Well-behaved women rarely make history : Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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70lbs gone and counting!!
Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey
Iodine is something I don't get in food, as I HATE those foods. I take kelp tablets for that need.
Vitamin D3 I supplement (with K2) in the winter or days when I can't get outside. The rest of the year I make an effort to expose myself a good amount each day. I have had this tested and my levels were great.
IMO human body shape & weight distribution in a population probably follows a statistical deviation curve where 2/3 are pretty much normal BMI, just under 1/3 are marginally heavy or light and a very small percentage, maybe 0.5% are morbidly obese or thin and these are most likely due to genetic issues.
The unfortunate thing is that curve can be shifted by external inputs, like diet, environment, lifestyle, psychological pressures from peers and the mass marketing machine.
Consuming healthy nutrient rich Primal/Paleo foods to satiety for the bulk of the population would result in a healthy weight stable position, this may not be the position you think you should be at and if so, feel free to do all your adjustments to fine tune and tell your body you know better, knowing all the while you probably really have no idea and your body will respond in it's own way and you can then enjoy your dieting roller coaster ride, and don't kid yourself that it is right because it's kind of Primal.
The other option is to throw out the scales and mirror and learn to accept yourself as you are, I highly doubt there is anyone out there who is eating and living Primal that has an out of control weight problem, most of the weights I see quoted are either not that excessive when slightly heavy and often sound underweight to me.
My partner ranges 150-175lb and is about 5'4", yes she does have a bit of belly pout and a bit extra on her arms and thighs, but I'm ok with that and so is she, she is curvy, and most people are surprised at her actual weight possibly because she has a clear waist line, you need to have a bit extra above and below to show there is a waist there rather than just trying to shrink the waist artificially.
Most female role models and images today are basically pre pubescent school girl form, that's not an achieaveable target for the majority of the female population.
My realisation on this came many years before I even thought about the Primal thing, it was a beach seen and the vision of a body builder running legs spread wide because of excessive thighs interfering with movement, into the arms of his equally artificial looking partner, that's when i realised function was a better goal than form, aka health over looks.
Oh and I hope you do really well on your journey,
Diet itself is only a very small part of Primal health and I think a lot of people lose sight of this.
Emotional health is just as important if not more important, being at peace is crucial to well being,
expectations, desire, fear, regret, retribution, jealosy etc, these are all things positioned in our future and past and most of us spend 90% of our waking hours there, it is our attachment to these things that bring us misery.
Yet happiness is only ever found in the present moment, and the present moment is all there ever is or will be.
Vote 1 for the present moment, take in the world around you, the sights, sounds, tastes, smells, textures, use every fibre of your being to suck it up, that is where our energy comes from.
That's not to mention the other things like built in physical activity in our daily life, social engagement etc.
Last edited by Omni; 02-27-2013 at 02:45 AM.