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    Cutting out gluten has really shown a marked improvement in my digestive health
    Supplementing vitamin D in the winter really helped with my SAD (seasonal affective disorder) symptoms
    Working out, even if it's just going for a long walk, helps me sleep better at night - so does having a cool bedroom (cool temp wise)
    Raw local honey added to a low-inflammation diet helps with my seasonal allergies (doesn't eliminate symptoms entirely but makes them tolerable enough that I don't take an allergy pill every day, sometimes twice per day)
    More water and no sodas cleared my skin right up
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    - Started sprinting occasionally instead of jogging all the time.
    - Started doing pullups.
    - Stopped watching TV.
    - Threw out/gave away about 80% of my material possessions.
    - Started dating older women.
    - Started eating lots of eggs.
    - Cut out sugar and caffeine.
    - Stopped caring what other people thought.
    - Stopped judging other people.
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    Increasing protein.


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    One meal a day

    Quote Originally Posted by dkJames View Post
    - grain and legume free
    - one meal a day most of the time
    - sprints and body weight exercise
    - lots of walking and biking in between
    - lots of sleep time
    - make my own food
    - no stress
    Would you mind posting what you eat for your one meal/day and if you have any snacks? I am doing IF also and its just really helpful for me to see what other people eat. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eKatherine View Post
    I'd say that giving up gluten and breakfast were the biggest changes, but those happened long before I found this WOE. Another big one was eating more meat so I craved less cheese. Funny how I missed that connection previously.
    When you say that eating meat got rid of your cheese cravings, was it red meat or just more of any kind of protein like chicken or fish? I probably could eat a little less cheese also. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniaGirl View Post
    When you say that eating meat got rid of your cheese cravings, was it red meat or just more of any kind of protein like chicken or fish? I probably could eat a little less cheese also. Thanks.
    Funny, my cheese consumption has gone throught he floor as well. I think that it's just that chees is usually eaten on a bread substrate, so they types of dishes where cheese is good have a dramatically lower rotation in our household.

    How do you eat cheese? Our kids have 'cheese and apple sandwiches' where they slice up and apple and use the apple wafers as the 'bread'.
    Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ulnauy View Post
    - Started sprinting occasionally instead of jogging all the time.
    - Started doing pullups.
    - Stopped watching TV.
    - Threw out/gave away about 80% of my material possessions.

    - Started dating older women.
    - Started eating lots of eggs.
    - Cut out sugar and caffeine.
    - Stopped caring what other people thought.
    - Stopped judging other people.
    All of those are awesome, but I'd really like two..... Family life does make it a bit difficult though as my wife and kids wouldn't agree with it so it becomes compromise. So far the compromise is to cut back from DirectTV with every channel to just basic cable, and we are cleaning up the clutter little bits at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckhammer View Post
    All of those are awesome, but I'd really like two..... Family life does make it a bit difficult though as my wife and kids wouldn't agree with it so it becomes compromise. So far the compromise is to cut back from DirectTV with every channel to just basic cable, and we are cleaning up the clutter little bits at a time.
    no TV for us, though my kid gets more time on the ipad than we'd like. With a 4 yr old (only one) I seem to have lost the battle on clutter. I swear I don't add to the clutte, as long as you don't count tools in the shop or food processing items (meat slicer, sausage grinder, slow cooker, DIY sous vide contraption, smoker, etc., etc.)

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    I would say the single biggest factor in improving my own health was starting a ruthlessly honest food and exercise log.

    In second place would be a commitment to real, consistent exercise. At least twice a week for each of sprinting, cycling, swimming laps, bodyweight exercises and free weights.

    Stripping sugars and wheat out of my daily diet would be third. I don't know (or care, really) if that helps because it is a very practical way of eliminating most snacks, or for "biomechanical" reasons, either way, it helps.
    Last edited by DeeDub; 08-01-2013 at 05:54 PM.

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    For me it has been:

    No grain - that cleared up all my digestion pains, skin and thin hair
    No sugar, honey -
    No processed food - everything is now home cooked
    Long walks 6 k at a time

    The ensuing weight loss means that I am now off all my drugs. About to get full bloods done should be interesting

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