Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.
Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.
Griff's cholesterol primer
5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
bloodorchid is always right
Saw a large woman at Whole Foods with her food and a drink. Was expecting her to sit down with a sandwich and a diet soda, but to my delighted surprise, she had sauted collards, a chicken leg, and some sweet potatoes on her plate! And her drink was kombucha
DD started high school and has a combined gym/health class. The gym portion is standard games, with a focus on teamwork, and "fitness" training, with a focus on measuring improvements. They have a tricked out work out room with all the machines and a nice free weight set up. Most of the kids are fixated on the ellipiticals and the climbing wall, but they learn to use everything.
The biggest shocker to me was a lesson on weight, diet and exercise. The usual CW on food, but when discussing exercise the teacher said (as reported by DD), "Yeah, you can burn a lot of calories running, but if you really want to burn calories, you need to lift weights, and heavy stuff so you get stronger, because your muscles are what really burn the calories and they'll do that 24/7 if you just make them stronger." Now if they could just get over the low fat, healthy grains mantra.
CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
GW- Goals are no longer weight-related
Drew the blood of a morbidly obese woman who had lost 100 pounds by eating more fat. It's happening, the world is changing. I'm seeing it from the inside.
Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.