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    Katie's Leptin Reset Journal

    I apologize for doing a second posting of my thread, but I made a typo in the title. Being a little bit OCD, I can't leave it like that. So here's a new thread with a CORRECTLY spelled title. :-)

    Today was my first day of doing Dr. Kruse's Leptin Reset prescription. My husband is also doing this with me. He has much more weight to lose than I do. We've been following PB for six months now.

    Here are some stats:

    Katie
    Age: 22
    Height: 5'6"
    Weight: app. 173 lbs
    Size: 10-12, M-L shirts

    Daniel
    Age: 22
    Height: 5'6"
    Weight: app. 248 lbs
    Size: 38, XL shirts

    We don't keep a scale around, so we don't know our exact weight. I prefer not to obsess over it. Since beginning PB, I've lost body fat even though my weight hasn't fluctuated. I'll go get a tape measure tomorrow so I can provide our measurements. I plan on doing my kettlebell training on most evenings. It's hard to get my husband to exercise. We're working on it though.

    I intended to wake up at 6:30am to make breakfast and eat by 6:45am. There was an earthquake around 5:30am, which woke me up and I didn't want to get up when 6:30am came around. I ended up making breakfast close to 8:00am. I'll do better tomorrow. My husband has work at 9:00am, so I will definitely be more inspired to wake up.

    We only had two meals today: breakfast and dinner.

    Breakfast:

    Huge beef patty, about 5 oz
    3 eggs sunny side up
    1 tablespoons butter

    Total: 764 cals, 62.7g fat, 1.3g carbs, 47.8g protein

    Dinner:

    Chicken, two leg quarters
    Kale, about two cups
    1 tablespoons butter
    1/2 hass avocado

    Total: 1,016 cals, 68.8g fat, 20.6 carbs, 80.5g protein

    Today's total: 1,678 cals, 120.1g fat, 21.9g carbs, 128.2g protein
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    Day Two

    Again, I didn't get up as soon as I had hoped, but I had breakfast ready by 8:00am. It's hard to get up when it's not light out.

    Breakfast

    Two small beef patties
    Three eggs
    Butter

    672 cals, 49.4g fat, 1.3g carbs, 53.5 protein

    Lunch

    Pathetic salad from my school cafeteria -
    Lettuce
    Pork
    Salsa
    Hard boiled egg
    Red onion

    397 cals, 24g fat, 9.2 carbs, 35.2 protein

    Dinner

    Sockeye salmon with a butter, sage, balsamic glaze
    Pureed cauliflower with MORE butter

    893 cals, 53.7g fat, 10.8 carbs, 89.5 protein

    Today's total:
    1962 cals, 127.1g gat, 21.3g carbs, 111.8g protein

    I haven't worked out yet. The night is still young, so I may do some fun kettlebell things. :-)
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    It sounds as if you are on track. I've been doing leptin reset for a while now, and I'm not at all sure I'm there yet. I don't eat within 30 minutes of rising and Dr. Krause says that will prolong the reset. So be it. I now really look forward to a big breakfast and usually have a light meal around 2pm and dinner around 6-7. I'll be checking my reverse T-3 soon, and get a better idea of where I stand. Meanwhile, I'm looking forward to my pastured pork chop and duck eggs tomorrow morning.
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    I love pork chops and egg for breakfast. Holy moly! I've never tried duck eggs before! I'll have to find somewhere around me that sells them.

    dkd2001, if you don't mind my asking - have you seen much progress since starting the reset? Mostly in terms of fat loss?
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    Day Three

    Farmer's market day. Got some great veggies this morning, as well as some lard from pastured pigs from Prather Ranch. Again, I had trouble waking up at an earlier time. Got up at 7:30am this morning. I may have to gradually decrease the time I wake up everyday by about five minutes. Unless I have to be up, it's difficult to do. I like to awake to the sunlight.

