I'm my sixties, retired last summer, and have done low carb for several years, then primal since December. I'm very bad with the journal I started here, but keep a private one which is more important to me. I feel better than ever, but noticed that any non-primal carbs seem to cause me more problems now like heart palpitations, etc; I rarely have regular carbs now which may mean my body feels a kind of shock when I do. I've lost about 36# since last summer, but kept stalling because I was eating too much protein and fat. I have to cut my calories, no matter how primal, until my body lets go of the stored fat. Despite an active life, I have a slow metabolism, and have had to get very low calorie along with very low carb.Most people on primal don't have to work this hard, but I do. I am working on losing the last 30# of the weight I put on going through the perimenopause years, and getting there little by little. (Paleobird had a great thread the last few days on this issue of calorie counting.) I know my spouse and I will continue on this primal path, for besides weight, it seems to help with lots of other issues related to aging; e.g., my husband's skin began to look much better after we started using coconut oil and milk. I'm regularly told I don't look my years, and I certainly don't seem to be as "old" as many of my friends of the same age. I row crew, walk several miles a week, do weight training, and balance exercises. This is the only blog/forum I've ever gotten interested in, though I'm clearly one of the elders here. I find this generally a sharp group of people (a few notable exceptions), and there is a steady stream of information of all kinds, and lots of great recipes. Search just about any topic and you will find lots of responses. Hope to see you around.
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gals over 50?