Birgit, those are really great observations!
The fat wasn't an issue for me... I have never bought into the low/no-fat craze/fear... shoot, just put a couple of eggs into the tracker (and throwing away egg yolks has NEVER made any sense to me). Eating fat is my instinctive and prefered way to eat... my body has always craved it. It's the one thing I really had to fight, because conventional wisdom told me the fat was why I was fat. As soon as I could understand it wasn't, and because I started feeling better immediately, I never looked back.
FATBASTICH, you might want to consider not tracking for a few weeks, just get used to eating clean, whole food and let how you feel guide you. As you get used to the ideas and to eating instinctively (just be mindful of portions.. and you don't need the tracker for that... and eat only if you're actually hungry), then the tracker won't scare you. It does initially take a bit of a leap of faith... it's SO contrary to what we've told for so long.
Here's a link to guy whose diet is almost exclusively fat, and he's normal weight and HEALTHY! I couldn't eat like he does (he eats bacon and drinks a pint of heavy cream for his lunch every day), and some of the science is waayyy over my head, but I find his perspective really reassuring.
Also, in my darker, discouraged moments I read blogs (understanding the science really helps me), look at pictures of people who've been living like this for a long time (read the Primal Blueprint success stories), and watch people who look like I want to (crossfitters), and I keep going. If these people weren't still healthy, they sure as heck wouldn't keep eating this way.
I was SO terrified to make the leap because I really felt like I was a moment away from a critical health event, and I couldn't afford any screw-ups... but here I am 50 lbs. down and healthier than I've been in years... on a diet that is 70% fat.
Edited by: _RAMONA at: 7/30/2012 (23:07)
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