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Anyone Tried The Leptin Diet?

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What is it, please?

"Leptin is a powerful hormone produced in fat cells, in control of ALL other hormones in the body. It is essential for survival, guiding the proper response to starvation and use of energy throughout the body. Key signs of a leptin problem include: uncontrollable sugar and food cravings, late night eating, stress eating, weight gain around the middle, inability to reach a goal weight, yo-yo dieting, fatigue, and low-thyroid symptoms. Left unhandled these problems lead to obesity, fibromyalgia, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer." "The hormone leptin, which is in control of subconscious survival, senses the lack of food during the diet and slows down metabolism to survive the period of famine. Once this happens weight loss stops, usually long before the goal weight is reached. If a person tries to cut calories even more, there is extreme fatigue, poor mood, irritability, and depressed immunity – entering into the zone of anorexic-like malnutrition even if significantly overweight. "

I am wondering if the malabsorbsion caused by gluten leads to the body thinking its starving. There was an old thread about it here. There is a chapter on Fibromyalgia and I have though for ages that my ever expanding tummy was odd for a pear shaped girl and must be linked to hormones in some way.

http://www.wellnessresources.com/breakingnews.htm

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I'm in the middle of that book now....it's extremely interesting and not something that has been discussed very widely in the media....the authors feel very strongly about their subject and make a lot of familiar comments related to the...ahem....nutritional incompetence of the average doctor. Their ideas about eating are rather different from all the fitness stuff I've been reading (in which you eat every couple of hours). They are reallly pushing the idea of not eating so much in the day....very intresting, and perhaps worth a try!

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I'm in the middle of that book now....it's extremely interesting and not something that has been discussed very widely in the media....the authors feel very strongly about their subject and make a lot of familiar comments related to the...ahem....nutritional incompetence of the average doctor. Their ideas about eating are rather different from all the fitness stuff I've been reading (in which you eat every couple of hours). They are reallly pushing the idea of not eating so much in the day....very intresting, and perhaps worth a try!

I'v just finished it. It is interesting, when I eat inbetween meals, even healthy fruit etc, I get the 'binge' trigger big time, if I don't eat inbetween I feel much, much better. I'm going to re-read the major points and then go shopping for fish!

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I had a quick look on the website, and thought I'd try a couple days without snacking between meals. Feels good! I don't get too hungry or lack energy. I didn't really read much about it further than that though.

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Just reading the little blurb about Leptin and its affects, I realized I have had some of those eating symptoms, so I definately ordered the book. It sounds very credible and backed up by scientific information.

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Just reading the little blurb about Leptin and its affects, I realized I have had some of those eating symptoms, so I definately ordered the book. It sounds very credible and backed up by scientific information.

I've done 2 days now and feel great! no 6pm munchies.

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