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    malie got a reaction from RandiW in The crazy things people say   
    My doctor (who I do REALLY like) tried to tell me that hormones weren't affected by diet. *eyeroll* (I had some weird period stuff while on my Whole30, so I went to see her and she didn't bat an eye when I told her about the diet changes except to say that they weren't the culprit. She said only exercise levels have an effect on hormones. I... smiled politely.)
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    malie got a reaction from renee_a in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    The exact same thing happened to me during my Whole30 (I'm on bc too), and that "extra" period lasted 18 days! Worst. I went to my doc for some tests and she found nothing wrong. I'm sure it was the diet changes. My next, most recent, period was a bit irregular but nothing compared to that 18-day one. Seems to be evening out now.
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    malie got a reaction from renee_a in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    The exact same thing happened to me during my Whole30 (I'm on bc too), and that "extra" period lasted 18 days! Worst. I went to my doc for some tests and she found nothing wrong. I'm sure it was the diet changes. My next, most recent, period was a bit irregular but nothing compared to that 18-day one. Seems to be evening out now.
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    malie got a reaction from cortadoplease in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
    Thanks, Tom and Bethany, for the tips!
    I am hoping that I can get to the point fairly quickly where I'll be able to stomach a hard-boiled egg first thing in the morning.
    In the meantime, though, is it still advisable to at least get a fat serving in pre-wo if possible, even with no protein? For example, a handful of almonds (the only nut I'm not allergic to)? Or am I better off with nothing if I can't get the protein in just yet? Maybe I should just try it first and see what happens.
    As well, hubby keeps pushing the idea of fruit first thing, which I know is not a great idea, but I'm struggling to explain WHY. Any quick tips on that?
    Thanks very much!
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    malie got a reaction from hle17 in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
    My husband and I are going to be doing our first Whole30 starting June 1st. I'm working on sourcing the right foods and mentally putting together meal plans to suit our lifestyle (I already meal plan, so that's no big change!).
    My question is about morning workouts, and I'm hoping to get some suggestions on how to incorporate early morning pre/post-workout meals that will be appetizing for our... well, sensitive palates. Neither my husband nor I can fathom waking up to immediate meat or eggs as we run out the door to the gym, but I am concerned about undernourishment and want to make sure we're both getting the nutrition we need!
    Here's our typical week-morning schedule:
    5:25 - up, throw on clothes, out the door to the gym
    then at the gym, we have about 40 minutes for a workout - usually cardio, strength training, or both
    6:25 - home for coffee, getting ready for the day, devotions, etc.
    7:30 - breakfast
    My husband leaves for work at 7:45; I work from home so my mornings are more flexible.
    Any suggestions for those early morning pre/posts, and how to fit them in and still have time/appetite for breakfast? We're both weird about food textures, which is why meat and eggs are difficult to stomach so early in the morning. Would prefer something blander with little to no smell at that time of day! Also, since we already get up so early, it needs to be something I can prepare the night before and grab from the fridge on our way by.
    Thanks for any and all suggestions!
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    malie got a reaction from Vannnie in Brands of coconut milk that are compliant?   
    The brand I buy (in Canada) is Aroy-D, canned, which I THINK is mentioned around here in a blog post somewhere as being compliant. It contains just coconut extract and water. It's in the baking aisle of my supermarket, right next to the condensed and evaporated milks.
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    malie got a reaction from hle17 in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
    My husband and I are going to be doing our first Whole30 starting June 1st. I'm working on sourcing the right foods and mentally putting together meal plans to suit our lifestyle (I already meal plan, so that's no big change!).
    My question is about morning workouts, and I'm hoping to get some suggestions on how to incorporate early morning pre/post-workout meals that will be appetizing for our... well, sensitive palates. Neither my husband nor I can fathom waking up to immediate meat or eggs as we run out the door to the gym, but I am concerned about undernourishment and want to make sure we're both getting the nutrition we need!
    Here's our typical week-morning schedule:
    5:25 - up, throw on clothes, out the door to the gym
    then at the gym, we have about 40 minutes for a workout - usually cardio, strength training, or both
    6:25 - home for coffee, getting ready for the day, devotions, etc.
    7:30 - breakfast
    My husband leaves for work at 7:45; I work from home so my mornings are more flexible.
    Any suggestions for those early morning pre/posts, and how to fit them in and still have time/appetite for breakfast? We're both weird about food textures, which is why meat and eggs are difficult to stomach so early in the morning. Would prefer something blander with little to no smell at that time of day! Also, since we already get up so early, it needs to be something I can prepare the night before and grab from the fridge on our way by.
    Thanks for any and all suggestions!
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    malie reacted to birder in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You gauge how hot it will be each day by the time of day your pot of coconut oil turns into liquid. (Unless it is a prep day of course then the oil is liquid by 6am)
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    malie reacted in The crazy things people say   
    I don't doubt that it help people lose weight, I just don't think it's sustainable. Spending two days of my week counting out calories and being hungry is no way to live. Plus a lot of people I know who did it eat absolute junk on the other five days,many diet that just cars about calorie counting and not the quality of food is doing you no favours in terms of health.
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    malie reacted in The crazy things people say   
    my thoughts exactly!
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    malie reacted to MrsStick in The crazy things people say   
    500 calories per day? Unless I'm violently ill and sleeping all day, I'd never be able to do that. Ever. I eat at least that much at a single meal, let alone for a whol eday!
     
