It is funny how as I soon as I started to really make sure that I never restricted my calories, always reaching for low fat carbs when hunger hits, I notice everywhere else, that people around me are severely undercarbed!!
I work at a vegetarian cafe, and it seems everytime I turn around one of my coworkers is going off about starting to eat fish again, or taking fish oil, or that their naturopath said something was missing in their diet, or how they crave lots of fats and think high fat is good. A lot of my long term vegan coworkers complain of having cravings for animal foods.
I have a hard time relating as I havent craved animal foods in years and years and I would never listen to someone who told me I had to eat animals to be healthy. But it does have me thinking what the reason is that they all struggle with issues around their eating.I can only think that the reason I dont crave anything that dense is because of not calorie restricting/carb restricting and because of my ethical dedication to the animals.
The one thing they all seem to have in common is calorie restriction in some form. Not totally directly calorie restriction, but something that ultimately causes them to eat less carbs than their bodies need.One will say that she thinks she is allergic to sugar, including fruit. Another will say that they just need more protein and fat. One of my coworkers is doing some kind of leptin response thing where he only eats once a day. He is always hungry and interested in food. He lives out of supplement bottles. I love him to death, but his diet is straight up silly!
On another note in my own personal diet I have been craving a lot of juice lately, from fruit to root to green and have felt like embarking on a mini juice feast of sorts to just honor the draw to it and cherish the bounty of citrus season we have now. I have done 3 days on tangerine with some celery juice before and it was lovely. I felt like I was seeing the world in techno color by the end, very vivid colors to the world.
The only problem is when I do some searches looking for inspiration from others who have embarked on juice feasting it is all with calorie restriction. Like 1500 calories a day!! Blah! I can eat 1500 calories for breakfast. It is B.S.
Then these so called feasters mix it up with bee pollen, msm, and enemas. Yuck, yuck and double yuck! If I do a juice thing for a week or whatever, you better believe I am doing 3000 cals from juicy fruits and roots, plus lots of greens. I am just drawn to the extra fluids now. Likely because of spending lots of time in heated buildings. Even though I drink a lot of water and eat a lot of water dense food already I feel still dehydrated from the winter.
So yeah, calorie restriction and restrictors are freaking boring and annoying. I never want to hear anyone I knows bs about not being vegan. Yeah we are all a bunch of broke college brats. It is called bulk rice and beans and bananas. Less than a buck a pound each. Pack em in and get going with your life, not whining about fish oil and why you "cant be vegan"