MeadowLily

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    MeadowLily reacted to Renee Lee in Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue   
    Pomme, take it one step at a time. The basic Whole30 template is sufficient for most. I'd do it as written, them reevaluate at the end of the month to see if trying the AIP is necessary
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from jmcbn in The crazy things people say   
    "I'm on on the wine diet, so far I have lost 2 days."
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    MeadowLily reacted to Rachael2288 in Best Pork Chop of your LIFE   
    No problem slw600!
    Ingredients:

    4 boneless pork chops (size can vary, if they are REALLY big add more of each below)
    2-3 tbsp olive oil or ghee
    2-3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
    2-3 tbsp spicy brown mustard or dijon
    2-3 tbsp coconut aminos (if not paleo/Whole30 sub soy sauce or tamari)
    1 tbsp Frank's Red Hot (optional)
    1/2-1 tbsp minced garlic
    salt and pepper

    Directions:
    Put pork chops into a 1 gallon ziploc bag and add all ingredients except salt and pepper.
    Mix well until the chops are all coated and place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour, up to 24 hours (mine was about 3 hours)
    When you are ready to cook them heat a tablespoon or two of ghee (clarified butter, coconut oil) in a large pan and heat over medium-high heat until shimmering
    Generously salt and pepper both sides of the chops and place them in the pan
    Cover with a lid and set timer for 5 minutes
    Once timer goes off, carefully flip them to sear the other side (be careful of hot oil!) for 5 minutes
    Once the timer goes off, remove the chops to a plate and tent tin foil over the top for 5 minutes or so to let the meat rest and stop the juices from flowing
    *** This last step is important because if you just cut into them all the tasty juices will run out and your chops with be dry, and like we discussed before, no one likes a dry chop!
    I like to plate the chops and then pour some of the juices back over the top for extra juiciness and flavor
    ENJOY!
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    MeadowLily reacted to Shine99 in Best Pork Chop of your LIFE   
    This was really delicious, thanks for sharing!
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from ladyshanny in Gastric Bypass Surgery   
    There's no dairy, legumes, wheat or other grains like corn, rye, barley, no soybeans.   No smoothies or green drinks.
     
    If you can eat proteins, vegetables (cooked is preferred), good dietary fats, fruits...you can do this.  Can you eat things like avocado, clarified butter, olive oil, macadamia nut oil, lard, bacon?
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    MeadowLily reacted to cclark23 in Gastric Bypass Surgery   
    I eat about 3 ounces of meat with a few veggies for general meals. For breakfast it's 1/2 cup of cottage cheese with berries. I can eat 2 slices of pizza in a sitting if I chew slowly. It's been 7 years since my surgery.
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    MeadowLily reacted to cclark23 in Gastric Bypass Surgery   
    Has anyone done the Whole30 after having had gastric bypass surgery? I had GBP in 2008 and am thinking about doing the Whole30 to get healthier.
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    MeadowLily reacted to cclark23 in Gastric Bypass Surgery   
    I eat pretty much anything I want at this point. The only thing that gives me problems is too much sugar at once. I have some restriction still, and have to eat slowly and chew well. I'm actually thinking the Whole30 plan would be exactly what I should be doing post-bypass! I was just curious if others had tried it.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Derek` in The crazy things people say   
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    MeadowLily reacted to MBC in The crazy things people say   
    Father in law was looking at some FB photos of his aunties in Italy, sees a picture of his two aunties over 90 yrs of age in front of the pizza oven. He sys 'see no Paleo for them they are in front of the pizza oven everyday, they are both over 90'. U by proceeds to stay quiet. He then says 'they both have to inject themselves with insulin each day but they are over 90.....'
    Oh my gosh
    Shoot me please.
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    MeadowLily reacted to ChiggerCane in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    So - I have a pre-colonoscopy appointment in a couple hours.  Husband had his a few weeks ago - one polyp removed.  Now it is my turn.  Fun times in our household.  
     
    I am still bummed about the results I have experienced/not experienced.  This is not where I wanted to be - weight wise or mentally or physically.  We took a family walk last night - all three of us - each one had a dog to walk.  It was a beautiful evening.  My son ran a little with his dog.  I slowly jogged a couple times with my dog dragging me - of course I had the most chipper dog.  The knees and ankles were not happy about that.  Immediately, I thought - "I must need new shoes.  These shoes are worn out."  Can it be PART of the issue?  I know I am heavier than I have been in the past, but these shoes are 2 years old.  So, i will go to the running store, get some new shoes - and then USE them.  I will walk...then I will incorporate slow jogging into my walks...and maybe, just maybe, I will get back into jogging/running.
     
