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Do you stare at your own naked body more in the mirror since starting a paleo diet?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created January 28, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Do you look at yourself in the mirror more or less now, or has your mirror usage not changed at all since going paleo?

4b8ce2e8143119b39e00d5705b76cfa6

(40)

on February 14, 2012
at 04:27 AM

Put a washcloth under a half open door (so it doesn't move) and grab the top of your door. Voila! Overhand pull ups!

D7cc4049bef85d1979efbd853dc07c8e

(4029)

on February 14, 2012
at 03:36 AM

I started something like it. Pushups, squats, planks twice a week. Each until I start giving out, in the period of about 20-25 minutes. I have to find something to substitute for a pull-up without a pull-up bar in the house or garage. Maybe curls with cheapo dumbbells. I live in Minnesota, so sprints are out of the question until weather warms up. But I'll check out that book nonetheless!

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on February 14, 2012
at 03:06 AM

My boyfriend did this with taking out the garbage, but it was worst: pantsless, with a shirt on. To quote Dylan Moran, it "NO, naked from the waste down, to emphasize his nakidity." At least he didn't run into anyone, he was about to head down the stairs in our apartment building and realized what happened. 20 families/couples on our floor, the chances were slim, but no one was out. He got lucky!

C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on February 14, 2012
at 02:28 AM

Yay Coprophagous! Not wanting to die is what I call a baseline for living. Being happy you're alive and have come so far is success!

C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on February 14, 2012
at 02:24 AM

I almost did that once in my crocs. So embarrassing.

Ec39179d4c06199471827a706adb2896

(242)

on February 04, 2012
at 06:53 AM

Check out the Primal Blueprint Fitness! It's a light exercise routine that has some amazing results in a short amount of time!

6498694060d879a7960b35913539b75f

(1307)

on January 30, 2012
at 10:54 PM

hmm. Is this a question or a poll?

B1fcaceba952861d0324bdb291edbbe0

(3159)

on January 30, 2012
at 04:33 AM

You so cute. ^_^

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6259)

on January 29, 2012
at 04:50 AM

LOL- great answer - only on PH!

1c67bc28f4e44bbb8770b86df0463df3

(6719)

on January 29, 2012
at 03:54 AM

You have hard wood floors on section 8???? Only in America

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on January 29, 2012
at 01:41 AM

Yeah, the desk is clean now... But cleaning it revealed (reminded me of) other projects I had let slide. More food porn is coming soon to my Facebook and flickr accounts.

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on January 29, 2012
at 01:29 AM

AC, you've fallen behind in your food porn postings in January. I'm guessing this is due to cleaning up your desk.

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on January 29, 2012
at 01:27 AM

Thanks for adding the nekkid tag ShaBam. ;-)

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on January 28, 2012
at 11:48 PM

Carpet. You said carpet. Heh-heh.

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on January 28, 2012
at 09:49 PM

rawdawg, I hope you qualify for Section 8...

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on January 28, 2012
at 09:39 PM

Will do rawdawg. But not sure that my wife will appreciate you looking in. Oh, wait a minute...

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19473)

on January 28, 2012
at 08:40 PM

Let us know if a house next to yours goes on sale. :)

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on January 28, 2012
at 08:36 PM

So do I now thinking about your flooring

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on January 28, 2012
at 08:36 PM

So do I now thinking about your curtains

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on January 28, 2012
at 08:28 PM

Nice try, Aravind, I have hardwood floors.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on January 28, 2012
at 08:21 PM

I like it when you open up the curtains too. I guess the curtains do match the carpet for once

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26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on January 28, 2012
at 08:14 PM

I do like to open the curtains and stand up on a little ottoman, naked, and do some flexing. My neighbors really seem to appreciate this. I got a Christmas present from them this year.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on January 28, 2012
at 11:48 PM

Carpet. You said carpet. Heh-heh.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on January 28, 2012
at 09:39 PM

Will do rawdawg. But not sure that my wife will appreciate you looking in. Oh, wait a minute...

1c67bc28f4e44bbb8770b86df0463df3

(6719)

on January 29, 2012
at 03:54 AM

You have hard wood floors on section 8???? Only in America

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19473)

on January 28, 2012
at 08:40 PM

Let us know if a house next to yours goes on sale. :)

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on January 28, 2012
at 08:21 PM

I like it when you open up the curtains too. I guess the curtains do match the carpet for once

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on January 28, 2012
at 09:49 PM

rawdawg, I hope you qualify for Section 8...

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on January 28, 2012
at 08:36 PM

So do I now thinking about your curtains

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on January 28, 2012
at 08:28 PM

Nice try, Aravind, I have hardwood floors.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on January 28, 2012
at 08:36 PM

So do I now thinking about your flooring

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Bdf98e5a57befa6f0877f978ba09871c

on January 28, 2012
at 10:29 PM

Though I think paleo has made me in some ways more narcisistic in this way, I don't necessarily mind. I've been overweight all of my life, so I enjoyed being able to tell my brother, "Dude, I have abs now!" Confidence is good.

However, I try to avoid the mirror. The look in my mate's eyes is more than enough.

