The Leptin Diet includes nutrient-rich superfoods such as raw nuts, fish, eggs, poultry, fat-free cheese, vegetables (except carrots, parsnips and peas), and small amounts of hummus. You can also eat fruits, red meat, seeds or beans in moderation.
The Leptin Diet focuses on consuming healthy, nutrient-filled foods, but the most important aspect of the diet involves following the five key principles. First, you must never eat after dinner; you must complete the final meal of the day at least three hours before you go to bed. It is also critical to eat three meals a day and completely eliminate any snacking. Avoid eating large meals, and be sure to stop eating just before you get full. Eating breakfast is critical, and protein is an essential element of a breakfast on the Leptin Diet. Finally, consume carbohydrates carefully and in moderation.
Flours, sugars and many fruits are high in sugar and relatively low in nutrient density compared to the superfoods, such as green leafy vegetables, eggs and lean protein. The goal of the diet is to rebalance hormones, and it is not for everyone. Be sure to talk to your doctor to determine if the Leptin Diet is right for you.