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    EatTrainClean got a reaction from Nadia B in The crazy things people say   
    Wow, best topic ever. I feel I could fill this entire thread with things people have said to me. It doesn't help when you're single and dating AND you're a personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist (lots of steel cut oats and peanut butter pushers around me).
     
    On a first date, within 10 minutes of meeting:
    Her: "Do you take steroids?"
    Me: "..."
     
    Giving a nutrition seminar:
    Her: "But what about lentils?"
    Me: "Well, technically lentils are a legume so they wouldn't be a best choice, in my opinion, as we already covered."
    Her: "But I really like them."
    Me: "Okay, well it just comes down to personal choice then. Whether you want to continue eating them or not, is a personal choice."
    Her: "But now I can't."
    Me: "..."
     
    Dealing with my stubborn (but lovable) grandmother over the holiday. She hasn't eaten vegetables for years, and is now seeing ill health effects. My mom literally asked me to send her a list of foods to eat, even after she went to a nutritionist (they told her to drink Ensure...sigh.)
    [scenario: I'm eating 2 grassfed hot dogs, kale, eggs, and chicken, cooked in coconut oil. She stares at me like she is dying to say something.]
    Her: "Is that your breakfast!?"
    Me: "...Yes."
    Her: "All that fat can't be good for you!"
    Me: "Well, actually, saturated fat...nevermind."
     
    At dinner, later that night, she eats a small portion of steak, with no vegetables, and endlessly complains of how badly she feels. Thank God she's lovable. 
     
    Also legit had someone break up with me because I wouldn't eat Italian food or drink alcohol. Not after like a few dates. This was after over a month of dating. Previously claimed that 'I like you because you're like a genius at nutrition.' Sigh.
     
    While training clients, I commonly get asked for nutrition suggestions, and I routinely say something paleo, and they get a big smile and say 'is that what YOU eat?' and wink. Suggestively. The most depressing part is they are always married. It's always the ones you think are genuinely good people, with kids and what not. Barf.
     
    At family functions I've gotten...
     
    "Well I'm really going to lose weight, I've been doing Insanity a lot so now I can eat more chocolate cake all the time and not feel bad!"
     
    Them: "I really want to lose weight. What's the best way to do it?"
    Me: "Well you really want to re-think what and how you eat. Nutrition will play a much bigger role than exercise."
    Them: "Well I really just want a six pack." (Ed. Note: Oh boy, do you get this one a lot!)
    Me: "Well that's really a body fat issue. If you lose weight (specifically fat) you will be able to see the ab muscles you already have."
    Them: "...this sounds like a lot of work. I thought you could just give me a pre-workout to take or something. Thanks though. I'm really going to do it this time."
     
    About 15 seconds elapses, and then I watch them go grab 2 slices of chocolate cake.
     
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    EatTrainClean got a reaction from Shelli in Harper's Bazaar Article   
    "A few healthy grains like millet and bulgar".
     
    This was humorous.
     
    -Casey
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    EatTrainClean got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Do you ever treat yourself?   
    Peg -
     
    'The poison is in the dose'. Meaning, small "treats" won't be a problem. The thing I see with SOME clients, is that they do better completely avoiding certain foods. For some of the population, they are hyper-sensitive to the dopaminergic effects of food, and find it very difficult to stop consuming them. That's why I never recommend cheat DAYS. Maybe cheat MEALS, but it's really much healthier to think of food as not 'good' nor 'bad', but rather fuel, as you do.
     
    Are you feeling anxious or hesitant about something, or just curious how others tackle this? This is a highly variable, "n=1" scenario, and your mileage may vary.
     
    Hope this helps,
    Casey
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    EatTrainClean got a reaction from KathyV in How big is your sweet potato?   
    GoJo -
     
    Given that you're training for a 1/2 marathon, you may want to err on the larger side.
     
    Many people go too low carb and have problems, especially in regards to their thyroid or things such as hair loss.
     
    Sweet potatoes themselves are hard to overeat. Sweet potato fries however, are another story!
     
    -Casey
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    EatTrainClean got a reaction from KathyV in How big is your sweet potato?   
    GoJo -
     
    Given that you're training for a 1/2 marathon, you may want to err on the larger side.
     
