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*waves* nothing of import to say, but it feels rude to lurk!
[QUOTE=PaleoMom;1145971]Your thyroid experience reminds me of a kombucha experience I had once. I got between some dogs in a fight at a time when I was really battling adrenal fatigue. I felt so full of adrenaline and just completely toxic from it. I drank a big glass of kombucha and it felt like it just attached itself to all the adrenaline in my body and took it right out. Very strange![/QUOTE]
That's so interesting... Did you read up on Kombucha afterwards to see what kind of effects it has on the body? Whenever I eat a food that gives me that feeling in my thyroid I usually email encyclo-Derp and ask him whether it's a food that supports or suppresses thyroid. It's always one that supports it! Our bodies are actually so sensitive if we learn to listen...
[QUOTE=Dexy;1145986]Good day! Hooray Ms Bare! I know what you mean about clock watching for food. I have 1 hour and 48 minutes till lunch :)
My menstrual cycle is all over the place too, but mostly I think because my body is stressed from lack of food or sleep. I am anywhere from 21 - 65 days! Makes planning a little hard. Do you get PMS? Mine is less from eating primally.
Also, a few post back about cellulite. I was interested to read that yours is worse from eating primal - why? I've never had much but it's much better, I only noticed recently. Someone gave me a huge tube of free anti-cellulite cream (new product) meant to dramatically reduce within 4 weeks. It's been 2 so far and no change, I'll keep you posted. It's not something I would ever have bought myself, but may as well give it a go. It's pretty stinky stuff, makes me gag a bit if it catches in my throat!
No peace with food for me lately. Hoping it reaches you instead :)[/QUOTE]
Hey Dex :)
I thought my cycle was screwed from not eating meat for so long... but I think the problem goes back further, cos I did have cysts on my ovaries when I was 19/20. I never got bad PMS but I noticed this month I got zero cravings, which is an anomaly!
It's not the primal diet that's worsened my cellulite: it's my 16 lb weight gain, and all the junk food binges :( Although saying that, it's gotten worse again since I started body brushing and refeeding. I'm hoping that it's disloging... Btw I don't think those creams do anything :P
Sorry to hear that you still don't have peace with food :( It's such a good expression, isn't it? Is that a phrase that's used at OA?
[QUOTE=Zach;1145951]Yea something about minerals in water make it much more available to the body. No i dont use it for appetite suppressent. Before i was not drinking any water and getting all my fluids from food or juice/milk. I would get heart palps and a chest tightness late at night. One day i was reading something about curing cancer with cannibis oil and the guy said to always drink water with a pinch of salt because it helps your body to absorb the water instead of diluting it and pissing it right out. That could be complete crap but i found it interesting and since i never drink water it was just one of those lightbulbs that went off saying that i bet im dehydrated. It was something i just never tried, you know? Its weird but after so many years there is not much i havnt tried and now my biggest leaps in health come from tiny little things that seems so simple its almost dumb.
Anyway i just feel better all around. More energy, better skin, better endurence and blood flow (sexual) and just feel healthier. I think people do need a lot of water i their diets but i think the sodium is key. I love coconut water as well but i dont trust imported coconuts so i dont drink it daily.
Another thing that i think about is how much minerals we would have as sea going and coastal people. If you eat straight from the ocean and swimming/living next to it you would be gett massive amounts of sodium as well as other minerals.[/QUOTE]
It's true about the salt intake: when I was vegan I never salted anything, and my blood pressure was so low that I would get dizzy standing up. Same thing happened when I went low carb. I've always had low bp but lately I've been salting everything heavily, and when they check my bp in the gym it was normal for the first time in my life! Also, I noticed that when I used to eat salted oatmeal for breakfast (so good!) my bms were totally regular, and I attributed this to the salt drawing water into the small intestine.
It's great you say that about dehydration: I've thought for ages that I seem to have difficulty absorbing water cos' my hair and skin are dehydrated (as oppsed to dry) and even if I drink a lot of fluids it doesn't make a difference cos' I just pee it out. It'll be interesting to see what happens now.
And yeah, much as I love coconut water, I'll be happy if I don't need to drink so much of it as it's a total drain financially...!
Btw, re. stomach acid: what do you think of ACV as a tonic?
ACV is one of those weird things that some people say is magical and others say can be harmful. Some say its an acid that turns alkaline in the body, others that its so acid that it will help with stomach acid.
Its been around for thousands of years and Hippocrates used it as a cure all so maybe it could be of use. Personally i cant stand the taste of vinegar so for that reason alone i dont fucks wit it. :)
[QUOTE=Zach;1146784]ACV is one of those weird things that some people say is magical and others say can be harmful. Some say its an acid that turns alkaline in the body, others that its so acid that it will help with stomach acid.
