This. Absolutely. (Cori, Anthony is a spambot. That particular post is a favourite, probably because it's short. It's been recycled so many times it's absurd.)
Originally Posted by cori93437
We also forget that women's bodies hold on to fat more tenaciously than men's. It's not only our store of energy, but of estrogen. And what is the point of losing it quickly if it's all going to boomerang back on and deplete our health in the meanwhile? I have lost my weight very slowly (slower than one pound a week), without triggering the famine effect, which kicks our bodies into energy-hoarding and weight gain mode. I have no fear of ghrelin demons, or of it all coming back on when I stop. I have nothing to stop. I just learned to eat better. And I eat too few calories often enough to keep whittling away at my fat stores and not often enough to scare my body. When I had much more weight to lose, I tried a little harder, and my body was eager for any chance to offload the excess and cooperated better. Now we're both more laid-back about it.
And losing weight slowly does not prevent people from noticing, far from it. I field so many compliments it's almost embarrassing. In some cases, people who haven't seen me in a while don't even recognize me (which I find absolutely hilarious).
Slow and steady definitely wins this race.
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