    Many people go too low carb and have problems, especially in regards to their thyroid or things such as hair loss.
     
    Sweet potatoes themselves are hard to overeat. Sweet potato fries however, are another story!
     
    -Casey
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    EatTrainClean got a reaction from praxisproject in Autoimmune Protocol, Endometriosis and Eliminating Eggs...   
     
    Thanks for this Melissa, I hadn't read that post yet. Really in-depth reply from Loren, if you scroll down a ways. Also here is the full text to one of his references, should be helpful:
    http://cambridgefluids.com/action/displayFulltext?fromPage=online&type=6&fid=S000711450000026X&aid=879396&next=true&jid=BJN&volumeId=83&issueId=02&next=Y
     
    Rebelle - 
     
    Here is a really good, very in-depth study of chicken eggs:
    http://www.proteomesci.com/content/9/1/7
     
     
    The 'damaged, leaky cells' is certainly relatable, right? It's also why egg allergies effect many people. Other 'things' (in this case, other proteins) go along for the ride, and into the bloodstream.
     
    In eggs, you are specifically dealing with the egg white, which contains the protease inhibitor lysozyme.
     
    Here is a 'leaky gut' website, which, in the comments, recommends a fiber cleanse of a 90 day length:
    http://www.leakygut.co.uk/Dr%20Gilbere.htm
     
    The 'Specific Carbohydrate Diet' is a 90 day plan, for autoimmune diseases, that is very similar to a paleo approach.
     
    Dr. Mark Hyman also notes a 90 day approach, when referring to food allergies.
     
    Here is a health clinic that also advises a 90 day approach, for food allergies:
    http://www.indigohealthclinic.com/food-allergy-panel/
     
    Not only is the '90 day' advice anecdotal, as posted above, but the science of re-balancing the bad and populating new, healthy, gut flora seems to point to longer than 30 days, especially in autoimmune cases.
     
    I truly feel your pain, as my sister has Crohn's disease, and I'm also helping a client with lupus right now (Dr. Cordain has an excellent post on that subject, as well). It can be very tough to restrict foods (I've seen this in my sister especially) even when you know symptoms will worsen if you knowingly consume something.
     
    That really is unfortunate about being allergic to coconut. I myself used to suffer from eczema (which paleo has completely cured!) and they will usually recommend a 90 day period of food elimination for that condition, as well.
     
    Hopefully some of this helps
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    EatTrainClean got a reaction from Karen in Supplements for Healing Leaky Gut   
    Besides following what Tom mentioned, I would recommend Prescript-Assist. Broad spectrum, soil based pre- and pro- biotic.
     
    It's usually used by practitioners, but you can buy it yourself. I have personally used it and it works very well for re-populating gut flora, as well as in many other scenarios.
     
    http://www.prescript-assist.com/
     
    It is very strong and you may want to start with 1 pill per day. I did 2 per day for 30 days, and the beginning was definitely an adjustment period. Hopefully this helps
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    EatTrainClean got a reaction from kerryg1970 in Help in Understanding Thyroid Tests   
    Chris Kresser has a free eBook that goes VERY in depth about thyroid issues, common problems with drugs, and what exactly to do, dietary-wise. Here is a link: http://my.chriskresser.com/ebook/thyroid-disorders/ You will have to enter your e-mail address, but it is a great read, and you can figure out a ton of things that you will need to know, in order to deal with this.
     
    Yes, your doctor is right in that it is likely Hashimoto's. You will need to do an AIP for the rest of your life, if you truly want this to subside. I know, it sounds rough, but that's the way it is. Here is Mat Lalonde (Harvard organic chemist Ph.D.) explaining the situation:
     
     
    Here is a free article on Chris's site that will show you some common misdiagnoses related to thyroid issues: http://chriskresser.com/5-thyroid-patterns-that-wont-show-up-on-standard-lab-tests   Hopefully this helps you. Let me know if you have further questions
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    EatTrainClean got a reaction from crystal511 in nuts & nut butters!   
    I think most people can relate to this, and I would suggest coconut oil. I eat it by the TBSP if need be, and it works best for cooking/melted on top of protein (salmon, chicken, steak, etc.) or vegetables (coconut oil on kale is delicious!)
     
