1

votes

Hack my Dutch leptin reset breakfast!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 12, 2012 at 7:48 AM

Hi y'all!

Started the leptin reset today. As I live in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, I'm not so familiar with the foods you guys use. It's hard to find grass fed beef here and a lot of brands of other foods I often see mentioned here, I don't have access to.

I'm a female, 5,4ft, 117lbs, and the reason I start the leptin reset is that I suffer from nocturnal sleep related eating disorder. I already managed to get my weight down but I still wake up at night finding myself with my head in the cupboards eating whatever's around. Tried locking food away, storing it in the freezer but even then I'll end up eating it whilst asleep.

What I ate today for breakfast was 200g (i.e. 7oz) of smoked salmon, 3 eggs, fried in 1T coconut oil. That should do it as a BAB, doesn't it? It was a helluvalot though and I wondered if I didn't overdo it on the salmon....

475795ced7d9abcd46649cdb39e7d2e9

(0)

on April 07, 2012
at 01:20 PM

In holland @ the AH there is wild salmon that is the cheapest!! unbeliveable. Cheaper then the filets.. Its wild Alaska Salmon. (in the fridge).

A03adfdd71be77f20e07d800bc19e3c4

(390)

on March 26, 2012
at 06:03 PM

Great, didn't know that!

A03adfdd71be77f20e07d800bc19e3c4

(390)

on March 26, 2012
at 06:02 PM

Hoi Maria Anna, ik ben zo Hollands als maar zijn kan.. ;)

Medium avatar

(393)

on March 26, 2012
at 02:38 PM

Great info. I hadn't come across that one. I do know we have a couple of grass fed meat suppliers but it looks like a hassle to order. Gonna check this one out straight away! Dankjewel!!!

Medium avatar

(393)

on March 26, 2012
at 11:15 AM

Hi Rene, recently found out that Albert Heijn carries grass fed beef, although not completely grass fed. They do feed the animals a little grain from time to time, but for the mean time it's fine for me. I'm going wild on the herring and mackerel by the way.... Are you Dutch? You sound like you are. I am! Dankjewel voor alle info!!!! :) Good to have a friend here...

Medium avatar

(393)

on March 12, 2012
at 10:00 AM

And I still have two packages of the aqua culture stuff. I'm gonna eat them the following two days and after that I'll switch to canned wild salmon. Also have pork that's not pastured. It's hard to find those meats here. You think it's very bad if I finish the pork too, in two days and then just switch to whatever pastured meat? Stupid question probably. I think I know the answer! ;)

Medium avatar

(393)

on March 12, 2012
at 09:54 AM

Damn. Looked at the package, it's aqua culture. I hope I can afford wild salmon, it's so expensive here....

  • Size75 avatar

    asked by

    (393)
  • Views
    1.8K
  • Last Activity
    1279D AGO
Frontpage book

Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!

3 Answers

1
C3295cf01cbde01fc7e1aeff2f15345f

on March 26, 2012
at 11:36 AM

Hey maria anna/rene, i'm also a dutchy; you should check out facebook group "paleo nederland" there is a lot of discussion there you might like.

Also, for some good beef try ordering some scottish highlanders meat directly from a farmer (i get mine from www.berens-edelvlees.nl). These type of cows are out in the field all year long, and are particular, will only eat grass and small plants, so the meat is guaranteed to be "grassfed". But if you do get your meat from the AH, don't sweat it because it's still much healthier than what is allowed in north america.

Medium avatar

(393)

on March 26, 2012
at 02:38 PM

Great info. I hadn't come across that one. I do know we have a couple of grass fed meat suppliers but it looks like a hassle to order. Gonna check this one out straight away! Dankjewel!!!

A03adfdd71be77f20e07d800bc19e3c4

(390)

on March 26, 2012
at 06:03 PM

Great, didn't know that!

0
A03adfdd71be77f20e07d800bc19e3c4

(390)

on March 26, 2012
at 11:01 AM

Hi Maria Anna, Zoetermeer calling in!

Your breakfast sounds absolutely delicious, and good. A few remarks:

  • For the safest meat find a "bio-supermarkt", it's expensive, but a real treat to eat. Treat yourself once in a while. Also please take into account that a lot of the stuff that Standard American Beef is filled with, would, under Dutch and EU regulations, not be allowed within 2.8 miles of a farm in Holland, and would get the farmer institutionalized immediately if he dared to utter the name. Don't go more Roman-catholic than the pope in selecting your produce ;)

  • Most salmon on offer in Dutch supermarkets is farmed, even if the label says wild. True wild, wild salmon does indeed cost a fortune in Holland, and tastes phenomenal. Especially if you have a good, and woody white wine at the right temperature. I digress. Don't go overboard there, and don't forget we have a very active fishing industry: smoked mackerel, kippers, and such are relatively cheap. I maybe out of the loop, but I haven't heard about farmed mackerel yet...

  • Do some research on the different -non-government endorsed- Eco-labels, to see what they entail. Some just mean that the animal in question has seen a photocopy of a picture of a blade of grass. Seconds before slaughter. Others are quite good and do imply "grass fed"

  • Also, having been on Paleo for a couple of months now, I in fact have noticed my shopping bill going down: no more take away, ordering pizza, or hurrying to the store to buy something you forgot and coming back with a mass of junk food. My fridge is always full of fresh produce, which is awesome in itself!

If I can help, just give me a shout!

Medium avatar

(393)

on March 26, 2012
at 11:15 AM

Hi Rene, recently found out that Albert Heijn carries grass fed beef, although not completely grass fed. They do feed the animals a little grain from time to time, but for the mean time it's fine for me. I'm going wild on the herring and mackerel by the way.... Are you Dutch? You sound like you are. I am! Dankjewel voor alle info!!!! :) Good to have a friend here...

A03adfdd71be77f20e07d800bc19e3c4

(390)

on March 26, 2012
at 06:02 PM

Hoi Maria Anna, ik ben zo Hollands als maar zijn kan.. ;)

0
44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on March 12, 2012
at 08:23 AM

Dont worry about eating too much salmon, if its wild atleast. Its one of the natures perfect food. I usually have it one pound per sitting :)

Medium avatar

(393)

on March 12, 2012
at 09:54 AM

Damn. Looked at the package, it's aqua culture. I hope I can afford wild salmon, it's so expensive here....

Medium avatar

(393)

on March 12, 2012
at 10:00 AM

And I still have two packages of the aqua culture stuff. I'm gonna eat them the following two days and after that I'll switch to canned wild salmon. Also have pork that's not pastured. It's hard to find those meats here. You think it's very bad if I finish the pork too, in two days and then just switch to whatever pastured meat? Stupid question probably. I think I know the answer! ;)

475795ced7d9abcd46649cdb39e7d2e9

(0)

on April 07, 2012
at 01:20 PM

In holland @ the AH there is wild salmon that is the cheapest!! unbeliveable. Cheaper then the filets.. Its wild Alaska Salmon. (in the fridge).

Answer Question


Get FREE instant access to our
Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!