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  • #16
    Originally posted by loafingcactus View Post
    Oh I think I get it: you aren't making an argument about definitions, you are making an "argument" against facts.

    *shrug* the facts aren't my fault lol
    The OP asked a question.

    Kinfe answered "Yes".

    You answered "Kind of, but no.",

    Knife disagreed with that.

    There was no implication of weakness. You're projecting onto him.
    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

    - Ray Peat

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    • #17
      Overcoming disordered eating and binge eating was gradual, over 3 years, for me. Eating HFLC helped overcome the fear of fat mentality, yet I still binged quite often. Pregnancy and taking care of a kid was a big motivator to deal with these bad eating habits, but I wasn't able to overcome 100%. Since increasing carbs and eating a lot of fruits in the past few months, I haven't had the urge to binge. I don't know if it's considered 'successful', but I've come much further than ever before.

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      • #18
        Yes, I have no idea what this is about. Just saying, "Sorry if I said something wrong, but I don't know what it is."
        Crohn's, doing SCD

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        • #19
          No. I have an addictive personality that comes with my extremism. I will always have a love-hate relationship with food.

          I mitigate this by loving other activities and people (including myself), and hopefully that evens out with my urge to binge eat sometimes. It is a work in process, but I feel that after going Primal, those urges have definitely subsided to a point where I can lose weight veeery slowly after struggling with weight gain for a few years.
          My chocolatey Primal journey

          Unusual food recipes (plus chocolate) blog

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          • #20
            Originally posted by HeatherW View Post
            So I'm wondering if anyone else in this community has dealt with this with any success? What has worked for you?
            What exactly do you mean by success? What you have accomplished so far is HUGE! I hope it makes you feel powerful. Does it? Even if you feel like you're only 90% of the way to where you want to be, you've already done something amazing and that is proof that you are capable of amazing things. So this last little bit of the way is feeling tricky. It might take a bit to figure out the path, but keep telling yourself it would be much tougher for a 315 lb alcoholic smoker. I've been at my goal weight for several months and I still pull up a graph of my weight loss and tell myself what a clever girl I am.

            My definition of success is being able to maintain a healthy weight with what feels like minimal effort. I think I'm there after being overweight for 25 years and obese for the last 10. I still eat stuff sometimes that I feel like I should say no to. In the last 9 months, there have been a couple of occasions where I kind of lost my grip on sugary baked goods. One time it took me almost a month before I felt like I was back in control. I never stopped eating primal foods, just piled a bunch of extra junk on top. The most weight I ever gained back was 7 lbs and anything I ever gained came off pretty fast once I got myself together. Recently I seem to be satisfied with much smaller binges, of the sort a normal thin person eating SAD would eat without giving it a second thought. I think months of eating nutrient dense food has really helped me to not lose control so much when I give in to something sweet and not particularly nutritious.

            Self-analysis is a tricky thing, but I think a huge turning point for me was deciding I was not going to let food make me feel bad about myself any more. Most thin people I know feel very little emotion about their food or eating. They have very few rules about their eating, even if they generally eat a healthy diet. If they feel they have been eating too much lately, or too much junk, and they decide to cut back a bit, there is no judging or recrimination, no scouring their minds or their macros to figure out why, they just do it. That's what I want. I'm feeling pretty close.
            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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