Originally Posted by Leida
Originally Posted by gopintos
Sorry to hear about your gains, but at the same time I'm kind of relieved to read all these accounts...
Originally Posted by sbhikes
Part of the reason I started this thread was cos' at the time I had an unusual degree of bloating that wasn't subsiding and it was disheartening me. It's two weeks later and the bloat hasn't gone away... in fact it's increased, and spread to my face, and hands. Yes... weight gain. I weighed myself two weeks ago and I was 133lbs. I stepped on the scales today... and I am 143lbs. This is the highest weight I've ever been To be fair, I haven't had a BM in about five days (travelling always screws me up) so I'm hoping this is part of the problem. Or maybe it's bloating, or maybe I've had a oestrogen surge / thyroid downregulation.
Whatever it is, I realise now that I have to let go. I can't control this anymore. I am more than a number on a scale, or a flat tummy. But 80% of the time, I'm thinking about my weight. While I've distanced myself from ED behaviours, I still have an ED mindset. It's obsessive, and on a practical level, it's a waste of head space.
"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