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What is Leptin and the Leptin Protocol

This is some of the information that I have gathered and have been reading through.

Basically, Leptin is the hormone that tells the brain when to burn fat and ramp up your metabolism. The Leptin Plan is geared towards getting this hormone to work properly so that eventually your body will not become resistant to certain foods. It takes about 6-8 weeks to get the body's resistance to Leptin under control. Since I have that time between rounds it does not seem like a bad challenge and trust me, the food is a lot especially breakfast. The food also is the same as you would have in P3 pretty much so not stressing there. I just think it cannot hurt.

What is Leptin?

Fat cells produce the powerful hormone leptin, a primary force instructing metabolism, weight loss, and hormone balance. Leptin communicates directly to your brain, telling the brain how much fat is in storage. It controls appetite, energy, and metabolic rate. Leptin problems are the primary reason for food cravings, overeating, faulty metabolism, the obsession with food, and heart disease.

Leptin is essential for survival. It has a regulating effect on other hormones, not in a passive way but as a prime controlling signal. Leptin tells thyroid hormones, adrenal hormones, pancreatic hormones, and sex hormones how to perform. Leptin can function without any help from those other hormones, but the other hormones cannot function properly without leptin.

"Leptin is responsible for bizarre and erratic behaviour and cravings related to food, including the inability to attain and maintain a healthy body weight. Leptin is essential for survival; without it, the human race would have perished from starvation long ago. However, in the land of food on every corner, it is also the hormone that fuels addictive and compulsive behaviour. It is the reason why individuals will 'start their diet tomorrow'."

Control leptin, and you control your weight and improve general health.

Most people's leptin levels are out of control, causing them to overeat and to store fat rather than burn it.

The aim of these Rules is to restore the body's sensitivity to leptin, which will re-establish the body's ability to efficiently produce energy from food, and will lead to weight loss.

The Basic Leptin Plan

For 6-8 weeks follow a strict paleo diet as follows:

Breakfast: Eat 50g of protein (little to no carbs) within 30 minutes of waking

Limit carbs to 50g a day (25g if you are overweight)

Eat 3 meals a day, no snacking especially past 7:30pm

Meal timing should be roughly 6:30am, noon and 6:30pm

Stop all aerobic exercise - walking and swimming is fine, just no jumping about I guess

Begin weight training (P4) when the answers to these questions are all yes:

Do you notice you sweat more and have less muscle fatigue when you do exercise now?
Have your carb cravings gone away?
Is your hunger under control now?
And are you waking up more refreshed?

The Five Rules
Rule 1:
Never Eat After Dinner. Allow 11-12 hours between dinner and breakfast. Never go to bed on a full stomach. Finish eating dinner at least three hours before bed.

Rule 2:
Eat 3 Meals a Day. Allow 5-6 hours between meals.
Do Not Snack.


Rule 3:
Do Not Eat Large Meals.

Rule 4:
Eat a high-protein breakfast.

Rule 5:
Reduce the amount of carbohydrates eaten