Why do this diet when I’m already thin?

It’s proven that a high-fat, low-carb diet will cause one to lose weight.[1] But of all the things I need, weight loss isn’t one. So why am I eating this way?

Mostly to eliminate my cravings for sugar and carbs. It’s been a goal of mine for years at which I’ve failed. But now I think I know why.

It’s because I was trying to eat low-carb and low-fat (fat being another pubic enemy according to conventional wisdom).[2] But this may be impossible: eliminate fat from the diet and expect your carb cravings to surge. Thankfully it seems to work both ways: increase your fat intake and carb cravings subside.

My personal experience over the past month is that this is true. I recently attended a birthday party rife with sweets, pies, and even a “cupcake bar” and didn’t touch any of it. And today a friend offered me a home-made chocolate scone. “No thanks,” I was surprised to hear myself say and then watched dispassionately as he ate.

Such restraint on my part is unprecedented. And it’s not because I have cultivated an iron-will, which was my previous strategy. Rather, I just find myself less interested. The high-fat diet seems to be working.

[1] Some say that, rather than “weight loss”, what we achieve on the high-fat diet is weight normalization.

[2] When dietary fat was fingered by the feds as a public enemy it led to an unprecedented dependence on grains (as well as franken-fat-alternatives and low-fat everything). This is turning out to have been a disastrous mistake.