I have recently been reading a book “The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living” by Dr. Jeff Volek (at time of writing an associate professor at the University of Connecticut) and Steve Phinney who is a physician-scientist with 35 years studying diet. Both the authors have an interest in promoting low carbohydrate diets for health and…Read More Book Review: The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living.
How Hunger Hormones are Linked to Your Metabolism Leptin and ghrelin are our hunger hormones and they affect our metabolism. If your hormone levels are out of whack so too is your metabolism. As your leptin levels increase so too does your metabolic rate. Leptin is the hunger hormone responsible for making us feel full…Read More Hunger Hormones and Your Metabolism
I recently bought the Bulletproof Diet book by Dave Asprey. I kept hearing about bulletproof coffee (coffee with butter and either MCT oil or coconut oil added) all over the web. In the end, I thought coffee with butter in it couldn’t be all bad. Finally, I was intrigued enough to buy the book in…Read More Bulletproof Diet Book Dave Asprey – Review
I have recently started to read The Bulletproof Diet by Dave Asprey. I was interested in reading the book that he recommends his diet for controlling hunger and food cravings (and therefore leptin levels) by following his high fat diet and staring the day with bulletproof coffee. This is coffee that is free from toxins…Read More Leptin Hormone and Weight Loss: Would a High Fat, Low Carb and Moderate Diet Help?
Cauliflower mash is a useful low carb standby when you are following a ketogenic diet. It is one of those low carb vegetable dishes that can make a replacement for mashed potatoes when serving your meals. I use frozen cauliflower simply as it is cheaper than fresh, but fresh cauliflower is good too. There are…Read More Cauliflower Mash Recipe
How is Leptin Linked to Obesity Leptin is what some experts refer to as the “master” hormone for regulating weight loss and obesity. This hormone was discovered relativity recently in 1994 and before that nobody knew of its existence. It may well be that may not have even heard of it until now. The Role…Read More The Relationship Between Leptin and Obesity
This is a kind pork confit recipe, I got the idea from doing a salted pork belly recipe were the pork belly was first of all brined in a salt solution before being cooked slowly in olive oil and then after pressing in the fridge pan fried. Delicious….. but I wondered what would happen if I…Read More Belly Pork Braised in Olive Oil
Keeping Your Ghrelin Levels in Check with a Ketogenic Diet One of the best reasons to follow a high fat and low carbohydrate diet is the way it appears to control your hunger hormones. We have all experienced a growling stomach in the lead up to meal times. When our stomach is empty, the hormone…Read More Ways to Keep Your Ghrelin Levels in Check
If you are overweight you may want to consider that your body has become leptin resistant and this will need to be fixed before you can effectively lose weight. I have included some information on a very successful leptin reset protocol by Jack Kruse, this is the protocol I try to follow. Fixing Your Leptin…Read More Fixing Your Leptin Levels
My Experiences with Hair Loss on a Very Low Calorie Ketogenic Diet Back in 2008 I joined a slimming club called Lighterlife, this required me to just consume about 500 calories per day. The food was a combination of soups and shakes that came in packets and were made up with water. The weight loss…Read More Very Low Calorie Ketogenic Diets: Preventing Hair Loss