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From: Annalise (67.160.153.153)
Subject:         thank you for asking this
Date: August 5, 2013 at 2:28 pm PST

In Reply to: The Hunger Question posted by James on August 2, 2013 at 6:02 pm:

...because I am in the same boat. I do not agree
with Freelea that you need to get fat and then it
all works out later on. But then again who knows, I
haven't tried that approach.

When I started raw foods 8 years ago, before reading
80/10/10, I lost weight and felt great about it.
When I switched my dinner meals out from
nuts/veggies to fruit/veggies, the calorie content
went up dramatically. I put on 5-10 pounds within
six months. Dr McDougall says your body can only
convert 100 calories of carbohydrate into fat per
day, so its "slow" weight gain. Nevertheless, that
is a pound per month (if 3500 cals = 1 lb of fat)
and it definitely adds up.

After I have had babies, etc. when I needed to get
my weight back down, I have gone back to a
nut/veggie dinner and it works like a charm. I think
Atkins diet works because **Fat is Satiating*!! and
carbs make you want to keep eating!! Yes its true
in my experience but that doesn't mean fat is
healthy - I think its satiating because it's so hard
on the body. The body refuses to have more. Sick
people have no appetite, so you see why this isn't
necessarily a good thing.

Anyhow in the past 2 years I have stuck with low-fat
high fruit for performance sake, since I have gotten
into competitive running. I am ten pounds above my
regular weight still and I continually overlook it
because I "need to eat lots of carbs" for
performance. My digestion is slow and I get bloated
- I know I am overeating - and I wish my thighs
weren't so jiggly with fat - but I feel most
confident athletically when I carb up every day. If
I try to lose weight or restrict what I eat, I don't
have as much energy to do my high-mileage weeks,
etc. So right now I have accepted this as a trade
in. But after my two marathons coming up, I would
like to take some time to get back to my normal
weight and see if I can train from there. I think my
carb obsession might be psychological. I would like
to train my body and mind to work out efficiently
and strongly on fewer calories. I don't want to do
fats, I just want to learn to eat less fruit.
Probably more juicy fruits like Dr Graham says - I
think that's a great idea. I get stuck in banana
patterns because they are so much cheaper than high
water content fruits :(

just my thoughts! I enjoy sharing personal
experiences. thanks for posting.

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