MelliebuStacey

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    MelliebuStacey got a reaction from Looboo in SO BORED OF BREAKFAST   
    Erm... she's horribly mistaken. Sorry--but that's been disproven over and over again. The only way you are eating too many eggs is if you are bankrupting yourself doing so. Follow the meal planning template, and as long as you're doing that, you're more than golden
    Also, have you tried my egg muffins???
    -8 eggs
    -veggies of your choice (I like spinach, onions, bell peppers, kale, and mushrooms)
    -compliant meat (I like to use ground turkey, pre-pan-fried till no longer pink)
    -Heat oven to 325
    -Lightly grease muffin tins with coconut oil
    -Put a layer of turkey into bottom of tins
    -Whisk eggs and veg together in a large bowl
    -Fill tins with egg mixture 2/3 full
    -Bake for 20 min or until golden brown
    omnomnomnom
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    MelliebuStacey got a reaction from Jan from NZ in HELP! Other Breakfast Ideas - non-eggs   
    If you're on a Whole30, it is important to get used to having Meal 1. Not eating in the morning is a bad idea, and goes against the plan!
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    MelliebuStacey got a reaction from drjeni in The crazy things people say   
    Nad, you're my favorite. I'll come have dog treats with you <3
    Also..the overweight fast food eating animal video? Day friggin made,
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    MelliebuStacey got a reaction from LenaReddy in Raisins???   
    If it's your 1st W30, I'd recommend cutting out dried fruit entirely--for me, food without brakes, and definitely can awaken the sugar demons.
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    MelliebuStacey got a reaction from 28jessicab in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    HAHAHAHA <3
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    MelliebuStacey got a reaction from giftogab in Lara Bars   
    If you're eating an adequate PWO meal (as per template) you should have absolutely zero issues with low blood sugar.
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    MelliebuStacey got a reaction from sheba-kitty in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Pumpkin and pear soup..? NOMNOMNOM
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    MelliebuStacey got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in At-home workout advice   
    TABATA! BODYWEIGHT TABATA SETS They make me so excited that I had to type that in all caps
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    MelliebuStacey got a reaction from praxisproject in Cooking Your Way Around the World for the Whole30   
    Ahhh, Moquequa de Peixe! My family is Brazilian (gramps was Bahian) and I grew up on this. SO tasty. What a great way to do your W30!!
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    MelliebuStacey got a reaction from [email protected] in Irony and Karma   
    I have an autoimmune disorder, and I deal with it every single day. Lupus sucks. Arthritis sucks. I can't really change the fact that I have either one of these problems.
    What I can do is keep the flares at bay by following a mostly paleo diet, exercising, and having fun doing so. I catch lots of flack for the "restrictive" diet I follow; however, I'm not restricting a darn thing in my opinion. I love how much gain I've gotten following my first W30 back in January, and definitely can say that certain real foods (and basically all frankenfood) make me flare.
    I'll happily give those things up if it means I'm not bedridden and in wicked pain for weeks on end. Easy choice IMHO, and far less restrictive than the aftereffects of dairy...
    Also, OP, you rock. Congrats on how far you've come!
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    MelliebuStacey got a reaction from Jan from NZ in HELP! Other Breakfast Ideas - non-eggs   
    If you're on a Whole30, it is important to get used to having Meal 1. Not eating in the morning is a bad idea, and goes against the plan!
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    MelliebuStacey got a reaction from jotartare in Throwing away the scale.   
    Throwing away the scale was the best thing I ever did for myself. I still do check my weight every here and there at the gym (sometimes curiosity kills the cat). I used to struggle with eating disorders (pretty severely, I was hospitalized at 78 pounds and force-fed for a while..not something I'd wish upon even my worst enemy), and would stress myself to pieces over even a .1 pound gain.
    What I've learned is that the best means of measurement for me is three fold:
    1. How do I feel?
    2. How do my clothes fit?
    3. What are my measurements? (I do measure myself every 2-3 months, hips, thighs, waist, arms)
    As long as you feel good about yourself, and you're managing your health, everything else is just a number.
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    MelliebuStacey got a reaction from calee in Dear MyFitness Pal: A Break-Up Letter   
    Dear MyFitnessPal: After a solid month of not using you, I have to say that leaving you in the dust was the best thing I've ever done for myself, mentally and physically. No longer do I waste my time and energy stressing over every bite; nor scanning endless barcodes, nor hating myself for eating (let alone enjoying my food). Knowing that the food I consume is healthy, good fuel means that I have found solid happiness in everything I consume, and being mindful of the ingredients I put into my body takes less time and brings me more health. It was a slice (of low-fat cheese) while it lasted, but I'm so much better without you. Love, Melliebustacey. (note: I logged in last night to get the nutritional breakdown of a recipe AToE and I whipped up (for AToE's curiosity, I really don't care anymore!) and the minor heart palpitations I had were so ridiculous that I shook my head and realized how insane my prior calorie obsession was. Here's to healthy, happy, WHOLE ME!)
