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    I'm doing a leptin reset but I am curious about one thing.It calls for a high fat/high protein breakfast (makes sense), however, if you are trying to burn excess fat stores, wouldn't you want to eat less fat so your body begins burning what you already have stored?
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    No.

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    • #3
      I see a lot of conflicting info, can you clarify?
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      • #4
        First you need to train your body to efficiently burn fat, then when you cut back on it in your food after a few weeks, you'll be burning your own instead of dietary sources.
        Crohn's, doing SCD

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
          First you need to train your body to efficiently burn fat, then when you cut back on it in your food after a few weeks, you'll be burning your own instead of dietary sources.
          aha see I guess that's what confused me. Because that makes perfect sense but nowhere that I am reading tells you to reduce fat once you're in ketosis!
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          • #6
            That would depend on your goals. Now that I'm at maintenance, I do not restrict fat. To lose body fat, should I choose to do so, I would just go a day or two eating lean.
            Crohn's, doing SCD

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            • #7
              Yeah I have fat to lose, so once I have "reset" I'll def cut back on my fat intake. Thanks for clarifying, I was kinda baffled.
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              • #8
                I don't think if you eat a big protein/fat breakfast that it's enough to prevent you from using your body fat. You'd have to eat your whole day's worth of calories to do that.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                  I don't think if you eat a big protein/fat breakfast that it's enough to prevent you from using your body fat. You'd have to eat your whole day's worth of calories to do that.
                  I don't fast for the rest of the day...do you mean a whole days worth of calories in one meal?

                  I dunno about this leptin thing. The more I read the more conflicting info I get and it doesn't make much sense.
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                  • #10
                    I dunno about this leptin thing. The more I read the more conflicting info I get and it doesn't make much sense.
                    It's a fad and hobby for people who want "an answer"
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                    • #11
                      yeah it seems to me that you can easily go into ketosis by just following primal and cutting carbs. No need to add more fat than I already was eating.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Drea6681 View Post
                        I don't fast for the rest of the day...do you mean a whole days worth of calories in one meal?

                        I dunno about this leptin thing. The more I read the more conflicting info I get and it doesn't make much sense.
                        No, I mean if you eat eggs and bacon for breakfast that's not going to prevent you from losing weight even if you eat a man-sized portion of them. Only if you overeat way more than you really need.

                        I was eating 3-4 eggs plus a 6oz steak all cooked in butter for breakfast for a while and losing weight easily. After a while, that was too big a breakfast for me so I would eat half as much. I wouldn't worry about the leptin reset thing. But a nice protein/fat breakfast can keep you from needing to snack all day. It's worth a try.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                          No, I mean if you eat eggs and bacon for breakfast that's not going to prevent you from losing weight even if you eat a man-sized portion of them. Only if you overeat way more than you really need.

                          I was eating 3-4 eggs plus a 6oz steak all cooked in butter for breakfast for a while and losing weight easily. After a while, that was too big a breakfast for me so I would eat half as much. I wouldn't worry about the leptin reset thing. But a nice protein/fat breakfast can keep you from needing to snack all day. It's worth a try.
                          Yeah it's not the eggs and bacon so much as the portion and ALL the fat that's required for the proper leptin reset. Seems counterproductive.
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