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  • #16
    A big thankyou to everyone for your comments.

    Originally posted by paleo-bunny View Post
    I suggest adding more sweet potato and white potato. As you say, it's a nice problem to have!
    Thanks, I do eat these for dinner, but I now have the idea to do save a baked potato and stuff it for lunch. It's hard to find alternatives to bread.

    Originally posted by 2ndChance View Post
    Hey, I'm in the same boat as you, but I don't see it as a problem. Either eat more or let the pounds keep dropping--your body wants to keep shedding weight, who are you to tell it "no, you were supposed to stop 2 kg ago?"
    I'm glad it doesn't worry you, and yes those are my options. It's amazing to realise how MUCH food I actually seem to need now.

    Originally posted by gopintos View Post
    Weight loss pretty much halts for me up around 75-85% fat, regardless of calories. And I am plenty full on fat. That is what my tracking has shown me.
    Thanks, I am working on adding in cream etc now. It's great, because one of the things I really like about primal is not getting the sugar shakes and cravings and I don't want to risk them coming back.

    Originally posted by HillsideGina View Post
    It's not how much or how little you weigh - how do you look? Feel? Are you adding muscle in your weight class?

    Part of your perception could be that today's "normal" is actually overweight.
    Originally posted by LauraSB View Post
    I think this is an excellent point. Both DH and I found that as soon as our weights dropped from the over weight range into the normal weight range, a lot of people thought we were too skinny. The normal weight range for my height covers 35 lbs. No way am I "too skinny" when I'm 35lbs over being technically under weight.

    As long as you feel good and you're eating as much as you want to, I wouldn't stress over a few kilos.
    Thankyou both. You make a good point. I had not thought much about this in respect of myself but I notice it with children ALL the time, to me just about all today's kids are "chubby" at the very least. Any that are not seem skinny by comparison, but I think kids are meant to look light and be able to run and jump around.

    I have definitely grown stronger in my weights class and also my figure has grown so much trimmer that to other people perhaps I do look skinny, but I really am not.

    However I certainly do not want to look gaunt, especially in the face, as that's the part of me that shows, lol.


    Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
    Agreed. I know some can lose weight eating plenty of carbs or not, but mine correlates very well with carb intake. Wanna gain weight? Increase the carb load. Wanna lose? Decrease it. Just my own experience.
    Yes, I easily lost weight by cutting carbs. It's nice to eat them again, but I don't want to overdo it and bring back the cravings.

    Originally posted by PHaselow View Post
    5'4" and 59 kilos? That is about 130lbs. For me, at 5'3", that weight is a bit heavy and I would have to overeat to get there. Perhaps your body just wants to be thinner now that you are feeding it appropriately.

    If I eat primal and eat when I am hungry I hover at around 54.4 kg. I am 47
    Thanks for this comparison, you are similar in height to me. Do you work out too? I do not have a light build, and I seem to easily develop muscle, so my weight does seem reasonably high. I think I would be way too skinny at 55-56kg. So perhaps 57 would be the absolute lowest I would allow it slip to.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by Annieh View Post
      Thanks for this comparison, you are similar in height to me. Do you work out too? I do not have a light build, and I seem to easily develop muscle, so my weight does seem reasonably high. I think I would be way too skinny at 55-56kg. So perhaps 57 would be the absolute lowest I would allow it slip to.
      It isn't always good to compare, but I thought I'd share. I am very slight on top and not so much on the bottom; true pear shape. I do exercise about 4 days/week with classes that combine short bursts of cardio with weights and I run 1-2x/week on my own. I have had some medical problems that have sidelined me for the past 30 days, but I'm back to some activity. 115-120 lbs is where my body likes to be. I do not pack on the muscle but my tone is good. I think the difference for us is likely my upper body which is very sinewy and lean compared to my lower half. My hips are quite narrow but my legs are, well, short and powerful and my rear end is substantial.

      Adding a lot of fat to my diet curbs my appetite. I agree with increasing carbs by eating sweet potatoes or white potatoes. Load 'em up and enjoy it! I make white rice with a can of coconut milk in place of some of the water. That is awesome! For now, the white rice is my treat about twice a month.

