Thanks for all the booty tips Part of my problem is that my lower spine is curved, so the exercises I do don't target the area properly. And part of the problem is... I hate exercising Well, not hate, but it's very much linked to restricting and control for me. When I'm out of control I don't exercise much at all. When I'm restricting I'm a bit of a zealot about it. When I eat a lot I don't seem to have as much energy... I guess cos' I'm not running off adrenaline. I would love to have a friend who lived near me that I could work out with.
Originally Posted by Cierra
Re. Choco - I really didn't mean to imply that my relapse was in any way his fault! I respect his theories (and particularly his cooking... check out his food blog! oh sweet mother...) but he's coming at this from a very different perspective to me. He was fat, I was thin and riddled with ED. Cut and bulking is his priority, getting well is mine. So I was just suggesting to listen to what he says, but bear in mind that some of it is much more hardline than applies to us (people who have never been fat).
Well, as you've probably noticed, I'm friends with Zach and Derp! I know the general consensus is that they're trolls, but I don't agree. Yeah, they take the piss a bit, but ultimately I think they're just anti low-carb and not afraid of sugar. I think Gorbag is just hilarious! I love his posts and I think he has pretty good insight.
Needless to say, I'm always drawn to the minority viewpoint
I don't know how much you've researched into the parameters of Paleo (probably a lot? ) but I discovered a whole other world of unorthodox research into sugar that goes beyond the Lustig video. I can send you some links if you like? Saying that, too much conflicting info can be a head wrecker. I think timing is important.
Listen, I think it's normal for people to "cheat" a lot when they first start this WOE. At least you're just having little snacks instead of binges. One suggestion: why don't you plan your "cheats"? Make it a celebration? Like, plan to go out for cake / ice cream with your boyfriend or friends. And make sure you're always eating enough other foods so that when you're hungry in the evening you don't need the junk food.
One thing that's helped me is coming up with food concoctions that actually re-create the chemical effect of junk food! I realise now that when I crave certain kinds of junk food, it's just a craving for a specific combination of nutrients. Like, biscuits could be iron/fat/salt/glucose, chocolate could be glucose/magnesium, ice cream could be fat/glucose. I might start a thread on this in recipes
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"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