Freelee the banana girl reviews stephanie buttermore's 'ALL IN' approach. Freelee watches the video called “I ate 5000 calories every day for a month (Why I did it and what happened) and she reacts with the facts.
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Freelee likes that Stephanie Buttermore promotes an ‘all in’ calorie approach. She’s never heard of any other Youtuber promoting this (besides herself) until now. As a lot of you know Freelee has been promoting the 2500 calorie figure for about a decade now and also the unlimited ‘all in’ calorie approach for years under the Raw till 4 or High Carb Vegan umbrella. Obviously where Stephanie and Freelee differ considerably of course is that Stephanie recommends eating anything at all in her approach even if it’s not really food. By the way hang around till the end of the video where Freelee gives Stephanie her 3 best tips to curb her extreme hunger.
So who is Stephanie Buttermore? Freelee has always been intrigued with peoples ethnicity and found out Stephanie is half Thai, half Canadian which would explain that beautiful hair and smile from Thailand; the land of smiles. She is 29 years old (so 10 years younger than Freelee) and around the same height as Freelee at 5’5. She is an ovarian cancer research scientist who holds a PHD in pathology and cell biology.
So like Freelee, Stephanie has been involved in body sculpting comps, extreme dieting and the gym rat lifestyle. For those of you who don’t know in Freelee's 20’s she ran her own successful personal training business for around 5 years and gained certification in nutrition, weight management, advanced aerobic conditioning and also advanced weight training from FIA (Fitness Institute of Australia). Freelee also dated a former Mr Australia Body builder. She talks about it in her new book: My naked lunchbox. So in this way Stephanie and Freelee have had a very similar dieting past.
Freelee is 100% supportive of honouring ones hunger cues (while eating under the high carb plant foods umbrella). Most of you know that. As Freelee always says it is so so important for healing. Calorie restriction for weight loss and metabolic healing DOES NOT WORK. Reverse dieting DOES NOT WORK. IT just leads you back to dieting and then you are there forever. YOU MUST BE FULLY SATISFIED AFTER EVERY MEAL for long term health and leanness.
Stephanie is clearly glucose and water depleted in the left picture where she is in a state of semi-starvation. On the right she started eating again and is naturally gaining glucose storage and water weight. Freelee speaks all about this in her Keto Diet debunked video which you can check out here.
So Stephanie has spoken about the hormones Leptin and Ghrelin in regards to her extreme hunger. Both of these hormones respond to how well fed you are. Leptin is a hormone involved in regulating our appetite, how much food we do actually eat and how much we weigh. Leptin basically signals to us to stop eating and glucose is obviously very important in this process. Ghrelin “the hunger hormone” on the other hand is a hormone produced in the stomach and released into the blood which helps stimulate hunger and makes us more likely to choose high calorie foods over low calorie foods. Not surprisingly at all there is science showing a high carbohydrate diet has an inhibitory effect on Ghrelin levels https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12679442
In regards to Stephanie's comments about having a puffy face and body. If you take a look at what kind of foods Stephanie was/is going ‘all in’ on (and Freelee is not talking about her 10,000 calorie challenges but even just recently) then you can easily understand why her face was sweating and puffy. High fat, high sodium animal product rich foods are the cause. It’s mostly fluid retention from toxic byproducts and excess sodium. This is why increasing potassium intake is really powerful in decreasing circulating sodium in the body because it helps your body flush the excess water weight. Hello bananas right?? 98% of Americans (and westerners) for instance are potassium deficient due to not enough plant foods, particularly fruit. This is another major reason Freelee is lean long term because potassium is crucial to optimal function of every one of the trillions of cells in our body.
Here are 3 things Freelee recommends Stephanie does straight away to curb her extreme hunger:
- Increase her potassium intake to at least meet the minimum RDI of 4500mgs, this will aid the sodium potassium balance to help eliminate Stephanie's fluid retention issues and oedema. Plant foods are the best and safest source of potassium.
- Increase her daily carbohydrate quota to 70% or more of cals from carbohydrates, this will assist her hunger by increasing circulating glucose which is the brain and bodies number one fuel source which simultaneously helps increase leptin release and decreases grehlin levels.
- Significantly increase her fibre intake which in turn will increase satiety. Stephanie can do this by instantly removing all calories that are devoid of fibre. And they are of course - animal products.They are naturally of no nutritional benefit to the human frugivore. Remember this; there is nothing found in animal products that is essential to human health which isn’t already found in plant foods but there are PLENTY of disease-causing components that you don't want.
Stephanie will not be able to satiate her hunger or maintain a healthy weight eating all she cares for if she is not eating the right foods. She will have to continue calorie restricting for the rest of her life. If she jumps on a high carb vegan lifestyle, she will, like myself, Alicia and many other women - begin to experience a level of satiation that she didn’t know was possible. Like I’ve said many time before I find it hard to even gain weight now.
Here are some of Stephanie's videos featured in Freelee's video.
YouTuber Alice Olivia attributes Freelee's high carb vegan ALL IN approach to healing her metabolism. Here she speaks about eating unlimited calories and losing excess weight:
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I completely agree with you! While I’m not a vegan (still consume goat dairy every day and canned fish once a week), and I do consume a higher load of protein (it’s helpful for us active menopausal ladies), I do feel too many people make carbs out to be evil. I made the mistake about 6 years ago to try a low-carb “cleanse.” It was the worst kind of diet I ever could have tried. Since then, I do not diet. I manage my nutrition. I never let myself starve or feel hungry, but pay attention to balance. Given I have battled with obesity and emotional eating, this is necessary for me, and it has helped me become a lot more comfortable with food and loving myself.
Visually, Ms. Buttermore appears healthy in both of her photos. In the first photo, she appears as a hard-core athlete. As the second, a regular woman who is active, but not necessarily on a highly athletic level. But that doesn’t tell us the whole story. If she felt she was starving, she definitely was suffering from a nutritional deficiency and/or battling emotional issues with food.
It’s totally okay that she changed her food choices and body to cope, but I agree that not paying attention to what one eats is not sustainable—especially for a person who has had weight issues previously as our bodies/metabolisms are programmed to gain weight back. Hopefully, she finds the balance for herself. I hope, however, women who are at unhealthy places in their nutrition and bodyshape. Obese women are absolutely beautiful, but carrying that weight can be difficult and even dangerous for our bodies as we age. On the flip side, it’s dangerous to starve oneself continuously. Anyone in any bodyshape can suffer from nutritional deficiencies and this is why it’s important to learn about what we eat—especially in this day and age where so many foods are processed.