A littel update from me.
It's nearly a month since I stopped "eating a ton". I'm not trying to control my appetite or restrict in any way, but I have scaled by on the snacking (ie. eating six meals a day) and am just eating three meals. Some days I'm hungry and I eat a lot. Other days I'm not as hungry, but I'm eating a healthy amount of food every day, and am totally satiated.
Interestingly, the scales don't seem to be moving down, but I've lost nearly an inch on my hips, and an inch on my waist. I guessing that I've put on muscle It's brilliant to feel like I'm losing without dieting. Plus I'm making big gains strength and flexibility.
More importantly, the eating disorder that has plagued my life for the last 13 years is strangely silent. I'm developing a healthy relationship with food. I don't look in the mirror and think that I'm fat. I'm trusting my body and not being obsessive about what I'm putting into it. I don't have a clue what my macros are, or how many calories I eat per day. I'm not binging, and I'm not restricting. Is this what it is to be normal?!
I don't know what's going on beneath the bonnet, but something has changed in my psyche. I'm feeling very patient and looking forward to seeing where my body goes over the next few months.
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat