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  • Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
    Yes! Weirdly, I can. What's really weird is that this is my first time hula-ing since I was a kid... and I could never go it back then! I think I must have pretty good core strength...
    Hmmm...I think it probably has more to do with coordination and "getting the hang of it" than core strength. I can't figure out why I can't do it in the other direction!

    Re OJ--I know Peat recommends straining, but, man, the pulp is the best part of orange juice. When I used to buy OJ, I'd always get it with extra pulp.

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    • Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
      Well, I can explain the cravings for junk food... your body was crying for glucose!
      ^yes, agreed!

      Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
      Re. the bloating - it could well be coming from the OJ: particularly if you're coming from a VLC background. Are you squeezing the juice yourself and straining it? Or is it store bought? Store bought juice reeks havoc on my gut
      Store bought. But I'm also in Dienes camp; love pulp. I've seen recom. that it be fresh & strained; I'll try, just for science-sake.

      Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
      Can you tell me how you healed your gut? I'm really curious.
      When I was first on the site, I got into some lengthy (no surprise! it's a big topic) exchanges w/ other folks trying to self-diag and treat gut issues. I'd had this weird, fine textured change in the skin tone of my forehead. No CW fixes helped but then a facialist I know mentioned that chinese medicine considers the forehead reflective of gut & intestinal health. That led me to a couple books which I can't find on my book shelf now but later today I'll dig them outta my other bookshelf and send you the link to what helped me.

      Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
      Oh, and if you hula - make sure you get a weighted one that's the right size for you! The unweighted ones are useless, and if you get one that's too small, it's very difficult to learn on.
      Good to know!

      “you aren't what you eat - you are what you don't poop.” Wavy Gravy

      Today I am Fillyjonk. Tommorow I will be Snufkin.

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      • Originally posted by diene View Post
        Hmmm...I think it probably has more to do with coordination and "getting the hang of it" than core strength. I can't figure out why I can't do it in the other direction!

        Re OJ--I know Peat recommends straining, but, man, the pulp is the best part of orange juice. When I used to buy OJ, I'd always get it with extra pulp.
        Mmm... yuou could be right. And totally agree on the OJ I'm not following the protocol yet, but I will (when I'm not so lazy about food. Right now exercise is taking all my precedence).

        Embracing the Change...

        Body

        I'm really bloated right now, and my measuring tape is showing half an inch gain, but my clothes are fitting waaaay better. I know it's superficial, but it's so nice to finally be able to wear cool outfits again. I love dressing to express, and my wardrobe was so limited with the extra weight.

        AND - today I noticed that my lower abs are starting to pop! I can't believe it. I haven't even been focusing on my core, but it looks like I'm on the way to a six pack!

        Food

        Appetite finally kicked back in today - woke up famished and ate like a Viking! Put away at least 3K cals today, including three melons, 600gs cottage cheese, half a block of emmental cheese, one mozzarella ball (even went for some olive oil on it ) and some halloumi cheese. Talk about Peat-tastic!

        It felt really good to eat all that food though. Today I lifted weights, swam, and played tennis. I do a similar level of activity most days now, so logically I feel I need the calories, and it confuses me when I'm not hungry. Not complaining though - just this is very, very interesting. I can't even believe I used to have an ED that was ruling (and ruining) my life.

        Life is like a Novel

        Today, I felt a little bit sad because of what I perceive as yet another disappointment in my love life. However, I've had this revelation that life is like a novel, and when chapters end you've got to let them go immediately, because otherwise you prevent yourself from writing the next one. The important thing with life is not to grasp it, to let it flow, and try to write the best novel that you can. Who's to say who will enter and exit chapters, and when. Life is not linear: a chapter doesn't begin or end with time: it begins or ends with thoughts. But the only way to keep your novel going, is to continue to keep living: to give yourself to every experience, and to make life your lover.
        Last edited by YogaBare; 08-09-2013, 03:42 PM.
        "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

        In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

        - Ray Peat

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        • Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
          Thanks Nstocks Mine just arrived in the mail today! I bought the .75mm. Are you going to use Copper Peptides too? I wish I'd gotten into skin care when I was your age
          Great! I've bought some cheap isopropyl to clean it with as I intend to use it 3 times a week. I'm looking at Vitamin E cream for collagen and scarring/ I'm not really sure what copper peptides do. (any risk of copper toxins though?) I'm sure Derpamix will write about some of this so see which look best. Vit E just seems more natural to me, but I don't know anything about peptides.

