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    Are you sick?

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    Someone I haven't seen in 6 months asked me today if I was sick. They cannot comprehend the body composition change that Paleo brings.

    My reply, I was sick, but look at me now!

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    i'm not sick. in fact, i haven't had a cold since 1998.

    but, you know, if someone is asking you if you are sick, this is a problem. at all times a healthy male should exude health.

    please, more details of situation.

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    Knock on wood, I don't really get sick anymore either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dado View Post
    i'm not sick. in fact, i haven't had a cold since 1998.

    but, you know, if someone is asking you if you are sick, this is a problem. at all times a healthy male should exude health.

    please, more details of situation.
    I have been Paleo 7 months. I lost 35 lbs. I had to buy a whole new wardrobe-my waist size reduced 4 inches.

    I work in the medical field. Right away, people think you have a pancreatic cancer when you lose this much weight this fast (I suppose). People have been begging me to quit losing weight. I have plateaued around 165. Starting to put on lean muscles-I even have an abdominal cage showing itself after 20 years or so. My wife likey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottbushey View Post
    I have been Paleo 7 months. I lost 35 lbs. I had to buy a whole new wardrobe-my waist size reduced 4 inches.

    I work in the medical field. Right away, people think you have a pancreatic cancer when you lose this much weight this fast (I suppose). People have been begging me to quit losing weight. I have plateaued around 165. Starting to put on lean muscles-I even have an abdominal cage showing itself after 20 years or so. My wife likey!
    awesome, man, congratulations.

    when i lost something like 20 pounds after discovering primal, people told me i look sick too, because i was so skinny. i've since focused on strength training and adding muscle.

    maybe this is the next step for you, mr scottbushey

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    I haven't been sick in 2 years, ever since going Primal. (And I used to be sick all the time.)
    "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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    I have had the same responses from people. im 6ft2 and went from 175lbs and approx 17% body fat to 165lbs, added muscle and was seeing my 6pack for the 1st time ever.
    I was loving the new look but nearly everyone i spoke to said i looked skinny and had lost too much weight

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    When I lost 70 pounds, my ex-wife asked me if I had cancer or something.

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    dropped 45 pounds or so. women at work yelling at me to eat more and that i'm too skinny.
    they're right about the too skinny--- started lifting harder, and paying closer attention to the macros on lift days.
    not lean enough either, yet, despite being "too skinny". prob between 12-15% bf.
    i want to get to the place where the response to "you look sick" is to show them my abs and say "really"?

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    People don't really know what super-healthy looks like outside of youngsters anymore (and less and less there). Also, significant and sustained (over time) weight loss is so rare that cancer is probably a more likely guess than, "you got healthy".
    If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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