I’ve lost 85 lbs…and I continue to get healthier and healthier… #foodie friday

I lost 85 lbs the way Chris Kresser describes below. To be clear my body’s needs have changed – I no longer eat strictly paleo, but paleo has taught me so much about my body…and I never made weight loss the motivator…it was always about getting healthy and learning to listen to my body/mind… Chris Kresser has, for a long time, been a wonderful part of teaching me how to do this. Of note: I was bedridden and extremely ill, this journey was about healing for me, not weight loss. The weight loss was a secondary pleasant thing that came about. For me learning what my body needs and how I eat has been a continuing evolution. One that is not over. I am not married to any one system, but I can speak to the fact that Chris Kresser and other sources of paleo information was a critical piece for me to becoming healthy again. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Losing 85 lbs, buying new clothes…

A little update on the body front. Sometimes I do have fun and quite enjoy the positive changes that have come into my life. It's good to share the silly stuff too. […]

I’ve lost 65 lbs now. Cutting out neuro-toxic drugs and concentrating on well-being will do that

I've lost 65 lbs now. Cutting out neuro-toxic drugs will do that. I've not done anything to lose weight intentionally...my focus has been on healing. So that means I eat whole real food but I do not count calories or control portions...I have simply learned to feed my body what it needs when it needs it. There has been no deprivation dieting involved whatsoever. It's been a process. The pounds just come off as part of the healing process. It's taken years but different aspects of healing become apparent even while in others ways I'm still sick. It's been a fascinating process really...I continue to learn so much about my body/mind/spirit. … [click on title to read the rest]

Weight loss diets suck

Weight loss diets suck..my exploration of what healthy eating for my body is has led to weight loss without that being the goal

Weight loss and diet after withdrawing from psychiatric medications

Since my marathon 6 year withdrawal process from a large cocktail of psychotropic drugs (some of which are notorious for weight gain) I've lost 56 lbs of the 100 or so pounds I need to lose. I've mostly stabilized at this weight and I wonder if I will continue losing or not. Weight and obesity in general are very complex issues and once a body gets set at a higher weight, significant weight loss is largely (statistically) impossible. This is documented by the scientific data, but it doesn't stop consumers from spending tons of money on bogus weight loss products and gimmicks. Now that statistic is only that: a statistic. I don't think that everyone fits neatly into statistics, but by and large with the current most popular methods to lose weight, people will not keep it off.

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