I’ve been struggling a bit eating Peat style. I think this would be a great way of eating if weight loss isn’t a goal. The food is delicious and makes me feel great. Only problem is I’ve been gaining weight. I’m now up to 209.4 – almost 8 pounds over my previous unacceptable weight prior to learning about Dr. Peat.
It has to stop. I simply cannot continue to gain weight. My clothes don’t fit. I avoid mirrors. I’m discouraged. I’ve tried to count calories, and I find it impossible to stay on a low-calorie diet while eating sugar. There’s one woman on my Ray Peat Facebook group who has been losing weight, and she has generously shared her eating plan with us. I’ve tried to follow it, and I just can’t. I feel too hungry. I guess my body is just not healthy enough yet to metabolize sugar effectively. I think a lot of the sugar I’m eating is being wasted, my liver not effective at storing glycogen.
I’m considering doing a lower-carbohydrate version of Peat’s principles for a couple of months (and yes, I realize “a lower carb Peat plan” is an oxymoron) – just long enough to get some of the weight off. I think my low-carb diet didn’t result in weight loss before because I was eating too much meat and no dairy. Also I was eating lots of PUFAs in daily consumption of dark-meat chicken and conventional eggs. Now that I see how damaging those things are, of course I would continue to avoid them.
I don’t know all the answers. I just need to do something else. I can’t continue to gain weight.