    The reasoning behind the coconut oil is two-fold.
     
    One, it is satiating. Check out this study: http://jn.nutrition.org/content/132/3/329.full
     
    For those that might want to skip it, I'll pull a relevant quote:
     
     
     
    LCTs stand for 'long chain triglycerides' and nuts + nut butters are included in this category.
     
    Two, it is much better for your body: http://www.naturalnews.com/026819_lauric_acid_coconut_oil.html
     
    Lauric acid (highest food source - coconut oil) gets converted into monolaurin in vivo (in the body) and it is antimicrobial, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, etc.
     
    Lastly, anecdotally, you won't really feel the same pull to overindulge on coconut oil, compared to nuts/nut butters.
     
    Hopefully this helps
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    EatTrainClean got a reaction from praxisproject in IgE Antibodies and H Pylori   
    Good info on h. pylori from Chris Kresser: http://chriskresser.com/get-rid-of-heartburn-and-gerd-forever-in-three-simple-steps
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    EatTrainClean got a reaction from crystal511 in nuts & nut butters!   
    I think most people can relate to this, and I would suggest coconut oil. I eat it by the TBSP if need be, and it works best for cooking/melted on top of protein (salmon, chicken, steak, etc.) or vegetables (coconut oil on kale is delicious!)
     
    The reasoning behind the coconut oil is two-fold.
     
    One, it is satiating. Check out this study: http://jn.nutrition.org/content/132/3/329.full
     
    For those that might want to skip it, I'll pull a relevant quote:
     
     
     
    LCTs stand for 'long chain triglycerides' and nuts + nut butters are included in this category.
     
    Two, it is much better for your body: http://www.naturalnews.com/026819_lauric_acid_coconut_oil.html
     
    Lauric acid (highest food source - coconut oil) gets converted into monolaurin in vivo (in the body) and it is antimicrobial, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, etc.
     
    Lastly, anecdotally, you won't really feel the same pull to overindulge on coconut oil, compared to nuts/nut butters.
     
    Hopefully this helps
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    EatTrainClean got a reaction from Physibeth in Lab results - Normal glucose, high insulin, coupled with hypothyroidism   
    Jenn -
     
    That's a totally normal process. My sister has Crohn's disease and she still struggles with 'risk vs. reward' re: food choices and symptoms.
     
    You can get a steak with a salad almost anywhere. Options like that help greatly.
     
    And honestly, anyone who doesn't understand you have a serious medical condition isn't worth your time anyway
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    EatTrainClean got a reaction from Physibeth in Lab results - Normal glucose, high insulin, coupled with hypothyroidism   
    Jenn -
     
    That's a totally normal process. My sister has Crohn's disease and she still struggles with 'risk vs. reward' re: food choices and symptoms.
     
    You can get a steak with a salad almost anywhere. Options like that help greatly.
     
    And honestly, anyone who doesn't understand you have a serious medical condition isn't worth your time anyway
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    EatTrainClean got a reaction from Physibeth in Day 22 Confused by Results, seeking advice   
    ^2nd-ing what Melissa said. I ate WAY more protein than this, and still do, even when not exercising, and have never had headaches.
     
    I'd guess a flu/dehydration issue (that's not enough water at all), along with the lack of protein and up and down glucose levels. This is best exemplified on this day:
     
      The only real sources of glucose, protein and fat on this day are the apple, almond butter and chicken. The vegetables have a small amount of glucose, but if you DIDN'T have a headache on a day like this, I'd be shocked. Especially factoring in the hot yoga, coffee and very little water intake.   I would eat a lot more fat (coconut oil is the best choice, IMO, due to the MCTs providing more satiety and energy, due to the way it is processed in your body - http://jn.nutrition.org/content/132/3/329.full).   Follow the template and you should be okay. If you're taking away glucose as an easy source of energy (like on a Whole30) you have to replace it with fat, or you will start feeling like you did, unfortunately. Definitely take a visit to the doctor though. Did you mention your supplementation, since you are an herbalist?   Good luck and keep us updated.
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    EatTrainClean got a reaction from Nadia B in The crazy things people say   
    Wow, best topic ever. I feel I could fill this entire thread with things people have said to me. It doesn't help when you're single and dating AND you're a personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist (lots of steel cut oats and peanut butter pushers around me).
     
