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7/21/13 7:28 P

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My family is very thin despite their poor eating habits. I eat a huge amount of food on zero carb and I am still underweight. I know a lot of people could eat the exact same diet as me and still be overweight.

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7/21/13 7:10 P

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When I was 13 (43 years ago) my GYN said I had PCOS because I was fat!! They actually said in the PCOS pamphlet that if you lost weight you no longer had PCOS. WRONG!! I've weighed 102 lbs (anorexic as a teen) and as much as 250 lbs. in my late 40s. PCOS never left me.
Now my GYN says I will have a harder time losing weight. Thank goodness Dr Atkins promoted LC, or my weight would still be creeping up!

Joyfully~ Eliz in Minnesota

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7/21/13 6:58 P

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Gary Taubes pointed out, rightly, that before WWII European researchers considered obesity to be a "disorder of excess fat accumulation". It was looked at as a health problem, not some kind of character flaw. Post-war those researchers were out of work, and the understanding shifted dramatically.

There's no doubt that heredity plays a huge role in obesity. My DMIL, when I first knew her, made several snide comments about someone's size (not mine, thankfully) that clearly showed that she thought it was just some kind of laziness or lack of willpower. She, thin at the time, obviously had enough restraint to keep her trim figure (that's what she thought, at least).

Then menopause struck, and the hormones that had protected her from weight gain all her life switched off and she began to gain more and more weight every year, and to increase her prescriptions as well. She sings a slightly different tune these days, and has lowered her carb intake substantially, which has made a big difference.

Edited by: WOUBBIE at: 7/21/2013 (19:07)
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7/21/13 6:47 P

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Thanks for that!!!
Yeah, I said FELT guilt. It took a long time and a lot of weight lost to reject the indoctrination that I was only fat because of being a gluton, lazy, etc, etc. The more research has shown and I have learned the less I have felt that way. One big turning point was reading YOU on a Diet by Dr. Oz that talked biology. And while I've expanded my reading and changed what I'm eating the message has sunk in that I need to work with my body.

Edited by: MOXIE6 at: 7/21/2013 (19:43)
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7/21/13 4:38 P

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Moxie - you should feel no quilt! It's incredible how much weight you have already lost. When you reach goal, you could have your own website and talk show like Jimmy Moore.

My mom has been trying to lay a guilt trip on me - I keep telling her that I don't take 'guilt trips'. I am not fat because I lay around and overeat all day and night. I tell her my body is insulin resistant and is working against me right now. She has no sympathy for sick people or diabetics. What's funny is she is beginning to see a little bit of difference in me, so now she is asking me how do I eat. She is overweight, too. But I never rub it in her face.

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7/21/13 3:05 P

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I've been thinking about the parallel to parenting and how it is different in different families with different kids. You could handle a situation just like your friend or expert tells you and your outcome could be completely different. There are so many variables.

What I do appreciate about the research is that it is proving that not all mice handle the food the same way. One gets fat and the other does not. While genetics isn't everything, at least it removes me from the years of guilt I felt as a "defective" person.

I still encounter "naturally thin" folks at the Y who are feeling very superior just by the nature of their genes. But I think as more word gets out about the fact that we are all very individual and what may not work for one may work for another.

Edited by: MOXIE6 at: 7/21/2013 (18:41)
I am starting my ticker again since starting low carb....in the home strech!
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7/21/13 1:23 P

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Maybe it's too early in the day for deep thinking, but I'm not sure what to think about what they were saying in the article.

I'm sure when they find what they are looking for, it will end up with a pharmaceutical company charging us a huge amount for the drug. emoticon

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7/21/13 10:23 A

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Interesting! Thanks for sharing. I would not want that job! LOL!

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7/21/13 10:16 A

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Edited by: MOXIE6 at: 7/21/2013 (10:18)
I am starting my ticker again since starting low carb....in the home strech!
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