There are a lot of thin people that eat grains. Look at Sandra Lee... the semi-homemade woman.
I'm glad she found a way to get her weight down and started a side business. I mean, no way would her diet work for me, but that isn't her fault.
She looks like 99% of the women at the university where I look. She looks happy. She's smart. Has a cute dog. Lots of friends. She's active. I think fierce is just jealous. Of what, I don't know. I don't care how much anybody whines, 90lbs and a size 0 is not going to look bad on anybody.
Lots of people can eat the standard fair, can spray pam on their pans and eat lots of fiber and grains and artificial sweeteners and get along just fine. I don't happen to be one of them. I'm just very happy to have found a way to eat that lets me eat food to satiety and feel healthy because of it. I don't get to look like her, but at least I'm not starving and miserable while I don't look like her.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Heaviest squat: 180 x 2. Heaviest Deadlift: 230 x 2
The more I see the less I know for sure.
It is *interesting* to me that this girl does so well on a system that wrecks most of us. Can't any of you admit it's interesting?
Tiny quantities of food+lots of exercise+a very young healthy body=fashionably thin. Now it would really be interesting if she were making this work and healthy at 45. A young body can deal with lots of abuse. Not so much later in life.
About someone saying you had an eating disorder, that was out of line, IMO. But then, if it makes you feel any better, several people here said that I must have an eating disorder because I had the temerity to suggest that counting calories might be helpful in some situations. *Shrug*
After all, I wasn't "wrecked" in any particular way when I ate CW, nor as a vegan per se (ultimately, I needed more cholesterol, but that wasn't necessariyl the fault of veganism, so much as my own genetic history), nor as a vegetarian, nor as primal (though i haven't done the more "extreme" -- to me at least -- things that I've seen on here. Just basic, run of the mill primal).
I don't get why it's interesting to you. Perhaps explain?