get up, but I do it. At this point, I would be willing to stick needles in my eyes if I thought it would help! Eating till I'm stuffed? Not that big of a deal!
                            Rebecca

                            Right click here to watch me lose 22.5 pounds of body fat and gain 5.5 pounds of muscle in only 5 months right before your eyes in this cool morphing video!

                            Click the banner below to visit my blog:

                            sigpic

                            Feb 2009 - 158 pounds - 43.6% body fat
                            Aug 2013 - 138 pounds - 34.3% body fat
                            So far, lost 19.8 pounds of body fat and gained 1.8 pounds of lean mass
                            Goal - 136 pounds - 30% body fat
                            Still need to lose 6.4 more pounds of body fat and gain 4.2 more pounds of lean mass

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                            • #15
                              Excellent! Glad more people are realizing the wonderful advantages of the leptin program.
                              WWW.SUGARAHOLICS.COM

                              I was a sugarbaby; meaning since I was born I was given lots of sugar, and ate lots of processed foods, especially sweets until I was into my thirties. Most people in the west were/are sugarbabies.

                              “How does today’s youngster educate his sense of taste? By submerging it in a sea of sugar from the time he gets up to the time he goes to bed.” W. Root and Richard DeRochemont, Eating in America (1976)

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