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  • I second the fact it's a lot harder for women on PB to lose weight. I don't think Mark or any of the guys on the forum, who find this diet so effortless, give hormonal differences their due.

    I've been on here for about two years. On and off. I'm 24 (god, I feel old ;D). When I stumbled on MDA it was that holy grail moment. I bought the book after reading three posts, that same day. It all just clicked, and Mark's witty charm got the best of me.
    But he made it seem so easy and effortless and after about a year it got me a tad jaded.
    I did lose weight but very slowly. About 15lbs after 6 months.

    With a lot of tweaking and me eventually stumbling on Intermittent Fasting, I managed to speed up my weight loss and came close to my goal.
    Then due to my own stupidity, and some depression I gained a lot of it back.

    I don't think PB is the fast, effortless diet that women are looking for. BUT I do think it's the healthiest lifestyle.
    We all have messed up bodies after years of CW abuse, and it takes a long time to set things right again. Only then do our bodies begin to cooperate when it comes to weight loss.
    "The penis is the male animal-flower, a soft-firm dildo, a warm dream."
    -Raymond Peat, PhD

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    • Ah well, I was losing weight on my own, so I don't really care about that too much. Just want to have more energy.

      And yes, the boobs shrunk a bit with dieting, but they're still in decent shape. And I want them to stay that way!!! Hey, I never had the best of figures, but that was the one department I knew I had been genetically blessed. It would be a total downer to be getting both thicker in the waist (proportionately, of course, I'm sure it will get smaller as the pounds come off) and smaller on top. That they will get less firm is a given.

      Fiercehunter, cold thermogenesis? What is that? And are you seriously trying to tell us you're perimenopausal? I figured you were in your twenties from your picture.

      Was it Tomi who was saying she was inspired by the older lady in the bikini? I suspect my own mother is going to do that this summer. In her 70's. She figures she had to dress like a dowdy old lady all her life because of her weight, now that she's lost it she's going to have fun with her clothes. Mind you, she's had some plastic surgery to spruce things up a bit... (And no, it had nothing to do with PB.) I wouldn't put it past her to get a bikini.

      I am now trying to figure out if I am getting "warm" flashes, or whether I just feel warmer because my metabolism is shifting into fat-burning mode. I feel like a little space heater.
      5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
      Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
      Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

      More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
      - Lewis Mumford

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      • Indian cooking is tricky. And curries vary depending on the country. Asian curries are the green versions. Indian curries are earthy tones. You MUST have the right spices or it just doesn't work. So find a good Indian grocery store and buy your spices there - or you can go online also. A truly good Indian curry spice will be about the color of red clay.

        Ahi in masala............. hum. I wouldn't. Ahi is best seared! I don't care for fish curries of any kind.
        1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
        2. Eat to heal
        3. Move to live
        4. Embrace today
        5. Live with intention
        6. Respect my body
        7. Cultivate joy
        8. Find my passion
        9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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        • we have a couple great Indian cookbooks - the one with the recipe for the butter chicken is called "The Complete Book of Indian Cooking" You can also go on youtube and watch a couple different shows............. Manjula's Kitchen a really good one for basic Indian cooking. Show me the Curry is a good one - and Vah Rey Vah is also very good. The last one is more advanced. He's a hoot to watch! He gets very passionate about his food!
          1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
          2. Eat to heal
          3. Move to live
          4. Embrace today
          5. Live with intention
          6. Respect my body
          7. Cultivate joy
          8. Find my passion
          9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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          • Originally posted by tomi View Post
            Ahi in masala............. hum. I wouldn't. Ahi is best seared! I don't care for fish curries of any kind.
            It might work. Emphasis on the "might". With chicken tikka masala, the chicken is marinated and cooked separate from the sauce. This might work with fish, if only because you'd be draping the sauce over the fish rather than simmering it in the masala.

            It's not what I would do with a masala sauce, but if you really, really like fish....

            I've been considering being a paleo-heretic and making a miso-marinated salmon filet this week. SHHH. DON'T TELL ANYONE.
            Steph
            My Primal Meanderings

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            • I gotta think of something to do with the tuna. Not seared. I guess not curry. Maybe just lime juice, soy sauce (I'm a heretic too), garlic and ginger. I'm not even sure it's ahi.
              Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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              • Originally posted by Judg View Post
                Fiercehunter, cold thermogenesis? What is that? And are you seriously trying to tell us you're perimenopausal? I figured you were in your twenties from your picture.
                If I am not much mistaken, FierceHunter's avatar is Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss from "The Hunger Games".

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                • I thought some people might be interested in this article: Research shows trying to lose weight alters your brain and hormones so you're doomed to pile it on again | Mail Online
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                  • Doomed. Oh brother. This is the stuff my mother spouts to claim that surgery is the only effective answer.

                    I think lifestyle eating is the answer to all of this. Concentrating more on the maintenance than the loss. Learning how to have a lot of fun eating well before you even try to start losing. It has certainly worked well for me. She is proud of me, but says I am exception. Well, maybe I am, but I think almost anybody can choose to be that exception. It's not a fast method, but it works. I spend much more time in maintenance mode than active weight loss mode. I think that's what has been helping me more than anything. For a few days, or a couple of weeks - maximum three - I cut my intake. Then I go back to maintenance, being very, very careful the first little while because that's when the weight tries to come back on. Then I let my body accept the fact there is a new status quo. Lather, rinse, repeat.
                    5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                    Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                    More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                    - Lewis Mumford

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                    • Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                      I gotta think of something to do with the tuna. Not seared. I guess not curry. Maybe just lime juice, soy sauce (I'm a heretic too), garlic and ginger. I'm not even sure it's ahi.
                      Tandori is a good way to cook fish. We did a salmon tandori once and it was fabulous! But you'll need to do it over a cole burning bbq to get that smokey-ness. I often order shrimp tandori when we eat in a good Indian place.

                      Whats "heretic" ????
                      1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                      2. Eat to heal
                      3. Move to live
                      4. Embrace today
                      5. Live with intention
                      6. Respect my body
                      7. Cultivate joy
                      8. Find my passion
                      9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                      • I'm more and more convinced that I have thyroid and/or adrenal issues. Been reading a lot and really paying attention to my energy levels, sleep patterns and such. I bought CoQ10 and Quercetin, plus I'm taking Kelp. I wonder how long before I should see a boost in my energy.
                        1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                        2. Eat to heal
                        3. Move to live
                        4. Embrace today
                        5. Live with intention
                        6. Respect my body
                        7. Cultivate joy
                        8. Find my passion
                        9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                        • Tuna with lime, soy sauce, garlic and ginger sounds delicious.

                          I find that tuna suits oriental dishes much better than curries, and that trout, salmon and prawns work really well in both Indian dishes and oriental dishes.
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                          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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                          • I still can't believe how effective cold thermogenesis is, my sleep is radically improved.

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                            • Originally posted by jo View Post
                              I have been mulling this over, again, and one thing that resurfaced in my mind is that 2/3 of dieters regained the weight. Which means 1/3 didn't. They should be researching what that 1/3 has in common and how much of it is fully under their control. Now THAT would be useful. And if 1/3 do not regain, then "doomed" is hardly the word I would choose.
                              5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                              Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                              Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                              More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                              - Lewis Mumford

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                              • Originally posted by fiercehunter View Post
                                I still can't believe how effective cold thermogenesis is, my sleep is radically improved.
                                Trying again: what is cold thermogenesis?
                                5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                                Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                                Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                                More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                                - Lewis Mumford

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