An essential part of the Leptin Rx is the BAB (Big Ass Breakfast). After months of intermittent fasting on Leangains, I must admit that I struggled for the first few days eating 50g–70g of protein as soon as I woke up.
I did get used to it and managed to force it down. After some experimentation with different sources of protein, I settled on fried eggs in coconut oil, chilli con carne minus the beans with added spinach and some coconut manna.
I did play with the ratios a bit until I got it right. Too much protein and therefore volume of food and I didn’t feel too good. Too little and I was hungry again by 13:00. Breakfast now consists of 150g of ‘chilli’, 5 medium eggs and 2 tablespoons of coconut manna.
I eat this at 06:00 and I don’t actually start to feel hungry until about 16:00. I will then have more chilli with a little salad and another two tablespoons of coconut manna. If it’s a training day I will do my workout 2 hours after this meal. In any case I don’t feel the need to eat anything after this second meal until breakfast the next morning.
People ask me how I can bear to eat exactly the same thing day after day. I’ve found that the secret to sticking to a protocol like this is simplicity. I don’t have to think about what I’m going to eat or the nutritional breakdown. I think of it as fuel only. Of course if you have the time, imagination and discipline to vary your meals then great but for me simple wins every time.