1)Fat+Protein = satiety
2)Carb = hungry soon after
conclusion = eat 1 and exclude 2
As you said, its hard when having to start being aware of eating, especially when it means having to problematize any information you've had about nutrition prior to this, no matter how 'common sense' they might seem
My journal will now include:
Carbs/starches/sugar aren't evil
loss of appetite is not necessarily a good thing.
I was given the same impression as well from my research on paleo
I didn't intend for this thread to serve as a running journal, but it looks like like i've attracted people with similar experience who are further along the nutritional learning curve than I am, so I'm going to run with it and take in the advice yall have to offer.
Last night I went out to a pub with my sister and bro-in-law. I was hungry but when I got the bowl of chili i had ordered, I had absolutely no appetite for it and instead ended up eating my sister's pizza. It seems like I've lost my appetite for meat. The thought of eating steak repulses me. This might either be a consequence of my recent carb/junk binge, or my body telling me to make up for the recent starvation by eating highly palatable carby food. Which?
A lot of you have pointed out my tendency to go to extremes. From here on, I will work on my moderation. Rather than binging on junk with the aim of restoring my metabolism (which is improving, btw), I will aim to eat whole foods while placing more importance on starchy carbs.
Matt Stone would suggest that I follow my cravings, which I know will lead me back to being obese. He would reason that I will eventually lose the cravings and my metabolism will stabilize. i can then work on steadily losing the fat.
Here are my thoughts: why allow myself to freefall back to obesity? could I instead stick to paleo? It has, after all, served me pretty well. It's just that i fell for the carb demonizing and general restrictive eating perpetuated by some parties. I know better now. Maybe if I eat a moderate/high carb whole food diet, I could get away with my past starvation while slowly bolstering recovery from it.
Maintaining a decent physique is a big deal for me. I want to be healthy, but I don't want to have to go back (even temporarily) to being obese to be healthy.
Is that sound reasoning?