I'm female, 25 and a heafty 157lbs (only 5'2)
I am rather muscular though, so I know its not all fat. Most of my muscles are in my lower half (butt and legs). I am looking to drop some fat and increase lean muscle. I was a vegetarian for about 11 yrs and ate a lot of processed foods, tons and tons of fruit and soy stuff and carbs tended to be the bulk of my meals.
Needless to say I was fine in the begining but as it progresses year after year I put on more weight, had less restful sleep and got major sicknesses regularly (last winter I had two major respiratory infections and 3 cases of strep throat to give you an idea).
as of January I began eating meat again (local, farm raised stuff) and I've been steadily feeling better. I am still bigger than i would like, not as energetic as I should be and sleeping through the whole night is still rare.
My first expsoure to eating primal had to come from Nina Planck's book "Real Food: What to Eat and Why", and two weeks ago I found MDA. I want to give primal living a go but have kinda lost on where to begin.
Any ideas would be a great help to this budding cave-girl