    On a first date, within 10 minutes of meeting:
    Her: "Do you take steroids?"
    Me: "..."
     
    Giving a nutrition seminar:
    Her: "But what about lentils?"
    Me: "Well, technically lentils are a legume so they wouldn't be a best choice, in my opinion, as we already covered."
    Her: "But I really like them."
    Me: "Okay, well it just comes down to personal choice then. Whether you want to continue eating them or not, is a personal choice."
    Her: "But now I can't."
    Me: "..."
     
    Dealing with my stubborn (but lovable) grandmother over the holiday. She hasn't eaten vegetables for years, and is now seeing ill health effects. My mom literally asked me to send her a list of foods to eat, even after she went to a nutritionist (they told her to drink Ensure...sigh.)
    [scenario: I'm eating 2 grassfed hot dogs, kale, eggs, and chicken, cooked in coconut oil. She stares at me like she is dying to say something.]
    Her: "Is that your breakfast!?"
    Me: "...Yes."
    Her: "All that fat can't be good for you!"
    Me: "Well, actually, saturated fat...nevermind."
     
    At dinner, later that night, she eats a small portion of steak, with no vegetables, and endlessly complains of how badly she feels. Thank God she's lovable. 
     
    Also legit had someone break up with me because I wouldn't eat Italian food or drink alcohol. Not after like a few dates. This was after over a month of dating. Previously claimed that 'I like you because you're like a genius at nutrition.' Sigh.
     
    While training clients, I commonly get asked for nutrition suggestions, and I routinely say something paleo, and they get a big smile and say 'is that what YOU eat?' and wink. Suggestively. The most depressing part is they are always married. It's always the ones you think are genuinely good people, with kids and what not. Barf.
     
    At family functions I've gotten...
     
    "Well I'm really going to lose weight, I've been doing Insanity a lot so now I can eat more chocolate cake all the time and not feel bad!"
     
    Them: "I really want to lose weight. What's the best way to do it?"
    Me: "Well you really want to re-think what and how you eat. Nutrition will play a much bigger role than exercise."
    Them: "Well I really just want a six pack." (Ed. Note: Oh boy, do you get this one a lot!)
    Me: "Well that's really a body fat issue. If you lose weight (specifically fat) you will be able to see the ab muscles you already have."
    Them: "...this sounds like a lot of work. I thought you could just give me a pre-workout to take or something. Thanks though. I'm really going to do it this time."
     
    About 15 seconds elapses, and then I watch them go grab 2 slices of chocolate cake.
     
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    EatTrainClean got a reaction from Nadia B in The crazy things people say   
    Wow, best topic ever. I feel I could fill this entire thread with things people have said to me. It doesn't help when you're single and dating AND you're a personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist (lots of steel cut oats and peanut butter pushers around me).
     
    On a first date, within 10 minutes of meeting:
    Her: "Do you take steroids?"
    Me: "..."
     
    Giving a nutrition seminar:
    Her: "But what about lentils?"
    Me: "Well, technically lentils are a legume so they wouldn't be a best choice, in my opinion, as we already covered."
    Her: "But I really like them."
    Me: "Okay, well it just comes down to personal choice then. Whether you want to continue eating them or not, is a personal choice."
    Her: "But now I can't."
    Me: "..."
     
    Dealing with my stubborn (but lovable) grandmother over the holiday. She hasn't eaten vegetables for years, and is now seeing ill health effects. My mom literally asked me to send her a list of foods to eat, even after she went to a nutritionist (they told her to drink Ensure...sigh.)
    [scenario: I'm eating 2 grassfed hot dogs, kale, eggs, and chicken, cooked in coconut oil. She stares at me like she is dying to say something.]
    Her: "Is that your breakfast!?"
    Me: "...Yes."
    Her: "All that fat can't be good for you!"
    Me: "Well, actually, saturated fat...nevermind."
     
    At dinner, later that night, she eats a small portion of steak, with no vegetables, and endlessly complains of how badly she feels. Thank God she's lovable. 
     
