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    I want to start eating only 2 meals a day. I know it's ok in the leptin reset. I usually have three, but honestly I feel better when I don't eat, so want to do it as least as possible whilst still getting all the nutrients I need. I've just been through a rough patch with food intolerance reactions and want to give my digestion a bit of a break.

    What two times of the day are best to eat?

    Thx in advance!
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  • #2
    You should eat when you're hungry.
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    • #3
      On leptin reset you need to eat within 30 minutes of waking, right? So thats mealpoint 1. You also need to eat at least 3 hours or so before going to sleep if I'm correct. 16 hours is the sweetpoint for fasting. And I think leptin resets requires at least 5 hours between meals. So that means you'll have to eat your second meal between 5 and 8 hours after breakfast .

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      • #4
        I think you should eat when you are (truly) hungry. My non-preggers self seemed to prefer 2 meals a day - a mid-day-ish meal and evening. Basically, skip breakfast.
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        • #5
          natalia,

          You eat a BIG all protein breakfast 1st thing in the morning, and you eat dinner. Lunch is optional IF you are hungry.
          * How big of a breakfast? Big enough so you don't want to snack before or after lunch.
          * Never Ever snack between meals - it messes up your liver
          * Never snack after dinner, same reason
          * If you want to skip lunch, eat an even bigger breakfast.
          * If you are not hungry for supper, your breakfast was too big, scale back.
          Dr. Kruse suggests 50 grams of protein for breakfast as a starter. Adjust your breakfast per the above rules.

          For more, see this link:
          http://tinyurl.com/Dr-Kruse-References

          I no longer eat 50 grams of protein for breakfast, and I skip lunch every day because I am just not hungry for it.
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          • #6
            Our two meals a day consist of a high protein "breakfast" at 10:30am and dinner at 6pm. Starting with high protein we are full all day.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by honeybuns View Post
              Our two meals a day consist of a high protein "breakfast" at 10:30am and dinner at 6pm. Starting with high protein we are full all day.
              Neurologist Dr. Kruse will never agree with this. It is essential to eat breakfast 1st thing in the morning, to preserve the Circadian Rythm in the brain. Dr. Kruse will agree with your dinner by 6:00 PM.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Grizz View Post
                Neurologist Dr. Kruse will never agree with this. It is essential to eat breakfast 1st thing in the morning, to preserve the Circadian Rythm in the brain. Dr. Kruse will agree with your dinner by 6:00 PM.
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                • #9
                  If you're doing Leptin Reset, then your IF will take place between breakfast and dinner (skip lunch). If you're not doing LR, it's easiest to begin fasting right after dinner, skip breakfast, and enjoy lunch.
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                  • #10
                    I do best by skipping breakfast and eating just lunch and dinner. If you find you are super hungry when you wake up, try something else. I am not hungry in the least until around lunch time. If I eat breakfast early, I am hungry all day.

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                    • #11
                      Me too, two meals a day and I eat as late in the day as possible. Nowadays I can push my first meal until 5 or 6 or 7 PM, with a (smaller) finale a few hours later in the evening.

                      Actually, I've found that these late meals make the next day's fasting super easy, that's the trick, and I just figured it out; stop eating too early in the day, and the next you'll be hungry.

                      Here is what I do:
                      Meal 1: Carbs + protein -- usually follows a workout
                      Meal 2: Fat + veggies (and some protein)

                      I have to admit though, around 3 and 4 o'clock at work, I could eat (I just way prefer to exercise fasted--non-negotiable, and I've been this way for years--and that requires waiting to get home and eating later).
                      Last edited by Orchid; 10-28-2011, 09:43 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Grizz View Post
                        Neurologist Dr. Kruse will never agree with this. It is essential to eat breakfast 1st thing in the morning, to preserve the Circadian Rythm in the brain. Dr. Kruse will agree with your dinner by 6:00 PM.
                        MY LEPTIN PRESCRIPTION | Jack Kruse

                        Grizz
                        Is this guy a bot or something?
                        Starting a post with "person/program xy will not agree with this" sounds either stupid or like a bot.

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                        • #13
                          I do better skipping lunch. My leptin doesn't need resetting but I still like the big Dr. K style protein breakfast, just because I do. So I eat breakfast around 9 and dinner around 5. That is also, technically a 16/8 IF a la Martin at leangains. So which guru is making me slim and healthy? I don't care.

                          I think when to skip/have meals all comes down to mix of personal preference and practicality, what you like and what fits in your schedule.

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                          • #14
                            There's no "magic" to two meals a day. I lost plenty of weight eating five meals a day. Now I see that as silly and time consuming but it didn't negate my weight loss. It can aid in caloric restriction if you're not ravenous when it's finally meal time and you overeat.

                            I typically eat once or twice a day but I do have coffee with cream in the morning and stay well-hydrated. That kills my appetite unless I got crappy sleep the night before.

                            Perhaps try just having coffee in the morning and seeing if you're genuinely hungry? Or take it a step back -- are you hungry each time you eat? Try eating when you're hungry and see where that takes you. There's nothing wrong with three meals per day if that best suits your hunger and lifestyle.

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                            • #15
                              I agree that there is no "magic" number for everyone. I tried the warrior diet thing of only one meal a day and found I tended to overeat and then collapse in a stupor for several hours. Rather a waste of time. I also tried 3 meals as officially set out in the leptin protocol but I just wasn't hungry enough for a third. So I wound up in the middle with two.

                              I do think that the multiple mini-meals thing is not healthy. I agree with Dr. K. there that if you are constantly pouring food into your body, your body will stay in storage for later mode i.e fat creation not burning.

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