      In no way am I saying you need to get down to my weight! I guess I wanted to reassure you that it isn't too skinny (I am far from too skinny). As long as you are eating enough to make up for your activity level, your body will find a comfortable weight for itself. I think that is what we all strive for. It might take some adjustment for you to see your smaller self. If you have energy, good health, good sleep patterns and glowing skin you are doing something right!
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      • #18
        I am in a similar boat. I said at 5'2" and 54 yrs. I was happy at 123lbs, but I am now 113lbs. That next 10 just vanished. Admittedly, part of my problem is my nervousness of going too far the other way. I am liking how skinny I am I am just trying to experiment by just adding a little more starchy carb. but I am the point of getting too thin.
        Started Primal June 2012 at 148.5lbs, and 5' 1", reached goal weight in 5 months.
        Lowest weight 93lbs - too thin. Now stable at around 100lbs much better weight for me at my age.
        Primal, minus eggs, dairy and a myriad of other allergens.

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        • #19
          Found this helpful article on the site

          How To Gain Weight Eating Primal | Mark's Daily Apple
          Annie Ups the Ante
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          • #20
            If you have a small frame 59 kg is not too low. I am also 5'4 and I was told that weighing 52 kg is the lowest I should get. Your body will find the weight it wants to be I wouldn't try to over think it at this point. But if is bothering you try adding more carbs like others have suggested. Just experiment and find what works for you.

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            • #21
              Nothing constructive to add I'm afraid, other than to say that I'm jealous. Hopefully it'll be me soon

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              • #22
                Not too skinny after all.

                I found some old measurements that I have taken over the years and found that the only times I have been smaller than now were when I got married (26 years ago), and when I was nursing my third child (10 years ago). I am definitely way way in better shape than in 1999 when I know I really could have done with the energy that I have now, lol.

                So, while I am pleased to be where I am now, I realise that when I was younger, this size was what I regarded as fat. Sad. I still am happy, but I may also experiment with dropping a few more pounds of fat now that I know how to do it.

                Not just yet perhaps, since I am enjoying all the yummy extras that are keeping me here.
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Annieh View Post
                  My enviable problem right now is that I cannot seem to stop losing weight.

                  I am 48yo, 5'4", 59kg (more or less, depending whose scales I use). I attend a weights class twice a week.

                  I started eating primal in June and rapidly reached my goal weight since I really only needed to lose a few kilos. I started out low carb, but for the last few months I have added starchy veges and fruit back into my meals.

                  Still my weight is dropping. It's gradual and I'm not too upset yet, but I was satisfied two kilos ago, and I would like to know that I can stop when I want to. I love everything else about this way of eating. The food is fanTAStic and my health is great.

                  I guess my problem is that it comes down to fine tuning and I'm not naturally that kind of person. I would rather just eat and be happy. And I mostly do.

                  I have been adding cheeseANDbacon to my omelettes, avocado and olive oil to my salads, sour cream and butter to my vegetables, and a milk drink in the evening. This afternoon I made a smoothy with cream and banana and berries.

                  I'm sure others will have experienced this, how did you cope? Any suggestions??
                  I don't have the answer either but I wait, with anticipation, to the answers you'll get. I am 5'4" and weigh 131 lbs. It took me 22 months to get to this weight from 244.8. I haven't, as yet, begun to try stopping the weight loss because I don't know what a woman of medium bone size or build should weigh. Googling the internet and reading forums I get answers from 105 to 130+ lbs. I am also in good health and feel great. I plan to eat primally the rest of my life.

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                  • #24
                    Hi Rosemary, what awesome results!!! Well done. Looks like we are both in a healthy weight range now, we can choose to settle somewhere around here or keep reducing gradually. I agree with you about being in good health, feeling great and like you plan to eat primally the rest of my life.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Annieh View Post
                      Hi Rosemary, what awesome results!!! Well done. Looks like we are both in a healthy weight range now, we can choose to settle somewhere around here or keep reducing gradually. I agree with you about being in good health, feeling great and like you plan to eat primally the rest of my life.
                      I'm starting to feel (no actual reason) like 125 might be right. As you can imagine, I am dealing with a lot of excess skin. I think my health insurance would consider removal "cosmetic surgery".

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                      • #26
                        I didn't read the whole thread, so forgive me if this is repeat...

                        When I first went primal 6-7 years ago I lost weight fast and easy. Then slowly overtime (and without changing my diet) I gained it back and then some. That is where I'm at now. So, perhaps just relax and things will balance out. I think that at first primal foods can seem very filling and eating as much as you can stand is still less than on a SAD diet, but then overtime we get used to the foods, the fat and it becomes very easy to eat a ton of calories and gain. I shouldn't say "we" as this is clearly a "me" story.

                        Anyway, hope that helps some. I think as long as you are try to eat more and have plenty of protein I wouldn't worry about the weight loss until it has had a chance to level off and perhaps reverse a bit.
                        PaleoMom's Diet Recovery Journal
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