MeadowLily

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    MeadowLily reacted to Tina R in My experience with hair loss and how I fixed it.   
    It could also be a lack of iodine. This can be caused by leaky gut and hypothyroid. By the way, the majority of people with hypothyroid actually have Hashimoto. Most doctors don't do anything about hypothyroidism until it's too late. I am talking iodine and will hopefully improve my sleep and my hair loss. The paleo diet should help improve your symptoms especially with added iodine. Some of us need the autoimmune protocol.
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    MeadowLily reacted to sumitjoy in My experience with hair loss and how I fixed it.   
    Millions of people all over the world are affected by hair loss, and it's not only the males that suffer this condition as even females are affected by this problem. What's sad is that many of the individuals affected by such a condition end up just accepting what is happening to their hair due to lack of information or options. Some tips for people who suffer from hair loss : Try looking at your diet, level of stress, etc. Poor nutrition can affect the health of the hair that you still have. Don't smoke.  
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    MeadowLily reacted to EmayPA in My experience with hair loss and how I fixed it.   
    For me, it's my Hashi's that makes my hair fall out - handfuls.  I still have enough - it grows in regularly - but still is no fun.
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    MeadowLily reacted to Tanya K in My experience with hair loss and how I fixed it.   
    This sounds wonderful! I wear hair extensions all the time now. My hair is extremely fine and it just won't grow! So I too was hoping that the whole 30 and being paleo would help! The last time I went to hairdresser she did say that I had a lot of new growth which is good, but still I suppose I must give it more time to see a noticeable difference. You said yours stopped falling out after 18 months, so I do hope mine actually starts growing after 18 months. Thanks for sharing this because it's been on my mind, would love to have naturally lovely flowing locks!
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    MeadowLily reacted to GFChris in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    Those five eggs looks like a stretch for your hand to me. Remember, it's the eggs you can hold without dropping them as the guideline. 
     
    Start with eating at least 3 eggs for your protein serving, along with 1-3 cups of veggies and the appropriate amount of fat per the recommended meal template. If your meal doesn't keep you satiated for at least 4-5 hours, add an egg the next time around.  
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    MeadowLily reacted to Karin Cournoyer in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    I wasn't even close to dropping them. I do have large hands though. Maybe 4 eggs is the right serving then?
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    MeadowLily reacted to Tessina in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
     
    I need to use your palm size for planning meals
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    MeadowLily reacted to HealthCreators in The crazy things people say   
    We had a party where the color of the cream inside a cake would tell everybody is the hosts were expecting a baby boy (blue) or baby girl (pink). The answer was girl... we were very happy for them (although we could see that the guy was secretly still wishing it was blue).

    I was happy sipping my tea, when the mom-to-be's mother offered me a piece of  thecake, which I kindly declined. She persisted, I persisted politely. And then she said: you cannot refuse the cake, this party is about the cake....

    :-) Funny, I thought it was celebrating a new life. Didn't need cake for that!
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    MeadowLily reacted to frantastic in The crazy things people say   
     
    YES - exactly that! It's like we're weird for eating actual food.
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    MeadowLily reacted to Deb. in The crazy things people say   
    My favorite is "well what CAN you eat"
     
    I say "meat, fish, chicken, fruit and vegetables" 
     
    Then they don't know what to say.   
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    MeadowLily reacted to becausewhole30 in The crazy things people say   
    One more...
    Future husband: I just don't understand why you have to starve yourself.
    Me: I'm never starving. Without cravings I just eat when I get hungry and I feel awesome.
    Him: You know what I mean.
    Me: No dude, I don't.
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    MeadowLily reacted to becausewhole30 in The crazy things people say   
    "People should eat bread!"- my future husband.
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    MeadowLily reacted to mamakitty in The crazy things people say   
     
    My mom has always said that skinny people look older.  But she's giving the Whole30 a shot, bless her heart.
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    MeadowLily reacted to frantastic in The crazy things people say   
     
    You know, I've always said that the secret to looking young is a little bit of pudge. I'm willing to roll the dice though...
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    MeadowLily reacted to Deb. in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
     
    I don't eat eggs at all ever as I am doing the Auto Immune Protocol. 
    I eat a regular meal for breakfast, whatever I would eat at another meal. Steak, chicken fish, fat, salad, a bunch of veggies, yum. 
    Plenty of recipes to be had on Google for Whole 30 breakfasts with no eggs. 
    Enjoy!
     
