How to lose weight
Hi, I wanted to mention the carb issue. It seems like you would lose weight because you are limiting your carbs. To get an idea, macadamia, almond, and sunflower seeds have appx 5 grams of carbs per 1\4 cup. Flour has 22 grams of carbs per 1\4 cup! Cashews have a few more carbs than other nuts. I have always wondered how it works that if you eat a high protein- high fat \low carb diet you can lose weight. When you look at birds they are light and eat a lot of protein and fat too. When you look at larger animals they are grass eaters. I asked my boyfriend what happens and he said your fat cells shrink- you don’t actually lose fat. So what really happens? Does eating fat and protein make the fat cells expell water and eliminate it? It would be funny if they took a closer look and found carbs inside of fat cells instead of fat! Because it still doesn’t make a lot of sense to me even though I know it works.
I have noticed I am a lot thirstier since going as raw as I can right now. I have been drinking a lot more water and feel smaller though I haven’t gotten into the weighing thing yet. My main focus is to learn some recipes that I like, get a system down of having enough raw food around so that I don’t reach for anything else, and find crossover recipes that my boyfriend and parents will eat so we can all enjoy some meals together.
I encourage everyone to read “Rethinking Thin” by Gina Kolata. It discusses how we are genetically programmed for a set weight range. When we try to go below that our body’s metabolism slows and our body sabotages our “diet” by employing fattening cravings. Unfortunately, the people who are genetically thin are the ones we see on the media. The author used the terminology “fashionably thin.” So, thin is not necessarily health linked, but a trend. This book has added a layer of understanding in my weight loss journey. Here’s a link if you want to read more; http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?st…
I have heard of this book Om…I will check it out. Thanks!