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    b.c. got a reaction from melbournegirl in The crazy things people say   
    DH and I are 30, but we lead a college aged group at church.
    When we started the year, DH had about 50 lbs to lose (per his doctor's request... and I know, I know, it's just a number) and I had about 70 to lose.  We are both doing really well with our whole food/real food lifestyle changes and have each lost more than 30 lbs.  However, we don't really talk about this - it's just been our private thing.
     
    Last week, a lot of people seemed to be taking notice of our weight loss.  We thanked them for the compliments and went on with our discussion, but the kids proceeded to try and make recommendations for us - we should try biking, have we thought about joining a gym, why have we cut this out, etc. etc.
    We just let them talk.
     
    When we were in college, we were skinny minis, too.  We ate take out and pizza and all kinds of junk food, sodas all day every day...  and we thought we were healthy because we weren't overweight, too.  What we have learned is that the S.A.D. catches up with you eventually, and that just because you are thin doesn't mean you are healthy...
     
    We are healthier now, still being overweight, than we have been in years.  DH and I just smile and, after the kids have left, we say to each other that you can't argue with our results... and we are doing just fine.
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    b.c. got a reaction from melbournegirl in The crazy things people say   
    DH and I are 30, but we lead a college aged group at church.
    When we started the year, DH had about 50 lbs to lose (per his doctor's request... and I know, I know, it's just a number) and I had about 70 to lose.  We are both doing really well with our whole food/real food lifestyle changes and have each lost more than 30 lbs.  However, we don't really talk about this - it's just been our private thing.
     
    Last week, a lot of people seemed to be taking notice of our weight loss.  We thanked them for the compliments and went on with our discussion, but the kids proceeded to try and make recommendations for us - we should try biking, have we thought about joining a gym, why have we cut this out, etc. etc.
    We just let them talk.
     
    When we were in college, we were skinny minis, too.  We ate take out and pizza and all kinds of junk food, sodas all day every day...  and we thought we were healthy because we weren't overweight, too.  What we have learned is that the S.A.D. catches up with you eventually, and that just because you are thin doesn't mean you are healthy...
     
    We are healthier now, still being overweight, than we have been in years.  DH and I just smile and, after the kids have left, we say to each other that you can't argue with our results... and we are doing just fine.
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    b.c. got a reaction from melbournegirl in The crazy things people say   
    DH and I are 30, but we lead a college aged group at church.
    When we started the year, DH had about 50 lbs to lose (per his doctor's request... and I know, I know, it's just a number) and I had about 70 to lose.  We are both doing really well with our whole food/real food lifestyle changes and have each lost more than 30 lbs.  However, we don't really talk about this - it's just been our private thing.
     
    Last week, a lot of people seemed to be taking notice of our weight loss.  We thanked them for the compliments and went on with our discussion, but the kids proceeded to try and make recommendations for us - we should try biking, have we thought about joining a gym, why have we cut this out, etc. etc.
    We just let them talk.
     
    When we were in college, we were skinny minis, too.  We ate take out and pizza and all kinds of junk food, sodas all day every day...  and we thought we were healthy because we weren't overweight, too.  What we have learned is that the S.A.D. catches up with you eventually, and that just because you are thin doesn't mean you are healthy...
     
    We are healthier now, still being overweight, than we have been in years.  DH and I just smile and, after the kids have left, we say to each other that you can't argue with our results... and we are doing just fine.
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    b.c. reacted to hoodieruns in The crazy things people say   
    Mom: "If you aren't eating an dairy, how will you get enough calcium?"
    Me, after a dinner with both spinach and chard: "Um..."
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    b.c. reacted to [email protected] in The crazy things people say   
    Maybe genuinely, without any snark, just curiosity, ask "How would you know?" or "Do you honestly think I am less healthy now than a year ago?" I doubt she'd be able to answer that. 
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    b.c. reacted to Juice06870 in Kombucha   
    I think it might be able to be summed up in accordance with one of the main points in the book - food will either make you healthier or it will make you unhealthier.
     
    In the case of Kombucha, you are getting the benefit of the antioxidants, probiotics and vitamins.  Thus it makes you healthier.  
     
    On the other hand, there are no such health benefits from a beer, a shot or a glass of wine, which is why they are restricted.
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    b.c. reacted to ARamstead in Kombucha   
    Hang on.... just a couple threads above this one is a discussion of wine reduction sauces where it was stated no alcohol whatsoever - even the minimal amount in a reduction sauce or dijon mustard. But here I'm seeing that the alcohol in Kombucha is okay because "it's naturally occurring from the fermentation." I'm no brewer, but I'm pretty sure that's where the alcohol in wine and beer comes from too! I've actually heard that in some areas you can get pulled over for having kombucha in your car because it's considered an alcoholic beverage. This seems really contradictory to me. 
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    b.c. reacted to drtracyb in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When your six-year-old asks for a third serving of sweet potatoes at dinner and you tell him no more "snacks", if he's that hungry, then he can eat some steak.
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    b.c. reacted to Kristina Wright in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
     
    Seriously the best part of paleo.
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    b.c. reacted to drjeni in The crazy things people say   
    "Oh no, you can eat quinoa - it's not a true grain!"
    Ummm, no. Thanks for helping but no.
    It's been said but I get "so what CAN you eat?" a lot. Plus I love when people are feeling bad for my "restrictive diet" - don't get me wrong, I would love an easier way to get compliant bacon, but I don't seem to be conveying the pure decadence of what I'm eating! I had a pile of carnitas covered in guac tonight - sooo good!!
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    b.c. reacted to jennor in The crazy things people say   
    My mum is contemplating doing a whole30 in August. Yesterday she called me.
     
