If you have read any of my blog posts, you know by now that I am not a fan of any diets. Not because they don’t work if militant, but because they are not sustainable. The Leptin Diet is emerging pretty fast now a days and I just thought I would throw my opinion out there. No Debbie Downer, just my opinions as I have studied nutrition for nearly 10 years now and am finally getting the hang of it.
Leptin is no joke. It plays a huge role in our lives and our relationship with food. All those times I was completely possessed by the fat fairy to dive in to my vat of chocolate and not come up for air until that $%#*@ was gone, was really not my fault. I had no idea that what was happening to me was much deeper and out of my control. Willpower simply isn’t enough sometimes. If you have ever had the embarrassment and sheer frustration of someone telling you to “just be strong”, please know that this issue is much bigger than you. Maybe it’s just me but I felt like a complete waste of space when people would try and give me those “pep” talks. I felt like if I wasn’t so incompetent, we would not have to spend time talking about my lack of willpower and waste each others time. I knew there were no words in the English language that could prevent me from chocolate. My husband, bless his heart, even kept an emergency chocolate stash so he didn’t feel like he was in an episode of Smallville.
I could go in to Big Corporate Money Grubbers and how they are poising us and keeping us addicted to their foods but that is a whole other blog post. My main reasons for focusing on Leptin are these:
- This hormonal imbalance is bigger than you, than anyone!
- With all the new emerging product craze, I want you to be able to detect a “loser”.
- I REALLY NEED YOU TO KNOW NOT YOUR FAULT!
With all that said, I do think The Leptin Diet by Byron Richard is a definite must if you’re really looking to change your eating habits. He’s got it nailed and I really trust that he does have you’re best interest at heart. He basically has 5 Rules to his Leptin Diet. They are:
- Never eat after Dinner
- Eat three meals a day
- Do not eat Large meals
- Eat a breakfast containing protein
- Reduce the amount of carbs eaten
You can watch this video of him on YouTube here. It’s 10 minutes and I find his dry, matter of fact disposition actually quite entertaining.
All in all, The Leptin Diet for sure has the endorsement of The Little Pink Drink if you want another diet. Be aware and truthful with yourself. Ask the question, “Is this something I can do for the rest of my life?” If you don’t want to diet, give Plexus Slim a chance and put your Leptin in to submission.
Now, when I started Taking Plexus Slim in late April, I decided to really go for it and not change my diet at all. People have said in the many testimonials about Plexus slim that they did not change anything and they still lost weight. Of course, I was skeptical. I do have a pulse, don’t I? The idea that you can lose weight with out dieting was preposterous to me. So I gave it a shot. At that point I had nothing to lose. My cravings were getting worse everyday and I had gained at least 10 lbs. during the winter months. I had nothing left, and certainly could not muster any of that willpower I hear so much about.
All in all, I have lost 18 lbs of the 27 needed to be “comfortable”. And yes, I did not diet. My insane “don’t you dare even look at my chocolate”cravings stopped. My husband and the kids are safe once again. I have more energy, even though Plexus Slim is free of stimulants. When I tried the Accelerator with it, food grossed me out, and I was pleased. I eat chocolate maybe once a week now and I can actually stop with a few pieces. That is reason enough to stay on it and my grocery bill is far less. I am worth that much. I save money on coffee drinks as well because I have steady energy from putting good things into it.
Leptin dysfunction literally kills your energy. It robs you of the life you deserve. It robbed me of mine for so long. I had no idea. If you have any of these symptoms, you very well may have an issue with your Leptin levels that could not just affect your waistline, but a gamut of other health issues. Here they are:
- Do feel hungry all the time?
- Do you have cravings for comfort foods and/or sugar?
- Any unexplained weight gain?
- Do you skip breakfast because you’re not hungry?
- Do you overeat art Dinner and snack late?
- Do you have Insulin Resistance, Prediabetes, Diabetes, PCOS or Metabolic Syndrome?
- Is your sleep interrupted, short and leave you sluggish in the morning?
- Do you stop losing weight after losing only 5 to 10 lbs?
- Do you have High Cholesterol or High Blood Pressure?
- Do you have excess fat?
If you answered yes to 3 or more of these, you may want to look in to keeping your Leptin levels in check. This could very well be the reason for your daily struggles.
I wish you luck in your journey and if I can be of any help, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Oh, and I apologize. There were a few Debbie Downer moments in there. Oops. It’s body image and all sorts of emotions that come up when thinking about this stuff. We’re human. I won’t claim a Debbie Downer free blog post again.