          Let me know how your derma experience goes!

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          • Originally posted by spk View Post
            Store bought. But I'm also in Dienes camp; love pulp. I've seen recom. that it be fresh & strained; I'll try, just for science-sake.

            first on the site, I got into some lengthy (no surprise! it's a big topic) exchanges w/ other folks trying to self-diag and treat gut issues. I'd had this weird, fine textured change in the skin tone of my forehead. No CW fixes helped but then a facialist I know mentioned that chinese medicine considers the forehead reflective of gut & intestinal health. That led me to a couple books which I can't find on my book shelf now but later today I'll dig them outta my other bookshelf and send you the link to what helped me.
            That would be amazing - thank you!

            Yeah, it's recommended to strain the pulp so your gut has less fibre to deal with. You know, one poster here described Ray Peat as "diet rehab", and I think he's right!

            Originally posted by Nstocks View Post
            Great! I've bought some cheap isopropyl to clean it with as I intend to use it 3 times a week. I'm looking at Vitamin E cream for collagen and scarring/ I'm not really sure what copper peptides do. (any risk of copper toxins though?) I'm sure Derpamix will write about some of this so see which look best. Vit E just seems more natural to me, but I don't know anything about peptides.

            Let me know how your derma experience goes!
            Where did you buy that isopropyl dude?

            Yeah, you can read about Copper peptides in Derps journal - we all posted some links. It's actually recommended to use them after rolling. And I think they help with scarring! They're expensive but I found some really cheap ones that may be enough for you.
            "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

            In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

            - Ray Peat

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            • You've been working out and moving around so much today, and almost every day lately seems like!

              Re. your love life, the best is yet to come

              This is awesome:
              But the only way to keep your novel going, is to continue to keep living: to give yourself to every experience, and to make life your lover.
              Laugh at me if you will, but I feel that it is becoming just that for me, albeit sloooooooowly.

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              • Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
                Where did you buy that isopropyl dude?

                Yeah, you can read about Copper peptides in Derps journal - we all posted some links. It's actually recommended to use them after rolling. And I think they help with scarring! They're expensive but I found some really cheap ones that may be enough for you.
                http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It was about 80pence cheaper when I ordered it yesterday. I get almost everything from Amazon because I hate shopping and things I want are hardly ever in stock!

                I've been reading a bit on the peptides. It does seem like they would be good for scarring, and they are best used after rolling. I think I'll give a Vit E cream a go for a month, then see how it goes.

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                • Originally posted by Graycat View Post
                  Re. your love life, the best is yet to come

                  This is awesome:

                  Laugh at me if you will, but I feel that it is becoming just that for me, albeit sloooooooowly.
                  Ha, thank you I'm sure it is.

                  Me too! It's a process though. Falling in love requires trust - whether it's with another person, or with life itself. You've got to have faith that experience is good, and that you can make it so.


                  Originally posted by Nstocks View Post
                  http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It was about 80pence cheaper when I ordered it yesterday. I get almost everything from Amazon because I hate shopping and things I want are hardly ever in stock!

                  I've been reading a bit on the peptides. It does seem like they would be good for scarring, and they are best used after rolling. I think I'll give a Vit E cream a go for a month, then see how it goes.
                  Thanks for the link! Lmk how the Vit E cream goes.
                  Last edited by YogaBare; 08-09-2013, 04:52 PM.
                  "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                  In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                  - Ray Peat

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                  • Feel absolutely knackered today. My whole body aches... I think I've been working out too much! I even missed my weight lifting class this morning.

                    Does anyone have any suggestions for how to get rid of a puffy face? Since I started working out I'm feeling like my face is getting swollen a lot.