Its been around for thousands of years and Hippocrates used it as a cure all so maybe it could be of use. Personally i cant stand the taste of vinegar so for that reason alone i dont fucks wit it. :)[/QUOTE]
Ha, I wish I had the problem of disliking certain foods but I never met a foodstuff I didn't want to eat :)
I took it a few times but I didn't notice any benefit so I never stuck with it. Part of me feels that something should have an immediate effect or that means it's not the right thing. But maybe that's cos' I'm part of the MTv generation :P
Kombucha is a very slow and mild chelator. I drank it while doing other chelation for getting rid of heavy metals. I'm not sure if it was doing the same thing to the adrenaline. I could feel it in every vein in my body. I once drank it while I had a terrible UTI that had started to go to my kidneys and I could feel it go right to them. BTW: I've found kombucha to be the best cure for a UTI I can find. I've had stubborn ones that nothing helped, that went right away after a few bottles. I don't get then anymore though, I think it was a grain thing.
[U]Entry Nineteen: Listen to the Rhythm[/B][/U]
I woke up today feeling amazing. For the whole last week my body has been aching, and it hurt to do yoga. I was definitely inflamed. Then today, that feeling was gone, and my body was full of bounce :)
12.30 - 8.30! Whoop :) The last hour or so was tossing and turning, but I definitely got 6.5 - 7 good hours.
Very healthy today: it's actually starting to feel like food is moving through my system.
I'm starting to listen to the signals of my appetite more and I realise that I'm naturally gravitating to the "Six small meals a day" that Paleo is so against. (I started a thread about it [URL="http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread82266.html"]here[/URL]). I don't know if I'll stick with this, but it really feels good to eat smaller meals more frequently. Less stressful mentally and physiologically. It might be a way to stop obsessing over the clock, cos I'll know I can eat what I want, when I want. Or it could result in overeating all the time! I guess right now it doesn't matter and it's worth experimenting with.
My nails seem to be getting stronger again, but my skin is kind of breaking out... I'm not sure if it's from all the fruit, or from the skin brushing.
I've been meaning to take a salt bath since I got home, but the first night I tried the hot water ran out, and when I tried again tonight the same thing happened! I took it as a sign that I was supposed to take Paleomom's advice so I took a cold bath... foking hell it's unpleasant!!! I only last about three minutes, so I'm guessing that's not long enough ;)
[B]And at the end of the day:[/B]
Today I was going to post up a photo of myself, as I am. I took the photo, then compared it to a picture of myself before I "went Primal". Initially it was a bit depressing. It's the same body, but everything's that bit bigger and flabbier. Before July (when I relapsed hard core into the binge eating), people used to ask me if I was a dancer.
Then I realised that one body is being maintained on by eating low calorie, binging and restricting. The current body is being maintained on 3-4K cals a day of nourishing, amazing, delicious food.
I miss having a lean, lithe body, I miss my cheekbones, and I miss not having cellulite, but I don't miss the insomnia or the self hatred that comes with binging. And I guess I didnt appreciate those thngs when I had them, anyway.
In other news, my energy definitely seems to be picking up over the last few days and I've started exercising pretty consistently again. Nothing hectic - just fast walks and yoga, but it makes sense to start gentle. All permanent change is gradual.
I have just started my journey. I am also looking to start and maintain a journal. I wish you well in your endeavours.
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Yeah, I don't think those creams work either, I would never purchase one, and I consider cellulite part of having a woman's body.
Interesting about your 6 meals, for me I don't think it would work as I would be thinking about food and eating even more than I do already. How is it psychologically?
I hear you about the swap of serenity for more body weight. I have a 'ballerina' body as well, and people admire it and tell me how lucky I am. They do not however know that the sculpting and maintain come at a vast price, above all else and in terms of my happiness on this earth, not worth it at all. Will I be on my death-bed at 80 wishing that if only I'd been thinner? Somehow I think there will be other regrets.
'Peace with food' is an expression my OA sponsor uses. I really like it, some days I have had it. Not at the moment though. Talk about body dysmorphia - I convinced myself this week that I had gained loads of weight and surely weighed Xkg, then hopped on the scales at the gym today and am Ykg, markedly lower than my 'fat' weight, in fact, low, low body weight. This scares me and thrills me all at the same time.
Your food today looks nice, I can't see how it adds up to nearly 4000 calories. It's better to nourish properly than to binge and restrict. Now I need to follow my own realization :)
Six meals works well for maintaining good liver glucose levels and keeping stress low. Some people have problems maintaining steady levels so if it works for you, keep it going. Plus if like you said its helps mentally which really is most important.
Also wheres the pics?? :)
Sounds like your in a great mental place today!
On the cold baths - I started at 80 degrees F and worked slightly cooler each day. Over time I felt warmer in 50 degree water than I did in 80. My greatest reason for doing it was the energy it gave me. I never felt like I was buzzing with energy but when I would do hard work, like hours of shoveling heavy clay soil, I wouldn't get tired and could work for twice as long and with spring in my step and the next day would have just as much energy again with no muscle soreness. I literally felt like superwoman. Only one problem, I had to sit in cold water about 30 minutes a day :)