Flynn

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    Flynn got a reaction from BasimahZ in Yeast Infection   
    I'll probably be the voice of dissent here, but I'd forget 3 weeks of nystatin and get a two day diflucan and be done with it. There's a time and a place for natural cures but being itchy crotch lady is where I draw the line.
    You can always eat some probiotics and sauerkraut to work on your digestion. Just my $.02. Good luck!
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    Flynn got a reaction from Marceeruns in The crazy things people say   
    "Fruit will make you fat" - a fat coworker who doesn't eat fruit.
    "I could never eat as much as you" - a fat coworker who eats lean cuisine every day
    "How do you eat so much chocolate and stay so fit?" - random coworker
    and my favorite..."that's the biggest salad I've ever seen"
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    Flynn got a reaction from Miamis in Sugar. None... forever and ever??   
    This is purely my story, so take from it what you will!
    I was a super sugar fiend...like cups of sugar in yogurt or on oatmeal and a whole box of cereal, half a cake or a whole sheet of frozen cookie dough kind of sugar fiend. I'm not any more. I never thought I could live with small amounts of sugar in my life because it always started this super sugar fest. For me, it's not exactly the sugar, it's the rule that there's no sugar allowed that makes me eat and crave physically mass quantities of sugar. All of the "eat fat" kind of rules when I had cravings didn't work for me...I'd just eat a pile of eggs with avocados and then want dessert
    The greatest thing to happen to me and my sugar addiction/habit/craziness is Melissa's F-off scale. Seriously, it's so basic but it cured years of disordered thinking and eating for me. http://whole9life.com/2010/12/the-healthy-f-off-scale-version-2-0/. You pick some foods that you love, you eat them and nutrition, people, cravings, everything can F off because you're eating some amazing thing that you love. I never thought I could have small amounts of sugar ever and I never believed this could work but it did. The world doesn't have to be all or nothing. To be honest, I was scared....sugar made me go crazy but the reality is I like sugar and I didn't think I could ever go 100% without it forever because eventually, somewhere down the line I'll blow it. It doesn't have to be like that! At first, of course I went crazy and sugared out but I gave it time... I trusted the F off scale and let it do the work for me. It did! I eat dark chocolate now...for real, I can eat a few squares and be good, I never ever ever could do that before
    Good luck!
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    Flynn got a reaction from Marceeruns in The crazy things people say   
    "Fruit will make you fat" - a fat coworker who doesn't eat fruit.
    "I could never eat as much as you" - a fat coworker who eats lean cuisine every day
    "How do you eat so much chocolate and stay so fit?" - random coworker
    and my favorite..."that's the biggest salad I've ever seen"
  5. Like
    Flynn got a reaction from Marceeruns in The crazy things people say   
    "Fruit will make you fat" - a fat coworker who doesn't eat fruit.
    "I could never eat as much as you" - a fat coworker who eats lean cuisine every day
    "How do you eat so much chocolate and stay so fit?" - random coworker
    and my favorite..."that's the biggest salad I've ever seen"
  6. Like
    Flynn got a reaction from Marceeruns in The crazy things people say   
    "Fruit will make you fat" - a fat coworker who doesn't eat fruit.
    "I could never eat as much as you" - a fat coworker who eats lean cuisine every day
    "How do you eat so much chocolate and stay so fit?" - random coworker
    and my favorite..."that's the biggest salad I've ever seen"
  7. Like
    Flynn got a reaction from Marceeruns in The crazy things people say   
    "Fruit will make you fat" - a fat coworker who doesn't eat fruit.
    "I could never eat as much as you" - a fat coworker who eats lean cuisine every day
    "How do you eat so much chocolate and stay so fit?" - random coworker
    and my favorite..."that's the biggest salad I've ever seen"
  8. Like
    Flynn got a reaction from Marceeruns in The crazy things people say   
    "Fruit will make you fat" - a fat coworker who doesn't eat fruit.
    "I could never eat as much as you" - a fat coworker who eats lean cuisine every day
    "How do you eat so much chocolate and stay so fit?" - random coworker
    and my favorite..."that's the biggest salad I've ever seen"
  9. Like
    Flynn got a reaction from Marceeruns in The crazy things people say   
    "Fruit will make you fat" - a fat coworker who doesn't eat fruit.
    "I could never eat as much as you" - a fat coworker who eats lean cuisine every day
    "How do you eat so much chocolate and stay so fit?" - random coworker
    and my favorite..."that's the biggest salad I've ever seen"
  10. Like
    Flynn got a reaction from Marceeruns in The crazy things people say   
    "Fruit will make you fat" - a fat coworker who doesn't eat fruit.
