70lbs gone and counting!!
Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey
This and all the other "EAT MOAR (insert food item here)" diets springing up all over the forum totally confuse me. I can understand that people are looking for quick weight loss yesterday, but why are you so quick to deviate away from the paleo lifestyle?
So many studies show the yoyo effect of fad diets, the fact that they have low compliance rates and promote binging, and do not promote healthy lifestyle habits for the future. Isn't it better to practice the paleo lifestyle, eating a broad variety of healthy foods, managing sleep, getting some exercise and play and letting your body naturally adjust to where it wants to be?
Sure, you can create a calorie deficit from eating only potatoes, or only eggs, or whatever, but at what expense? How much of that is muscle loss, or bone density? How much work are you going to have to put in post diet to get yourself back at a truly healthy base-line? Creating a calorie deficit to make yourself miserable for 2-3 weeks doesn't do anything to correct the habits that got the weight on in the first place.
If a calorie deficit is so important to you, then why not just follow paleo? By nature, if you are eating the right foods, it is highly satiating and creates a calorie deficit, without the monotony of eating only one food or reducing your vitamin and mineral intake. Plus it tastes a hell of a lot better.
The other thing that stumps me is why you went out and binged before you started the diet? that's contradictory to what you set out to achieve and at that point, you hadn't done anything to warrant the celebration or "reward" factor. I'd focus more on controlling access and cravings to these types of foods first.
I just don't understand why people come to this forum and suggest a diet strategy that flies in the face of the very forum they are writing it on.
Don't mean to offend anyone, but it seems like you are taking an unhealthy approach towards your goals, and with such amazing (free) information at your fingertips on this website.
I asked this same question way back when the first potato thread was in it's gestational stage (i.e. before it was fully formed as it's own separate thread(s)...)
But then again I don't believe in *one magical number on the scale to make my life perfect* and I do believe that *slow and steady wins the race* even though this whole thing, the Primal/Paleo thing that is, *is a journey not a destination*.
Our body is our subconscious mind, and anybody who thinks that their conscious mind is running the show is seriously mistaken. In fact the conscious mind just may be the most narcissistic entity in the universe, it thinks it's running the show. It's not.
~ Nora Gegaudas
"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing... -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way." ~Vicktor Frankl
And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.
Just so there's no misunderstanding, the eat MOAR meat thread was not a single-food crash diet thread but a celebration of eating good, healthy meat in satisfying portion sizes.
Female, 5'3", 48, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135.
Starting bench press: 30lbs. Current bench press: 75lbs.
Last edited by Gorbag; 11-15-2012 at 08:16 AM.