BrianaDell

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    BrianaDell got a reaction from RandiW in 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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    BrianaDell got a reaction from Partridge in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    Lauraska,
    I completely understand if you want to remove yourself from this discussion from here on out but I hope you do so knowing that there are SO MANY MORE OF US that are grateful for your honesty, openness, and vulnerability than not. It shows real strength. So thank you for modeling it for us.
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    BrianaDell got a reaction from Juliet47 in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I'm very confused because I haven't seen any "fat hate" at all. The title is giving up​ trying to lose weight. All I see is a bunch of people who have had a negative experience in the past, who are now, through the tools of the Whole30, finding a new acceptance of themselves and a new goal of deep inner health, rather than weight loss driven by self-loathing.
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    BrianaDell got a reaction from livingseaside in 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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    BrianaDell got a reaction from peskigirl in Favorite new foods since starting Whole30?   
    Nomnom Paleo's marinated beets! OMG. delicious!
    Also-- I totally hear you on the pity party. I'm having a great time. I'm sorry you're eating that reheated space food from McDonalds and drooling over it. Ugh.
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    BrianaDell got a reaction from peskigirl in Favorite new foods since starting Whole30?   
    Nomnom Paleo's marinated beets! OMG. delicious!
    Also-- I totally hear you on the pity party. I'm having a great time. I'm sorry you're eating that reheated space food from McDonalds and drooling over it. Ugh.
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    BrianaDell got a reaction from peskigirl in Favorite new foods since starting Whole30?   
    Nomnom Paleo's marinated beets! OMG. delicious!
    Also-- I totally hear you on the pity party. I'm having a great time. I'm sorry you're eating that reheated space food from McDonalds and drooling over it. Ugh.
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    BrianaDell got a reaction from songbirdemd in 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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    BrianaDell got a reaction from toriellie in 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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    BrianaDell got a reaction from livingseaside in 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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    BrianaDell got a reaction from Juliet47 in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I'm very confused because I haven't seen any "fat hate" at all. The title is giving up​ trying to lose weight. All I see is a bunch of people who have had a negative experience in the past, who are now, through the tools of the Whole30, finding a new acceptance of themselves and a new goal of deep inner health, rather than weight loss driven by self-loathing.
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    BrianaDell got a reaction from Midlyfechrysalis in 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!
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    BrianaDell got a reaction from peskigirl in Favorite new foods since starting Whole30?   
    Nomnom Paleo's marinated beets! OMG. delicious!
    Also-- I totally hear you on the pity party. I'm having a great time. I'm sorry you're eating that reheated space food from McDonalds and drooling over it. Ugh.
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    BrianaDell got a reaction from toriellie in 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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    BrianaDell got a reaction from Zebarah in 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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    BrianaDell got a reaction from Zebarah in 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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    BrianaDell got a reaction from peskigirl in Favorite new foods since starting Whole30?   
    Nomnom Paleo's marinated beets! OMG. delicious!
    Also-- I totally hear you on the pity party. I'm having a great time. I'm sorry you're eating that reheated space food from McDonalds and drooling over it. Ugh.
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    BrianaDell got a reaction from livingseaside in 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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    BrianaDell got a reaction from kat2021 in 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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    BrianaDell reacted to MrsRobinson in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You play the 'Nope' 'Nope' 'Nope' 'Yep' 'Nope' game while the person in front of you is putting their groceries on the belt, and calculate that if you removed all the non-food, their bill would be $16.
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    BrianaDell reacted to kaiser179 in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
     
    LOL Just found this thread - so funny!
     
    You know you've been W30 for awhile when you accidentally eat something non-compliant and immediately spit it out because you can taste the bad ingredient in question.  I purchased a different brand of liver sausage and didn't check the label carefully (shameful, I know  ).  One bite and I could taste the sugar.  So gross!
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    BrianaDell reacted to Robin Strathdee in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    They can clarify butter, make bone broth, make mayo, make chili, portion clean and prep fruits and vegetables in one afternoon and still have energy to CrossFit!
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    BrianaDell reacted to Delaine Ross in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Thank you for this!
    They have this conversation with the TJ's cashier (and this was yesterday)
    Me: do you have Larabars?
    Cashier: yes, many kinds. Do you want me to hold your place in line while you run over?
    Me: No. Thank you but I can't have them right now.
    Cashier: but they're just fruit and nuts
    Me: I know, but I have an unhealthy psychological relationship with them. They feel like dessert.
    Cashier: but they're just fruit and nuts
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    BrianaDell reacted to befabdaily in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Their freezer is full of picked-clean chicken carcasses waiting to be made into bone broth.
    I was going to take a picture of this but actually it's kind of gross. It's like Eraserhead 2 up in there.
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    BrianaDell reacted to Emily in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    This is an awesome thread!
    -- they know what carageen, soy lecithin, kohlrabi, and chard are
    -- they don't complain about feeling bloated or lethargic
    -- they are really disappointed when spaghetti squash is out of season and thrilled when strawberries come into season
    -- they find themself standing in front of the refrigerator saying "man I wish I had a cauliflower!"
    -- an egg is warming on their counter because they are going to make mayo