So I've been LFRV for nearly a month now, and have noticed several wonderful things:
-The bumpy, rough skin on the backs of my upper arms is almost completely gone
-I'm not as tired in class as I used to be
-No more salt/fat/sugar cravings
-My face is...different somehow. I can't tell what. It almost looks more relaxed, healthier...less stressed. Fresher? Yes. Fresh. Like fruit.
However, I've noticed something else, which came completely unexpected. First, a bit of background. I've been experimenting with raw veganism since I was 17 (and mostly vegan since 12)-- somehow every January without thinking about it, I simply go raw! Like clockwork, I didn't realize the pattern til the third or fourth time it happened. Anyway, previous attempts at raw veganism were all high fat. I feel WAY better (less spacey, more energized, yay!) on LFRV.
However, something completely unexpected has happened.
I'm 5'9", 120 lbs and healthy. While I dropped a few pounds initially, I noticed that my body fat seems to be redistributing itself. My upper chest and arms are smaller, but my stomach seems to be accumulating fat more so than before, or at least not shedding subcutaneous fat at the same rate. I'm not gaining WEIGHT per se, but seem to be changing shape in a negative way... listen, people-- I don't want to be in "mom jeans" next year if I keep eating like this! I exercise, walking at least 20 miles (sometimes 30 with cardio) per week and do some light weights/calisthenics. As mentioned before, I don't seem to be *gaining* weight, but what was already there is either a)being emphasized more by the upper body fat loss OR b) migrating to my tummy/waist area.
I never started out on this for fat loss, but I'm just curious as to why this is happening. Has anyone had a similar experience?