BrianaDell

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  1. BrianaDell

    The crazy things people say

    The funny part is even by the most conservative weight watcher, low-fat, myplate standards the ghee is the only thing that might be controversial. Ha! Oh loved ones.
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    The crazy things people say

    Seen today at a cafe: SUGAR-FREE Healthy Cookie Ingredients: sesame seed, sunflower, pumpkin seed, tahini, brown sugar, maple, egg white. Ok, I applaud your effort, but guys "brown sugar"..... is sugar. As is the maple syrup (I'm assuming thats what they meant.)
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    The crazy things people say

    Well, we are happy for you! Great job!!
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    The crazy things people say

    I get this one a lot. I usually just say something to the effect of, I have to get up and have a good breakfast or I feel tired all day. I've worked out a system that really adds very little added time to my morning prep but makes me feel a million times better. Usually they just kind of nod with a look in their eyes that says they recognize that idea of feeling tired all day and maybe it's not such a bad idea. Then they go back to their bagel.
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    The crazy things people say

    I love that story! My background is in dance and so sometimes I play creative movement games with my nephews. Once their father came out and just laughed at me saying "what crazy things are you making my son do?" but we have a great time. Last time I was in my hometown, the 5 year old wanted to workout with me in the backyard. We did box jumps, lunges, squats, push ups, frog jumps, sprints. Everything. And when i was tired, he said "do we have to stop?" It's so awesome to see and reminded me of how joyful every movement can be. We should always workout like children.
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    The crazy things people say

    The other day on Facebook a girl I know posted a photo of her daughter playing (maybe 4 or so) and this was the caption: "Vivi and I were playing shop and I said should I get the cupcake? She said I don't know mom I think its 4 points." She and all these people commenting thought it was the cutest thing while I was absolutely horrified. I actually feel bad for the mother because she thinks she's teaching her about healthy eating habits. And to be fair, all I know is the one comment but still. I hope my kids don't know about weight watchers at 4.
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    The crazy things people say

    I actually have a client whose children do Crossfit Kids and they love it. He says they always beg to go with when he goes to workout. I think his youngest is about 7. It a lot more organized play at that age than anything, from what I understand. Movements, not weights etc. (Ok- Crossfit for adults is also organized play! That's the appeal!)
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    The crazy things people say

    Ha! I'm sure there is so much avocado in those chips. On a positive note. I have a friend who recently read wheat Belly so is off the wheat but constantly asking me about Whole30. Last night, she had plans for what to make for dinner but instead said "hey! why don't you come over and we'll make something from Clothes Make the Girl." Such a refreshing exchange.
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    The crazy things people say

    I have been talking to a member of the gym about this the whole month. Every time I see her she asks me what day it is and how I feel. "Day 19! Feeling amazing!" The other day she tells me she is starting a medical obesity program where she has been advised to consume 800-900 calories per day and is on an appetite suppressant...... Am I speaking Swahili?! Have you heard a WORD I have said? No, guess not.
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    The crazy things people say

    (omg- I have so many stories) My uncle got a Vitamix from his brother awhile ago. So we went to visit and my Aunt is raving about how he's become this health nut. I actually got really excited because that side of the family is SO unhealthy. Everything is a casserole and a soda and they all smoke, he has had multiple heart attacks, you get the picture. Anyway- he proceeds to make his smoothie, informing me with every ingredient why its super healthy and Dr. OZ said so etc. Handful of spinach (yay!), a few carrots, orange juice from concentrate (oranges are too expensive), a spoon full of some dannon-like yogurt (for calcium, obvi), a handful of kidney beans (fiber), quick oats, and a few frozen berries...... Mind you I have been a personal trainer for 7 years and more recently Chek HLC. I was almost insulted that he was lecturing me so, but the contents of the smoothie were so ignorant I was just sort of dumb-founded. What a waste of a Vitamix!
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    The crazy things people say

    Heard today AT THE FARMER'S MARKET! I went to the compost booth to find out more information. I tell the lady I have a pretty healthy diet and have recently started cooking a lot more for myself (yay! whole 30!) and need to do something with my kitchen scraps. She starts to give me the run-down of how it works.... and (because of their method) they can't take meat or animal scraps.... "Oh- well if you eat healthy you probably don't eat much of that anyway." and continues through her speech. Oy.
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    The crazy things people say

    I absolutely hate the word "fattening". I have actually banned my clients from using the word. It is so one-dimensional and, to me, just demonstrates that you don't have a good grasp on what is actually wrong with the food in question. Even things that are on our exclusion list aren't "fattening". They cause a whole host of issues that in turn cause you to store fat or inhibit fat loss. Phew. Soap box! Can you tell that's a hot button?? hahah
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    The crazy things people say

    I was watching a video from Fox posted on Clothes Make the Girl. The $%^ dietician is going on and on about how a diet with no carbs is unhealthy, nutrient deficient, blah blah blah. AS she's talking about how extremely low-carb paleo is the camera is zooming in on this big veggie plate, a bowl of nuts and fruit and Well Fed's Paleo pad thai.... I'm like, woman, if you are going to go on national TV and bad mouth something, at least do a little cursory research. Just a little. PS- If you are in a Kill-All-the-Things day, do NOT watch that video!
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    The crazy things people say

    "That's ridiculous. I'm going to eat what I want and actually ENJOY my life, thanks." That's your choice. I'm going to enjoy all the foods I eat with actual taste, my elevated energy levels, my mental clarity, and my lack of doctor's bills!