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  • Hi Yoga, I'm so happy that you are happy. Re fat. I usually don't want more than 40g a day.......unless ice cream starts screaming at me. It won't be summertime without it. And I can eat ice cream, YaY!!
    I had four carrots today so far.

    Interesting re. fat cycling

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    • I cook everything with coconut oil to get my fats up. Love this article about it and how it leans you out. That has totally been my experience. The more I eat the skinnier I get. I like refined but also use unrefined in certain things like rice and sweet potatoes - the coconut flavor is a nice addition to the taste.
      be the hair that knots with my hair
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      • Originally posted by Derpamix View Post
        When I don't eat gouda, my fat plummets a lot since I drink skim milk and eat low fat cottage cheese or not at all. Rest is just protein from gelatin, and lots of fruit. Most days I'm at like 30-60g though, oysters, eggs, and the like. Also, my fat cals may be higher than that sometimes too, but still make up a small portion of my total cals cause I eat a lot
        Ah yeah, I forgot that you're mr.4K cals a day 5% would still be a decent amount of fat.

        Originally posted by Graycat View Post
        Hi Yoga, I'm so happy that you are happy. Re fat. I usually don't want more than 40g a day.......unless ice cream starts screaming at me. It won't be summertime without it. And I can eat ice cream, YaY!!
        I had four carrots today so far.

        Interesting re. fat cycling
        I know... it's pretty amazing to be able to eat ice cream guilt-free! I found this amazing brand that only has five ingredients - it's the bomb.

        I had three carrots

        Originally posted by little vase View Post
        I cook everything with coconut oil to get my fats up. Love this article about it and how it leans you out. That has totally been my experience. The more I eat the skinnier I get. I like refined but also use unrefined in certain things like rice and sweet potatoes - the coconut flavor is a nice addition to the taste.
        I think I'm going to start taking tea spoons of coconut oil every few days again... I did it a while back and my skin was sooo soft!

        Also LV, how long have you been doing the massage for?
        "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
          I had three carrots
          That's nice, but why are you blushing?

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          • Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
            Also LV, how long have you been doing the massage for?
            I've only been doing it every other day for about three weeks. Like I said, I do it in the morning. I still do it along with the video because I can't remember it all. I think it would be amazing to have someone else do it to me! I might have to ask my husband. He loves doing stuff like that, fortunately
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            • Ido Portal has 5 openings for London in two weeks. You should go!

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              • Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
                Last night I was walking through the park and a guy asked me for directions. We got chatting and he had a camera on him, and told me he was a photographer.
                Recipe for disaster...

                Today I've literally gotten 30 phone calls and text messages from him today, begging me to meet him, and making raunchy comments about yoga porn...

                I never learn.
                Seriously cracked up at this. Sorry! D:

                I'm glad everything with your hunger worked out. I was going to suggest just what Di said I would have suggested and so it was! *is magnificently prophetic*
                Is it weird in here, or is it just me?

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                • Originally posted by Graycat View Post
                  That's nice, but why are you blushing?
                  What - you mean carrots don't make you blush? Just LOOK at them...

                  Originally posted by little vase View Post
                  I've only been doing it every other day for about three weeks. Like I said, I do it in the morning. I still do it along with the video because I can't remember it all. I think it would be amazing to have someone else do it to me! I might have to ask my husband. He loves doing stuff like that, fortunately
                  Wow, three weeks isn't much time to see improvements! I must give it a go.

                  I meant to ask you as well LV - what brand of Proesterone cream are you using?

                  Originally posted by Zach View Post
                  Ido Portal has 5 openings for London in two weeks. You should go!
                  I would love to... but it's like 450 pounds Plus, I'm doing Ayahuasca that weekend

                  Originally posted by ombat View Post
                  Recipe for disaster...



                  Seriously cracked up at this. Sorry! D:

                  I'm glad everything with your hunger worked out. I was going to suggest just what Di said I would have suggested and so it was! *is magnificently prophetic*
                  Is it bad that I'm going to meet this guy tomorrow to get pics taken? He was very persistent... and I need pics

                  Yeah, we've spoken a lot about the cyclical hunger. I'm not sure, but I'm just going with it for now...

                  Some good news!

                  I had a horrible smear test with my male doctor today, where he poked around before finally deciding to refer me to a gynae-endo. YAY! (to the referral part). It's such a relief knowing that I'll have a proper specialist over here that I can talk to about all this. Much as I trust the research that we all do, I need to go to an expert.

                  It transpires as well that they made a mistake with my cortisol result, and it is still high. So really, none of my bloods improved, apart from my cholesterol. And we all know how important cholesterol is Still, I feel great, so I'm not too worried. Things will be fine, and it'll be great to talk to an endo.

