I looked quite feminine in the past. As soon as someone would get angry, I would get afraid, stressed out, and weak¹. At every pimple I got, I would panic like crazy. On my fruitarian days, I would start to cry with every bad news I got. Low-carb paleo helped me tremendously, and when transitioning to high-carb paleo I improved even more, especially when getting a lot of sun exposure.
I'm not saying I've become a man (I'm still a pussy), but I'm growing hair at places I never had hair before, my facial hair is longer than it has ever been (though still very very short), and best of all : I have the I-don't-care attitude. Tomorrow I've gotta present something before a group of people, and I didn't even prepare it (I'll update this post if I fail big time though).
Who else has experienced this transition from feminine to masculine (or the other way around)? And what are the limits to this? Will I ever grow a full beard, will I ever have chest hair, will I ever be able to remain cool even if someone gets really really angry at me, will I ever say things out loud in a classroom?
I'm not trying to say women are afraid, weak, stressed, ... I'm trying to point out that I was far from a masculine Grok back then. It's a bit hard to explain this without stepping on toes.
Alright so being afraid, being weak, crying, freaking out about acne, etc. are feminine qualities/qualities that identify one as a woman?? Someone must've forgot to send me my testicles because I don't do any of those.
ha ha ha, i don't think this is an offensive question. High grain diet increases body fat which increases estrogen. It's been said before that Paleo helps balance hormones in men and women for better health. Good luck. Keep up the good work.
You are under the impression that it is a female/male, low testosterone/high testosterone change. That may be part of it, but I propose that many of your old symptoms were cortisol related. The paleo diet improves both hormone levels.
I've noticed something like 3 medium-length strands of hair growing in the middle of my chest ever since I started Paleo (never had any chest hair before)... but my eyelashes are also looking longer and thicker so my eyes are looking kinda girly.
Hey, I don't blame a male for wanting to look more masculine instead of feminine! I'd rather look super-feminine myself than have any masculine physical traits, but it doesn't mean I don't find guys attractive, or that I disparage masculinity in general.
A paleo diet does balance hormones -- a lot of women report fat redistributing to their breasts and hips and away from their waists (resulting in a more exaggeratedly feminine silhouette), and some women with PCOS who struggle with facial hair find it diminishing or going away entirely after a while on a paleo diet. It makes sense that a man could expect some hormone-balancing effects too, which might increase a "masculine" appearance.
But I gotta agree with Marcy above -- just because you don't want to look feminine doesn't mean you have to use the word "pussy" as a synonym for weakness!
Good luck with your presentation.
Are you transgender? Just curious, you sound like you might be. As in born biologically female and medically transitioning to male. If that's the case this diet will most likely help you. Actually are there any studies are paleo and injected hormones? I'd like to know
If you don't want to give yourself away don't refer to yourself in such disparaging terms. There is nothing masculine about that and it doesn't make you cool or interesting. First step to becoming a man is to project confidence even if you don't feel it inside.
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