    "I could never eat as much as you" - a fat coworker who eats lean cuisine every day
    "How do you eat so much chocolate and stay so fit?" - random coworker
    and my favorite..."that's the biggest salad I've ever seen"
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    Flynn got a reaction from StephannieL in Kids Lunch Ideas   
    Kids seem to love things they can eat with their hands or that are in packages (like a juice box), here's a few ideas I have:
    Gorilla Sandwich: Almond butter and banana rolled up in a romaine leaf. You have to tell them it's a gorilla sandwich and make it fun or they won't eat the lettuce You could possibly pull of a chicken avocado in here....gorilla burrito? Make sure you cut out the thick spine!
    Shish kabob....we call these "muscle sticks"...emphasize how these will make you big and strong: Get a fun stick and put on meat and a few veggies he likes on it
    Chicken nuggets: Most kids love these, make yourself or find some without breading and get a fun sauce for dipping....check whole foods, they have some great bbq sauces.
    Chicken legs
    Fruit
    Peeled hard boiled eggs chopped in half...if you want to get creative, use these as eyes and make a smiley face with asparagus or something for the mouth. Or just call them monster eyeballs and stick an almond or blueberry or something in there for the pupil.
    If they will eat veggies as chips, make a guacamole and have them dip veggies in it. In my experience, most kids don't go for this, but if you have a veggie lover! If you use brocolli or asparagus etc, make sure you blanch.
    Ants on a log (celery or carrot with almond butter and raisins)
    Meatball lollipops: I had these once in an italian restaurant and all the kids went crazy for them! Again, try to find a fun sauce for dipping.
    Anything with a fake face put on it....stick berries for eyes on a piece of cold chicken, apple slice for lips, etc.
    Fun containers are always a hit...like a bento lunch box with different compartments for each thing.
    For a drink, I wonder if you could find some kind of reusable juice box with a swirly straw or something...then just fill with water. Maybe google eco juicebox!
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    Flynn got a reaction from StephannieL in Kids Lunch Ideas   
    Kids seem to love things they can eat with their hands or that are in packages (like a juice box), here's a few ideas I have:
    Gorilla Sandwich: Almond butter and banana rolled up in a romaine leaf. You have to tell them it's a gorilla sandwich and make it fun or they won't eat the lettuce You could possibly pull of a chicken avocado in here....gorilla burrito? Make sure you cut out the thick spine!
    Shish kabob....we call these "muscle sticks"...emphasize how these will make you big and strong: Get a fun stick and put on meat and a few veggies he likes on it
    Chicken nuggets: Most kids love these, make yourself or find some without breading and get a fun sauce for dipping....check whole foods, they have some great bbq sauces.
    Chicken legs
    Fruit
    Peeled hard boiled eggs chopped in half...if you want to get creative, use these as eyes and make a smiley face with asparagus or something for the mouth. Or just call them monster eyeballs and stick an almond or blueberry or something in there for the pupil.
    If they will eat veggies as chips, make a guacamole and have them dip veggies in it. In my experience, most kids don't go for this, but if you have a veggie lover! If you use brocolli or asparagus etc, make sure you blanch.
    Ants on a log (celery or carrot with almond butter and raisins)
    Meatball lollipops: I had these once in an italian restaurant and all the kids went crazy for them! Again, try to find a fun sauce for dipping.
    Anything with a fake face put on it....stick berries for eyes on a piece of cold chicken, apple slice for lips, etc.
    Fun containers are always a hit...like a bento lunch box with different compartments for each thing.
    For a drink, I wonder if you could find some kind of reusable juice box with a swirly straw or something...then just fill with water. Maybe google eco juicebox!
  13. Like
    Flynn got a reaction from Marceeruns in The crazy things people say   
    "Fruit will make you fat" - a fat coworker who doesn't eat fruit.
    "I could never eat as much as you" - a fat coworker who eats lean cuisine every day
    "How do you eat so much chocolate and stay so fit?" - random coworker
    and my favorite..."that's the biggest salad I've ever seen"
  14. Like
    Flynn got a reaction from Marceeruns in The crazy things people say   
    "Fruit will make you fat" - a fat coworker who doesn't eat fruit.
    "I could never eat as much as you" - a fat coworker who eats lean cuisine every day
    "How do you eat so much chocolate and stay so fit?" - random coworker
    and my favorite..."that's the biggest salad I've ever seen"
  15. Like
    Flynn got a reaction from Marceeruns in The crazy things people say   
    "Fruit will make you fat" - a fat coworker who doesn't eat fruit.
    "I could never eat as much as you" - a fat coworker who eats lean cuisine every day
    "How do you eat so much chocolate and stay so fit?" - random coworker
    and my favorite..."that's the biggest salad I've ever seen"
  16. Like
    Flynn got a reaction from StephannieL in Kids Lunch Ideas   
    Kids seem to love things they can eat with their hands or that are in packages (like a juice box), here's a few ideas I have:
    Gorilla Sandwich: Almond butter and banana rolled up in a romaine leaf. You have to tell them it's a gorilla sandwich and make it fun or they won't eat the lettuce You could possibly pull of a chicken avocado in here....gorilla burrito? Make sure you cut out the thick spine!
