If your cats are overweight, they will most likely start to lose weight on a raw diet.
Cats will over eat when fed an improper diet. Usually they won’t over eat when fed a species-appropriate raw diet, as the diet is satisfying to them. They don’t feel hungry all the time.
Raw food is highly digestible which means that about 85% of what the cat eats will be digested and utilised by the body. Therefore, a smaller amount of raw food will make the cat feel satisfied and ‘full’. Your cat will not want to continually eat.
If your cat wakes you up in the middle of the night for food, acting as if they are starving, this may be due to the fact that they are being fed a low digestability food. A change of diet may increase their energy which will help them burn off more calories. You may find you get a better night’s sleep as well!