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    MelliebuStacey reacted to 1Maryann in More Pork Awesomeness From Melliebu's Kitchen   
    Thank you! Pinned it!
    Even if I eat this way forever I may never get to the end of my "To Make" list.
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    MelliebuStacey got a reaction from moeshe in Raisins???   
    They're definitely delicious, but then again, so is a serving of fresh grapes. One of the greatest ways to look at dried fruit that I've come across is this--dried apricots are an absolute achilles heel for me; I can easily eat a whole bag of then without blinking twice. Have you ever tried to eat thirty fresh apricots in one sitting?
    I think you made a good choice cutting them out on your W30 if they're a food without brakes for you!
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    MelliebuStacey got a reaction from Tom Denham in Paleo Bread??   
    As one who has suffered from and is in recovery from both extreme anorexia and bulimia, and who has a degree in neuroscience and extensive post secondary education in psychology, I can tell you that you are wrong. Sorry.
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    MelliebuStacey got a reaction from Silverscreen in The crazy things people say   
    Best possible answer
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    MelliebuStacey got a reaction from Tom Denham in Paleo Bread??   
    These two points more than summate what I have to say. My W30 and my post-W30 life have been filled with learning experiences, healthy habits replacing negative ones, and a new appreciation for food (from the quality of the fuel I choose now to the delicious new recipes under my belt, this has been an overall wonderful experience). I see no issue with choosing my fuel wisely (my body is a Ferrari and it deserves high-octane primo fuel. Serious). You get ONE shot at this life thing...give this a sincere crack, have FUN with it (this is a sustainable lifestyle, not a one-off crash diet. You have to put in work to make it work that way), and I can guarantee that you'll see the light. Alternately, go half a$$ed, and bemoan the difficulty. My $0.02.
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    MelliebuStacey got a reaction from Tom Denham in Paleo Bread??   
    As one who has suffered from and is in recovery from both extreme anorexia and bulimia, and who has a degree in neuroscience and extensive post secondary education in psychology, I can tell you that you are wrong. Sorry.
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    MelliebuStacey got a reaction from Javagal78 in The crazy things people say   
    100% agreed. Also. Am I the only one terrified by Monsanto (and not in a silly conspiracy theorist way..?)
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    MelliebuStacey got a reaction from scrapstitching in Paleo Bread??   
    Never said it was a trigger for everybody. I also am saying that it's a rule on a Whole30 for a reason. And I'll reference my earlier post, where I also said that it's your choice as to whether you either pick and choose the rules which you follow on your whole 30, half a$$ it and get suboptimal results from the program, or you go balls out and see the difference that a whole30 will make in jumpstarting your whole9LIFE. Also, a whole30 is NOT about weight loss; ergo, this argument which you are trying very hard to win is null and void. If you can't put the scale away for a month in order to follow the rules of an elimination diet meant to get you into the mindset of what a whole9lifer does for their WHOLE LIFE, then it isn't the plan for you. Period. Also, you're more than welcome to bring the scale back into your life post-whole30, IF IT IS SOMETHING THAT DOES NOT CAUSE YOU MENTAL OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS.. That said, point of eliminating it for the 30 days is to figure out whether the scale IS an issue for you, whether you're aware of it or not. I'm sorry to be abrasive, however, this thread went from an innocent question to a rather derogatory pissing match, and quickly. If what you've claimed in regards to your prior work experience in inpatient eating disorder units is valid, then you of all people should be the first to recognize that the unfortunate truth of the matter is that the vast majority of people these days have a disordered relationship with food, and as an unfortunate corollary, their body image (which is not to say that they have an eating disorder). Hate to rain on your parade. Rules are rules. And I chose to follow them during my W30, and in my W9life.
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    MelliebuStacey got a reaction from Javagal78 in The crazy things people say   
    100% agreed. Also. Am I the only one terrified by Monsanto (and not in a silly conspiracy theorist way..?)
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    MelliebuStacey got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in At-home workout advice   
    TABATA! BODYWEIGHT TABATA SETS They make me so excited that I had to type that in all caps
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    MelliebuStacey got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in 4 hour body fat loss tips   
    Good diet + Quality exercise = ideal body (over time, with consistency). Anything that sounds easy, or too good to be true, probably is
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    MelliebuStacey got a reaction from 1Maryann in More Pork Awesomeness From Melliebu's Kitchen   
    I've been eating the gravy cold out of the fridge. Seriously. It makes a ton and is really, really good over veggies.