    Also legit had someone break up with me because I wouldn't eat Italian food or drink alcohol. Not after like a few dates. This was after over a month of dating. Previously claimed that 'I like you because you're like a genius at nutrition.' Sigh.
     
    While training clients, I commonly get asked for nutrition suggestions, and I routinely say something paleo, and they get a big smile and say 'is that what YOU eat?' and wink. Suggestively. The most depressing part is they are always married. It's always the ones you think are genuinely good people, with kids and what not. Barf.
     
    At family functions I've gotten...
     
    "Well I'm really going to lose weight, I've been doing Insanity a lot so now I can eat more chocolate cake all the time and not feel bad!"
     
    Them: "I really want to lose weight. What's the best way to do it?"
    Me: "Well you really want to re-think what and how you eat. Nutrition will play a much bigger role than exercise."
    Them: "Well I really just want a six pack." (Ed. Note: Oh boy, do you get this one a lot!)
    Me: "Well that's really a body fat issue. If you lose weight (specifically fat) you will be able to see the ab muscles you already have."
    Them: "...this sounds like a lot of work. I thought you could just give me a pre-workout to take or something. Thanks though. I'm really going to do it this time."
     
    About 15 seconds elapses, and then I watch them go grab 2 slices of chocolate cake.
     
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    EatTrainClean got a reaction from Nadia B in Whole 30 & Robb Wolfs 30 day meal plan   
    This is pretty awesome, you seem motivated! Not to rain on the parade, but sometimes it's okay to not induce more stress (4:30 AM wake ups to work out tend to be very stress-inducing), especially when modifying your diet so drastically.
     
    The mocha rubbed steak (as seen here: http://www.naturallyleah.com/food/whole-30-week-one-recipes/) is amazing, and you should definitely work it into your meal plan. Mark Sisson also has western omelettes to go, in his Primal Cravings book - try and track those down, as well.
     
    Good luck!
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    EatTrainClean got a reaction from Alliath in Inexpensive good sources of protein   
    1. Fish!
     
    2. As mentioned, these grass fed hot dogs, while not a huge hit of protein, are fairly cheap and good for variety: http://www.applegate.com/products/the-great-organic-beef-hot-dog-16oz
     
    3. If you're not already doing it, a cow share is a great option for sourcing grass fed meat, more cheaply.
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    EatTrainClean got a reaction from mharting in Losing "last 5 lbs"   
    I would do very low level walking, and MAYBE some hiking. I actually like to do some stretching and just take a nap/bubble bath (yes I'm a guy!) and/or lay down when I would normally be working out. Life is a marathon, not a sprint, and I had to learn that the hard way, with some overtraining and adrenal burnout, unfortunately.
     
    This is a really good study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1317287/
     
    Let us know how this goes, and good luck! Also, anecdotally, I'm sure you're already doing this, but Robb Wolf always says drop any liqid calories (this includes post-workout shakes) if you're REALLY trying to lean out. This made a difference for me.
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    EatTrainClean got a reaction from lexes42 in Losing "last 5 lbs"   
    Hey, I agree with everything already posted (males can ALSO be perfectionist re: body image) and I think it's great advice.
     
    Now, this next part is purely a suggestion...but you may want to work out slightly LESS.
     
    It sounds like you're bordering on overtraining ("sweet potatoes post-workout is a new thing for me, but I've been pretty exhausted from my runs"). I've had many clients like this (2x per day, CRAZY, intense workouts, eating less than 1200 calories...) and I hate to say that they are almost always women.
     
    When was the last time you took a week off? I mean COMPLETELY off. NASM recommends every 8-12 weeks, and I struggle with this myself. You may also try doing what is sometimes referred to as a 're-feed' and/or 'cyclic low carb'. This basically means - eat a few extra sweet potatoes for a day or two. If you're not doing a Whole30, you could even enjoy a treat or two (RxBar - blueberry flavor, NuttZo - crunchy variety, Maranatha's Almond Butter With Coconut - all great choices).
     
    Be kind to yourself Treat yourself as you would your best friend. Your body is very smart. It won't get lean (you will likely GAIN bodyfat) if you're overtraining and undernourished.
     