    Drop that guy, that's TERRIBLE advice. Ugh.
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    malie reacted in The crazy things people say   
    My nanny: "but sugar makes you strong!"  ummmm say what?!
     
    My Personal Trainer: after congratulating me for making great progress over the last two months, and I showed him my lunch of home made prawn curry "are you going to eat all that? you know you're a woman right? you should be eating half of that" and then later "The 5-2 diet is the healthiest way to lose weight, I've recommended it to all my clients" 
     
    *5-2 diet means you eat under 500 calories 2 days a week, and then what ever you want the rest of the time.
     
    I think i'm gonna have to get a new personal trainer  ...i think i'll keep the nan though!
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    malie reacted to missmary in The crazy things people say   
     
    This is a tricky question. I'm someone who eats pretty darn close to the whole30 every single day, but I am not "on" a whole30. It took a while, but basically, I had to get to the point where I make my own decisions. I own them. I can't say: I don't eat that because Dallas and Melissa say I shouldn't. I say: I don't eat that because I don't want to (because I know it makes me feel like crap afterwards). This was an important distinction for me. Doing a true whole30 requires careful vigilance about minute quantities of ingredients that can feel a little out of balance. Now that I'm post-whole30, I'm willing to continue to be careful and read labels and avoid soy like the plague, for example, but I give a tiny spec of sugar a pass because I know my body can handle that quantity. I give baby red potatoes a pass when they appear on my plate at a restaurant. The way I'm eating just feels more natural and sustainable that way.
     
    Now, you may find post whole30 that you don't want to reintroduce anything ever. But even if you don't, you are now doing meadowlilly's plan, which just so happens to be exactly the same as the whole30. It's your choice, and you can continue to make that choice for as long as you want.
     
    Or another perspective, which I've seen play out on the boards: sometimes when people don't take these choices on as their own, they may do a whole30 or a whole60 or a whole100 or whatever and then once it is "done" the rebel takes over and they go right back to SAD. Not being "on" something means I'm never "done" I just make choices one by one as they present themselves, using my whole30 experiences to guide me.
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    malie reacted to theheywhohaa in The crazy things people say   
    My teenage daughter last night after dinner-
    "I really don't think those cave people had salt. You are totally cheating".
    I have done something wrong here if my child thinks salt is a non-natural substance. I pointed out that we have a couple or ten oceans of the stuff and she had the sense to feel ashamed. Also, what's with this cave people stuff? I never said anything about neanderthal cuisine. Yeesh.
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    malie reacted to MrsStick in The crazy things people say   
    "Oh, you're on that cavepeople diet where you eat lots of meat, right?"
     
