I recently ran across this article while I was perusing the various Paleohack threads and it struck a chord in me.
About 6 months ago, I was working on a farm and got down to a "healthy" weight for my frame. I did this by eating pretty strict VLC paleo and being active all day. I've been overweight for my whole life, so it was a great to finally feel comfortable in my body.
However, once I moved off the farm, I began gaining weight pretty steadily. I definitely find myself eating more because I don't feel as satiated by nutrient-dense foods (eggs, meat, coconut) as I used to then. At this point I'm right back up where I started (about 20 lb overweight), and even though I eat well, my body seems very resistant to leaning out. It is very frustrating because I would think that my body would want to maintain that body fat level, but it almost feels like my body is rebelling. Why would it rebel from a period that was so healthy and energizing?
So, if it's true that intentional weight loss causes future weight gain, what is an overweight person to do? Do I just try to accept where my body is right now and try to be the healthiest I can be? Do I have to give up on getting back to that slimmer me that felt so good?