                  <3
                  "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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                  • The prog cream I have now is called Natural Woman. I know...the name makes you want to cringe...hehe. I bought it because it was paraben and cruelty free and was a small jar. I had never used it before so didn't want to invest in a large amount in case there was no result. It says on it, "Apply when needed". Needed for what?? I asked the guy at the store, "So....what does that mean? How do I know when to I need to apply it?" and he said, "I have no idea what that means either" ;P So I just slather it on. I want to get the oil that you have. I haven't seen where to buy it!
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                    • Originally posted by little vase View Post
                      I want to get the oil that you have. I haven't seen where to buy it!
                      Kenogen (Ray Peat) Progest-E Complex at Vitamin Express

                      Most prog isn't pharm grade and is essentially useless
                      Make America Great Again

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                      • Originally posted by YogaBare View Post



                        Hey Brooke! <3 I noticed you hadn't been around. How are you doing?

                        IT's so funny you say that about the fat soluble vits... yesterday I ate carrots for the first time in months!!! I got a craving, so I made Peat's salad. (Figure I'm going to start on that again - my gut feels in much better shape these days.) Then I washed it down with a ton of fatty cheese and ice cream!

                        And LOL - I totally thought of the fat cycling I've been so lazy about my diet because it's too easy on Peat, but I'm going to make a bit more effort now. I reckon I need a lot of fat once in a while.
                        I've been reading on and off, trying to keep up as I can. I'm still trying to figure things out. I guess that's never-ending for most of us on here! haha

                        I had to stop the vitex. I've had horrible pimples pop up on my chest and over the past few weeks my upper back. It started on my chest around the time I started taking vitex and just got worse recently. I'm going to see if it clears up in within a couple of weeks... I don't know what else it could be. I had wondered if it lowered my estrogen even more. I have low estrogen and slightly low progesterone and testosterone is normal.

                        Have you thought about if your diet might change when fall and winter get here? Do you think when it's cold you will want to cook some warm meals?

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                        • Aha. That's it. Thank you xo
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                          • Originally posted by brooke.S. View Post
                            I've been reading on and off, trying to keep up as I can. I'm still trying to figure things out. I guess that's never-ending for most of us on here! haha

                            I had to stop the vitex. I've had horrible pimples pop up on my chest and over the past few weeks my upper back. It started on my chest around the time I started taking vitex and just got worse recently. I'm going to see if it clears up in within a couple of weeks... I don't know what else it could be. I had wondered if it lowered my estrogen even more. I have low estrogen and slightly low progesterone and testosterone is normal.

                            Have you thought about if your diet might change when fall and winter get here? Do you think when it's cold you will want to cook some warm meals?
                            I'm sorry to hear that about the Vitex!!! That's such a pity. I didn't think that it would lower oestrogen as the way it works is by stimulating the pituitary gland to release luteinizing hormone (which normalises progesterone and prolactin) - but, I looked into it more and apparently it can decrease oestrogen levels in women whose levels are high. Would that would cause pimples though? Is it possible that the pimples were caused by the hormones getting boosted? So hard to know.

                            How long did you take it for? I use it interchangeably with Peats Prog oil - maybe you could try this?

                            I'm getting a bit more of an urge to prepare food now I made the carrot salad three days in a row, which is hardlycooking, but before this the most I did was throw burgers under the grill or pour maple syrup into my cottage cheese We'll have to see...
                            "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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                            • Yo... I don't really know how to express the sorrow I feel for those terrible things to have happened to you. I do know that we are all on our destined path, so I think that the overarching question is how to come to terms with what we've been dealt and what has happened to us and find purpose in it. I wish I had more to give to you and perhaps I will in time but I felt it was more urgent to get some words of support to you...

                              That said, it is common for pattern seeking; Abused women often end up in abusive relationships, etc. We all seek to find what is known to us even if what is known is a nightmare. There's comfort in pattern and predictability for most. Recognizing that is important. And I know that both of us believe that our energy attracts people and situations, so if you can change what you truly desire, you can change your life.

                              Re: your examination, I wasn't there so I can't judge his actions, but it sounds like you just described a rough and clumsy doctor whose incompetence was magnified by your personal circumstances. I understand that doctors will want to check what they can before passing you on, and when he checked your uterus did he have one hand inside you and then other pressing down on top of you? I've had that done by many competent, female doctors, so I think that's standard unless I'm misunderstanding. I'm sure he was not a pervert. Nothing should excuse a rough examination, though. We're not animals...
                              Is it weird in here, or is it just me?

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                              • Hugs - jedi mind hugs if those are more appropriate.
                                I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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