    As for eating - I am going to incorporate some brown rice and quinoa back into the meals and see what happens.
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    MeadowLily reacted to ChiggerCane in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    Walk again last night - again a beautiful evening - walked the field instead of the roads.  Came upon a very large king snake - I hate snakes - even 'good ones'.  Dogs about went crazy when snake took off for shelter. Weather is supposed to turn tomorrow, returning to freeing temps. Won't last long, I hope.
     
    Food has been good.  I have not added in the rice or quinoa yet - maybe tonight.  I did have a greek yogurt yesterday.  Did not notice anything 'odd' or alarming.  I will be very slow to add in foods so I can get an idea of what affects me.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from BJS12345 in My experience with hair loss and how I fixed it.   
    Because low-carbohydrate diets can cause rapid and significant weight loss, they may cause a type of hair loss called telogen effluvium, where hair growth cycles are temporarily interrupted. As MayoClinic.com explains, this form of hair loss results from physical stress, such as extreme weight loss or consuming a diet that provides inadequate nutrition. AgingSkinNet notes that eating too much vitamin A -- found in low-carbohydrate foods such as cod liver oil, butter, eggs and whole milk -- can also cause hair loss, and excessive intake of these foods or vitamin A supplements may be culprits in hair problems. reatment
    In most cases, hair loss related to low-carbohydrate diets will improve on its own after weight loss stops or slows down. AgingSkinNet explains that hair loss from dieting will eventually regrow to its previous state. In the case of telogen effluvium from extreme dieting or poor nutrition, stagnant hair follicles will start growing again one to two months after resuming your normal eating habits, according to MayoClinic.com. To prevent hair loss or lessen its impact while eating a low-carbohydrate diet, eat a spectrum of nutritious foods, lose weight gradually rather than rapidly, and consume adequate amounts of protein and iron.
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    MeadowLily reacted to ultrarunnergirl in My experience with hair loss and how I fixed it.   
    Interesting thread! As a child and teenager I had SO. MUCH. HAIR. I definitely have much less now, though I still have what I'd guess is a "normal" amount. I just chalked it up to aging (and the fact that I had so much to begin with), but now I wonder if it had to do with all that junk food over the years.
     
    One of the things Hubz noticed when he did Whole30 is that he thinks he got a little more hair up top.
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    MeadowLily reacted to ChiggerCane in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    Thanks Meadow for the info.  I will stay hopeful.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Justine0207 in The crazy things people say   

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    MeadowLily reacted to ChiggerCane in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    I'm coming close to the end of this with mixed results.  No where near the improvements I had hoped or expected.  Which is very disheartening.  I had looked to this as a way to get back to me, clean up my eating - and along the way, cleanup my life, if you know what I mean.  I don't really have emotional issues with food - I'm not a binge eater and I don't have massive reactions to food (at least that's the conclusion I draw from not seeing much improvement...). So, I guess I'm in a rather blah state of mind right now.  I've actually gained weight - and I look much more puffy than I did at the start of this.  I'm in a mental fog/haze wondering WTH is happening to my body?  If eating in a much healthier fashion has not made any improvements to my body - I'm kind of screwed no matter what.  As you can tell, I'm rather bummed.
     
    The strict/harsh structure is bothering me.  I've never been an obsessive type person - I can be structured, I can be dedicated - but when you spend so much time THINKING about eating - it's not right FOR ME.  So I know I will annoy/PO some people with my comments.  I have written and deleted a couple paragraphs.  I abhor social media and the backlash you get from stating an honest opinion.  So - I will stop expressing my opinions for now.  I will finish - and then I will continue to eat in a fashion that works for me.  I wish my results had been better.  I wish I could say this was a fantastic experience.  But, for me, it hasn't made much difference.  I will trudge along - eating in a healthy fashion - and hope that I can find what works for me.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Justine0207 in The crazy things people say   

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    MeadowLily got a reaction from jmcbn in The crazy things people say   
    "I'm on on the wine diet, so far I have lost 2 days."
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from jmcbn in The crazy things people say   
    "I'm on on the wine diet, so far I have lost 2 days."
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Justine0207 in The crazy things people say   

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    MeadowLily reacted to Justine0207 in The crazy things people say   
    Coworker: How's the diet going?
     
    Me: It's not a diet, it's a way of life!
     
    Coworker: Oh...How's the way of life going??
     

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    MeadowLily reacted to Justine0207 in The crazy things people say   
    Coworker: "Can you have chicken?"
     
     
    Another coworker later in the day: "Can you eat meat?"
     
     
    My roommate when I told her I was starting a W30 the following day: "So, what, it's like, gluten free?"
     

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    MeadowLily got a reaction from jmcbn in The crazy things people say   
    "I'm on on the wine diet, so far I have lost 2 days."