                    Foodwise, was hungry again today, but my appetite was erratic, which I also take as a positive sign. Had breakfast (halloumi cheese) at 5am, then didnt eat again til 3.30pm (steak, cherries, one nectarine, cottage cheese, maple syrup). Then a few hours later had prawns, calamari and mussels. With coconut water, and a galia melon later, probably came to 2,100 cals.

                    Also, have an update on the yoga guy. He asked me to meet him for a chat today. Turns out that he's not "just out of a relationship" - he's IN a relationship! He said that when he met me they were on the rocks, and once me and him met up, and he saw that it would inevitably go in a romantic direction, he broke up with her. Then, between our second and third date, she begged him to take her back, promised she'd change (whatever that means), and they got back together after we met up the last time.

                    He wanted to know if we could keep hanging out but I said no. It's not appropriate for two people who are attracted to each other and get on really well to spend time together when one of them is in a relationship... there's only a few potential outcomes (cheating or immense frustration), and neither of those are attractive options to me.

                    So I told him I'll still see him at the yoga studio, but that's it.

                    Just a footnote
                    Last edited by YogaBare; 08-10-2013, 02:00 PM.
                    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                    - Ray Peat

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                    • Does anyone have any suggestions for how to get rid of a puffy face? Since I started working out I'm feeling like my face is getting swollen a lot.
                      Are you eating too much sodium? I didn't think so, but thought to ask.

                      Also, have an update on the yoga guy. He asked me to meet him for a chat today. Turns out that he's not "just out of a relationship" - he's IN a relationship! He said that when he met me they were on the rocks, and once me and him met up, and he saw that it would inevitably go in a romantic direction, he broke up with her. Then, between our second and third date, she begged him to take her back, promised she'd change (whatever that means), and they got back together.

                      He wanted to know if we could keep hanging out but I said no. It's not appropriate for two people who are attracted to each other and get on really well to spend time together when one of them is in a relationship... there's only a few potential outcomes (cheating or immense frustration), and neither of those are attractive options to me.

                      So I told him I'll still see him at the yoga studio, but that's it.
                      Ugh, that sucks. This is exactly why I had always taken everything I've been told at the beginning of a relationship with a huge grain of salt (i got salt on the brain today, looks like) .
                      You did exactly the right thing! Who needs that kind of added stress in their life? Especially you now, that you seem to be in a good place mentally. Good going

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                      • Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
                        Mmm... yuou could be right. And totally agree on the OJ I'm not following the protocol yet, but I will (when I'm not so lazy about food. Right now exercise is taking all my precedence).

                        Embracing the Change...

                        Body

                        I'm really bloated right now, and my measuring tape is showing half an inch gain, but my clothes are fitting waaaay better. I know it's superficial, but it's so nice to finally be able to wear cool outfits again. I love dressing to express, and my wardrobe was so limited with the extra weight.

                        AND - today I noticed that my lower abs are starting to pop! I can't believe it. I haven't even been focusing on my core, but it looks like I'm on the way to a six pack!

                        Food

                        Appetite finally kicked back in today - woke up famished and ate like a Viking! Put away at least 3K cals today, including three melons, 600gs cottage cheese, half a block of emmental cheese, one mozzarella ball (even went for some olive oil on it ) and some halloumi cheese. Talk about Peat-tastic!

                        It felt really good to eat all that food though. Today I lifted weights, swam, and played tennis. I do a similar level of activity most days now, so logically I feel I need the calories, and it confuses me when I'm not hungry. Not complaining though - just this is very, very interesting. I can't even believe I used to have an ED that was ruling (and ruining) my life.

                        Life is like a Novel

                        Today, I felt a little bit sad because of what I perceive as yet another disappointment in my love life. However, I've had this revelation that life is like a novel, and when chapters end you've got to let them go immediately, because otherwise you prevent yourself from writing the next one. The important thing with life is not to grasp it, to let it flow, and try to write the best novel that you can. Who's to say who will enter and exit chapters, and when. Life is not linear: a chapter doesn't begin or end with time: it begins or ends with thoughts. But the only way to keep your novel going, is to continue to keep living: to give yourself to every experience, and to make life your lover.

