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Week three of the leptin reset...why am I starving..?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 19, 2011 at 1:11 AM

Week three of Dr. Kruse's leptin reset and things have been going great, I can SEE the difference already and definitely feel it, better energy, etc.

However, the last two days, I have been almost constantly hungry starting just a couple of hours after a big meal, and right before dinner.

Breakfast today was pretty typical, three pork chops, three scrambled eggs in irish butter, lunch was a romain salad, grilled pork, avacado, and dinner was 12 oz wild salmon, a whole large avocado and five olives. During the day I had tea with a total of two teaspoons of coconut oil. This is how I have been eating and havent had hunger pangs until now.

Any ideas?

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on October 28, 2011
at 10:17 PM

i have this similar issue and i eat and eat and eat and just get fatigued and overstuffed but still hungry, so what gives?

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on October 19, 2011
at 03:56 AM

it may be because I buy them at the same place, but I often have liver and shellfish together and it is pretty darn satiating

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on October 19, 2011
at 01:26 AM

Try some shellfish, a lot of people find shellfish satiating. Liver may have the same effect.

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on October 19, 2011
at 01:36 AM

this happened to me during the reset. i went from forcing breakfast down in the first week to feeling hungry in the second. i asked Dr. Kruse about it and his thoughts were that i wasn't leptin resistant. needless to say, i move on to the next version of my eating evolution.

i have come to believe that my brain interprets something other than hunger as being hungry. i have always been an over eater and grazing drives me insane because its like nothing hits the spot at 300 calories a meal. IF is great; 600-800 calorie meals. i just ignore the hunger in between because i know it is not real.

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on October 19, 2011
at 01:39 AM

If you are still hungry that means you did not eat enough at breakfast. This is covered in my leptin reset FAQs.

And Sage is correct if you are not sure you are LR you should not use this protocol.

This is also in the Leptin RX and the FAQs blog post.

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

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on October 28, 2011
at 10:17 PM

i have this similar issue and i eat and eat and eat and just get fatigued and overstuffed but still hungry, so what gives?

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on October 19, 2011
at 08:10 AM

Not everyone thrives on a low carb diet. I wasn't leptin resistant, but did pretty ok on a low carb plan, even with a heavy exercise regimen, inkluding strengt training and HIIT and regular endurance training. Some negatives were sore muscles, and a feeling cold all the time.

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on October 19, 2011
at 01:19 AM

Haven't read about the leptin reset but I ate pretty similarly to what you described and was always starving. Once I added in some sweet potatoes to a meal or two a day the cravings stopped, my mood improved and so did my sleep. I Crossfit a few times a week and attributed my hunger to my glycogen stores being emptied by the workouts and not sufficiently refueled by such a low carb diet. Others at the gym have had the same problem when eating low carb and the problem was remedied by the addition of some starchy carbs. Not sure if you're allowed to have them on the diet you're on but if you can, it's worth a try.

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