    Shish kabob....we call these "muscle sticks"...emphasize how these will make you big and strong: Get a fun stick and put on meat and a few veggies he likes on it
    Chicken nuggets: Most kids love these, make yourself or find some without breading and get a fun sauce for dipping....check whole foods, they have some great bbq sauces.
    Chicken legs
    Fruit
    Peeled hard boiled eggs chopped in half...if you want to get creative, use these as eyes and make a smiley face with asparagus or something for the mouth. Or just call them monster eyeballs and stick an almond or blueberry or something in there for the pupil.
    If they will eat veggies as chips, make a guacamole and have them dip veggies in it. In my experience, most kids don't go for this, but if you have a veggie lover! If you use brocolli or asparagus etc, make sure you blanch.
    Ants on a log (celery or carrot with almond butter and raisins)
    Meatball lollipops: I had these once in an italian restaurant and all the kids went crazy for them! Again, try to find a fun sauce for dipping.
    Anything with a fake face put on it....stick berries for eyes on a piece of cold chicken, apple slice for lips, etc.
    Fun containers are always a hit...like a bento lunch box with different compartments for each thing.
    For a drink, I wonder if you could find some kind of reusable juice box with a swirly straw or something...then just fill with water. Maybe google eco juicebox!
  17. Like
    Flynn got a reaction from Marceeruns in The crazy things people say   
    "Fruit will make you fat" - a fat coworker who doesn't eat fruit.
    "I could never eat as much as you" - a fat coworker who eats lean cuisine every day
    "How do you eat so much chocolate and stay so fit?" - random coworker
    and my favorite..."that's the biggest salad I've ever seen"
  18. Like
    Flynn got a reaction from Marceeruns in The crazy things people say   
    "Fruit will make you fat" - a fat coworker who doesn't eat fruit.
    "I could never eat as much as you" - a fat coworker who eats lean cuisine every day
    "How do you eat so much chocolate and stay so fit?" - random coworker
    and my favorite..."that's the biggest salad I've ever seen"
  19. Like
    Flynn got a reaction from Marceeruns in The crazy things people say   
    "Fruit will make you fat" - a fat coworker who doesn't eat fruit.
    "I could never eat as much as you" - a fat coworker who eats lean cuisine every day
    "How do you eat so much chocolate and stay so fit?" - random coworker
    and my favorite..."that's the biggest salad I've ever seen"
  20. Like
    Flynn got a reaction from Marceeruns in The crazy things people say   
    "Fruit will make you fat" - a fat coworker who doesn't eat fruit.
    "I could never eat as much as you" - a fat coworker who eats lean cuisine every day
    "How do you eat so much chocolate and stay so fit?" - random coworker
    and my favorite..."that's the biggest salad I've ever seen"
  21. Like
    Flynn got a reaction from Marceeruns in The crazy things people say   
    "Fruit will make you fat" - a fat coworker who doesn't eat fruit.
    "I could never eat as much as you" - a fat coworker who eats lean cuisine every day
    "How do you eat so much chocolate and stay so fit?" - random coworker
    and my favorite..."that's the biggest salad I've ever seen"
  22. Like
    Flynn got a reaction from Marceeruns in The crazy things people say   
    "Fruit will make you fat" - a fat coworker who doesn't eat fruit.
    "I could never eat as much as you" - a fat coworker who eats lean cuisine every day
    "How do you eat so much chocolate and stay so fit?" - random coworker
    and my favorite..."that's the biggest salad I've ever seen"
  23. Like
    Flynn got a reaction from Marceeruns in The crazy things people say   
    "Fruit will make you fat" - a fat coworker who doesn't eat fruit.
    "I could never eat as much as you" - a fat coworker who eats lean cuisine every day
    "How do you eat so much chocolate and stay so fit?" - random coworker
    and my favorite..."that's the biggest salad I've ever seen"
  24. Like
    Flynn got a reaction from Marceeruns in The crazy things people say   
    "Fruit will make you fat" - a fat coworker who doesn't eat fruit.
    "I could never eat as much as you" - a fat coworker who eats lean cuisine every day
    "How do you eat so much chocolate and stay so fit?" - random coworker
    and my favorite..."that's the biggest salad I've ever seen"
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    Flynn got a reaction from trezkholl0806 in Day 15 - Only feeling more tired!   
    I think Tom's summary is awesome:
    "The Whole30 encourages you to eat as many carbs like sweet potato, butternut squash, etc. as needed to maintain energy levels, so you might do a low, moderate, or high carb Whole30 depending upon your needs".
    I'm definitely a high carber...otherwise I have no energy, no sex drive, and I'm very irritable...basically I'm a total B**ch and my elimination slows/stops which makes it worse! Find what works for you