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  • #46
    Originally posted by Apex Predator View Post
    Sounds like you would be a good candidate for the leptin reset program.
    I haven't read through the whole tread but this was my thoughts too. You snack far too much, even though total daily cals seem low. Mangoes are full of sugar too. I would make dark chocolate no kore than a weekly treat.

    If I were you, I would up my protein and fat, but aim at 2 meals a day, and never skip breakfast. Sounds like you need to curb that snack-habit. I think you sound like you are Leptin-resistant. Speaking of experience, I was like that myself 2 months ago.

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    • #47
      I listed all possible snacks. I certainly don't eat all of that in one day. I normally have 1 snack time since I usually skip breakfast.

      I gave IF a go this week and was happy with it. Im a bit skeptical of how I'll handle leptin reset if I have to eat 50g of potein for bfast.

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Glamorama View Post
        I haven't read through the whole tread but this was my thoughts too. You snack far too much, even though total daily cals seem low. Mangoes are full of sugar too. I would make dark chocolate no kore than a weekly treat.

        If I were you, I would up my protein and fat, but aim at 2 meals a day, and never skip breakfast. Sounds like you need to curb that snack-habit. I think you sound like you are Leptin-resistant. Speaking of experience, I was like that myself 2 months ago.
        Why 2 meals instead of 3 (as the leptin reset prescribes)? I'm just interested!
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        • #49
          I cannot agree with the advice about starting some Primal Blueprint Fitness more. I don't have access to a scale here, so keeping track of my results on my "Lift Heavy Things" days (which actually involves doing the 5 Essential Movements, where the only heavy thing I lift is myself!) and seeing the progress I make each time has been a real help for me to keep motivated and see results in the very short term.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by gina.g View Post
            I listed all possible snacks. I certainly don't eat all of that in one day. I normally have 1 snack time since I usually skip breakfast.

            I gave IF a go this week and was happy with it. Im a bit skeptical of how I'll handle leptin reset if I have to eat 50g of potein for bfast.
            Ok makes sense. The 50 grams is very hard at first. Heck it was hard for the entire 8 weeks. But it helped me and fixed issues I've had for an entire lifetime. I don't snack anymore. I'm too full. I don't crave. I sleep deeply. I'm extremely strong without actually doing much. No PMS or moodiness. I feel full faster (this happens after 6 weeks on the reset). I'm losing weight, mostly around my waist. All I can say is: stick it out and you will benefit from it. At least try.

            As many overweight users here have figured out, IFing by skipping breakfast does a world of damage if your hormones aren't right. Seeing you're most likely LR, you should do IFing once it's all sorted. I started 2 weeks ago. I do big breakkie at 7.30 am, big lunch at 2 pm, if I wish to IF, then that's it for the day. Most days I have a snack of berries and coconut around 7 pm though.

            If you decide to explore this avenue, make sure you read up on Dr Kruse's site, and use the monster-huge Leptin-thread in the forum. It's supportive and you learn lots.

            It works for most people, although some people haven't been successful. As I said before, it's the easiest way to try an sort out the hormonal issues that hot us overweight in the first place.

            FairyRae: I. Simply too full to fit in 3 meals. Most days are 2 meals +1 small snack, except for my days of IFing, where I skip the snack.

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            • #51
              I wouldn't start messing around with IF'ing etc until you way down the track. You're only one month in, just stick to the PB as prescribed for a few months to a year and concentrate on getting healthier and fitter, you won't need to worry about losing body fat it will just happen.
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              If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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              • #52
                I just thought it would be appropriate for me

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                • #53
                  I's also recommend forgetting about deliberately IFing - at least until you're within about 20lb of your goal weight. I'd suggest eating regularly and aiming for around 50-70g of carb a day.

                  Personally I've found eating lots of protein, non starch veg, berries, fish and eggs and drinking lots of water works for me. Fats are naturally in my meat, fish and eggs so other than a bit of oil for cooking I don't see any need to eat fat for fats sake.

                  Nuts I think is a very bad idea and shouldn't be eaten at all if you're trying to lose weight.

                  I did far better with weight loss while I was avoiding all dairy - I now know that my system is OK with a limited amount - but I've found just by adding a bit ie a cafe latte a couple of times a week and a tub of Greek style yogurt it seems to have increased my craving so if you can cut them out completely I'd advise that, but either way they definitely need to be severely limited if you want to lose weight.

                  Do you also do some exercise - Ie walk the dog, go swimming, ride a bike for 30 mins a day as I think this really helps both with stress levels and generally getting you're body working properly (not chronic cardio like an aerobics or step class as you'd need to up your carbs to do those).

                  Hang in there - even 5lb a month will add up and the most important thing is you've stopped the rot - rather than think Aww its only 5lb try thinking - Yes I'm now in control of my eating and I haven't put any more on so I will get back to where I want to be rather than end up as 300lb plus in a few years.
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