Don't bother with the grass-fed beef. I buy my beef from a real local butcher shop inside a small ethnic (Latino) market. It's not grass-fed, but it's really cheap and good. 69 cents a pound for chicken leg quarters. $8 a pound for rib-eye steaks as big as a dinner plate. $5 a pound for other cuts of steak. I can eat like a queen this way. If I want Omega 3 fat, I can eat salmon or purchase grass-fed tallow at the farmer's market.
Originally Posted by PrimalStudent
I doubt hyperinsulemia (or metabolic syndrome) is your problem. If it was, you'd be gaining weight and fat even while doing all the running you do. I was gaining weight while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2600 mile backpacking trail. That's right, hiking 30 miles a day carrying my food and gear, hungry all the damn time, every man around me wasting away to emaciation, every woman around me a normal weight and me getting fat and having to restrain myself a little bit because the weight I lost at the beginning of the trail was starting to return already. And then afterwards, I couldn't exercise without triggering massive starvation hunger which I couldn't fight.
I don't think that's your problem since running is keeping your weight off. It might not last into your 40s, though, so better to nip it in the bud now and build a base of health you can maintain into old age.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 180 x 2. Current Deadlift: 230 x 2