I'm glad the theory resonates Looking forward to seeing how you like the Primmeal!
Originally Posted by VacillateWildly
Maybe I wasn't clear about the eggs. I love eggs, but I don't find them filling. They hit a spot, but they never give me a "full" feeling: unless I have cheese, or veggies with them. If you really want to eat eggs, maybe try an omelette? So no, I don't think this is an all-or-nothing mentality: it's normal to want to be satiated and filled by the food you eat! Forget what I said about hormones: it's a theory I'm working on
It's good that you're listening to your body, and if you love the smoothies then go with it. I do think it's worth trying the coconut milk one day, whenever you're ready. I didn't think it would, but it hit the exact same spot for me as dairy. But overall, just eat what you like.
Re. crunch: one food that helped me a lot was raw carrots! If I got impatient for dinner while I was cooking I'd start chowing down on them. They take a while to eat and have bite, so they are fulfilling to eat. I used to go for apples, but carrots did a much better job and quelling that anxiety that made me search for the crunch.
"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