    Also, I personally connected with this post from Mark Sisson, the other day: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/garcinia-cambogia-ultra-pasteurization-how-much-walking-is-enough/
     
    "I'm maybe going to give you the answer you weren't looking for or expecting, but I think it's the right one in this case: you don't. If you're healthy and fit enough to have to rack your brain to come up with some way to improve those facets of your life, you're fast approaching the realm of diminishing returns. In fact, in my experience it's the folks who get overly bogged down in details and micromanage everything that create problems for themselves."   Hope this helps The 'last 5 pounds' don't matter at all.
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    EatTrainClean got a reaction from lexes42 in Losing "last 5 lbs"   
    Hey, I agree with everything already posted (males can ALSO be perfectionist re: body image) and I think it's great advice.
     
    Now, this next part is purely a suggestion...but you may want to work out slightly LESS.
     
    It sounds like you're bordering on overtraining ("sweet potatoes post-workout is a new thing for me, but I've been pretty exhausted from my runs"). I've had many clients like this (2x per day, CRAZY, intense workouts, eating less than 1200 calories...) and I hate to say that they are almost always women.
     
    When was the last time you took a week off? I mean COMPLETELY off. NASM recommends every 8-12 weeks, and I struggle with this myself. You may also try doing what is sometimes referred to as a 're-feed' and/or 'cyclic low carb'. This basically means - eat a few extra sweet potatoes for a day or two. If you're not doing a Whole30, you could even enjoy a treat or two (RxBar - blueberry flavor, NuttZo - crunchy variety, Maranatha's Almond Butter With Coconut - all great choices).
     
    Be kind to yourself Treat yourself as you would your best friend. Your body is very smart. It won't get lean (you will likely GAIN bodyfat) if you're overtraining and undernourished.
     
    Also, I personally connected with this post from Mark Sisson, the other day: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/garcinia-cambogia-ultra-pasteurization-how-much-walking-is-enough/
     
    "I'm maybe going to give you the answer you weren't looking for or expecting, but I think it's the right one in this case: you don't. If you're healthy and fit enough to have to rack your brain to come up with some way to improve those facets of your life, you're fast approaching the realm of diminishing returns. In fact, in my experience it's the folks who get overly bogged down in details and micromanage everything that create problems for themselves."   Hope this helps The 'last 5 pounds' don't matter at all.
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    EatTrainClean got a reaction from lexes42 in Losing "last 5 lbs"   
    Hey, I agree with everything already posted (males can ALSO be perfectionist re: body image) and I think it's great advice.
     
    Now, this next part is purely a suggestion...but you may want to work out slightly LESS.
     
    It sounds like you're bordering on overtraining ("sweet potatoes post-workout is a new thing for me, but I've been pretty exhausted from my runs"). I've had many clients like this (2x per day, CRAZY, intense workouts, eating less than 1200 calories...) and I hate to say that they are almost always women.
     
    When was the last time you took a week off? I mean COMPLETELY off. NASM recommends every 8-12 weeks, and I struggle with this myself. You may also try doing what is sometimes referred to as a 're-feed' and/or 'cyclic low carb'. This basically means - eat a few extra sweet potatoes for a day or two. If you're not doing a Whole30, you could even enjoy a treat or two (RxBar - blueberry flavor, NuttZo - crunchy variety, Maranatha's Almond Butter With Coconut - all great choices).
     
    Be kind to yourself Treat yourself as you would your best friend. Your body is very smart. It won't get lean (you will likely GAIN bodyfat) if you're overtraining and undernourished.
     
    Also, I personally connected with this post from Mark Sisson, the other day: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/garcinia-cambogia-ultra-pasteurization-how-much-walking-is-enough/
     
    "I'm maybe going to give you the answer you weren't looking for or expecting, but I think it's the right one in this case: you don't. If you're healthy and fit enough to have to rack your brain to come up with some way to improve those facets of your life, you're fast approaching the realm of diminishing returns. In fact, in my experience it's the folks who get overly bogged down in details and micromanage everything that create problems for themselves."   Hope this helps The 'last 5 pounds' don't matter at all.
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    EatTrainClean got a reaction from praxisproject in Hypoglycemic and feel like I need to eat VERY frequently...   
    Mary -
     
    Good to hear that you did better today! MCTs are a hidden source of awesome energy. I definitely noticed the difference from running off of almond butter/macadamia nuts/etc. compared to coconut oil. It all comes down to chain length (biochemistry).
     
