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    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??
    Annie Ups the Ante
    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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    For the most part if you're eating until you're full and have plenty of energy, your body will stabilize at some point. That being said I just use my carb intake to control my body weight. More carbs=more weight [be it fat or muscle].

    Of course you could just eat, sleep and workout until your heart is content and call it good, whatever the scale might say.
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    Small Kine-168/9%
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    • #3
      Oh Annie, I would so like to be where you are right now !!!!!- but alas - still a ways to go !!!!!
      "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

      ...small steps....

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      • #4
        Yes, I know, it doesn't seem fair. But still...

        You will get there, keep it up. And all the best for tomorrow.
        Annie Ups the Ante
        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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        • #5
          The smoothies with heavy cream are a good way to add a ton of calories in a very easy and tasty fashion. I am in the same boat as you, although I am not bothered by losing the weight. I had a 2 week stretch where I only fasted 1 day and lifted one day, simply eating as much as I wanted of my normal food and I still lost 3 pounds.
          I wish I liked to eat liver.

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          • #6
            It's not rocket science. Just eat more. Add calorically dense foods to your meals.
            F 28/5'4/100 lbs

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Damiana View Post
              It's not rocket science. Just eat more. Add calorically dense foods to your meals.
              Well, yes. I am actively doing this.

              Actually I suppose this issue could be called a perk of the primal diet since I do love to eat. It's just that I've never encountered having to make sure I eat enough.
              Annie Ups the Ante
              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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              • #8
                I suggest adding more sweet potato and white potato. As you say, it's a nice problem to have!
                F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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                • #9
                  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?"

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                  • #10
                    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.
                    65lbs gone and counting!!

                    Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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                    • #11
                      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.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Annieh View Post
                        My enviable problem right now is that I cannot seem to stop losing weight. ??
                        Try not to overthink stuff, as said above this is not rocket science. What about some more food?
                        Make yourself a nice large cup of hot chocholate made of whole milk, 50 gram of dark chocholate and 2 tablespoon of butter! Start with one cup per day after your last meal of the day. If still losing weight add another cup etc. Just one way to do it, there are countless others...
                        "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                        - Schopenhauer

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                        • #13
                          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.
                          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.
                          50yo, 5'3"
                          SW-195
                          CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
                          GW- Goals are no longer weight-related

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Wanderlust View Post
                            For the most part if you're eating until you're full and have plenty of energy, your body will stabilize at some point. That being said I just use my carb intake to control my body weight. More carbs=more weight [be it fat or muscle].

                            Of course you could just eat, sleep and workout until your heart is content and call it good, whatever the scale might say.
                            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.

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                            • #15
                              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
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