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  • in reply to: Recovering from Paleo, Desperate for help!! #15747
    Ashley
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    Be careful you’re drinking enough. When I refed, I had to really limit my fluids for a while. Then, as my metabolism improved, I started feeling a kind of hunger or something I couldn’t quite pin. Finally figured out I was thirsty! I have to drink a lot more fluids now. I drink tea and water quite a bit, still have yellow pee.

    in reply to: High cortisol #15745
    Ashley
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    I haven’t been tested, but I have symptoms of high cortisol. I started taking rhodiola and it definitely seems to work. The first couple of days it made me really tired and not hungry, then I seemed to level out. It keeps me from starving all the time (but believe me, I still eat plenty, probably 2,400-2,800 calories a day or more on days I work hard).

    in reply to: Views on junk food and PUFAs? #15744
    Ashley
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    Sugar is not “addictive”, it’s just necessary for you to survive. It’s a legitimate craving and the happy response in your brain is a legitimate response to receiving nutrition it was craving, unlike drugs that give that response artificially. You eat more sugar, you stop wanting so much after a while. I do think exercise is also critical to health, you can’t eat ding dongs all day and not move. Our bodies are meant to eat and our bodies are meant to move (except for periods of healing, as when refeeding for a while, sickness etc.). Eating sugar helps you move more!

    We cook with coconut oil and eat real butter and we cook our meals for the most part. We do get a domino’s pizza once a week. :) But I do try to limit the pufa’s but a few here and there I don’t worry about. Main thing we haven’t done is start making our own mayo. I keep meaning to.

    in reply to: Kids, Food Ninja, Concerns #15743
    Ashley
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    Have you tried raw goat’s milk? Just about everyone who cannot handle milk well can handle raw goats milk. Depending on where you live, it may be legal to sell like it is here in Arkansas. If not, there will be herd shares or, barring that, a black market, I guarantee you LOL! I would start with a small amount and if she does well with it, increase the amount slowly. You could even get crazy and get a couple goats. That what we did. I have a herd of 12 now :) They are a lot of work though.

    Hopefully she will “grow out of” those sensitivities with time. I had an “allergy” to milk as a kid and I did grow out of it. Good thing because I LOVE milk! I remember choking down my grape juice while all the kids around me were slurping down their beloved pint of milk. *sniff*

    I’d ditch the pork. Pretty much everyone says not to eat it, including the Bible. Perhaps chicken and fish could fill in for it? Turkey sausage is excellent.

    I’d try to take advantage of rice and oats and other grains she can tolerate as much as possible, keep those carbs up. Kids need a lot of them. Another thing, if she goes to public school, be careful she’s getting enough sleep. I remember as a kid being woke up for school every morning and being a total zombie. It was so hard for me to wake up, my mom would wake me up, and then I would dream and I had gotten out of bed and made it to the couch, then wake up again sad that I hadn’t yet lol. I didn’t get in bed late, but I just required more sleep than I was getting. I think that’s screwed up my metabolism early on, I became pudgy after that. Guess that would be around when my milk sensitivity came along as well.

    in reply to: I cannot believe the weight gain! #14596
    Ashley
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    What activity are you getting? We were made to work to eat. Can’t have one without the other. :)

    in reply to: What happened to the website? #14353
    Ashley
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    Nevermind, I found it.

    in reply to: What happened to the website? #14352
    Ashley
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    *sigh* can anyone lead me to the graph that showed the weight gain and subsequent loss upon refeeding the men in the Minnesota starvation experiment?

    I sure wish I had known so I could have saved information I was referring to. Just a lesson to us all that you need to save stuff from the Internet that you want and not rely on it to be there later!!!!!

    Also this stupid website makes me give a password, then I go to forum, then I log in but it gives me an error asking for the capcha (which was not there for me to enter in the first place, only on the error page) then I get logged in, then it kicks me back out so I have to put in the password again, then to to the forum again.

    in reply to: Chef Boyardee #13349
    Ashley
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    Just add salt to just about everything you eat to the point that you almost can’t stand it (almost, don’t choke down salt, not good either lol). I even salt my coffee. Just a little, however much doesn’t ruin the flavor.

    in reply to: Severe adrenal fatigue? Matt or any one please reply? #13335
    Ashley
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    BTW, I was tested and showed “adrenal fatigue” years ago. I was really bad off then. I couldn’t do much of anything, I was so friggen sleepy almost all the time. I remember wanting so badly to go work in my garden and I just couldn’t. Laid on the couch all the time.

    in reply to: Severe adrenal fatigue? Matt or any one please reply? #13333
    Ashley
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    All I can tell you is I napped daily for about 6 weeks, sometimes two naps a day, before I broke out of my funk. You are going to school, stressing, not getting to sleep when your body asks for it etc. This is going to make it hard to recover.

    Also, what is refeeding to you? If it’s not something that triggers you, I would track your calories for a few days. The goal is simply to see what you are eating. Some people say they are eating “soooo much” and then they track, and they’re like, huh just 1,800 calories? Or just 2,000? Not enough for most women unless they are tiny. Unless you are like me and always have a strong appetite no matter what. I mean, I could put back a couple large pizza no problemo. I’d be stuffed for like 15-20 mins most likely. I come from a family of big eaters and strong appetites so it’s never been a problem for me to not desire to eat enough. But a lot of women do, especially after dieting.

    Yes, salt as much as you can stand before it tastes too salt. Don’t overdrink water, tea, or other liquids (that said, if your metabolism is up, too little water can also make you tired and sluggish- consider your temps and experiment in this). And you are going to have to rest. You may need a break from school if you can do it. If there is a way to afford yourself some time to really rest? Like a couple months? Sleep every time you feel like sleeping and truly recover. Have a variety of food available, especially high calorie stuff but also whatever else you crave.

    And get to bed at 10pm.

    • This reply was modified 10 years, 7 months ago by Ashley.
    in reply to: Facial Development #13086
    Ashley
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    What does one do about the bad pasture? I am so the girl on the left :( My head sits forward, I have lower back pain, calves tend to be tight and my neck and shoulders are tight as well.

    in reply to: Dry, Dry, Dry! #13011
    Ashley
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    Are you on any medication?

    in reply to: Recipe – Portable High Calorie food for Travel #12992
    Ashley
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    Caramel apples with peanuts :)

    in reply to: Help me find a barbell? #12580
    Ashley
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    Thanks for the help. I’ve been trying craigslist some but we don’t live close to a craigslist town. The nearest is about 2 hours… we have one like 2 hrs to our west, 2+ hours north, 2.5 hours south and 3+ hours east. People are constantly on there asking them for on in our area, like Mountain Home and have been for years but they won’t do it.

    Anyway :) It seems like they must go quickly, when I see one it’s been removed by the poster.

    I thought bumper plates might be a good idea as we have hardwood floors, but I suppose some kind of mat would be sufficient? I just don’t want to risk damaging the floors. What about length? 6 ft?

    • This reply was modified 10 years, 9 months ago by Ashley.
    in reply to: 98 F but cold hands and feet, dizziness and blurry eyes #12471
    Ashley
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    Since your metabolism has changed, make sure you are getting enough water now. Was a mistake I made. Not enough water made me drowsy just like not enough sugar/salt did before. I didn’t recognize my thirst anymore (except when I had exersized hard, been in the heat etc, but the quieter thirst, I didn’t know what it was lol!).

    • This reply was modified 10 years, 9 months ago by Ashley.
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