I’ll get to the resistant starch stuff…later. That’s going to take a little research and a little discussion that I’m too tired to articulate right now. But we’ll get there.
Today, just for a minute, I want to talk about how much better I feel now than I did 2 months ago. Two people in my life this week commented to me that I’m not moody or depressed anymore. One of those people has asked me for help with his mood problems. I gave him a Ray Peat-inspired shopping list and told him to buy some lights.
I few months ago when I started following Peat’s recommendations I never felt at peace. I realize this now only because now I have stretches of time that I feel GREAT. Like, peaceful and happy and content with my life exactly as it is. A complete lack of anxiety or depression. Back in November I started having these moments. They were fleeting, but they were there. Just in the last week or so those moments have been lasting longer – for hours sometimes! I have no idea what is happening biochemically in me that causes that feeling, but it’s fabulous.
This week I got my period and had no PMS. Well, that’s not entirely true. I had a mood swing that lasted all of 5 minutes which made me cry for no good reason. That was it. My PMS used to last days. DAYS. And now it’s over in 5 minutes.
Also, this week, my hunger stopped being so crazy. I feel like a normal person again, and have for the last 5 or 6 days. No crazy appetite. WTH?
I’ve got the whole family on the Peat plan now. I make Peat-friendly meals and we all eat them. My daughter used to get rashes when she drank milk. She would get them around her mouth and in random areas on her body. She also used to have keratosis pilaris (KP) on her arms and cheeks. Turns out that milk doesn’t CAUSE these skin problems…milk causes an increase in nutrient metabolism, requiring more vitamin A. The deficiency of vitamin A causes skin problems. Now she gets plenty of vitamin A in her diet and no longer has rashes or KP. Brilliant! Thanks for making that clear, Dr. Peat.
Anyway Peat offers no quick fix, no express train to a lean body. But if your goal is to be happy and to feel at peace, even while carrying those extra pounds, this (for me, anyway) is the way to do it.