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The Hungry Brain, Stephan J. Guyenet
Monday, April 09, 2018      19 comments

I'm working my way through this fascinating book which is supportive of the leptin resistance approach and was recommended by Bright Line Eating Guru Susan Peirce Thompson in one of her recent vlogs. Mostly, I'm finding that the brain sci... Read more
Lazy Day Coming Up!!
Sunday, April 08, 2018      24 comments

Thanks for the birthday greetings and good wishes on yesterday's blog -- it was a lovely day, with lunch out at our golf course (still pretty much snow covered). I had a salad with grilled salmon, black coffee -- and indulged a bit with home ma... Read more
Old Dogs New Tricks
Saturday, April 07, 2018      38 comments

Nope, NOT referring to dear Charlie, our golden retriever, who is almost 14. We cherish every moment with him. But referring to ME as the "old dog": because today is my birthday and I'm just reflecting on all the "new tricks" I've experime... Read more
Leptin #10
Friday, April 06, 2018      24 comments

Much much better yesterday -- stuck with the program resolutely. NO mid morning hunger, NO mid afternoon hunger. Nothing after dinner. Full 12 hours till breakfast (not the most uninterrupted sleep but oh well). Egg white omelette -- banana a... Read more
Leptin #9: imperfect compliance
Thursday, April 05, 2018      22 comments

What a stressful day, gahh. And there I was AFTER dinner eating a few Triscuit thin crackers about 8 pm. Managed to stop myself, no real calorie damage done, still well within range for the day, but but but but -- yeah. NO eating after d... Read more
Leptin #8
Wednesday, April 04, 2018      20 comments

I've now picked up from the library and started to read Guyenet's "The Hungry Brain": and yes, it makes a lot of sense to me so far (and no, it's not as difficult to understand as Susan Peirce Thompson had described it in her vlog last week). ... Read more
Leptin #7
Tuesday, April 03, 2018      25 comments

Yesterday, I managed 'em all: all the rules for reducing leptin resistance: 1. Did not eat after dinner: and managed to finish dinner 3 hours before bedtime. 2. Ate 3 meals spaced out 4-6 hours and no snacks. 3. Finished each... Read more
Leptin #6
Monday, April 02, 2018      19 comments

Yesterday NOT very successful with this project!! Lunch (I see now in retrospect) was too light in protein, fat, calories -- and I got way too hungry and overate at supper. WAY over calories for the day: 300+ Oh well oh well oh we... Read more
Leptin #5
Sunday, April 01, 2018      20 comments

Yesterday after my high protein bfast and lengthy workout at the gym (cardio, ST, stretching) and trip to the library ("The Hungry Brain" not yet ready for pick up: but I have an email notification it will be Tuesday) my lunch was delayed until ... Read more
Leptin #4
Saturday, March 31, 2018      16 comments

RAVENOUSLY hungry yesterday before the time had elapsed between lunch and supper hours. I did resist eating until supper: and I had a healthy supper (spinach salad, salmon, baked potato, berries) with nothing after supper until breakfast.... Read more
Leptin #3
Friday, March 30, 2018      20 comments

I am feeling optimistic about this experiment. Not changing WHAT I eat so much as WHEN I eat it. Because I've struggled for a long time with "appetite" issues and it seems to me that quite possibly "leptin resistance" may be a factor, I... Read more
Spacing Meals: Leptin 2
Thursday, March 29, 2018      20 comments

Probably had supper a bit too late yesterday but I've got the 11 hours in prior to breakfast so all good. And was on target for the spacing between breakfast/lunch and lunch/supper. Missing my late afternoon Greek yogourt snack did require ... Read more
Leaping into Leptin??
Wednesday, March 28, 2018      21 comments

I've been intrigued for a long time by JEANKNEE and ROSEWAND reports about the effect of leptin resistance. And now ONEKIDSMOM is experimenting with the leptin diet. Basic rules? I'm just borrowing here. But: nothing to eat after s... Read more
Robin Chorus
Tuesday, March 27, 2018      27 comments

I stood at the end of my driveway in my slippers and dressing gown, listening to a positive chorus of robin from down the street in a tree top. Could not see the source: but what a lovely start to my day!... Read more
Snowdrops!
Sunday, March 25, 2018      25 comments

I have some planted at my office under a south facing window. And: a few more at home against a south facing brick wall. They bloom throug... Read more

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