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Define what you mean by "thin". Are we talking a small whisp of a man or woman with no muscle tone or strength (i.e... Sheldon from "Big Bang Theory") or are we talking about muscled and with low body fat and as strong (or stronger) as they look thin (i.e... Pavel).
I'm not thin, but I'm thinner. I don't care if I get thin, as long as I get healthier, including proper muscle tone.
I agree completely. Too many people today associate being thin as a rail with being healthy overall, which just isn't true. It's actually in your best interests to have a bit of body fat and not be super lean all the time.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who has said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own experience.
In the mind of the beginner, there are many possibilities; in the mind of the expert, there are few.
I've shaken hands with a raccoon and lived to tell the tale
SW: 220- 225 pounds at the beginning of January
CW: 180 pounds
Goals for 2012: Lose a bit more fat and start a serious muscle and strength routine
Whether or not people are thin is not a reflection upon being primal. If you follow the principles eventually you will get to a point where you are at an ideal weight; there is nothing that would preclude people from becoming thin on primal.
As others have said, I'm definitely thinner, healthier, and feel a lot better than I did about two years ago.
Thinner by 80+ lbs with no sign of slowing yet...and far healthier to boot. Daily intake is 50-60g net carbs from veg & fruit (a level I find much easier to live with than <20g and frank ketosis). I walk a lot, but don't run apart from occasional sprints. Planning to re-assess the carb amounts if/when I'm closer to goal or I stop losing.
6' 2" | Age: 42 | SW: 341 | CW: 198 | GW: 180?
“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.”
― Søren Kierkegaard
I'm not saying it matters more than health. Nor am I wondering if anyone looks like Kate Moss. By thin, I mean the type of person that looks good in clothes, with defined muscles and a body fat % that is relatively low. That's what I'm going for. B/c yes, I can say that nothing is more important than being strong and healthy. But let's not pretend that we here on this primal board, are different from the rest of the country, or world for that matter.
There is a reason the dieting is a mulit-billion dollar industry. People want to be thin. I'll admit it- I want to be healthy AND thin. And I'll be thrilled when I get there!