I did not read the article but I'm sure it contains all the thoughts I've had in my own head since I was a little child. It doesn't help when people like some of these younger men who push starch and bro science come on here and reinforce it with the whole CICO thing. I truly believe we get fat(ter) and sick when we eat too little and try to cheat on eating less with low calorie, low nutrient foods. I have reached a point where I understand this is what I am, always have been and always will be. I still don't like it that I am fatter than most women in the gym and not stronger than them to make up for it, but I am what I am. This is as good as it gets. I may as well just live life to the fullest right now.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Heaviest squat: 180 x 2. Heaviest Deadlift: 230 x 2