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July 25, 2013 at 9:46 am in reply to: Orthorexia fuel from Sisson #10000
OK I guess I was triggered by this article, just glancing at it (the “No on is immune” and “I think you can do better” lines) and some of the comments. As a former orthorexic, the idea that you may not be doing something EXTREME ENOUGH and that there may be MORE things to eliminate/change so you can be EVEN healthier, is triggering. It’s the whole “Feeling bad on paleo? Then PALEO HARDER” thing. I thought of a good friend of mine who has just “discovered” paleo. He reads MDA and is your typical new convert who has lost weight, gained energy, reduced pain, etc. I imagined him coming across this article and it feeding his smugness as well as inspiring him to PALEO HARDER because he hasn’t solved ALL of his nagging health problems.
Reading the article more closely, I see that the message is not exactly PALEO HARDER, which is good, but I do wonder if the real message is getting lost. The comments are full of smugness and salad dressing debates and suggestions to try IFing or obsess about blood work and grams of carbs per day.July 18, 2013 at 11:26 am in reply to: Bras, Are They Bad For You? #9411
@doulasara, I’m curious what it’s like to go braless with a D/DD cup (me too) and post-breast-feeding (me too). I am WAY to uncomfortable without proper support.July 18, 2013 at 11:12 am in reply to: Crazy-ass Shit I've Tried Thread #9410
Peeing into a cup in a stranger’s apartment and having Matt look at it through a refractometer ;-)July 12, 2013 at 7:57 pm in reply to: I am a moderator #8659
Where’s the How I Found Matt thread? I want more heart-warming stories!July 11, 2013 at 10:33 am in reply to: Is it possible to lose baby weight in a healthy way? #8348
IMHO, trying to diet while breast feeding or TTC can make your body nutso by sending it completely mixed signals: “Hey Body, you must keep yourself functional PLUS single-handedly sustain (or create) a new life, but you’re not allowed to have all the food you’re hungry for”.
But I know how much baby weight sucks. And I want to encourage ALL mamas to get checked for diastasis recti if they feel they have excess belly fat. This is an under-diagnosed issue that is not only unattractive but can lead to chronic back pain, organ prolapse and future c-sections if not addressed. I had no idea mine had been getting worse (because of improper exercise) and thought the 8 lbs I gained post-weaning had all gone to my belly until I had my diastasis checked by an expert. Fortunately in most cases it is reversible without surgery OR diets.July 5, 2013 at 9:17 am in reply to: Cheeseslave's Weight Loss Diet #7176
As sucky as I believe dieting is, I think it’s great that AnnMarie has found a formula that is working for her. I suspect her weight loss is so easy and effortless precisely because she rested and refed beforehand. Personally I find that even *thinking* about any kind of restriction (calorie or macros or whatever) drops me right back into eating disorder land and immediately throws me off my hard-earned intuitive eating habits. It’s not worth it for me. Diet Recovery 2 4 Life!!!!!!1
I do like that her approach focuses on adding activity, and the FitBit seems like a great tool for that (though the calorie-counting piece of it… not so great).
But it does seem like she’s playing with fire. Remember your first diet? The one that was so easy because your metabolism was undamaged? The weight fell off, and then you wanted to keep going and it got harder and so you dug your heels in and restricted until you were starving. Or you didn’t keep going, but stopped at a reasonable weight and then a period of stress in your life made you gain a few pounds and you freaked out and tried to go back on the original diet but it was harder and you were stressed out so you decided to double down and starve yourself because it was the only thing that made you feel better?
OK, maybe that was just me.