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    Primal Fuel


    Not exactly the same topic, but quite linked I think. Leigh Peel wrote this article this week http://www.leighpeele.com/bulky-musc...the-definition


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    I hear ya SerialSinner. Women were built to have extra meat, for sure. It's for our child-bearing ability.


    I just think perception is skewed with people close to us.


    I just went SUPER dark brunette (near black) and I've been a blond my entire life. Strangers tell me it looks natural and to never go back to blond. Acquaintances like it. Family members, however, STILL have not said ONE nice thing (or bad), which I assume is that they're not used to it and/ or don't like it.


    "Too close to the forest to see the trees".


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    It's interesting how quick people point out if your too skinny but how no one tells you when your too fat. Family are the worst for it and SassaFrass88 I agree about the hair thing, it's so frustrating.


    Thanks for the link Jedi, that article was great to read. I'm looking forward to really changing my body composition, I've just joined the gym now that I've lost 29kgs (still about 15 to go), I want to prevent the 'skinny fat' and also show biceps to annoying family members lol.


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    I think strong women are a hot. But, I'm a man who goes by the name grandma on a online forum so I don't know if my opinion can be trusted. LOL

    It's grandma, but you can call me sir.

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    I think modern women have a tough row to hoe when it comes to muscle and fat. As we all know, women just naturally have more fat, that's the way they are. Probably has served them well when pregnant and nursing.


    Several above used the term "meat." I think the word you want is "fat." I don't be fat, but have more fat than our modern society thinks is good.


    Frankly, I think female body building is sick, sick, sick. Downright repulsive. Even their own bodies often rebel, stopping menses.


    Very low BF women do not age well, either. The lack of adipose almost assures an early and rapid wrinkling of the face and especially around the lips.


    The right amount of fat is like porn: "I can't describe it, but I know it when I see it." (Some famous judge said that in regards what used to be called "smut.")


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    Lol, Grandma. You don't go by "Nana," so I think your opinion can be trusted!


    I highly doubt anyone on this forum that is eating and exercising primal is "too skinny." The only truly borderline malnourished people that I have met (that have adequate access to food) are vegan marathoners. And they probably think that we're too big, so go figure.


    My BMI is at the upper end of the "healthy" limit and people sill chastise me for being too thin. It is sad how many people do not recognize the difference between muscular and "skinny fat."


    And I totally agree that family can be the worst with the "Omg, are you eating? Are you ok?"...especially grandmothers!


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    I've been getting the same thing, too. My BMI is 24 and that's about what my body fat percentage is. So obviously i'm no where near wasting away. Yet i still have family members saying i shouldn't lose any more weight. I think it's mostly that people get used to seeing at a certain size (i was 180 lbs.). Recent aquaintances, on the other hand, tend to look shocked/repulsed if they learn that i was 50 lbs heavier. They're used to how i look now and they would find it distasteful for me to look heavier.


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    Just a thought...


    Maybe because so much of our population (at least here in the US) is overweight, those of us who are actually the "correct size" look too skinny compared to what people are used to seeing.


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    That's pretty much it. I have by far less body fat that all but maybe 2 people in my office...

    The "Seven Deadly Sins"

    Grains (wheat/rice/oats etc) . . . . . Dairy (milk/yogurt/butter/cheese etc) . . . . . Nightshades (peppers/tomato/eggplant etc)
    Tubers (potato/arrowroot etc) . . . Modernly palatable (cashews/olives etc) . . . Refined foods (salt/sugars etc )
    Legumes (soy/beans/peas etc)

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    Agreed Diana and Tarlach.


    The one person here in my office who (instead of encouraging me) criticizes me for being healthy (WHAT THE.....?), meanwhile she emerges from her office with 5 Diet Cokes a day and is the biggest 'Sugar Pusher' I've known.


    The only other 'lean' people around here follow, pretty much, the same diet and exercise routine that I do and that's MAYBE 2 or 3 other people (did I mention that I still have 20 lbs to go!!! ;-)


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