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    An_246176 posted:
    I am 53 and a grandmother going through menopause. I gained over 40 lbs in the past 3 or 4 years for no apparent reason. I have tried all the low carb diets. My husband lost weight, not me.

    My daughter and her husband found out about the Paleo lifestyle from going to Crossfit. My daughter needed to loose weight after having their second child. My daughter is now back to her high school weight when she was heavily involved in sports.

    So, I had to try it. I have already lost almost 10 lbs. My Dr. says one pound a week is all she wants me to loose. It is a combination of diet and lots of exercise, especially weight training. I now work out 7 days a week for at least 45 minutes. The Paleo diet is based on our Paleolithic ancestors. Here is a great paper from Professor Loren Cordain exploring how to build a modern Paleo diet: The nutritional characteristics of a contemporary diet based upon Paleolithic food groups . This paper also offers significant insight as to the amounts and ratios of protein, carbohydrate and fat in the ancestral diet.

    Also, a good resource is

    It has worked for me.
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    Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Thank you for sharing - congratulations on your weight loss - you must be proud of your daughter too!


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