I do not know that I have overcome it. I recently lost about 5lbs through extreme low carb/low calorie plus moderate carb and extreme exercise. But it remains to be seen if that's my new set-point or if going back to my regular life, I gain it all back again. We'll see.
Originally Posted by Lawyerchick12
One thing is true. My sister and I grew up in the same family in the same food culture, pre-HFCS, back in the day when moms still cooked, packed lunches and sewed our clothes. She was always bony skinny, little knee bones poking out of her tiny legs. I always had a protruding belly and plenty of cushioning although I would not say I was obese or fat like kids are today. Just not a knock-kneed scrawny kid. She was scrawny and I was plump and we ate the same foods. On Primal, losing my excess weight back to my cushiony former self has been easy. I do not think it would be possible for me to reach the levels of thinness my own sister has been able to attain throughout her life. Not without a fight and not sustainably.
I guess I do not subscribe to any idea that you can force your body to attain a certain level of thinness and keep it there if it's unnatural to you. If you try, you will start engaging yourself in a fight that you will lose one way or another.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
I can squat 180lbs, press 72.5lbs and deadlift 185lbs