B1fcaceba952861d0324bdb291edbbe0

(3159)

on January 30, 2012
at 04:33 AM

You so cute. ^_^

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518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on February 14, 2012
at 03:03 AM

When I was a little kid I would cry when we went to the public pool, because you had to wear a bathing suit there unlike the beach. Nowadays, I pretty much take my clothes off the moment I get in the house during the summer. A combination of no air conditioning, 14th floor, and humid freaking hot weather made a nudist out of me. You know when you take a diaper off a baby, and they just roll around and move their legs, looking SO happy that they are finally just naked? Yeah, I feel like that. Now it's -20 outside and there's snow everywhere, but I still like to be naked most of the time when I'm at home. I don't hang around my mirror, but being naked most of the time makes looking at my body not a very big deal.

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on January 28, 2012
at 08:17 PM

Mirrors are neolithic tools of deception. If you want to see what you really look like, you must look at yourself reflected in a puddle or pond.

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6259)

on January 29, 2012
at 04:50 AM

LOL- great answer - only on PH!

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B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

on January 29, 2012
at 01:04 AM

I look in the mirror with a mix of pride and confusion.

I look good, like a shoulder-heavy Viking, with long red hair. ... But my day to day mental image of myself just is not matching yet.

So yes, I do make sure to stop and look at the mirror, and will continue to do so till my mild dysmorphia is gone.

Hell, I was fat for about 20 years, my mind is still catching up to the recent body changes.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on January 29, 2012
at 01:41 AM

Yeah, the desk is clean now... But cleaning it revealed (reminded me of) other projects I had let slide. More food porn is coming soon to my Facebook and flickr accounts.

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on January 29, 2012
at 01:29 AM

AC, you've fallen behind in your food porn postings in January. I'm guessing this is due to cleaning up your desk.

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Cf4576cbcc44fc7f2294135609bce9e5

on January 29, 2012
at 08:27 AM

No, not naked,but befor paleo i suffer from relenting rheumatoid arthritis pain for 30 years. Each day i awoke was a disappointment as death was my escape. now as i walk past a mirror i notice a permanent grin on my face and it reminds me of how life wasn't life before. as i proof read this i am crying.

C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on February 14, 2012
at 02:28 AM

Yay Coprophagous! Not wanting to die is what I call a baseline for living. Being happy you're alive and have come so far is success!

4
78972387772c994caa78513a83978437

on January 29, 2012
at 04:00 AM

Yes. And I walk around the house in my underwear for the rest of the time. A few times I almost left the house without noticing...

C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on February 14, 2012
at 02:24 AM

I almost did that once in my crocs. So embarrassing.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on February 14, 2012
at 03:06 AM

My boyfriend did this with taking out the garbage, but it was worst: pantsless, with a shirt on. To quote Dylan Moran, it "NO, naked from the waste down, to emphasize his nakidity." At least he didn't run into anyone, he was about to head down the stairs in our apartment building and realized what happened. 20 families/couples on our floor, the chances were slim, but no one was out. He got lucky!

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D7cc4049bef85d1979efbd853dc07c8e

(4029)

on January 29, 2012
at 05:19 AM

Honestly, I can say I do. But mostly because I can't friggin believe the change. With zero exercise I lost 30 pounds from diet alone. I can't believe that's me now, I never thought I'd see that me like that again. Seriously, I'm pretty much back to where I was 22 years ago.

It's given me a great deal of incentive to get off my ass and consider a lifting regimen. As much as my body as improved that I'm not repelled by the mirror anymore, I've got it in my head now that I wanna try for THAT physique. It's just that I so burned myself out after year-round sports in high school (for 4 years straight) that getting the motivation for exercise seems to be one hurdle too high. And achieving what I have done by being as lazy as I have been, makes my mind procrastinate this like nothing I have ever before.

But yeah, the mirror and I get along quite well nowadays. ;)

Ec39179d4c06199471827a706adb2896

(242)

on February 04, 2012
at 06:53 AM

Check out the Primal Blueprint Fitness! It's a light exercise routine that has some amazing results in a short amount of time!

4b8ce2e8143119b39e00d5705b76cfa6

(40)

on February 14, 2012
at 04:27 AM

Put a washcloth under a half open door (so it doesn't move) and grab the top of your door. Voila! Overhand pull ups!

D7cc4049bef85d1979efbd853dc07c8e

(4029)

on February 14, 2012
at 03:36 AM

I started something like it. Pushups, squats, planks twice a week. Each until I start giving out, in the period of about 20-25 minutes. I have to find something to substitute for a pull-up without a pull-up bar in the house or garage. Maybe curls with cheapo dumbbells. I live in Minnesota, so sprints are out of the question until weather warms up. But I'll check out that book nonetheless!

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F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11698)

on January 29, 2012
at 01:15 AM

Paleo hasn't changed my body size or composition, but it has given me greater periods of the day where I am not bloated. I find it extremely distressing to see myself naked when bloated, so yes, when my tummy is flat I admit I do a lot of naked prancing and posing.

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21430)

on February 14, 2012
at 02:13 AM

Does the oft-quoted Forum meme rear it's ugly head? (TTIUWP - This Thread Is Useless Without Pictures)

Do I look at myself naked in the mirror more now that I'm paleo? HELL NO!

I have been a narcissist for most of my life, but only from the neck up (I'm a rather handsome guy, I think). From the neck down, not so much... If you can imagine a bag that at one time was bursting at the seams, filled 400-pounds heavy, was immediately dumped in half... well, you get the picture...

Most of the time is spent counting the copious grey beard hairs that I've prematurely developed from holding a seriously stressful job - the catch 22 is that job allows me to afford to eat paleo.

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