To Breakfast Or Not To Breakfast
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
About 8 weeks ago, I adopted the Leptin Diet eating schedule which calls for 3 meals a day with no snack and breakfast with protein and 5 hours between meals. The best schedule I could come up with is 9 am, 2 pm and 7 pm.
Then I came across this video, where Brian Clement of the Hippocrates Institute said that between 11 pm to 11 am is when the body pushes out wastes. Eating a big breakfast will disrupt this detox process.
I noticed that while eating big breakfast with the Leptin Diet does helps with the morning moodiness, I wanted to eat again by noon. But if I waited it out and eat a late breakfast, I can go on until the evening before I get hungry.
So for now I'm going to adopt the idea of the body doing back flushing and I'm going to wait until 11 am to break the fast. I will go for 2 meals a day with no snack in between. This may help reduce the amount of work in the kitchen as I spent a lot of time preparing 3 meals a day. I have a lot of stuff to eat so each meal will have many items which I will cover in a later blog. I've also heard that the pancreas produces or releases insulin twice a day. Two meals a day may be a good coordination with the pancreas. I'll have to do more research on that.
Bottom line: 2 meals per day at 11 am and 6 pm. No snack. Let's go!
Update: Here are excerpts from Byron Richards' video on Leptin and why it's important to AVOID snacking.
"Your metabolism is not designed to deal with constant eating and snacking ...
and result in you eating much more than you really need.
Eating too often is like repetitive strain injury like tennis elbow, but in this case Leptin elbow.
Snacking turns out to be one of the worst things you can do.
The fictitious idea that snacking is needed to stroke your metabolism or maintain your blood sugar is no small part dietary advice that has helped causes epidemic of obesity."
Wonderful. Here Byron said 2 or 3 meals a day is fine. Just don't snack. Don't eat too often.