    Just breakfast and dinner today. Had a little bit of chocolate today. I just input the FitDay nutritional profile of chocolate, although I consumed Dagoba 87% chocolate which is more low-carb and low-sugar than what they had listed. I'll deal with the inaccuracy. :-)

    Breakfast

    3 eggs
    A ton of pork breakfast sausage

    816 cals, 69.1g fat, 4.1g carbs, 42.7g protein

    Dinner

    Center-cut pork chop
    Lard
    Kale
    Butter
    Pureed cauliflower with sauteed garlic

    665 cals, 47.9g fat, 18.3 carbs, 43.4g protein

    Chocolate
    207 cals, 14.0g fat, 24.4g carbs, 1.6 protein

    Total
    1689 cals, 131.1g fat, 46.8g carbs, 87.7g protein

    I'll tell you what. Getting in 50g of protein in the morning is hard to do. My husband has a hard time stomaching that much meat in the morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katiethepiano View Post
    I love pork chops and egg for breakfast. Holy moly! I've never tried duck eggs before! I'll have to find somewhere around me that sells them.

    dkd2001, if you don't mind my asking - have you seen much progress since starting the reset? Mostly in terms of fat loss?
    I did the reset in July, and within 6 weeks I had all the signs of LS. I couldn't fit in 50 grams of protein past the 5 first weeks though, so gradually went down. These days I still follow protocol, but eat nothing from 20-50 grams of protein for brekkie and it keeps me full for 7 hours.

    I have been losing fat, not muscle. It's a very slow loss, ca 1 pd pr week. But as you can see from my sig, it's working. I also don't cheat with non-primal foods. Don't crave either. I have French cheese on pear once a week for lunch, and some 85% dark chocolate a couple of times weekly with lunch. I only started these treats recently. I'm sure I'd lose weight faster by cutting it out,but I actually don't eat enough calories in a day to feel energetic unless I throw in some treats/carbs occasionally. The reset made me feel full all the time! These days I have about 30-80 gr carbs daily.

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    Jack Krause just did a very long and detailed blog on the science behind the leptin reset. Make sure you have plenty of time when you read it -- but it sets out the rationale behind eating immediately after waking, the large breakfast, etc. I always do better when I've got some facts tucked under my belt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glamorama View Post
    I did the reset in July, and within 6 weeks I had all the signs of LS. I couldn't fit in 50 grams of protein past the 5 first weeks though, so gradually went down. These days I still follow protocol, but eat nothing from 20-50 grams of protein for brekkie and it keeps me full for 7 hours.

    I have been losing fat, not muscle. It's a very slow loss, ca 1 pd pr week. But as you can see from my sig, it's working. I also don't cheat with non-primal foods. Don't crave either. I have French cheese on pear once a week for lunch, and some 85% dark chocolate a couple of times weekly with lunch. I only started these treats recently. I'm sure I'd lose weight faster by cutting it out,but I actually don't eat enough calories in a day to feel energetic unless I throw in some treats/carbs occasionally. The reset made me feel full all the time! These days I have about 30-80 gr carbs daily.
    That's great that you're losing a pound a week! That's slow and steady weight loss - the best way to lose. I lost five pounds when first becoming primal, but I haven't seen consistent weight loss. On the bright side, I've gained a ton of muscle and I've definitely lost fat, as I am much smaller, but my weight hasn't fluctuated much. I'm hoping this will accelerate things a little for me.

    dkd2001 - Thank you for suggesting that! I will definitely read it. Like you, I like to have facts. :-)
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    Day Four

    I was able to get up at 7:20am this morning. A lot more calories today than I'm used to eating. For dinner, I made the cheeseburger bacon roll that was put up in the recipe section. So delicious. Getting in the 50g of protein in the morning is pretty difficult to do. My husband can't handle all of the meat, so I'll have to starting giving him a protein shake and eggs in the morning.

    Breakfast
    Eggs
    4 slices of bacon
    .5 chicken breast
    Avocado .5

    564 cals, 41.4g fat, 7.4g carbs, 42.4g protein

    Lunch
    Tuna
    Mayo
    Butter lettuce
    .5 avocado

    501 cals, 29.5g fat, 26.0g carbs, 34.5g protein

    Dinner
    Bacon – 4 slices
    ground beef - .25 lb
    tomato sauce – cup
    goat cheese – 2 tablespoon
    pepperoni – 5 slices
    .5 avocado

    933 cals, 72.7g fat, 13.4g carbs, 55.1g protein

    Total
    1998 cals, 147.5g fat, 41.3g carbs, 128.6g protein
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