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The Leptin Diet explains how to unleash the power of hormones to resolve fatigue, food cravings, thyroid problems, and body weight issues. Mastering the fat hormone leptin is the single most important factor in preventing obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. The Leptin Diet contains five simple lifestyle guidelines to get the hormone leptin into balance for permanent weight loss, increased energy, and optimum health. What is Leptin? Fat cells produce the powerful hormone leptin, a primary force instructing metabolism, weight loss, and hormone balance. Leptin communicates directly to your brain, telling the brain how much fat is in storage. It controls appetite, energy, and metabolic rate. Leptin problems are the primary reason for food cravings, overeating, faulty metabolism, the obsession with food, and heart disease. Read The Leptin Diet and notice the difference
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.97" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.46 lbs.
Release Date Dec 18, 2006
Publisher Truth In Wellness
ISBN 1933927283 ISBN13 9781933927282
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More About Byron Richards
Byron Richards is a Board-Certified Clinical Nutritionist, nationally-acclaimed health expert, and author of the breakthrough book Mastering Leptin, the first book to explain leptin and its link to solving obesity. Richards has over 20 years in the health field and has interpreted over 11,000 leptin studies.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Leptin Diet: How Fit Is Your Fat??
Very enlightening Sep 1, 2008
I found this book very interesting, and the author has a dry wit, which always helps a topic that can be a bit boring. He's very matter-of-fact and explains things in language I could easily understand.
Too Many Car Analogies Aug 23, 2008
I heard this author on the radio and was impressed. That's where it ends. Hey dude where's the science? First of all it's poorly organized and jumps around a lot. Too many comparisons of body parts to car parts and gasoline. We are not stupid, give us the science and let us be the judge of it's comprehension. I think there's something to this concept, but I'll search for another book on the subject to explain it properly. I couldn't begin to tell you what I've read or what was written in this book. Visiting his website you'll realize he's just trying to get you hooked so he can sell you expensive supplements....
Same info as Mastering Leptin Aug 1, 2008
I thought that this book would contain actual recipes and food plans. In fact is contains the same material found in his other book, Mastering Leptin, in a condensed version. It is all good info but you only need that book or this one, not both.
THIS IS THE ONE TO BUY. Jun 16, 2008
If you want the correct information about leptin, this is the book you will want to read. Byron Richards is a clinical nutritionist and the only author writing about leptin that will give you the correct information; the only author that will tell you the truth. It is easy to read and the science is represented in a format that is easily understood. What you learn will turn conventional thought on its ear. Other than the new science about the discovery (in 1996), importance and function of leptin, most of the nutritional science explained has been known for decades. Richards explains it in a way your biology teacher never could. Even doctors that know this science have fallen prey to the pervasive myths about diet in this country and are not giving patients correct information to change weight and improve health. My practitioner hadn't even heard of leptin and it is one of the biggest discoveries ever, in human biology.
I purchased all three of the books on this site dealing with leptin. (see my other reviews) The Leptin Diet is the only book that tells you the truth about the ever important issue of snacking. Richards is incredibly thorough in explaining what happens when your body is digesting the food you just ate and how snacking disrupts that crucial process leading to leptin resistance, insulin resistance and obesity. Eating according to Byron Richards' 5 Rules will restore the natural function of your hormones (particularly leptin and insulin)and is the only way to take weight off and keep it off. Don't be mislead by the title. This actually isn't a diet as we are all used to interpreting that word, but is actually the way all humans ought to be eating. I've tried many diets (the reason my leptin was out of whack) including Weight Watchers. I always lost weight but had cravings for sweets and carbs while dieting that continually derailed the effort and made it especially hard to keep off the pounds lost. Richards explains why this happens with dieting and why, when you lose weight following the 5 Rules, your body is forever rid of cravings and your weight will stablize for life. Following the 5 Rules is an easy way to eat: three meals a day, no snacking, and not eating after dinner are three of the rules that turn people off right away. I know what you're thinking as you read this---I can't do that, I need my snacks to get me through the day and at night to help me sleep. My reaction was the same and I argued with a friend recommending this book why it was necessary to eat every 3 hours which is what we've all been taught since the late 70's. When my friend told me about the 5 Rules, one being to allow 5-6 hours between meals, I knew, immediately, I could not do it. Well, I proved myself wrong.
After the first 2 days, I could easily go 5 hours between meals and be satisfied. I now eat 3 meals a day eating whatever I like with the correct portions of protein and complex carbs. Remember when Americans used to eat like this? I'm 50 years old and when I was a kid we ate this way, running outside to play between meals. Our bodies were doing the work of digestion and calorie burning while we went about the business of living. I no longer snack between meals nor do I need a snack at night. In fact, the problem I have had with insomnia since college is gone. I had very little energy to get through a single day before reading this book. Now, I have more energy than I know what to do with, I no longer crave sugar and simple carbohydrates, I no longer need a nap every afternoon, and I am losing weight every day. The changes have been pretty dramatic for my friends, as well. If someone told me a few months ago that I would drink my coffee without sweetner or turn down dessert because it sounded too sweet, I would have told them flat out that they, obviously, didn't know anything about me. I think the biggest example of change that says it all for me was the day I realized that the chocolate bar on the kitchen counter had been there for a week without me really paying attention to it. The changes sneak up on you just like that as your body enjoys the changes you have made.
I predict The Leptin Diet will become the revelation this culture needs to face up the fact that we are not being given correct information from our government or the media. Snack food companies have a lot to lose if we all stop eating between meals. Snacking has become a national obsession and the advertising by these companies perpetuate it. Moreso, EATING has become a national obsession, not the natural bodily need it used to be. The human body isn't designed to be ingesting food all day. Richards will explain to you why the myth of eating 6 small meals a day is completely unhealthy. If you love your potato chips and cookies, you can choose to eat them as part of your meal, but you will probably find yourself disinterested in them after your body is back in hormonal balance. I know you have probably heard this before, but this book truly changed my life. Every human body needs this book.
Byron Richards claims - week support Feb 1, 2008
I found this book to contain some good information. But it is so biased and slanted to try to promote Byron Richard's unfounded theories as facts. I think this book makes claims that the author has no scientific study to prove, and promotes a diet that has no scientific study to support. He manipulates and presents only that info that supports his theory. Finally, I subscribed to Byron Richards newsletter - he talks about his own personal frequent extreme diets of weeks of nothing but protein shakes with fiber. If his leptin theories held water, why would he resort to such extremes for his own weigh management? For a person to claim he reviewed 9,000 studies - he only uses those that can help him make a profit.