How many of you are here not for weight loss but instead for feeling better/more energy/better skin/more muscle?
I like to search for motivational threads and i came across one that was called 'what made it work for you?' And it was all about what made it work for you regarding weight loss, so frustrating!!
This forum seems very weight-loss-centric, and it gets a bit frustrating sometimes considering health and wellbeing is my main objective with this lifestyle, so is anyone here not for that? (solely at least) and if so what made it work for you? what was the *click* moment?
Sorry, this was a bit of a rant!
If man made it, don't eat it
I need to gain weight, am planning to get started on it next week.
i'm not here for weightloss. i'm trying to add muscle (always), but i'm here for overall health. i never buy into any of the 'boundless energy' claims (purported by anyone, for anything), but i do think this is a healthy way to eat, and i make sure to eat 100 grams of carbs ever day from starch mostly, and some fruit.
i'm here for overall health. been paleo for over 2 years now. you are what you eat.
I found my way here while trying to improve my sky high triglycerides (355). Eating this way brought them down well into the "normal range" within a month and half. Losing 30lbs was just a side benefit that I wasn't really expecting. To be honest, I didn't think I could possibly lose 30 lbs as I didn't see myself as overweight.
Weight is starting to slowly come back now, but in the form of added muscle mass, as I continue to get leaner as the scale creeps up.
Starting Weight: 177
Lowest Primal Weight: 147
Current Primal Weight: 155
I've also seen great improvements with mood issues, energy, stamina, sleep, and a lot more.
I'm here for overall good health, mental clarity, energy and to be the best human I can be. In fact, I'm a little obsessed with it That's what brought me to primal/paleo.
What keeps me here is that simple mindset that comes with primal. Eat when you're hungry, stay in shape so you can play and do the things you enjoy, move your body. I love that.
Recently, however, I have set a goal of building more muscle/reshaping my body. I'm around 114 lbs (haven't weight myself in months).
Though, I must confess that I love the side benefit of being 46 (today's my bday!) and looking pretty good in a two-piece bathing suit!
I'm definitely not here for weight loss, lol. I lost about 30 pounds when I first went primal. I needed to, but I wasn't concerned so much about my weight as about my health. Diabetes runs/gallops in my family, so I'm really focused on eating responsibly. It was/is my opinion that the SAD and gluttony have brought on diabetes in so many people today, and I honestly can't bear the idea of injecting myself with insulin. So, taking responsibility for my eating and exercise is my preemptive strike.
These past few months, I've really been focusing on gaining muscle, though, so I was really excited to weigh myself at the gym the other day and discover I've gained 2 pounds! And, this is very vain of me, but, as a woman, I am so happy that I've got the arms to go to my 25 year high school reunion next year sleeveless.
Just read spicegirl's post... Happy birthday!
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Motherhood: When changing from pj pants to yoga pants qualifies as 'getting dressed'.
I'm in my 50's, not overweight and basically very healthy. I'm trying to ensure that I am able to live out my life span, and live it actively. Diet, and primal lifestyle changes, are the best way to accomplish that.
But even for young people in their 20's there are a lot of health benefits from this diet. Since I moved away from a sugar/gluten/processed foods diet, I'm gotten rid of my hemmorhoids (NOBODY can spell that), kidney stones and arthritis in my elbow joints from hitting too many golf balls. These are all problems I had in my youth.
I came here for better nutrition and health. Because I was extremely disillusioned by CW and the SAD and the commercialization and industrialization of our food supply.
I feel so much better in other ways (less edema, better sleep, fewer night panic attacks, less PMS, stronger nails and hair, better skin, more energy, less gas & bloating, fewer headaches, more alert upon waking, absolute eating delight & satisfaction, etc, etc) that I would probably be content if I never lost another inch. Ok, that's not really true. This is an extremely satisfying way of eating and living, and I'm extremely satisfied that the inches are disappearing.