malie

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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 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 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 luckylily in The crazy things people say   
    New Years health talk in the lunch room at work...
     
    Coworker: I started doing Weight Watchers again.
    Me: Oh?
    CW: Yeah, it works, I lost 30lbs last time.
    Me: Ummm....did it really "work" if you have to do it again?
    Coworker: I lost 30lbs last time.
     
    I actually feel like the "I'm doing WW again because it worked for me before" is something I hear a lot and just doesn't make sense.
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    malie reacted to Derek` in The crazy things people say   
    Since the recent U.S. News, and subsequently CNN.com, article ranking paleo really low among "diets," people keep pointing this out to me.  The author of the article gave it bad marks for not being sustainable because it's too restrictive. 
     
    Better stick to something less restrictive, like Slim Fast.   
     
    I can't put enough eyeroll emoticons on this post today...
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    malie reacted to EileenRBe in The crazy things people say   
    Two AARGH moments today related to crazy things in our culture at large.
     
    (1) My employer wants us to help make our state a Blue Zone state, which supposedly means we rank as healthier. We're supposed to agree to "pledges" available online. Some of the actions are using smaller than 10-inch dinner plates (but then where will I fit my veggies), keeping a scale in a prominent place, putting snacks like pretzels into smaller portion-sized bags (yeah, I'd better do that with my pretzels), and dedicating the top shelf of my refrigerator to fruits and veggies (how about all of the shelves).
     
    (2) a recipe contest through a local grocery store requires the recipe to use local ingredients, to "make half your grains whole grains," and "select lean proteins" a la the ChooseMyPlate.gov guidelines. Guess I won't be entering that one.  
     
    I'm out of step with so much of what's considered healthy, yet oddly I'm healthier than I've ever been.
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    malie reacted to holly262 in The crazy things people say   
    My inlaws last night -- "Can't you just eat ONE s'more? For our anniversary?"
     
    I'm not sure how consuming marshmallows will give them any more years to celebrate!
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    malie reacted to osborne116 in The crazy things people say   
    Coworker: I know you ~can't~ eat that.
    Me: I ~can~ eat anything I want. I am choosing not to eat it. No processed foods for me for at least 30 days.
    Cw: yeah, I've done whole30 before.
    Me: (sincerely interested) oh, how was it? I struggling with breakfast. I am sick of eggs and trying to find another option.
    Cw: it was okay. I did it for 21 days or so. Mostly had greek yogurt or these almond muffin thingies for breakfast. It really wasn't that hard.
    Me: (face palm)
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    malie reacted to Roz Griffiths in The crazy things people say   
    Had this chat with my mum over a forthcoming visit
    Mum: so, we got your email, i'll try & do something without gluten then.
    Me: ...or dairy
    Mum: of course. You can still have a yogurt though?
    Me: no, that's dairy. And sugar.
    Mum (incredulous): what, even the low fat ones??
    Me: sigh
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    malie reacted to aliciadunn in The crazy things people say   
    My two favorites:
     
    1 - "I could never do that."  I know, Whole30 is tough, but it's not an impossible task, and the reward is huge. People turn up their nose as if I'm doing something totally crazy. It's food. I don't get it. Instead of "I could/would never do that" how about a good old fashioned "good for you!"
    2 - "You're not going to raise your kids this way, are you?" Let me preface this annoying tidbit I often hear with the fact that I don't have kids and I'm not pregnant!!! Yet people are already judging my future children's POTENTIAL diet. (Side note - yes I do plan to keep my kids on my same meal plan , but it's not something I've put any significant thought into yet.) I don't walk around criticizing how people raise their kids, even if I disagree. Live and let live!