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    How many of you are here not for weight loss but instead for feeling better/more energy/better skin/more muscle?
    I like to search for motivational threads and i came across one that was called 'what made it work for you?' And it was all about what made it work for you regarding weight loss, so frustrating!!
    This forum seems very weight-loss-centric, and it gets a bit frustrating sometimes considering health and wellbeing is my main objective with this lifestyle, so is anyone here not for that? (solely at least) and if so what made it work for you? what was the *click* moment?
    Sorry, this was a bit of a rant!
    If man made it, don't eat it

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    Originally posted by huntingBears View Post
    How many of you are here not for weight loss but instead for feeling better/more energy/better skin/more muscle?
    I like to search for motivational threads and i came across one that was called 'what made it work for you?' And it was all about what made it work for you regarding weight loss, so frustrating!!
    This forum seems very weight-loss-centric, and it gets a bit frustrating sometimes considering health and wellbeing is my main objective with this lifestyle, so is anyone here not for that? (solely at least) and if so what made it work for you? what was the *click* moment?
    Sorry, this was a bit of a rant!
    I think everyone is here for those reasons. If everyone just wanted to lose weight they would just cut calories and do whatever would make the number go down. I'm pretty sure most people are here because they want to be healthier overall, and it shouldn't be discounted just because some people are also looking to achieve their ideal weight. I think the best thing would be to read the information and take it for what its worth for your situation. Instead of focusing on the weight loss aspect "what made it work for you", maybe just read some of the comments and see if there's something that can be taken away that would apply for your situation. This forum is for people to inform themselves and ask questions, so that's what they're gonna do! If you have a question, ask it! People will help you out!
    An avocado a day keeps the doctor away!

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    • #3
      I need to gain weight, am planning to get started on it next week.

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      • #4
        i'm not here for weightloss. i'm trying to add muscle (always), but i'm here for overall health. i never buy into any of the 'boundless energy' claims (purported by anyone, for anything), but i do think this is a healthy way to eat, and i make sure to eat 100 grams of carbs ever day from starch mostly, and some fruit.

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        • #5
          i'm here for overall health. been paleo for over 2 years now. you are what you eat.

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          • #6
            I found my way here while trying to improve my sky high triglycerides (355). Eating this way brought them down well into the "normal range" within a month and half. Losing 30lbs was just a side benefit that I wasn't really expecting. To be honest, I didn't think I could possibly lose 30 lbs as I didn't see myself as overweight.

            Weight is starting to slowly come back now, but in the form of added muscle mass, as I continue to get leaner as the scale creeps up.

            Height: 5'9
            Starting Weight: 177
            Lowest Primal Weight: 147
            Current Primal Weight: 155

            I've also seen great improvements with mood issues, energy, stamina, sleep, and a lot more.

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            • #7
              I'm here for overall good health, mental clarity, energy and to be the best human I can be. In fact, I'm a little obsessed with it That's what brought me to primal/paleo.

              What keeps me here is that simple mindset that comes with primal. Eat when you're hungry, stay in shape so you can play and do the things you enjoy, move your body. I love that.

              Recently, however, I have set a goal of building more muscle/reshaping my body. I'm around 114 lbs (haven't weight myself in months).

              Though, I must confess that I love the side benefit of being 46 (today's my bday!) and looking pretty good in a two-piece bathing suit!

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              • #8
                I'm definitely not here for weight loss, lol. I lost about 30 pounds when I first went primal. I needed to, but I wasn't concerned so much about my weight as about my health. Diabetes runs/gallops in my family, so I'm really focused on eating responsibly. It was/is my opinion that the SAD and gluttony have brought on diabetes in so many people today, and I honestly can't bear the idea of injecting myself with insulin. So, taking responsibility for my eating and exercise is my preemptive strike.

                These past few months, I've really been focusing on gaining muscle, though, so I was really excited to weigh myself at the gym the other day and discover I've gained 2 pounds! And, this is very vain of me, but, as a woman, I am so happy that I've got the arms to go to my 25 year high school reunion next year sleeveless.
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                • #9
                  I'm in my 50's, not overweight and basically very healthy. I'm trying to ensure that I am able to live out my life span, and live it actively. Diet, and primal lifestyle changes, are the best way to accomplish that.

                  But even for young people in their 20's there are a lot of health benefits from this diet. Since I moved away from a sugar/gluten/processed foods diet, I'm gotten rid of my hemmorhoids (NOBODY can spell that), kidney stones and arthritis in my elbow joints from hitting too many golf balls. These are all problems I had in my youth.

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                  • #10
                    I came here for better nutrition and health. Because I was extremely disillusioned by CW and the SAD and the commercialization and industrialization of our food supply.

                    I feel so much better in other ways (less edema, better sleep, fewer night panic attacks, less PMS, stronger nails and hair, better skin, more energy, less gas & bloating, fewer headaches, more alert upon waking, absolute eating delight & satisfaction, etc, etc) that I would probably be content if I never lost another inch. Ok, that's not really true. This is an extremely satisfying way of eating and living, and I'm extremely satisfied that the inches are disappearing.
                    Sandra
                    *My obligatory intro

                    There are no cheat days. There are days when you eat primal and days you don't. As soon as you label a day a cheat day, you're on a diet. Don't be on a diet. ~~ Fernaldo

                    DAINTY CAN KISS MY PRIMAL BACKSIDE. ~~ Crabcakes

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                    • #11
                      I started because I had about 25 lbs. to lose. That's done, but I'm still here because Primal eating has gotten rid of my hypoglycemia, adult acne, chronic digestive problems, and fatigue. So I would say I'm currently here for health and not weight loss.

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                      • #12
                        I started here for overall health, and weight loss (or whatever weight I did lose) was a side-effect of doing things as closely to the blueprint I could.
                        If you have a problem with what you read: 1. Get a dictionary 2. Don't read it 3. Grow up 4. After 3, go back to 1/ or 2. -- Dennis Blue. | "I don't care about your opinion, only your analysis"- Professor Calabrese. | "Life is more important than _______" - Drew | I eat animals that eat vegetables -- Matt Millen, former NFL Linebacker. | "This country is built on sugar & shit that comes in a box marinated in gluten - abc123

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                        • #13
                          At 47 (almost 48) I never had any health or weight issues with eating CW but I was always eating fairly clean (no processed foods and very little bread). I came on board to be healthy and in the mean time it has worked at getting me ripped...gotta love that six pack getting more and more defined.
                          Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
                          PS
                          Don't forget to play!

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                          • #14
                            I cut out gluten and dairy years ago when I had my first MS symptom. I think it helped, but I continued to have some symptoms over the next few years, which led me to going full-on paleo about a year ago, and since then I have been asymptomatic (and my recent MRI showed no new lesions in the past year!). I'm still plagued by fatigue and digestive/IBS issues, unfortunately, but not having parts of my body go tingly and numb in the past year has been awesome!

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                            • #15
                              I'm not here for weight loss either. I went through health issues and trying lots of supplements every day but I'm back to basics now. I'm just trying to find the best, easiest and cheapest way to get the best out of what I eat.

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