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Does your body manage hunger based on energy needs?

Answered on December 27, 2013
Created December 27, 2013 at 3:05 AM

When I go below 50g carbs a day, my hunger skyrockets and I am wondering if this is due to the so called "metabolic advantage" increasing my energy expenditure.

Hypothetically, if I were to just eat a stick of butter 3 times a day to satiation, would I gain weight, lose or maintain?

BQ: I have heard how some people (Michael Eades, Tom Naughton, Sam Feltham) can eat huge amounts of fat and not gain weight as long as carbohydrates are kept low. What has been your experience with this?

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on December 27, 2013
at 07:07 PM

Leptin is a hormone that fat cells create - this much is true. The brain uses it as a measure of fat stores. You can be leptin resistant if you have a lot of fat, in which case you don't receive that signal as strongly.

Eating fat does not increase this signal - it does however down your appetite. Not sure how you made the stretch that eating fat signals leptin.

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on December 27, 2013
at 08:43 PM

Now that I am keto-adapted, definitely!

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on December 27, 2013
at 06:24 PM

Have you ever heard "Leptin"?

Leptin is an hormone that tells the brain to increase metabolic consumption and to decrease hunger.

More fats you eat and more leptin you make, so you can stay lean.

When something interfere with leptin reception from brain or in simple words the brain sees less leptin then it really is, your body starts to increase your weight.

So maybe you can mantain your weight with more butter, even you can loose weight.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on December 27, 2013
at 07:07 PM

Leptin is a hormone that fat cells create - this much is true. The brain uses it as a measure of fat stores. You can be leptin resistant if you have a lot of fat, in which case you don't receive that signal as strongly.

Eating fat does not increase this signal - it does however down your appetite. Not sure how you made the stretch that eating fat signals leptin.

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on December 27, 2013
at 05:27 PM

You're not adapted to burning fat, or you're doing intense exercise which requires more carbs, or you're addicted to carbs.

As to eating 3 bars of butter a day, that's probably not an ideal use of exogenous calories. Supposedly we wrap toxins in fats and excrete them (as long as we have enough bile to process the intake of such fats), and this can be used to get rid of obesogens. According to Dave Asprey and a few others.

You probably will be able to lose a lot of fat doing that, but, you'll be starved of micronutrients, so you don't want to do this for an extended period of time.

Take a look at the

http://www.bulletproofexec.com/rapid-fat-loss-protocol/

follow it closely if you're going to do that, including the liposomal glutathione and activated charcoal - they don't have the be the ones from his store.

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on December 27, 2013
at 05:23 PM

I've been trying keto paleo for the past week or two and I'm definitely less hungry on less then 50 g of carbs per day but I am taking in a lot of fat calories like 160 g

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on December 27, 2013
at 05:12 PM

My body does require a lot more food Monday-Friday as opposed to weekends. Have you tried lower fat higher carb paleo?

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