    Me: actually, Neanderthals ate a lot of veggies. Source: http://news.sciencemag.org/archaeology/2014/06/neandertals-ate-their-veggies-their-feces-reveal
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    malie reacted to TalMay in The crazy things people say   
    went out with co-workers for a girls night during my whole30.  I prepared myself for temptation (I was only on day 3) by packing some strawberries since we were going to a movie.  As they all ate popcorn, someone looked over and noticed me eating a strawberry.  She inquired, so I explained very enthusiastic about my goals and program commitment.  Her response, "Oh no, I feel so bad that you have to eat strawberries".
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    malie reacted to blens in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You want your dog to eat Whole30 as well..
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    malie got a reaction from renee_a in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    The exact same thing happened to me during my Whole30 (I'm on bc too), and that "extra" period lasted 18 days! Worst. I went to my doc for some tests and she found nothing wrong. I'm sure it was the diet changes. My next, most recent, period was a bit irregular but nothing compared to that 18-day one. Seems to be evening out now.
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    malie reacted to melbournegirl in The crazy things people say   
    Maybe train yourself to eat poison while you're at it???
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    malie reacted to Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
     
    Does this make anyone else start quoting the Princess Bride or am I the only weird one?
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    malie reacted to Sklane in The crazy things people say   
    I was told recently "You're just going to have to train your body to eat that kind of stuff again" when talking about not being able to tolerate gluten anymore.  As much as I miss bread...no thanks!  I'd rather not be sick all the time!!!  :-)
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    malie reacted to Beli in The crazy things people say   
    KIndergarten teacher:
     
    "Thursday is healthy snack day. So we want your child to bring a vegetable. Like: a carrot, a tomato, a potato, or an egg."
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    malie reacted to Stephanie313131 in The crazy things people say   
    I was told by a gal that works at the 'health food store' that coconut aminos are the same thing as coconut oil.......
    Um, not so much!
    LOL
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    malie reacted to Alliath in The crazy things people say   
    Ready for another one? This is a conversation that I actually had at work today. I am still confused by it.
    Coworker: What are you having for dinner?
    Ali: Meatloaf.
    Coworker: How can you have meatloaf?
    Ali: ... because it is a loaf made of meat? Also veggies.
    Coworker: No, I mean... you can't have meatloaf without oats.
    Ali: I would hazard a guess that you can, since it is in fact called a meat loaf and not an oat loaf. (Oat loaf would be a great band name.)
    Coworker: Well... but you can't have ketchup.
    Ali: I can if there are no sugar and no additives.
    Coworker: Where did you possibly find ketchup without sugar?
    Ali: Oh, I made some.
    Coworker: YOU CAN'T MAKE KETCHUP.
    Ali: ... yes you can.
    Coworker: HOW?
    Ali: I found a recipe on the internet.
    Coworker: YOU CAN'T FIND A RECIPE FOR KETCHUP ON THE INTERNET.
    Ali: ... there you go again. This is a thing I have done. It occurred in the past. It has already happened.
    Her tone was seriously as though I had stated I found a recipe for the philosopher's stone on the internet. KETCHUP: ONE OF THE LOST WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD, you guys.
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    malie reacted to Emily T in How to quit caring how much I weigh   
    Once I realized that I was letting the number control how I felt about my body (rather than I how I ACTUALLY felt I looked), I decided to stop weighing myself. Basically, if I feel like I look great, I'm not going to let the scale ruin that for me. And if I feel like I look fat, the scale isn't going to make me feel skinnier. 
     
    For me, weighing myself daily kind of looked like this: 
     
    Some random morning: Look in the mirror, OMG I look fat and bloated. Sigh. Step on the scale, and a number comes up. I lost two pounds! But I still feel like I look fat.
     
    Some other random morning: Look in the mirror, Wow, I look great! My thighs look skinnier and I feel good! Step on the scale, and a number comes up. I GAINED THREE POUNDS?! Now I feel bummed and depressed all day. 
     
    You've got every right to want to lose weight and be excited that you are (or bummed that you aren't), but let the mirror and/or your clothes be the guide. The number is pointless.