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Don't pay any attention to this

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created November 24, 2012 at 2:02 PM

I tried to delete this, made it worse. Didn't realise it reposted. Can we get a petition going so you can delete your old accounts?

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on February 05, 2013
at 10:38 PM

@Kashkillz, involves a minor, probably best to delete. PH isn't for minors.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

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on February 05, 2013
at 09:43 PM

This thread could still be useful to others. You should put the name back to what it was so it might be helpful for people in similar situations.

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on February 05, 2013
at 09:34 PM

@ebrady98, are you trying to delete this specific post or your entire profile?

93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on November 25, 2012
at 12:46 AM

She's 14. I think she needs healthy carbs to grow and menstruate properly.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on November 24, 2012
at 05:14 PM

Walking better than running for weight loss? Says who?

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on November 24, 2012
at 04:17 PM

yup, proof is in the pudding. You just started and she doesn't understand what you are doing. When you do start to really lose weight she will likely back off. Running is a problem? Cut out the running then! It's important to listen to your body, how you react to things, and it's telling you running is a problem. Running can even make you hungrier! Cuz it's too much. You are far better off walking anyway, it's even better for weight loss anyway. When you are ready, add in something YOU will ENJOY for your muscles, like pilates, yoga, or weight training. You can get some DVDs for that.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on November 24, 2012
at 03:26 PM

Definitely questions for health care professional, particularly if your parents are not supportive of your goals.

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on November 24, 2012
at 02:46 PM

@ebrady98, you are brave. I agree with the answer below about asking your Mom to read Gary Taube's book. She may think it's 'hogwash' and if she does, tell her that a university professor, 60 years old, who was also a chubby kid, wished she would have learned all this at 14 years old, saving years of struggle with weight and health. Grains, sugar and dairy are bad for me and finally, when eating as you describe above (without dairy though), I am healthy. You are right and brave!!

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3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on November 24, 2012
at 07:27 PM

Honey, I'm sorry that this is so hard when your parents aren't supportive. Parents think they know best, but sometimes they don't realize that the conventional wisdom doesn't work for MOST people. It's all they know and they love you, so they think it's best.

I've been listening to a series of podcasts called "the Smarter Science of Slim" by Jonathan Bailor who wrote a book by the same name. He gives very clear and logical, reasonable explanations and he cites the studies which back up what he says. If you could get your parents to listen with you, I think they would understand a little better. It's on iTunes and Stitcher and it's free. You can look for the book in the library.

Most importantly, he talks about exercising "smarter". Running a lot is very stressful on your body, which can cause you to secrete a stress hormone (cortisol) that causes you to gain fat. Walking for cardiovascular health and full body resistance exercises will help build muscle and make your body more sensitive to insulin so you burn fat, not muscle. And eating nutrient dense good foods (no grains or sugars!) will hep your body be healthy. There's no need to cut calories (it happens naturally when your nutrition needs are met and you are eating satisfying foods).

If you can sit down with your folks and remind them that you have tried the conventional way without success and you would really like their support to try a different way they may come around, especially if the will take the time to listen to the podcasts with an open mind.

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on November 24, 2012
at 04:17 PM

ebrady98 - First off, keep it up! I commend you for making the steps to turn your health around. If it is difficult for you to consume nuts without eating too many, then I would suggest eliminating them from your diet. I am actually cutting back on my nut intake because I myself am also trying to lose weight. Also, let me just reiterate, I know exactly what you are going through. I wish I would have known about Paleo 10 years ago when I was 15. I did not have weight issues when I was 15, but I was diagnosed with IBS, acid reflux, and ulcers at the exact same time at that age! I wish I would have known about this lifestyle for my health and well-being. However, thanks to a wonderful family friend back home, I was introduced to Paleo a few months ago, and from there I began gradually turning my lifestyle around.

