OP.. youll find this interesting I think..
Throughout my adult life I have always looked physically fit outwardly.. genetics I guess. When I was younger I stuffed my mouth all the time.. as in
constant eating. It was nothing for me at 5'4" and 120 lbs to eat 4 or 5 hamburgers and a large fry at a sitting when my friends had a McDOnalds
salad. WHen I was in high school I was undernourished looking and looked like I was about 12 yrs old at 18... but I ate an enormous amount. I was
accused of being a purger more than once which made me rage. I was just hungry and couldnt gain weight or grow up! SOmetimes just stomach churning,
painful, "make you mean" hungry. Id make an entire mixing bowl of mashed potatoes or mac n cheese and eat it all myself. It was truly a joke in my
family and people hide the boxes of ding dongs or twinkies because I honestly would eat the entire box. I never threw up or anything.. no purging!
LOL! I was just honestly starving hungry all the time. Im NDN and my grandma was convinced I had a tapeworm because I was an eating fiend.. made me
sit in a chair for hours without food and with a glass of warm milk under my nose to draw this mythic tapeworm out. LMAO!! I drank the milk, she got
mad and called me the equivalent of an "empty vessel".
I had notoriously bad digestive and intestinal issues that I swear fit the description of
IBS... but it wasnt.
If any of you have the symptoms or have this diagnosis... dont trust it completely.
WEll, in my late 30's we switched over to an all natural, free range meats, and whole/live foods diet. Its not to lose weight because if I lost any
more Id not be in a healthy state. Amazingly enough, when you actually eat what your body NEEDS and not crap filler food which seems to be the common
American diet.... you are satisfied and your body is happy. In specific, your digestive system is happy. I eat one or 2 meals a day with a lot of
smaller balanced snack type meals.. my main meal is breakfast and not dinner ( dinner is small and light, most of the time a live food type meal. In
the summer I just walk out to the garden and pick my dinner of berries and veg.). If I make a bison roast or whatever for the husband and kids who are
not like me in my habits and are of other body types ( he is white) .. I eat the dinner in the morning the next day usually. In total I try to eat the
one large meal and 5 or 6 small snack meals.... and I am no longer hungry all the time! When I eat.. I eat good food and my body isnt saying GIMME
MORE. My portions are also a lot smaller than I used to eat. Another added benefit was my brain actually "woke up" and functions a hell of a lot
better when its being fed properly! Some things I cant get where we live now and I supplement.. fish oils in particular. I use Krill oil. A glass of
kyogreen will make your body much more happy than a protein shake... I assure you.
I believe with the empty foods, gmo , franken foods : I was consuming, but starving. Its a wonderful feeling not to have that urgency to eat 24/7!
Im really convinced the fat people in the US are malnourished and their organs are starving.. and storing up useless things because they are always in
a state of nutritional famine. The idea that the FDA has the ability to come up with a nutritional plan for everyone is ludicrous.. and the odd
cultural demands of the US and the meal schedule is doing no one any favors.
The OP has great points and info! Love it, but also look into your ethnicity and see how your (recent) ancestors ate. Ive found that the greatest
help to me being actually nutritionally satisfied and being healthy. Obesity on the Rez is horrible as well as the things that can be aided with diet
like heart disease... due to adopting an anglo diet and being forced by the great FDA to follow these odd guidelines.
If you cant control anything else.. you can control what food you eat.. but I warn you.. its incredibly expensive to eat like a human should eat. Its
by far cheaper to eat McDOnalds every meal... and thats shameful as well as criminal. The up side of this is that the more of a healthy state you are
in with the real foods.. the less you really require.. or even want.
Fitting in with the survival issue.. if we ever come to that point,which I believe will be sooner rather than later : the "fat" folks will die
quickly.. their fat is not a good fat and their habits will kill them. They have made habits which they will try to maintain and they will starve when
they cant find these things they are used to. We dont require anywhere as much food as we buy and consume.. what we require are more REAL foods. Dont
be foolish and "stock up" on canned ravioli and junk. You wil never be able to stock up enough to maintain yourself or family when you are consuming
large amounts of trash just to stop the hunger pain or desire for more and more food to satisfy. Llisten to your body.. the things we put in it are
not what it needs and it will keep crying out with hunger or states of disease. Grow your own and can it. Learn to enjoy live food you pick and
eat.Forage, hunt... buy from hunters or order onlline at free range farms. Change your habits.. its fun and youll be surprised how your body thanks
you for it by giving you increased energy/stamina, mental clarity, and a sense of wellbeing. I wish Id have figured this out much earlier in my life!
u2u me. I can even tell you how to can or dry your meats.Search ATS.. there is priceless info on here concerning true survival and food.