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Old 05-18-2012, 01:45 AM   #21
Cecilia Garrec
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Re: Going Paleo, or Zone, or Zoned Paleo ... Help

Hmmm, doesn't frame size contribute anything here ? I'm a small frame- that is my wrists and ankles are very little in diameter. I think that in order to compare logically, this needs to be taken into account. But, I am just starting this process, so I'm still learning....
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:48 AM   #22
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Re: Going Paleo, or Zone, or Zoned Paleo ... Help

A small frame doesn't change the fact that you're already very light for your height. And having a small frame means you're at higher risk for osteoporosis later in life...trying to get skinnier isn't going to help you there.
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:12 AM   #23
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Re: Going Paleo, or Zone, or Zoned Paleo ... Help

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A small frame doesn't change the fact that you're already very light for your height. And having a small frame means you're at higher risk for osteoporosis later in life...trying to get skinnier isn't going to help you there.
i actually agree here...

i have very small wrists and ankles and I'm 5'4 and 134 lb.... i don't look fat at all, i DO have stomach fat and thighs like most womenbut adding muscle will help more than anything. I look better at 130lb than I did at 120 because I've added muscle. I need to lose about 10lb to lose the last chub, but i would classify you as skinny fat. Ditch the cardio. lifting heavy does the body wonders
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:24 PM   #24
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i actually agree here...

i have very small wrists and ankles and I'm 5'4 and 134 lb.... i don't look fat at all, i DO have stomach fat and thighs like most womenbut adding muscle will help more than anything. I look better at 130lb than I did at 120 because I've added muscle. I need to lose about 10lb to lose the last chub, but i would classify you as skinny fat. Ditch the cardio. lifting heavy does the body wonders
You mean like this? WFS
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:30 PM   #25
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Re: Going Paleo, or Zone, or Zoned Paleo ... Help

YES!! exactly!! i LOVE that picture!! or Robin Romero posted this pic on facebook too.

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Old 05-24-2012, 03:25 PM   #26
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Re: Going Paleo, or Zone, or Zoned Paleo ... Help

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you're already very light for your height.
I am not sure why you would say she is "very light" for 5'6". At that height (same as me) a person can go as low as 115 and still be within the "normal" range on BMI. I know those can be a poor measure for people with large amounts of muscle, but for someone like me (and it sounds like maybe Cecilia, but I will let her say for herself), that's an important point -- we don't want large amounts of muscle.


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And having a small frame means you're at higher risk for osteoporosis later in life...trying to get skinnier isn't going to help you there.
Doesn't this risk only come into play when people are "underweight" or have eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia?
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Re: Going Paleo, or Zone, or Zoned Paleo ... Help

As you mentioned, BMI is worthless for people who train and carry any appreciable amount of lean mass. So the fact that it says someone could be "healthy" at 5'6" and 115lbs doesn't carry much weight in this situation....I'm not trying to put words in Cecilia's mouth and say she wants to add a lot of muscle, but based on the fact that she's posting here rather than on a Tracy Anderson Method forum I think it's a safe assumption that she wants to be all-around healthy and isn't afraid of carrying a little bit of muscle.

From WebMD:

Although some loss of bone density is a natural part of aging, certain women are at higher risk for developing the very porous bones and bone fractures associated with osteoporosis. Women who are thin or have a small frame are at higher risk, as are those who smoke, drink more than moderately, or live a sedentary lifestyle.

So yeah, having a small frame while being underweight would qualify as a few big risk factors for osteoporosis.
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