This past year I gained about 65 pounds after an injury to my hand was diagnosed and the surgery for it was scheduled. After the surgery, I had to wear a cast for 6 weeks, and then go through physical therapy for another 6 weeks. The issue was that I could not complete any physical activity; I even had to be careful walking because of "micro movements." Therefore, due to my physical challenges, sudden sedentary lifestyle, part-time graduate school, a full-time job, and financial stressors, I ended up letting myself fall into a hole. Ultimately, leading to extreme weight gain. Luckily, now I am out of that hole, and making the changes necessary in my lifestyle to turn my health and weight around. In fact, as of this morning, I learned that I lost 5 pounds during the past two weeks! I am 5'8", and now weight 215 pounds. I want to get down to around 135 pounds, put on a great deal of muscle, and flat out turn my health around. Besides the weight loss, I have noticed my joints don't hurt as much, and I don't experience as many stomach/digestion pains.

When I travel home for the Christmas holiday, I am going to attempt to enlighten my family about Paleo, and health concerns associated with gluten and artificial sweeteners, etc. I really wish they would stop drinking soda, eating processed food, and gluten filled items.

There will be bumps in the road, but don't give up. You are not alone in this fight! There are many other people, younger, and older, that are struggling and fighting the same battle!

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on November 24, 2012
at 02:36 PM

Keep doing what you're doing and don't get discouraged by set-backs. If you have a tendency to overeat nuts, then it might be a good idea to omit them. As for exercise, look into Mark Sisson's recommendations and try to avoid "chronic cardio." Do you have access to a gym? You might be surprised by how fun and rewarding lifting weights can be. I love tracking my progress with Fitocracy! You've got this!

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366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

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on November 24, 2012
at 02:33 PM

I wonder if you could get her to read the Gary Taubes book Why We Get Fat? Taubes is not paleo, but he has a good, easy to understand explanation about why fats won't kill you, etc etc. And it should be easy to find at the library.

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Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

on November 24, 2012
at 09:27 PM

One more thing...

Know this: Every healthy choice you make, every single one, is another step in the right direction. This is regardless of any 'backpedaling' or 'slip-ups'. Positive is still positive.

I really think the 4-Hour Body is a great way for you to break into personal health and quickly boost your confidence. I never would've believed I could tackle the Paleo lifestyle without it.

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Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

on November 24, 2012
at 09:16 PM

Also, it's not Paleo... and it has its own host of haters, for sure.

But Ferriss' Slow Carb Diet in the 4-Hour Body book is amazingly effective for rapid fat loss without compromising nutrition. I lost 30 lbs in 2 months on that plan and recommend it to anyone who's struggling with losing weight and satisfying an aggressive appetite.

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Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

on November 24, 2012
at 08:55 PM

SAD folks are always gonna hate... lol, but seriously. Tune it out. Smile & nod, then do what you do. Once you start clocking results it'll be a lot easier to dismiss these naysayers.

Congratulations for focusing on your health in such a positive way. There are so many negative manifestations and pitfalls, and you're avoiding them.

Be proud of yourself.

You MUST maintain healthy caloric intake. It can be difficult w/o grains. Crush the spinach, sweet potatoes, kale, celery, carrots...

As far as exercise... Have fun!! Go hiking, walk somebody's dog, join Zumba, Tae Kwon Do... your options are limitless. I absolutely love my kettlebell workouts. I look forward to them.

Also, if you're looking for some step-by-step plans, I could suggest Bulletproof Intermittent Fasting. I think it's something not everyone agrees on, but I enjoy it and think it's very adaptable.

Check it out and see if it's for you...

http://www.bulletproofexec.com/

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on November 24, 2012
at 02:37 PM

Cut your total carbs to less than about 75g. You really need to watch all the little things in your diet until you figure out how your body responds to different food. Especially carbohydrates. Also if you are hungry often... increase the fat in your meals.

93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on November 25, 2012
at 12:46 AM

She's 14. I think she needs healthy carbs to grow and menstruate properly.

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