    PS I can hold a whole chicken in one hand. 
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    MeadowLily reacted to frantastic in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    Deb - that cracked me up. Exactly how large a chicken can you hold in your hand?
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    MeadowLily reacted to kirkor in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    Am I doing this right?
     

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    MeadowLily reacted to Kate C Mayone in The crazy things people say   
     
     
    Hahaha - The first thing my sister said to me... "Wait, you're not drinking??  For 30 DAYS??  That's the worst thing I've ever heard".  We had this conversation on a Monday morning no less when she was already counting down her days to the weekend where she can 'cheat'.  She is respectful of my food choices and gives me a lot of credit which is why I love her so much.  Still it's funny how different yet similar we are...she's actually my motivation to make better healthier choices.  She says the only way she couldn't drink for that long was if she was pregnant.  Crazy what people will do for someone else but not themselves 
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    MeadowLily reacted to GLC1968 in The crazy things people say   
    I have a friend who told me last month that she was following Whole30 as closely as possible. I said that was great and got all excited to share recipes and hints and stuff... Then she felt the need to clarify: "But I'm not doing paleo, I'm just following the Whole 30".
    Huh?
    (I was so stunned I didn't respond but I really wished I'd pointed out that while paleo is not Whole30, Whole30 is most definitely paleo!)
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    MeadowLily reacted to GLC1968 in The crazy things people say   
    I suppose I can see the turn off to 'paleo' and that lifestyle, but the comment makes little sense since Whole30 is like the strictest form of Paleo. It would be like saying "I'm going to go follow Atkins, but I'm NOT interested in a low carb diet".
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    MeadowLily reacted to GLC1968 in The crazy things people say   
    Yeah, when I was paleo before I'd heard of the Whole30 (for those that don't know, the paleo diet has been around for more than 10 years - it's only been mainstream since the crossfit world got a hold of it!) I used to get really annoyed when people would make the assumption that just because I was paleo, I was into the caveman thing and that I ate paleo pancakes every morning. The true paleo diet, the way it was meant to be, is almost identical to Whole30. Of course, Melissa and Dallas have a MUCH better way of presenting and explaining it. I never gave anyone a copy of Loren Cordain's Paleo Diet or Ray Audette's Neaderthin, but I did give away two copies of ISWF over the holidays this year.
    But, just because you can google a paleo dessert doesn't mean that's indicative of the actual diet. To really understand any particular way of eating, you have to go to the source and unlike Whole30, there is no clear source for paleo. It's a mess, for sure. M&D own 'Whole30' so they can define it and control it. No one owns the word 'paleo' so it's a free-for-all. Honestly, I can't tell you how many times I'd wished there was a clear cut definition of what I thought paleo should be that I could just point to when people asked me. Of course, now there is with Whole30. If anyone asks what the paleo diet is, I just tell them to come here. All other definitions pale in my mind.
    So that's a long-winded answer to why I thought my friend's comment was so odd!
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    MeadowLily reacted to frantastic in The crazy things people say   
     
    I can answer that...when did I STOP being crazy? 
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Tanya K in The crazy things people say   
    "I always thought you could stand to lose some weight"   Did you NOW?!
     
    "I think people who 'diet' age really quickly in the face"
     
    There are some people who only want us around to make themselves feel better about  bad eating habits.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Tanya K in The crazy things people say   
    "I always thought you could stand to lose some weight"   Did you NOW?!
     
    "I think people who 'diet' age really quickly in the face"
     
    There are some people who only want us around to make themselves feel better about  bad eating habits.
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    MeadowLily reacted to Tanya K in The crazy things people say   
    "It's not the bread that's the problem, it's the stuff you put on the bread"!!! Friend to me when I told her I was paleo!