    Mum: How do I get enough vitamin B if I don't eat bread???
     
    Me: Who eats bread in nature? Only humans eat bread. Monkeys don't need bread. Bread is a highly processed food, with the B-vitamins usually added back in to compensate for that. We survived without bread for thousands of years. Just eat whole foods and you will be fine.
     
    Sigh. People really have a hard time letting go of grains.
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    b.c. reacted to MrsStick in The crazy things people say   
    Yeah, the weight loss discussion is somewhat maddening. I was out with several friends, all of whom are WAY smaller than me. 3 of the 4 are half-Korean, and the other one is an ex-track athlete who has no visible body fat at all. I'm not kidding - she's got broad shoulders, narrow hips, and muscles everywhere. I wear a flirty a-line dress, since I do have hips and I do have some padding (not bad, just saying that I've got a curvier hourglass, size 8 usually in women's pants) so it can cover the fact that I do have some extra. The girls all are talking about how fat they look in their skin tight dresses, how I'm so lucky that I'm so skinny. I was seriously confused...say what? Maybe it's just that, out of all of them, I was the only one with confidence or comfortable in my own body? I looked hot in that dress, and I knew it. Hahaha.
     
    Then again, I realized that even semi-cleaning my diet up has had huge impacts in how my clothes fit in the last two weeks. The shorts that were tight are now fitting how they should. I didn't even go 100% template eating, just cut out all grains and added sugar for two weeks. I eat beans so little that they weren't in my diet anyways. I'd estimate I lost at least an inch or two, but I didn't measure before. Hubby still doesn't believe that I had anything to lose, but I know how things fit before and after.
     
    So whenever people tell me how healthy eating grains is, I just smile and stop listening. I do best without them. Yes, I still get carbs. My sweet potatoes, plaintains, white potatoes (not my favorite, but the market has only had SP that are already rotten! ), and plenty of seasonal fruit like the lovely cherries I had this week. Mmm. More than enough for me!
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    b.c. got a reaction from melbournegirl in The crazy things people say   
    DH and I are 30, but we lead a college aged group at church.
    When we started the year, DH had about 50 lbs to lose (per his doctor's request... and I know, I know, it's just a number) and I had about 70 to lose.  We are both doing really well with our whole food/real food lifestyle changes and have each lost more than 30 lbs.  However, we don't really talk about this - it's just been our private thing.
     
    Last week, a lot of people seemed to be taking notice of our weight loss.  We thanked them for the compliments and went on with our discussion, but the kids proceeded to try and make recommendations for us - we should try biking, have we thought about joining a gym, why have we cut this out, etc. etc.
    We just let them talk.
     
    When we were in college, we were skinny minis, too.  We ate take out and pizza and all kinds of junk food, sodas all day every day...  and we thought we were healthy because we weren't overweight, too.  What we have learned is that the S.A.D. catches up with you eventually, and that just because you are thin doesn't mean you are healthy...
     
    We are healthier now, still being overweight, than we have been in years.  DH and I just smile and, after the kids have left, we say to each other that you can't argue with our results... and we are doing just fine.
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    b.c. got a reaction from melbournegirl in The crazy things people say   
    DH and I are 30, but we lead a college aged group at church.
    When we started the year, DH had about 50 lbs to lose (per his doctor's request... and I know, I know, it's just a number) and I had about 70 to lose.  We are both doing really well with our whole food/real food lifestyle changes and have each lost more than 30 lbs.  However, we don't really talk about this - it's just been our private thing.
     
    Last week, a lot of people seemed to be taking notice of our weight loss.  We thanked them for the compliments and went on with our discussion, but the kids proceeded to try and make recommendations for us - we should try biking, have we thought about joining a gym, why have we cut this out, etc. etc.
    We just let them talk.
     
    When we were in college, we were skinny minis, too.  We ate take out and pizza and all kinds of junk food, sodas all day every day...  and we thought we were healthy because we weren't overweight, too.  What we have learned is that the S.A.D. catches up with you eventually, and that just because you are thin doesn't mean you are healthy...
     
    We are healthier now, still being overweight, than we have been in years.  DH and I just smile and, after the kids have left, we say to each other that you can't argue with our results... and we are doing just fine.
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    b.c. got a reaction from melbournegirl in The crazy things people say   
    DH and I are 30, but we lead a college aged group at church.
    When we started the year, DH had about 50 lbs to lose (per his doctor's request... and I know, I know, it's just a number) and I had about 70 to lose.  We are both doing really well with our whole food/real food lifestyle changes and have each lost more than 30 lbs.  However, we don't really talk about this - it's just been our private thing.
     
    Last week, a lot of people seemed to be taking notice of our weight loss.  We thanked them for the compliments and went on with our discussion, but the kids proceeded to try and make recommendations for us - we should try biking, have we thought about joining a gym, why have we cut this out, etc. etc.
    We just let them talk.
     
    When we were in college, we were skinny minis, too.  We ate take out and pizza and all kinds of junk food, sodas all day every day...  and we thought we were healthy because we weren't overweight, too.  What we have learned is that the S.A.D. catches up with you eventually, and that just because you are thin doesn't mean you are healthy...
     
    We are healthier now, still being overweight, than we have been in years.  DH and I just smile and, after the kids have left, we say to each other that you can't argue with our results... and we are doing just fine.