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  • #46
    Major headache. Grinding my teeth at night, clenching my jaw... and my hair is so long it's pulling on my scalp (at least I think) so my head is just sore... Took a nap and woke up with amazing energy but my body was demanding some tuna so I got on that pronto LOL! Currently baking a meatloaf for the fam...
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    "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" ~ Hippocrates

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    • #47
      Did our shopping yesterday and went to our usual chinese restaurant.

      Didn't eat my typical eggroll, crab rangoon, general tso's food. I headed to the hibachi grill with a mix of meats and seafood with cabbage, carrots, onion, egg. I did eat a side of fried rice.
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      "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" ~ Hippocrates

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      • #48
        I can't do the 80/20 and I can't do alcohol in the 80/20.

        So, that just leaves good ole primal all the time. Lets see how this goes.
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        "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" ~ Hippocrates

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Earthy Mama View Post
          I can't do the 80/20 and I can't do alcohol in the 80/20.

          So, that just leaves good ole primal all the time. Lets see how this goes.
          Good wishes for such a plan! It would be the end of me, though. I need to know that I have a wee escape hatch, vent, allowance, cheat day, whatever, "officially" written into the plan, even if I don't use it much. In a couple of days I will be back on the straight and narrow - once the fridge clears of holiday leftovers.
          I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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          • #50
            Originally posted by Crabbcakes View Post
            Good wishes for such a plan! It would be the end of me, though. I need to know that I have a wee escape hatch, vent, allowance, cheat day, whatever, "officially" written into the plan, even if I don't use it much. In a couple of days I will be back on the straight and narrow - once the fridge clears of holiday leftovers.
            I think I can allow one day of 80/20 (to which that 20 will be wine), however eating 80/20 (well, even more so 90%, not even 80) and wine is causing ZERO weightloss and my body just feels icky. LOL!

            Sticking to the plan man, I'm sticking to the plan.... lol
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            "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" ~ Hippocrates

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            • #51
              Originally posted by Earthy Mama View Post
              I think I can allow one day of 80/20 (to which that 20 will be wine), however eating 80/20 (well, even more so 90%, not even 80) and wine is causing ZERO weightloss and my body just feels icky. LOL!

              Sticking to the plan man, I'm sticking to the plan.... lol
              Ah. I thought you meant that you weren't going to allow yourself one single instance of diversion from the Primal at all, ever. Well, in that case, I agree with you then. Eating 80/20 all the time does nothing for me, either.

              This Christmas season has shown me approx what makes me feel good, and what doesn't, because now I have 6 months of Primal (one of those was a Whole30) and a pretty liberal Christmas season to compare it to. For me, a lot of it hinges upon two things: the type and quality of the fatty acids, and the type/amount of sugar.
              I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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              • #52
                Potatoes
                Jalapenos
                Ketchup (duh lol)
                Dark Chocolate
                Diary

                Those are going to be eliminated for the time being. Going to attempt eating seasonally.
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                "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" ~ Hippocrates

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                • #53
                  I've looked here and there about candida die-off, but I have spent all morning/afternoon really reasearching it b/c I'm at my wits end.

                  I do not have what I thought was carb-flu, it's candida die-off. I didn't come to this conclusion just willy nilly, I've had recurrent (like ALL the time it seems) v.yeast infections for 3-4yrs now so it makes complete sense what is happening.

                  Light at the end of the tunnel... I'm not going the route of letting it die off slowly, I'm killing it fast and will do everything to detox my body at the same time. I'm so done with this yeast buildup in my body.

                  Symptoms:
                  Fatigue
                  exhaustion
                  need for more sleep
                  nausea
                  skin breakouts
                  headaches
                  fuzzy thinking
                  depression
                  anxiety
                  angry outbursts
                  flatulence
                  diarrhea
                  constipation
                  joint pain
                  muscle pain
                  sore throat
                  swollen lymph nodes
                  mucous discharge (nose and nether regions)

                  Fun. Not. So not cool having to deal with this, but I am happy it's my body's way of finally getting rid of something that has plagued me for years.
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                  • #54
                    OMG you sound like me with the above. I battled it for 18 months after my second son was born. It was just the itch that came out, no obvious redness or anything, so Drs just said ignore it and move on its nothing.
                    Then discovered primal, and also realised dairy made it worse. I gave it up on and off during the last year. Now I am using HWC and butter and it seems to be OK.
                    I hope you can work it out ASAP, itching in that area drives ya mad I tell ya! Coconut oil on the area helped me tons! Also apple cider vinegar in a glass of water in the morning too (or lemon juice).

                    I too am a SAHM with 2 boys (5 and 2.5). Have you checked out the Eat Moar Fat thread? Its what is finally working for me I feel amazing!
                    Good luck with your journey

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                    • #55
                      BTW love the quote in your signature.
                      I am studying to be a naturopath via distance learning, and I am most excited about teaching people about the primal way of life to help them deal with their issues once I am qualified.

