I thought this was sad...found on a raw food forum, someone comes along with a health concern and wondering if all the fat is healthy and many telling them in response to eat lots of fat, and even limit fruit.
The problem is that simple observations either contradict or contravene the "calories in equals calories out" dictum so often heard. The quality of calories is a factor in human metabolism, all calories are not equal.
In order for the body to store fat it must receive certain hormonal signals, it must be "told" to do so. Carbohydrates drive insulin which drives fat storage, it is a well understood metabolic pathway. Carbohydrates also drive hunger, which is physiochemical in addition to being neurological. Rate of metabolism is also programmed by the quality of calories. Higher fat diets lead to higher metabolism versus the lower metabolism that the genes tend to express on a lower fat diet.
The more fat you consume the less hungry you will be, and unless you have a serious genetic disorder, consumption of adequate fat will act to inhibit the consumption of excess calories.
It is all perfectly logical, unless you consider biochemistry to be illogical.
"It is all perfectly logical, unless you consider biochemistry to be illogical."
I can't eat too much fat. I start to crave carbs after eating so much of it.
The more fat you eat the less hungry you will be for more fat in my experience
i only looked at the first page.
i like nadien's style and calmness and modernmonkey's thoroughness - she immediately got the point of the article namaste mama cited and noted that it referenced mainly stuff from the 50s and 60s. i couldn't see anything even from 2000 (though there were a couple of 1998).
may be we should get them over here.
namaste mama really needs more carbs for sure. :D
Good points prad, I noticed that as well. The above quoted was on page 3 when I saw it.
Jacob I noticed that too, posters cannot reference Doug Graham, 811 or a low-fat diet. It's all written out in the guidelines. It's surprising because she used Dr. D's food combining chart in her book, Living on Live Food and also included his recipe for bananas smoothie.
hey guess what?
nadien is here already!! since january of this year from what i could tell.
take a look:
so that's great!