Are You Leptin Resistant?
Are you leptin resistant?
Are you leptin resistant?
What is leptin?
A hormone that controls hunger and satiety and tells you how much to eat – it is involved with appetite and weight control
Signs of leptin resistance
*Are you 30+ lbs overweight OR 20+ lbs underweight
*Always hungry no matter how well you eat
*No weight loss on healthy eating plan
*Love to snack at night
*Do you have insulin issues, high blood pressure?
*Are you stressed
*Exercising too much
*History of eating too many grains?
Any one of those signs may mean you are leptin resistant.
Leptin is involved in the body burning fat for energy.
Leptin resistance is a condition where the body has plenty of leptin circulating, but the signal isn’t being “heard.”
Have you tried diets or real food eating plans but can’t lose the weight? This may be why.
This is a big topic but Dr. Jack Kruse was on my podcast, #75 discussing this – see link below.
Dr Kruse recommends this for leptin resistant people
- “Make sure breakfast is little to no carbs but LOTS of protein
- DO NOT count calories
- NO SNACKING! Snacking destroys timing and circadian clocks that work in unison with Leptin
- Most will notice a change in cravings within 4-6 weeks
- Eat 3 meals a day initially (as your hunger and cravings fade you can adapt to 2 a day)”
Dr. Byron Richards wrote Mastering Leptin and The Leptin Diet
“The Five Rules of The Leptin Diet®
1. Never eat after dinner. Finish eating dinner at least three hours before bed.
2. Eat three meals a day. Allow 5-6 hours between meals. Do not snack!
3. Do not eat large meals. Finish a meal when you are slightly less than full.
4. Eat a high protein breakfast. Aim for 20-30 grams of protein at breakfast.
5. Reduce the amount of carbohydrates eaten. Limit, don’t cut out carbs.”
My take away, if you feel you are leptin resistant, having continual hunger, can’t get satisfied, can’t optimize your weight – then
– join Fresh Health Detox a 21 day coaching group that I lead
– reduce the carbs from sugar/fruit
– increase the carbs from vegetables – eating 2-3 cups of veggies per meal!
– Eat 3 meals, with the most protein at breakfast
– Eat healthy fat – at least 1 Tbs added fat per meal
– No snacks, let your body get a ‘snack’ from your liver.
– Stop overexercising!
– Get sleep
Join us for the next group, more info here.
For further learning:
My interview with Dr Kruse on iTunes Episode 76
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