Shooting from the hip, looking at my myself, I don't think that my leptin sensitivity is out of whack (albeit it could probably be much better) -- I am pretty sure my cortisol levels are completely out of whack --- high stress from my day job, high stress from admin-ing PaleoHacks (just kidding), not enough sleep b/c of job & Paleo babby, and I probably drink waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyy too much coffee. (Bad Patrik! Bad Patrik!)
One of our most popular PaleoHackers, The Quilt writes:
If you are fit or in decent shape and not sure based upon the above symptoms I would tell you to go get a blood test and check your reverse T3. It will be elevated. I also recommend simultaneously checking a salivary cortisol level.
Which describes me fairly well --- could stand to lose a few pounds (maybe 10-15 lbs) but am not really overweight and don't have any inflammation.
So, my question is -- for people in my condition, leptin probably okay, but could be better. Cortisol levels probably very bad. What would you and/or The Quilt suggest about people in my condition?
Gimme a prescriptive hack, the more concrete the better.
BTW If you say "stop stressing" or "work less" -- I might drop my ban hammer on you. Only sort of kidding.