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Thread: The Thread In Which Bork Attempts To Reset Her Leptin

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    The Thread In Which Bork Attempts To Reset Her Leptin

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    Hello, November 1st.
    Jack Kruse obviously didn't have a 3yo to get ready for school (feed, dress, as well as feed & dress himself) when he wrote Leptin Reset. He says no stress, but I honestly don't know how you get around not being stressed out trying to make breakfast for 2 people, get your 3yo to eat it, get her dressed, and to school on time in 30 mins. Grace is almost always up by 8a, but today it's raining so her room was extra dark (like 6 in the morning dark), so she overslept. I also overslept (Grace is my alarm clock), but I was up before she was.
    Half way through breakfast, I hated Jack Kruse. I was ready to barf. I'm a fan of IF-ing, so I don't eat when I'm not hungry. Today I ate when I wasn't hungry. A lot. Uuuuuugh. I choked down 3 egg cupcakes (eggs & veggies baked together), 4 protein pancakes (wondering WTH I buy protein powder), and 4 strips of bacon. About the only thing I enjoyed was the bacon. I wondered if this is how eating contest contestants felt afterwards. :-x

    Leptin Reset Starting Weight: 195.4
    5'5.5" 29yoF
    waist: 33"
    hip: 40"
    thigh: 20"
    calf: 15"

    goals:
    stick as closely as possible to 25g carbs/day
    in bed by 9p, asleep by 10p
    all baked goods for blog go immediately to friends and neighbors
    NO SNACKING!
    Limit dairy to 2x a week (sad face)
    No fruit (except avocados, mmmm)
    Bulk of carbs come from veggies, some from avocados
    No cardio until Dec 1st, to allow my injured Achilles to fully heal. Long walks in the evening thereafter.

    Nov 1st food diary
    BREAKFAST:
    3 paleo egg cupcakes
    4 protein pancakes
    4T butter (had to choke down those pancakes somehow)
    4 slices bacon
    1,204 cals, 84 fat, 13g carb, 92g protein

    LUNCH:
    Unplanned (gonna see if I can make it to dinner)
    Maybe some straight herbal tea

    DINNER:
    apple shallot pork chops
    638 cals, 14g carb, 39 fat, 64 protein

    Totals:
    1842 cals, 27g carb, 123 fat, 156g protein
    --Trish (Bork)
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    Best of Luck Trish - Go get'em.

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    Too many calories. Haven't you been doing Primal for awile? How much did you lose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dboxing View Post
    Too many calories. Haven't you been doing Primal for awile? How much did you lose?
    I started Primal in Jan this year. I don't see how less than 2k is too many cals (especially when I've been eating 1200-1500 for 2 years. My body might be starving. Most days I eat closer to 1500). I've gained 20 lbs on primal (NOT muscle).
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    If you're gaining weight, then maybe that is really too many calories. I'd shoot for the 50g protein breakfast from whole foods and dump the protein powder. I'm no expert on it but I hear many people here saying it spikes insulin. At any rate, the leptin reset program doesn't ask you to choke down a 1200 calorie breakfast.

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    I gained weight cuz I have a binging problem. I own to that. I would do Whole 30, and then launch into a binge. I'd have a solid binge at least once a month. Some lasted a few days. Others a week.
    --Trish (Bork)
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    Good Luck Trish. Don't worry about calories at first -- The timing of meals and no snacking is important. Agree that you should dump the protein powder as you've already proven it spikes your blood sugar. The first few weeks you may want to eat lunch so you don't get too hungry in the afternoon and fall prey to temptation. Doesn't have to be a big lunch though. Great start -- Keep us posted on your success.

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    No snacking is going to be huge for me (as well as avoiding trigger foods). I will be finishing off the protein powder and not buying any more. It's just nice to have around for pancakes, french toast, and a really fast breakfast. I've done a few experiments on how it affects my insulin response. If I have it with a fat source, the spike isn't horrible, and it comes down slowly. If I have it with water, the spike is pretty dramatic (sugar buzz!), and comes down rapidly.
    I've already got my meals planned for this week. I used to be in the habit of sitting down every Sunday & doing this (it was a great game). My first few days are pretty high cal, but they level out over the week. I don't see an issue with eating 2,000 cals or less. My doc wants me at 1500 most days and 1800 when I work out. I know I'm not going to be working out for a while, but I'm not going to sweat a few extra cals either compared to how I've been eating the last week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dboxing View Post
    Too many calories. Haven't you been doing Primal for awile? How much did you lose?
    Whaaaat? That's a presumptive assertion to make. 1800 calories is still a deficit for most adult females with functioning metabolisms, not counting planned and unplanned daily activity and the thermal effect of a high protein diet. If one has an under-performing metabolism and has been on a low cal diet for an extended period of time, an increase in calories tends to help improve the damaged metabolism. This is why so many plan cheat days and high carb days.

    I see so many people on this forum that don't eat much more than 2000 calories a day, men included, according to their stated meal plans. That combined with low carb intake, high protein, and fibrous veggies, IF, exercise, etc., makes weight loss inevitable for most adults, but I think people may be indirectly lowering their metabolic rate with longterm adherence to that WOE.

    Good luck, Bork! I think you're doing the right thing. If what we are doing isn't getting results, it's smart to change things up. Looking forward to your results.
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    Ha, Ha! I agree with you about the kid thing - the morning ritual to get out the door does take some time away from eating a fancy breakfast.

    Also, I've just started the NO SNACKING rule & it's taking a TON of will-power to not finish the 2-year old's snacks. Even if it's half an apple. It is a huge habbit I'm trying to break. I'm really trying to stick to the no snack rule but there are lots of temtations when I'm making/cleaning up his food! Gotta keep the food outta my mouth & put it straight in the compost bin!

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