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by Ayla2010 View Post
                        OMG you sound like me with the above. I battled it for 18 months after my second son was born. It was just the itch that came out, no obvious redness or anything, so Drs just said ignore it and move on its nothing.
                        Then discovered primal, and also realised dairy made it worse. I gave it up on and off during the last year. Now I am using HWC and butter and it seems to be OK.
                        I hope you can work it out ASAP, itching in that area drives ya mad I tell ya! Coconut oil on the area helped me tons! Also apple cider vinegar in a glass of water in the morning too (or lemon juice).

                        I too am a SAHM with 2 boys (5 and 2.5). Have you checked out the Eat Moar Fat thread? Its what is finally working for me I feel amazing!
                        Good luck with your journey
                        Yes, coconut oil is something I've used topically for about a year now. I'm also used to using garlic cloves and probiotics vaginally. I've been drinking lemon water the past couple days, I had green tea and chamomile tea last night. I have other herbs to make my own teas out of. What is HWC (edit: figured it out, heavy whipping cream lol)? What is butter for aside eating? Not used to all the acronyms for candida issues I will be checking out that thread here in just a second!

                        Originally posted by Ayla2010 View Post
                        BTW love the quote in your signature.
                        I am studying to be a naturopath via distance learning, and I am most excited about teaching people about the primal way of life to help them deal with their issues once I am qualified.
                        I try to live by this quote. I do things as naturally as possible (heal myself and family naturally through herbs and food), live naturally (building a homestead that will be self-sustainable right now), even pregnancy and homebirthing My spirituality etc... to me, everything is just better natural LOL!

                        One of my dreams for years has been to be like a life coach I guess you'd say. I want to teach people how to heal themselves through lifestyle changes and diet. Can't be a teacher unless I can be an example first and foremost though, so instead of all the "learning and not doing", I'm buckling down and doing ALL the doing LOL!! I wish you the best on your naturopath journey


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                        There have not been any weight fluctuations or measurement changes. I think my body is focusing on getting rid of the candida before it focuses on the weight. I'm fine with that, but ready to get rid of this candida to see the weight come off too!!! lol
                        Last edited by Earthy Mama; 01-06-2013, 08:20 AM.
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                        "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" ~ Hippocrates

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                        • #57
                          Wooo for homebirth!
                          My second son was a HBAC and it was a beautiful healing experience for my first sons unneccesearean. (failed induction, cascade of intervention and running out of time).
                          Yes the garlic and probiotic vaginally helped me too.

                          Butter I use for bulletproof coffee and putting on veg. Yep HWC = heavy whipping cream.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Ayla2010 View Post
                            Wooo for homebirth!
                            My second son was a HBAC and it was a beautiful healing experience for my first sons unneccesearean. (failed induction, cascade of intervention and running out of time).
                            Yes the garlic and probiotic vaginally helped me too.

                            Butter I use for bulletproof coffee and putting on veg. Yep HWC = heavy whipping cream.
                            Awesome to meet another online homebirther!!

                            I tried the bulletproof coffee, but found I was eating too much butter and coffee. I'm trying to cut back on the amount of coffee I drink and drink more lemon water and herbal teas to mix it up for my body. I like coffee with coconut oil and (just today) 1 packet of stevia instead of 3-4 LOL!

                            I checked out the thread, thanks! Since starting this, I guess I've already been on the path of ketosis and LCHF. I normally eat med protein, high fat and low carb naturally, it's taking out all the cheats (the "bad" primal foods) that are getting me right now.

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                            Today I'm feeling FANTASTIC. Energy through the roof (so far, my crash hits around 3pm so we'll see), I've even done all the dishes LOL!!!

                            Candida isn't driving me batty today either
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                            "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" ~ Hippocrates

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                            • #59
                              No crash yet, in fact, I just vacuumed. LOL!
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                              • #60
                                Woo for no crash!
                                I have only had BP coffee, and HWC since Sat dinner (monday am here now), and I feel amazing, full of beans, and no hunger. I am just going with it, since I spent so many years stuffing my face to the point of feeling sick. Then trying to starve to make up for it. No wonder i am 100 lbs over weight

                                Homebirthing used to feel like it was the biggest thing ever to me, but now it just seems normal ya know?
                                Are you still breastfeeding your youngest? I stopped my youngest at 18 months, and my oldest at 3 years 3 months. I breastfed them both for around 6 months, then I told my oldest now he needed to stop and it was so stress free as he understood, it was great. But by the time I got to 18 months with my youngest I just couldn't do it any more, and weaning was so stressful and took ages, and I got mastitis for the first time ever, the whole process was so awful, and I should have just stuck it out. I feel so much guilt over it I have offered often since then, but he doesn't know how to suck any more. I still have milk though.
                                Blah LOL.

                                Why do you think you were having too much butter? Due to the candida? Or were you not losing?

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