Similar story here- I’ve been eating very clean for years and began incorporating a lot more fats/oils into my diet early last year, particularily coconut oil (the benefits, they said!) I’ve always been a little overweight but suddenly gained 20-30 lbs “out of nowhere”, my anxiety shot through the roof, and my digestive system went haywire. Took a look at how my nutrients broke down and saw I was getting well over 50% of my daily calorie intake through fats and very infrequently felt satisfied, and it triggered my tendencies towards an unhealthy, scared relationship with food. I’ve since started being more mindful of the kinds of foods I’m eating and have dropped almost all of the weight- I think I am even drinking beer more frequently than I was before!
Anyways, I know it’s not all so black and white for everyone and I know that some can thrive on diets with a lot of oil, but my experience shows me I need to keep fat intake VERY reigned in.
I have been a sport nutritionist for 16 years. My specialty is around protein. The human body need specific amino acids and specific levels to function properly. An incomplete protein exists only in the sense that this protein by itself does not supply the need protein values for a human being. There is so much science to support this that your insistence against it is dangerous and life threatening. No one is making a judgement call against vegans or vegetarians, this is a respected choice. What is important is the health of the individual.
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