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Female paleo role model

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created April 01, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Ok bit strange this one! Maybe!! My wife is not convinced on our new diet as she isn't losing any body fat. I've told her she needs to read one of my books to stay on track or have a role model to inspire her.

So is there a female blogger or something who eats paleo is healthy, lost weight and works out that may inspire her if she reads up on what they do, and keep her from eating off the right track.

It's hard for to believe I'm right in what I'm saying when thinks I'm losing my mind eating paleo.

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on April 02, 2012
at 08:22 PM

Julie is a solid mix of awesome and crazy. Definitely one of the best blogs out there. Definitely check out some of her workouts she posts up. She would kick my ass all over the place!

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on April 02, 2012
at 10:42 AM

As someone who has lost a significant amount of fat store... An entire person's worth... I can say that without regular activity, there is no realistic way to lose and retain the loss. It doesn't have to be workouts... I do body weight calisthenics, yes, but I also dance, swim, take walks, play frisbee, garden... Taking the kids to the park and actually playing with them on the equipment counts, too. First and foremost, though, she has to want to do this for herself. It isn't something one can sustain without self motivation.

95ef9c154b9b24a3f41a44ec0275fd33

on April 02, 2012
at 07:39 AM

Her workouts are 1x circuits a week and then cause our boys have been I'll she hasn't been for 2 weeks. She isn't very motivated by exercise and is afraid of weights in the gym. The most annoying thing is she eats more junk at the weekend with wine and is blaming her high natural fat dinners in the week on not losing weight. She lost 2 stone doing rosemary Connelly a couple of years ago. I think her sleep is alright since mines pretty good and we obviously go to bed together. Stress levels I would imagine is high with 2 young kids in the day. 1 and 4 year olds.

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on April 02, 2012
at 07:07 AM

Thanks for correcting that The Loon.

4303a65967884e68bfae59817c227351

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on April 01, 2012
at 08:57 PM

I agree, I don't believe that is true also. There's no saying the blogger had to fit all criteria, and the openminded-ness and the covering of women's health was my reasoning for the suggestion. Reading stuff that directly impacts you (or her) I would think would be of interest.

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on April 01, 2012
at 08:50 PM

Thanks! I need inspiration too!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 01, 2012
at 08:50 PM

"she isn't losing anybody fat" LOL

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on April 01, 2012
at 08:45 PM

Yes, Melissa was one of my first thoughts but the OP asked for women who've lost weight. Unless memory fails me that's not a primary focus for M-HGL.

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on April 01, 2012
at 08:40 PM

Aw, thanks Nance!

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on April 01, 2012
at 08:56 PM

Check out everydaypaleo.com- Sarah Fragoso has made quite a transformation and has great info on how to implement paleo for families. Big fan of theclothesmakethegirl.com too!

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on April 01, 2012
at 09:46 PM

Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo! She eats Paleo and feeds her husband and two kids, creates recipes, and is coming out with a Paleo iPad cookbook app. She lifts heavy things during Crossfit. AND if that wasn't enough, she does all this while working full time night-shift! (Not to mention her blog just won a Homie award for best food photography.)

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on April 01, 2012
at 08:42 PM

Melissa at huntgatherlove.com is a great writer and isn't afraid to cover tough topics. She has also written a lot on women's health and has an open mind about how she looks at things. If your wife is interested in knowing why things work or don't work, this is a good place to start.

Also, a big fan of theclothesmakethegirl.com. Honest writing, and some awesome food stuff on there too. But, I'm a guy, so maybe this is all totally off base, but those are two of my favorite paleoesque blogs out there (written by man or woman).

4303a65967884e68bfae59817c227351

(1881)

on April 01, 2012
at 08:57 PM

I agree, I don't believe that is true also. There's no saying the blogger had to fit all criteria, and the openminded-ness and the covering of women's health was my reasoning for the suggestion. Reading stuff that directly impacts you (or her) I would think would be of interest.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on April 01, 2012
at 08:45 PM

Yes, Melissa was one of my first thoughts but the OP asked for women who've lost weight. Unless memory fails me that's not a primary focus for M-HGL.

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on April 02, 2012
at 01:51 AM

Laura of Ancestralize Me! would make a great role model! She has recently written on the topic of women's health in the paleo community (http://ancestralizeme.com/2012/03/27/paleo-women-are-phat/) and has also addressed the potential health risks of dieting dogmas (http://ancestralizeme.com/2012/02/20/taking-on-carbophobia/).

I also agree that Melissa of Hunt. Gather. Love. brings a much needed objective voice to the paleo movement.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on April 01, 2012
at 08:25 PM

There are quite a few. I'll nominate Mrs Paleo because I'm confident your wife will enjoy reading her message. She tried other things and does a great job of describing her transition/results.

Second nomination goes to our own Beth WeightMaven who freely gives of herself and has learned a lot that can help others.

EDIT: Okay, I accidentally published this while incomplete. Based on their responses on PH, I'd definitely nominate Dragonfly and Firestorm as well.

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on April 01, 2012
at 08:40 PM

Aw, thanks Nance!

4dd2fa3cc0b04990dcf7e75c090f59a2

(95)

on April 01, 2012
at 08:50 PM

Thanks! I need inspiration too!

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on April 01, 2012
at 08:22 PM

http://www.thepaleomom.com

Hope that helps

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on April 01, 2012
at 10:42 PM

www.paleomg.com

4303a65967884e68bfae59817c227351

(1881)

on April 02, 2012
at 08:22 PM

Julie is a solid mix of awesome and crazy. Definitely one of the best blogs out there. Definitely check out some of her workouts she posts up. She would kick my ass all over the place!

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on April 01, 2012
at 10:19 PM

www.paleoista.com Nell Stephenson's pretty awesome.

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on April 01, 2012
at 09:46 PM

I had a hard time losing weight with strict paleo, and its not all about just eating well but the level of stress going on in her life, is she magnesium or any mineral deficient, that's a big one (and the main reason why I couldn't sleep or lose weight.) How much sleep is she getting, is she lifting weights and not overdoing her workouts...there are so many factors why women have a hard time losing weight on straight paleo. One thing that is helping me is seeing a person that does the BioSignature stuff by Charles Poliquin just to put the pieces together and guide me in the right direction.

Ca1150430b1904659742ce2cad621c7d

(12540)

on April 02, 2012
at 10:42 AM

As someone who has lost a significant amount of fat store... An entire person's worth... I can say that without regular activity, there is no realistic way to lose and retain the loss. It doesn't have to be workouts... I do body weight calisthenics, yes, but I also dance, swim, take walks, play frisbee, garden... Taking the kids to the park and actually playing with them on the equipment counts, too. First and foremost, though, she has to want to do this for herself. It isn't something one can sustain without self motivation.

95ef9c154b9b24a3f41a44ec0275fd33

on April 02, 2012
at 07:39 AM

Her workouts are 1x circuits a week and then cause our boys have been I'll she hasn't been for 2 weeks. She isn't very motivated by exercise and is afraid of weights in the gym. The most annoying thing is she eats more junk at the weekend with wine and is blaming her high natural fat dinners in the week on not losing weight. She lost 2 stone doing rosemary Connelly a couple of years ago. I think her sleep is alright since mines pretty good and we obviously go to bed together. Stress levels I would imagine is high with 2 young kids in the day. 1 and 4 year olds.

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on April 01, 2012
at 08:28 PM

www.marksdailyapple.com forum.

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