It’s not quite 8 weeks but curiosity got the better of me so I did another DXA scan which seems an appropriate time for a quick review. Continue reading
In my last diet post I went through what leptin is, how it works and the effect it has on body composition. My reading and experimentation have now brought me to leptin resistance and how to restore leptin sensitivity. Very simply, leptin resistance is when the hormone isn’t working properly, causing the leptin receptors in the hypothalamus to down regulate or when something is blocking it from reaching the receptors.
For those that don’t know, a paleo or paleolithic diet emulates the diet our paleolithic ancestors. You can eat meat, poultry, fish, seasonal fruits and vegetables and fat from sources like nuts
avocado and coconut oil. You remove grains, legumes, dairy and any kind of processed food. Quite simple really.
I started a strict very low carb paleo diet in October 2010 and overall I found it quite easy. Family, friends, colleagues and restaurant staff however did not.
“What do you mean you’re not eating bread?”
“Well, just have a small piece”
“So you want the burger but without the bun?!”
“How about a sandwich, you can eat a sandwich can’t you?”
“What about some pasta?”