Hi PB. I feel I know you well as I spent the last few days reading your old and current primal journals and both your calorie counting ones. You have my utmost admiration. My health issues are minor compared to yours but never the less I want to stay as healthy as possible to minimise any others that may pop up to surprise me.
I also realise through 48yrs (I'm 67) of CW eating and dieting (used WW 4 times and lost the weight but also put it all back on), that it is not so simple as to just eat more fat and ignore the amounts. I definitely need to keep a check on calories. I've been experimenting over the last 6 months by eating more fat (weighing and measuring but not restricting) and have found that if I want to eat all those nuts and lots of coconut oil etc, then the weight piles on. If I restrict back to my caloric level (around 1350 calories) I lose it again and can maintain comfortably. For me eating primal means I can maintain a healthy weight without feeling hungry but importantly not feeling deprived because I can't eat all the cakes and dessert baking I used to do. Those things do not even tempt me any more and the flavour of whole foods is so much better now that my tastebuds are not distorted by sugar.
My husband (73) has joined me in this and we have never felt better.
Last edited by kahiba; 07-21-2012 at 02:36 PM.
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Original Goal: To lose weight. Achieved in March 2010
Long Term Goals: To continue using Primal guidlines to improve fitness and health. To share the Primal message.
The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible - Judith Regan