The Leptin Boost Diet is based on the newest insights on leptin and adiponectin. Leptin interest began in 1994 via research into obesity. Leptin is a fat hormone within your body that simply tells you when your full. Heavy people have high leptin levels, which deter them from eating more. Lightweight people have less leptin, urging them to eat more.
Author, Scott Isaacs, MD is an endocrinologist. Sub-Specialized doctors such as Scott have vast knowledge of human glands and hormones.
Weight loss over a 4-week period with The Leptin Boost Diet will range from 2-3 pounds for those that weight 125-150 pounds upwards to 9-10 pounds for those that weight 300-325 pounds. The more you weigh, the more you lose.
The author suggests that you “eat anything you want,” the more recommended foods you eat the less unhealthy foods will appeal. With no food restricted it is advised that you eat in a balanced manner.
Bad foods should only be eaten in the smallest quantities once in a while. If you’re not losing weight it is suggested that you increase the quantities of fruits and vegetables that you are consuming.
Some foods are considered free in the manner that you can eat an unlimited quantity of them but try to be reasonable.
The free foods are: bouillon (be careful of high sodium content), club soda or mineral water, coffee, diet shakes (low-calorie), diet soft drinks (best to limit to 1 or 2 per day), egg whites, egg substitutes, fat-free cottage cheese, fat-free sour cream, fat-free, sugar-free yogurt, flavoring extracts, fruit, garlic, gelatin dessert, sugar free, herbs, fresh or dried, mustard, pepper rings, hot, pickles, protein shakes (low calorie), pudding, fat-free, sugar-free, salsa, soy sauce, spices, sugar substitutes, tea, vegetables, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce.
Exercise is encouraged on the diet. Start light if you haven’t been doing exercise already. Begin by walking X amount of miles per day and increase your load gradually. If your eating is healthy and balanced and you are still not losing weight, it is suggested that you work up to 1 hour of exercise per day or 7 hours of exercise per week. Exercise can be divided up in the morning (walking the dog), at lunch and at dinner.
Alcohol can be healthy. When alcohol is consumed in small quantities (one to two drinks per night) it has been shown to improve longevity; however, alcohol is dense in calories and is typically not recommended for dieters on this diet.
As little as one to two drinks per week can thwart your dieting efforts significantly but once you reach your goal weight you may re-introduce alcohol into your diet at the frequency of one to two drinks per night. If one to two drinks per night cause you to lose your maintenance weight then you’ll have to drink less frequently. Avoid binge drinking.
BREAKFAST: 1 slice whole-grain, high-fiber toast, 1 tsp fat-free cream cheese and/or 1 tsp low-sugar marmalade, 3 extra-large egg whites, scrambled, 2 oz low-fat turkey bacon or low-fat turkey sausage, 1 kiwi.
MID-MORNING SNACK: 1.25 cups watermelon with fat-free feta cheese.
LUNCH: Big salad with: salad greens, 3 oz boiled, peeled shrimp or cooked chicken, 3 hard-boiled egg whites (sliced or chopped), cut-up raw vegetables, sliced tomato, 1 oz low-fat shredded mozzarella, low-fat, reduced-calorie salad dressing. In addition to the big salad have 1 large orange or 2 tangerines.
MID-AFTERNOON SNACK: 1 cup skim milk, 3 whole wheat, no-fat/low-fat crisp breads (brands include kavli or Wasa), 1 banana.
DINNER: Green salad with low-fat, reduced calorie dressing, 4 oz grilled or broiled fish or chicken, braised kale and yams, 1 cup steamed vegetables.
BEDTIME SNACK: Blueberry pineapple smoothie.
The Leptin Boost Diet is a very interesting diet that is supported with a lot of scientific facts and explanations. By reading through the entire book you’ll be able to experience improved health for years to come. The book should interest those that are scientifically inclined and interested in the hormonal mechanisms at play in obesity.