I just read the book “Mastering Leptin” by Byron J Richards.
The Leptin Diet is based on 5 General rules, they are:
Never Eat after dinner. Allow 11 -12 hours between dinner and breakfast. Never go to bed on a full stomach. Finish eating dinner at least three hours before bed.
Eat three meals a day. Allow 5 - 6 hours between meals. Do not snack.
Do not eat large meals. If overweight, always try to finish a meal when slightly less than full…
Eat a high protein breakfast.
Reduce the amount of carbohydrates eaten.
I agree with all of these rules with the exception of Rule 2.
“Three hours after eating, insulin levels should be lower. As it falls, glucagon rises. This is a true fat burning time.”
He goes on describing that the liver needs to deplete its stores of glycogen, and this will not happen if a person eats/snacks between meals.
Snacking between meals causes insulin to rise (even if the snack is a healthy one).
“This interrupt’s the liver’s synthesis of sugar, causes the liver to become clogged with fat and develop insulin resistance, and causes fats that were breaking down to go back into storage.”
This contradicts everything I have ever read with respect to eating 6 meals a day instead of 3, in order to speed up your metabolism and prevent catabolism.
Anyone have any advice? How are you supposed to eat 3500 calories a day in 3 larger meals? Wouldn’t that also cause fat to be stored?