                        Love your philosophy that "Life is like a Novel' ... very profound!
                        I practice yoga (am a yogini) and am also a follower of Grok ... so my journal is Grokini Mary

                        My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread66249.html

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                        • Originally posted by Graycat View Post
                          Are you eating too much sodium? I didn't think so, but thought to ask.

                          Ugh, that sucks. This is exactly why I had always taken everything I've been told at the beginning of a relationship with a huge grain of salt (i got salt on the brain today, looks like) .
                          You did exactly the right thing! Who needs that kind of added stress in their life? Especially you now, that you seem to be in a good place mentally. Good going
                          I always said you were salt of the earth Gray But no, my salt intake is pretty low... I don't cook, so I don't add it to anything. I didn't find it helped me in the past, so I stopped bothering with it.

                          And yeah. Thanks Salt in the wound, worth his salt etc. etc.

                          Originally posted by MaryIM View Post
                          Love your philosophy that "Life is like a Novel' ... very profound!
                          Thanks Mary! Cheers for dropping in Just had a peek at your journal - congrads on the weight loss! You have a beautiful family too.
                          Last edited by YogaBare; 08-10-2013, 02:07 PM.
                          "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                          In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                          - Ray Peat

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                          • My salt intake isn't that high either, just stuff I get in cottage cheese and cheese and a tsp here and there. I find too much salt makes me feel kinda sick. It's from having a higher metabolism, I think. Never get the puffy face though, how frequent do you piss?

                            Speaking of piss, what a pisser that guy is. Fuck him.
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                            • Hey YB -

                              I had to take a break from the mania that is MDA. In particular some of the hammerhead behavior and how righteous it started to sound. I love a healthy debate but...I'm tired of sycophants.

                              You asked about what I did for my leaky gut. Please understand I'm not trying to be a troll or run contrary to any of your beliefs; because I don't know how what I'm sharing may or may not gel w/ your approach. FWIW it worked for me!

                              The book this juice recipe came from had a description of symptoms that fit me to a T. Not one of those internet searches that lead you to a million vague symptoms but spot-on my digestion (or lack of). The author is not keen on sugar for the first thing introduced to your gut in the a.m. Instead he advises this juice, preceded by drinking L-Glutamine powder mixed in water. I took about 1tsp a day of the powder; you could take more of this amino safely I believe. I found the juice easiest to just make in our Vitamix, which would be opposite of Peat, since that introduces fiber. The book however was talking about true juicing so if you want to make it that way (like straining your OJ) that'd be perfect.

                              Parsley - 1/2 bunch or 1/3 if really big
                              Red Cabbage - less than 1/4 small head
                              Fennel - 1/2 head of the white and pale green bits, I don't use dark green top
                              Ginger - 2 inches of finely grated fresh root (or more if you love ginger!)
                              Aloe juice - 1 oz ( I try to get the stuff w/o preservatives )
                              Garlic - 1 small clove, minced

                              When I throw these items in the Vitamix, I add water for blending ease. It still comes out thick and I add more water to each glass I drink in the a.m.

                              Since I use a Vitamix, I would go by volume of each ingred. and how I want it to taste. So my measurements go something like what I listed above. You might like less garlic, since after it sits overnight, it gets pretty pungent.

                              The main purpose is to introduce healing items directly to the digestive tract first thing. If you like earthy, green drinks and enjoy adding more ginger for zing, this may appeal to you.

                              Tell me what you think - I'm curious if you've ever tried something like this! It took about 2 months but my skin & gut healed and I ate whatever I liked after doing this in the a.m. I avoided advil which really doesn't help the gut.
                              Last edited by spk; 08-11-2013, 05:53 PM.

                              “you aren't what you eat - you are what you don't poop.” Wavy Gravy

                              Today I am Fillyjonk. Tommorow I will be Snufkin.

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                              • And as for yoga guy, his loss but so glad he was direct now! He already caused some confusion. Now you just get to 'see' his ass in class, not have him being an 'ass' in your personal life. hehe

                                “you aren't what you eat - you are what you don't poop.” Wavy Gravy

                                Today I am Fillyjonk. Tommorow I will be Snufkin.

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