This is more a response to Shari than the original question, but this is an interesting topic. Paleo is for everyone and I have posted on my blog many times that "thinness" is an absurd way to quantify health. However, I strongly disagree that appearances are trivial and we should shut up about them. The vast majority of discussion about appearances was in regards to presenters who make claims about knowing the secret to a healthy diet and it's particularly absurd when people who make claims about weight loss are pudgy or over time they look worse on their special diet, while people who follow the diets they attack look much better. I'm pretty immune to this since I don't write diet books or promote weight loss diets...I don't even promote a particular diet. Honestly I and many other speakers at AHS look like out of shape computer nerds and no one said anything because we weren't marketing particular diets or aggressively posturing against other diets. It would be like me doing a presentation on having awesome teeth and how my special teeth diet is so great and attacking other diets while my teeth are obviously crooked and hideous.
As for women's bodies. I have attacked stupid standards of beauty that have nothing to do with health on my blog many times, because I have been VERY alarmed at women who have all the markers of biological health, yet want to be a size zero. Some of them even become less healthy because of this. In fact, the only instance I even heard about of a women being criticized in AHS was gossip about a woman who was frighteningly thin. THe people who were criticized openly were ALL men and it wasn't an issue of culturally determined beauty
BTW my mom is a lovely woman and has followed paleo for two years now. She still looks like someone who went through two tough c-sections and that will probably never change, but she looks BETTER after doing paleo. Her skin is lovely, her hair is shiny and thick, less of her weight is carried in the visceral region. Same with my grandmother, she is considered "overweight" according to the BMI, but she is lovely for someone who is 92 and since she cut out gluten she looks much better than she did before.
Heck, honestly if you look worse after going paleo, you need to rethink your diet. Some markers of beauty are a cultural construction...some you can't change because they are genetic or they were determined very early in your development (like my teeth), but some are not and are actually markers of health. If these decline on your diet, it's time to ask some questions.
And if you are a public figure, there is a burden to look a certain way or at least explain why you are experiencing issues. I've honestly hesitated to ask questions here or write things on my blog because I worry people will say I'm doing something wrong to have this issue, but actually it's been very helpful for people to do that. When I suffered a severe health crisis in 2010 people commented that it might be related to my diet and instead of digging in my heels to defend my diet I made changes. I benefitted from this. Yeah, there are still issues with me. If I ever write an ebook about 101 ways to get rid of a third nipple, you guys are free to point out that I still have one (yes it is horrible and I can't believe it exists).
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