If your body can handle more carbs and stay thin, well all the more power to you. But keep in mind that something that works for you will make someone else retain 15-20 pounds she doesn't want.
5'0" female, 43 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Current weight: skinny-fat 106.5 lbs because of sugar cheating.
MY PRIMAL: I (try to) follow by-the-book primal as advocated by Mark Sisson, except for whey powder and a bit of cream. I aim for 80-90 g carb/day and advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and other need to tweak Primal to their own needs.
My Blog where I talk about my experiences with improving my health and life
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A little primal gem - My Success Story
Weight lost in 4 months - 29kg (64 lbs)
My 500 calorie a day diet was hardly primal. It consisted of half a canteloupe with the seed hole holding a small amount of raisin bran with skim milk. Then a few bites of whatever my mom made for dinner, just enough not to rouse suspicion.
CICO theory causes women to destroy their health. Especially when it's laced with so much hatred for women who take up too much space. Even when we are normal weight, just by eating a big juicy steak we're taking up too much space. I've had to endure a lot of unwanted commentary just for such a mundane act.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
I can squat 180lbs, press 72.5lbs and deadlift 185lbs
[QUOTE=not on the rug;1382263I'm not discounting hormones, thyroid function, etc. I've said that here and been saying that for years. Again, reading comprehension isn't your strong suit, and because of that you continue to look obtuse. I'm trying to prove a point to the "calories don't matter crowd."/QUOTE]
This is completely DISHONEST. It is NOT what you have been saying. You have, in this thread, discounted anything that wasn't CICO, discounted the experience of a # of women who posted here including telling me that my experience over years of struggle was "comedy".
You have already shown yourself to be unkind and unsympathetic to others -- now you are showing yourself to be a liar as well.
Starting Weight: 197.5
Current Weight: 123
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[QUOTE=janie;1382376]Post #55. Its both. Calories and everything else. It all comes in to play. Just like I've also written in every other thread on this topic. Learn how to read before you call someone a liar. Now you are the one who is dishonest. And a name caller. I hope that makes you feel good about yourselfOriginally Posted by not on the rug;1382263I'm not discounting hormones, thyroid function, etc. I've said that here and been saying that for years. Again, reading comprehension isn't your strong suit, and because of that you continue to look obtuse. I'm trying to prove a point to the "calories don't matter crowd."/QUOTE
As for you specifically, stop kidding yourself. Your sig says that you lost 75lbs. Which is awesome. But you didn't just magically add those 75lbs. You ate an excess of calories, primal foods or fast foods. It doesn't matter. You ate too much. You didn't add 75lbs of adipose tissue by eating the proper amount of food so why deny it? Nothing to be ashamed of
The truth hurts sometimes, doesn't it? I'm not here to kiss your boo boos