I am a case in point. I happily maintained a healthy weight in good health for years on a low-fat vegan diet. When I decided that I would add more nuts and seeds, the weight started to creep up. Thanks to you and Chef AJ bringing this issue to my attention, I have returned to the low-fat whole foods vegan diet (aka McDougalling) and over the past month, have lost 3 of the excess pounds of fat. I'm eating all I want of low-fat plant foods, so no suffering with hunger. I'm grateful to have had this opportunity to mend my ways. I do feel better, in a lot of subtle ways in addition to the improved BMI.
It's been just over 2 months now of eating 100% low-fat, whole plant foods (eliminated ALL oil, avocado, nuts, seeds, chocolate, Durien. I've lost 11 pounds while eating all I want. There are other improvements too: I always used to enjoy cooking and trying new recipes, which went by the wayside once I got into "treating" myself with high fat foods. I have started opening my recipe books again! Yay!
I added up the calories from fat that I had been eating before the change; it was amazing how fast it added up! According to my calculator (9 calories per gram of fat) I was eating about 500 calories JUST from fat. I had been "justing" myself into gaining weight: JUST a 1/4 of an avocado on my salad,JUST one piece of Durien, JUST 1 ounce of chocolate, JUST 1/4 cup of unsalted cashews... as if saying "just" somehow magically takes away the high fat content.
Hello everyone who is interested in this topic. It's been about 4 months for me now of eating only low-fat whole plant foods, and to date, I've lost 20 lbs. I've been stable at this point for several weeks, so I suspect this may be the bottom of my weight loss. I look & feel much better. When I was going up a steep flight of stairs recently, I realized how much easier it is now. That 20 lbs was like carrying 4 five pound gym weights with me everywhere!
There already has been a lot of research done on IGf-1 and plant-based diet. Dr. Michael Greger offers a number of presentations on it on his website: http://nutritionfacts.org/index.php?s=growth+hormone As we might expect, the low-fat plant based diet does in fact lower IGF-1 dramatically, without fasting.
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NUTS EATEN RAW ARENT FATTENING. RAW FOOD ISNT FATTENING. EAT ALL THE RAW NUTS YOU WANT . ENJOY THEM. VERY HEALTHY AND YOU WILL STAY SLIM. ROASTED , SALTED, AND FRIED NUTS SHOULD BE AVOIDED. THEY ARE FATTENING. SO GET IT RIGHT!!!!
ABOUT 40% OF MY DIET IS RAW NUTS. IM SLIM AND HEALTHY. RAW FOOD DOESNT MAKE YOU FAT.
i know I'm coming to the discussion a bit late, but i appreciate tedoymisojos observation that Denise came at this (as does everyone) with a personal goal (bias) of solving her own health problem. i find it hard to argue with someone who doesn't feel good and works diligently to understand their own health issues. If we can compassionately look at the common ground between all these so called different diet approaches we can likely help each other on those topics we all agree on. Denise actually eats mostly vegan, and probably healthier than most vegans and vegetarians... despite a few bites of animal protein... no one really knows if she'll get cancer or heart disease, but if she feels better eating 10% meat, there's gotta be more to the holistic approach of health that Campbell has devoted his life to. I would love to see the two of them find common ground even if they disagree on 10-20%. i feel like they're 80% on the same page in terms of what they actually choose to eat.
Imagine if the Vegans, Vegetarians, Paleo's, Compassionate Omnivores, etc came together and worked for real change in the world - We all agree on getting rid of factory farms, big GMO/Pesticide Agriculture, getting rid of political corruption that promotes processed and harmful foods to kids (and adults) and lobbies for misleading marketing, big pharma's manipulation of the public into relying on drugs over holistic health and nutrition.
Maybe I'm just a dreamer, but i would drop my insistence on a 100% Whole Food Plant based diet to work together with Denise and others on the issues we DO agree on and make some real change!!!
One thing that you have to remember is that meat eaters are as addicted to meat as those who use heroin are to their drug.
Try to tell a heroin user, they should stop. They may find out once it is too late, but until then, they will stand firm in the idea that heroin is not damaging their health.
I have also learned to let people see the results by changes in me, then let them ask questions.
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