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10-09-2009, 11:53 PM
Just wondering on your thoughts. I've been raw since Sept 18 and feel glorious! I've already had some amazing healing of issues that seemed like I'd have for a lifetime (sensitive, bleeding gums, sore teeth, constipation, depression, blurry vision...). But suddenly I feel a very STRONG urge for fats! I don't know what gives, I'm a very thin person, maybe I'm detoxing and so I'm craving fats? I can eat avocadoes all day long, and I'll just eat a spoonful of coconut oil whenever I see it. I can not do many nuts, they give me headaches and tummy aches, but I've been going crazy on the avos and coco oil. The only thing I can think of that might make some sense is that since I am thin and toxins usually store in fat, well if I'm detoxing and releasing toxins into my bloodstream from my organs, maybe it's making me crave fat to deal with it? Is this healthy then, should I just follow what my body is saying? I am nursing twins as well, but I haven't been craving fats so incredibly strongly till recently (after going 100% raw). Would love your suggestions.
10-10-2009, 12:43 AM
I went through a phase where I ate several avocados everyday for awhile and then it finally slowed down and now I rarely eat avos or any other fat. It was just after I went raw and the weight was falling off fast (I was fat when I found raw). The weight kept falling off and I kept wanting to eat avo's at the same time. I can't explain that but I did have a theory at the time which I don't know if it was right or not. My theory was that the weight was falling off and the fat "love handles" were where the toxins are stored so as the fat and toxins were eliminated a small amount of new fat without the toxins was being stored in my body using the new clean raw food fat. Like I say I don't know if that was it or not but either way I lost the weight and then the weight leveled off and has stayed constant at 173 pounds ever since (I'm a 5 ft 10 in guy). At the same time the weight loss stopped so did the urge to eat fats. Maybe someone else has lost weight while eating some fats and can share their experience and shed some light on this seemingly paradox situation of losing weight while eating some fats ?
10-10-2009, 01:01 AM
Hi, I have been raw on and off for about 2.5 years. I have always suspected and recently confirmed that I have a sugar sensitivity. Thus, I am trying to cut out fruits or at least limit them and eat them seperately. I have only been doing this for about 2 days. Since then I have been craving fats like crazy. I don't know why but I figure if I can't have my much loved fruit then I am going to eat fat. I am keeping track of all my food and doing daily weigh ins, so we will see. I recommend just going with your cravings.
10-10-2009, 01:54 AM
I would say YES! Your cravings are healthy, so go with them! I see two reasons for it. One, would be your nursing twins which probably requires (dare I say it?) about 1000 calories a day. Second if your theory about craving these fats is correct and toxins are being released into your bloodstream, then you might want to slow it down. From what I have read on this forum, when you are nursing is not a good time to be doing a lot of detoxing. Those toxins you are releasing could end up in your milk. Again, not saying I know what I'm talking about, I just read it here posted by others who I trust to know. Bottom line: ENJOY YOUR AVOS AND COCONUT OIL KNOWING IT IS WHAT YOU NEED AT THIS TIME. :)
I'm craving fat too, mature coconut meat like crazy, and I'm a slim person too (with fairly visible abs haha:D). And just like you, I have given a break for nuts, but coconut and some other seeds are agreeing with me (don't have avos here for a good price, so I'm not even craving those...).
10-10-2009, 08:43 AM
I've been enduring this also this week. I wondered if it was bc the local summer produce is dwindling & I'm trying to fill myself. I at 3 avocados in 2 days this week. I rarely eat one a week. It filled me like crazy. I felt so stufffed...awful. But, it tasted so good. I know I gained this week, I could feel it.
Guess I need to it do moderation.
10-10-2009, 09:55 AM
When I first started eating was I was averaging 70 avocados a week. That was a $350/month avocado bill. I gained some weight, but I had been starving myself before. I would have chewed my arm off to get an avocado. I still have 1/2 to 1 most days.
10-10-2009, 01:13 PM
if you are eating fats right now,it's because you removed something from your diet and replace it inconsciously with avocados...i stopped grains and went raw for 5 months,i was always stressed and it was not the detox...i was stressed of eating low calories foods like fruits and veggies...and when i stopped the grains,i was losing my head and then one day,i started eating nuts like crazy...why???because i replaced grains with nuts...now i am ok with raw foods but i had to make the transition and it took time, i was stressed of the change from cooked food to raw food and had to deal with all these things...even if you feel great be careful...and don't be so dogmatic about eating 100 percent raw,it takes time to make the transition...you gotta stay comitted to it but sometimes we come back and it is ok to eat too much of one thing...to stop detox or to make the transition...slowly but surely
10-10-2009, 05:25 PM
Thank you! It makes sense. I feel reassured, I'll just go with what my body is saying, it is reducing cravings for cooked food and all, so I'm sure it's helping me stay raw. Glad to know I won't have this need for lots of fats forever.
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