    Idiopathic postprandial syndrome is similar to medical hypoglycemia, but without the accompanying low blood glucose levels. Since you had a fasting glucose test, you are correct in your diagnosis.
     
    A fairly interesting study showing that epinephrine (a hormone) may be the only difference in the two disorders can be read here: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=391267
     
    Interestingly, this study below links low-carb diets (specifically beta-hydroxbutyrate and gamma-hydroxybutyrate, both ketone bodies, but also isolated drugs of abuse, and chemical dependency recovery tools) to feelings of euphoria and pleasure.
     
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17011713
     
    Obviously this is different than hypoglycemia, but it is interesting to see how the body responds to low levels of circulating glucose in different ways.
     
    Keep us updated!
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    EatTrainClean got a reaction from Nadia B in The crazy things people say   
    Wow, best topic ever. I feel I could fill this entire thread with things people have said to me. It doesn't help when you're single and dating AND you're a personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist (lots of steel cut oats and peanut butter pushers around me).
     
    On a first date, within 10 minutes of meeting:
    Her: "Do you take steroids?"
    Me: "..."
     
    Giving a nutrition seminar:
    Her: "But what about lentils?"
    Me: "Well, technically lentils are a legume so they wouldn't be a best choice, in my opinion, as we already covered."
    Her: "But I really like them."
    Me: "Okay, well it just comes down to personal choice then. Whether you want to continue eating them or not, is a personal choice."
    Her: "But now I can't."
    Me: "..."
     
    Dealing with my stubborn (but lovable) grandmother over the holiday. She hasn't eaten vegetables for years, and is now seeing ill health effects. My mom literally asked me to send her a list of foods to eat, even after she went to a nutritionist (they told her to drink Ensure...sigh.)
    [scenario: I'm eating 2 grassfed hot dogs, kale, eggs, and chicken, cooked in coconut oil. She stares at me like she is dying to say something.]
    Her: "Is that your breakfast!?"
    Me: "...Yes."
    Her: "All that fat can't be good for you!"
    Me: "Well, actually, saturated fat...nevermind."
     
    At dinner, later that night, she eats a small portion of steak, with no vegetables, and endlessly complains of how badly she feels. Thank God she's lovable. 
     
    Also legit had someone break up with me because I wouldn't eat Italian food or drink alcohol. Not after like a few dates. This was after over a month of dating. Previously claimed that 'I like you because you're like a genius at nutrition.' Sigh.
     
    While training clients, I commonly get asked for nutrition suggestions, and I routinely say something paleo, and they get a big smile and say 'is that what YOU eat?' and wink. Suggestively. The most depressing part is they are always married. It's always the ones you think are genuinely good people, with kids and what not. Barf.
     
    At family functions I've gotten...
     
    "Well I'm really going to lose weight, I've been doing Insanity a lot so now I can eat more chocolate cake all the time and not feel bad!"
     
    Them: "I really want to lose weight. What's the best way to do it?"
    Me: "Well you really want to re-think what and how you eat. Nutrition will play a much bigger role than exercise."
    Them: "Well I really just want a six pack." (Ed. Note: Oh boy, do you get this one a lot!)
    Me: "Well that's really a body fat issue. If you lose weight (specifically fat) you will be able to see the ab muscles you already have."
    Them: "...this sounds like a lot of work. I thought you could just give me a pre-workout to take or something. Thanks though. I'm really going to do it this time."
     
    About 15 seconds elapses, and then I watch them go grab 2 slices of chocolate cake.
     
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    EatTrainClean got a reaction from praxisproject in What are your favorite paleo books?   
    ISWF is honestly the book I recommend to clients, because it nails the practical (what do I eat?, I can't do this, ahhh!) and hits you with just enough of the science to make you start to dig for more.
     
    If you're looking for something more science-y, as you posted, I'd recommend "Good Calories, Bad Calories" by Gary Taubes and "Fat Chance" by Dr. Robert Lustig. Both not technically paleo, but great science-y reads, and both come to the paleo conclusion.
     
    Hope this helps