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  • in reply to: Did I stunt my breast development? #14778
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    According to the Scooby Calorie Calculator, someone with Jennifer’s stats would maintain their current body weight at 1780 calories (TDEE, with ‘light exercise’ selected).

    Its all relative, and playing around with numbers and learning your own body – I’m eating above my supposed calculated TDEE (2200) and still losing. I’d need to slowly increase calories until my weight stabilized to truly ascertain my TDEE. They’re only numbers and it all balances out. I too need to track (not obsessively!).

    Congratulations, Jennifer on accomplishing SO much. I’m sorry I’m unable to help you with your specific question. All the best, my sweets xx

    http://scoobysworkshop.com/calorie-calculator/

    in reply to: Infertility #14191
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    Thank you neeny meeny; I didn’t know that about nasty fluoride! In fact, I believed if you boiled the water it evaporated the added chemicals :(

    Since I’ve just been eating the food (incl my craving for salted caramel icecream I made yesterday for breakfast this morning :D) my hands and feet have not been cold, in more than 3 days! Body temp up to 37C this arvo, my fingertips are on fire! Wish I’d known about this in all the years I practiced beauty therapy…my poor clients during bikini waxing!

    I tracked for a few months initially to find out when I ovulate, around day 18. I decided to track to check it again this month and take a break from baby making, which is when I discovered low temps. I find tracking reduces the stress for me, especially during the ‘2 week wait’. If the temps go down before end of cycle, I know my period is coming and I’m prepared xx

    I was given a promise/prophesy 2 years ago that we would have another child, which turned me 180 degrees! We had tried a few times after Miss 9 was 2 years old but I found it stressful and put my foot down that we wouldn’t have another. God never sneaks news up on you though – He’d been introducing me to the idea over a week before He said “You will have another child”, followed up with “Your body is a temple”. So while I’ve been a bit grumpy with Him for the promised baby not being here yet, I love that I’ve been taken around the mountain to understand I need to treat my body with kindness and love :D

    Thank you for sharing, Michelle xx

    in reply to: Portlandia: Food Coma & Pasta Rehab #14184
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    Love it! There are very clever people out there :D

    in reply to: whole foods #14183
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    Fabulous, lol!

    in reply to: Ice Cream for Better Sleep and Weight Loss #14177
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    Ooh! I’ve nearly 4 doz eggs and icecream has been on my list of to-do’s :D I remember the days where my husband and I would enjoy icecream late at night, and Miss 9 is gonna love me when I give her some after dinner :D Will keep an eye on this post and post my own findings. I’ve been very unkind to my body over the last 15 years with restrictive eating and yo-yo dieting.

    in reply to: (Share your) Clear skin success story? #14176
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    Eto, I found that incredibly interesting! If I over-do the sugar my skin is worse. I’ve had blemishes since the age of 10 (now 36!). I’m sure this is why I became a beauty therapist, to help women of all ages improve self esteem and confidence. Before I found Matt’s book Diet Recovery, I knew for sure that what we eat affects our hormones.

    I make Kombucha and have found that 6 oz a day helps my liver, and my skin improved. I had to throw a SCOBY out and restart the fermentation process, which can take a few weeks to build up; I’m enjoying it again now, but in the absence of it my skin got awful :(

    Will be interesting to continue healing my metabolism under Matt’s guidelines and see what improvements are made xx

    in reply to: How I eat now compared to before #14175
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    I identify with sunnydae’s “freedom and fear”! I’ve been on a 2 year long food adventure, trying at different times gluten-free, paleo, and low carb. In desperation I began counting calories (again) before giving that up. Nourishing Traditions and Eat Fat, Lose Fat showed me honest saturated fats aren’t the bad guys.

    This weekend I’ve enjoyed eating to fullness. And icecream and crisps and chocolates, as treats. And bread! I love carbs; I’m pleased to have permission to eat them and not feel guilty. I began to include nutrient dense foods as much as possible about 5 months ago, and as a result, my nails are long and strong again – for more than 15 years they have been weak and delaminating.

    I struggle with choosing to eat the preservatives and non-foods that make up processed food, although, that mental wrestling sets up stress and perhaps its more that stress than the food that messed with my metabolism! A constant “I don’t know what to eat”.

    I recently discovered the cause of our 2-years-and-counting infertility . I bought a $10 ebook on solving infertility problems by tracking base basal temperatures – my body temp is too low :( I didn’t agree with the suggestion my iodine intake was too low (I get plenty, thanks Himalayan sea salt!) but the ‘hypothyroid’ idea got the ball rolling. I avoid practitioners as much as I can and did a Google search for ‘low body temperatures and fertility’ which took me to a guest blog Matt did, which brought me to his book Diet Recovery.

    God Bless Matt!

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