Gaining weight on Leptin Reset?
I've been lurking for quite a while and thought I'd pipe up and see if I can gather some data. I'm a 44 year old male, 5'10" > 30% BF.
About 10 years ago I got on the Atkins train and dropped a significant amount of weight. I was able to hold that for a year or two and then life happened and I ended up gaining it back. Several times since I went back to the same regimen but was never able to drop weight again let alone repeat the original amazing performance.
I've continued eating pretty low (digestible) carbs since, mostly due to what I've learned about sugar and grains but never had much luck dropping weight.
Recently I've read a couple of books about Leptin including the Epi-paleo Rx by Kruse. I've been doing the Leptin reset for a few weeks now including the supplements he recommends. About a week ago I started adding CT using a cooling vest and ice packs working my way up to body submersion.
I feel better and have been sleeping better than I have in a long time. My head has never been foggy (even before the LR) and I've always been very sharp, but now I feel like a razor. This is all goodness.
What is frustrating me is over the last two weeks I have been slowly gaining weight: about 10# total. This could very well be fluid as I've seen fluctuations of a couple of lbs over 2-3 days.
Here are my questions:
1. Has anyone had a similar experience gaining weight instead of dropping?
2. How are folks' experiences with the latency from beginning an LR to seeing the beginnings of loss? I realize that healing will vary from person to person.
I know the scale is not the best tool for drawing conclusions on progress, however during my Atkins days I was seeing 1-2# loss/week within about 2 weeks of my beginning it. I am also taking body circumference measurements but I don't have a large enough sample size to predict a trend.
I've been doing the LR for only a short period of time but since I've been low carb for such a long time I kind of feel this should be like time served
I would have also posted this to Kruse's forum but it seems that the Syrians have decided that his site is the best avenue for getting their word out and thus his forum is down.
We are all the sum of our tears.