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    Hey. I know there are a lot of people doing the Leptin Reset. I am sure that I need it, but am having a hard time figuring out the best way to get all that protein when I get up. A little about me: I commute about an hour from my home, I have 2 toddlers that I take to daycare before work. I tried to start last week, got up early to eat my 50g protein (eggs and steak) and nearly threw up from all the food. I could not eat it all. I need to probably eat a more protein dense item in the morning so my quantity of food is smaller. I would love to hear what you are doing that works well for a quick, smaller meal.

    Thanks!
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    eat less at night. youll be hungrier in the morning. 50 grams of protein really isnt that much food. a few eggs and a small (5-6oz) piece of steak should get you there easily
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    • #3
      Thanks. I will try that. The idea of a shake seamed good, but I'm not sure what I would put in it since I can't have fruit or whey. Does anyone make shakes and what do you put in them?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by mommyrunmommy View Post
        Hey. I know there are a lot of people doing the Leptin Reset. I am sure that I need it, but am having a hard time figuring out the best way to get all that protein when I get up. A little about me: I commute about an hour from my home, I have 2 toddlers that I take to daycare before work. I tried to start last week, got up early to eat my 50g protein (eggs and steak) and nearly threw up from all the food. I could not eat it all. I need to probably eat a more protein dense item in the morning so my quantity of food is smaller. I would love to hear what you are doing that works well for a quick, smaller meal.

        Thanks!
        Here's what I do... I'll make an12 egg frittata w/ sausage, mushrooms, spinach, onions..etc on sunday night. or eggs cups for the whole week. I'm working on getting up earlier - b/c I now have to start working on site w/my clients, instead of working from home. I've started showering at night - so I don't have to do my hair or anything...just throw on a little makeup, work clothes, get the kids up, get them changed etc...get them downstairs and heat up the frittata w/ some sausage or yogurt for the kids. I try to have every one sitting down to eat bkfst by 7am... doesn't always work out...but we're getting more efficient... If I didnt' make something for bkfst the night before - I'll do leftovers... or I'll get up earlier to make my eggs/meat and get the kids started on their breakfast by 7.... the egg cups are great - b/c each is 1 egg + meat...and its a nice treat for each kid... good start to a good day for them... I'd need 4 egg cups + some meat to = my 50g of protein...but eh....if its one less thing to make in the am... it makes life easeir

        btw - it may take a while for you to adjust to eating more food at bkfst... one of my go to bkfst is a 3egg omelet and a salmon burger....quite tasty!
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        SW 190lb
        Leptin Reset Redux (1Sep 2011) SW 170lbs
        25 Sep 2011 160lbs
        1 Dec 2011 158lbs!
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        • #5
          Originally posted by mommyrunmommy View Post
          Thanks. I will try that. The idea of a shake seamed good, but I'm not sure what I would put in it since I can't have fruit or whey. Does anyone make shakes and what do you put in them?
          You want to stay away from shakes as they can provide an insulin spike.
          Georgette

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          • #6
            You just have to find something you like enough to eat a lot of it in the morning. (For me, it's hamburger with onions and shredded cheese. Yum!) You'll probably do best to eat leftovers from the night before.
            I'm retraining and strengthening my taste buds, one primal meal at a time.

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            • #7
              The egg muffins is a good idea - maybe eating the eggs plain was the problem. I definately will try that. I would love to feed my kids before they go to daycare - they eat an aweful SAD there. I thought also that I could do bacon burgers (no cheese) wrapped in lettuce - which I love - but I would need like 8 - 9oz of beef to get 50g.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by geostump View Post
                You want to stay away from shakes as they can provide an insulin spike.
                I remember seeing on the Jack Kruse site that he makes shakes with eggs - that's what I meant, not whey or other protein powder.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mommyrunmommy View Post
                  The egg muffins is a good idea - maybe eating the eggs plain was the problem. I definately will try that. I would love to feed my kids before they go to daycare - they eat an aweful SAD there. I thought also that I could do bacon burgers (no cheese) wrapped in lettuce - which I love - but I would need like 8 - 9oz of beef to get 50g.
                  yup our kids get SAD at dcp - but Its 1 meal... we focus really hard to get the protein/fat combos in... its funny dd is now telling the other kids at dcp you need to eat protein and fat to get guns like me (Imagine a 3yo show you her gun show!) Its been 2months since we moved the kiddos to eating this way and even w/the SAD at dcp - the kids are responding well to the food and the choices...

                  heck make up some heroin wings the night before and have some of those w/bkfst! We're having some for dinner... made them last night so dinner would be ezpz
                  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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                  • #10
                    Heroin wings are da bomb!!
                    Georgette

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Shijin13 View Post
                      yup our kids get SAD at dcp - but Its 1 meal... we focus really hard to get the protein/fat combos in... its funny dd is now telling the other kids at dcp you need to eat protein and fat to get guns like me (Imagine a 3yo show you her gun show!) Its been 2months since we moved the kiddos to eating this way and even w/the SAD at dcp - the kids are responding well to the food and the choices...

                      heck make up some heroin wings the night before and have some of those w/bkfst! We're having some for dinner... made them last night so dinner would be ezpz
                      I wish I could make the heroin wings - they look so good - but I need to avoid dairy. My kids are such zombies in the morning, they are almost 3 and 4 years old. We leave the house at 6:30am. I am working on finding a job closer to home, so that we won't have to leave so early. I definately would rather them eat breakfast with me, but not sure if they will. We will see.
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                      • #12
                        Another stressed out North Cal commuter here, and I don't even have kids. The egg cup thing is a lifesaver. I usually do a big cook on Sunday. I make egg cups with some meat and whatever veg I have that needs to get used up, and then some big meat thing to eat with salads while I'm at work. I've done meatloaf in muffin tins, too, and it works out great. I bring all my lunches for the week into work with me on Monday and stash it in the fridge. One less thing I have to think about in the morning before work.

                        Planning ahead like this makes it easier for me to be good with my eating. I don't often get caught short where I have to rely on finding something to eat at the local restaurants.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by geostump View Post
                          Heroin wings are da bomb!!
                          oh hell yeah!! dd ate 4 whole wings by herself... the boy ate 2! BIG HIT in our house!
                          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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                          • #14
                            I have leftover dinner, or a 4 egg omelet w cheese. I no longer do 50 gr, I stepped down To 30 once I was LS. But leftover dinner was my trick, easy and quick to reheat.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by DaisyEater View Post
                              Another stressed out North Cal commuter here, and I don't even have kids. The egg cup thing is a lifesaver. I usually do a big cook on Sunday. I make egg cups with some meat and whatever veg I have that needs to get used up, and then some big meat thing to eat with salads while I'm at work. I've done meatloaf in muffin tins, too, and it works out great. I bring all my lunches for the week into work with me on Monday and stash it in the fridge. One less thing I have to think about in the morning before work.

                              Planning ahead like this makes it easier for me to be good with my eating. I don't often get caught short where I have to rely on finding something to eat at the local restaurants.

                              This is an awesome Idea about making food for your lunch on the weekends!!! LOVE It... think I'm going to try adopting some of it....
                              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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