Hallo:] I'm really interested in the low carb high fat lifestyle- but I was hoping you could clear up a little confusion for me. All fats are not created equal right? What exactly are the kind that you look for in LCHF? Thanks!
THAT all depends on who you ask.
i, personally, do not discriminate any fat. i wish the good fats vs. bad fats thing would be dropped. there are different types of fat, yes, in the biochemical makeup but the “bad” fats (saturated and trans) aren’t as bad as what is still commonly accepted and the “good”(mono and polyunsaturated) may not be so good. saturated fats come from meat and dairy and coconut (hello most delicious things). why were we supposed to avoid it? to avoid heart disease and increased cholesterol? more and more research is coming out saturated fats really aren’t the key leading to cardiovascular problems. google. and trans fats are found in commercially packaged snacks and candy and i so rarely eat these things, i don’t have to think about it.
there are going to be a dozen studies supporting most ways of eating. just do what you can sustain. do what makes you FEEL the best.
i’m going to take this opportunity to throw out something that’s been floating around in my head for a while… i FEEL amazing too! i ordered some size 4 Long jeans from online AE last week terrified they wouldn’t fit. they didn’t. they were too big (not what i expected). yesterday for the first time since restricting/binging, i slid into (not squeezed) into 2 Longs. my ~disordered~ clothes are fitting and i’ve never taken in consistently as many calories. i don’t need as much sleep. i sleep better. i have more energy for yoga. i’m more motivated to work my ass ON in the weight room. “binges” are mostly nonexistent.
i jumped on the keto bandwagon in mid October. the induction was awful. i jumped off a week in November for my birthday. the induction was awful AGAIN. lately i’ve just defaulted to a LCHF lifestyle which doesn’t feel as drastic as keto? but i like to be able to eat a few sweet potato fries on leg day if i ~want~ or a salted caramel for hormones occasionally. and it just works. and it feels so easy! like i don’t deserve it. i lift 2x/week, maaaaaybe run once, and yoga it up 3x/week. i feel like i finally figured out how MY genetics work. diabetes, depression, and anxiety run rampant on my mother’s side so as more research comes out, this makes sense. eh, that’s a rabbit hole i don’t want to get into now. and it’s not for everyone. i happen to have a very similar minded partner and enough well-researched friends to make outings not always so ~awkward~.
i took some before pictures that got lost when i switched phones. i wish i still had them.
Yeah! I’m spending Christmas week in Maine with D’s family (meeting the parents/eek). The easiest way to get there with the pug (he ruins everything) is to fly into Logan, rent a car, and drive three hours. Ideally we’ll have at least an afternoon in Boston on the way back to Seattle. ALSO, I’m thinking of extending *my* trip for NYC or longer in Boston, J. I just need to find a sweet air deal/place to stay.
I love that moment after… a long day when we’re both stressed and bickering about stupid shit, about nothing really and maybe I go to bed first and think I’m “winning” and he could come to bed and ignore me… but he doesn’t. Instead he doesn’t say anything; he wraps his arms around my waist and breathes into my hair and everything else melts away.
“When you start to really know someone, all their physical characteristics start to disappear. You begin to dwell in their energy, recognize the scent of their skin. You see only the essence of the person, not the shell. That’s why you can’t fall in love with beauty. You can lust after it, be infatuated by it, want to own it. You can love it with your eyes and body but not your heart. And that’s why, when you really connect with a person’s inner self, any physical imperfections disappear, become irrelevant.”—Lisa Unger (via a-t-l-a-n-t-a)
“The next time I feel the urge to criticize I will ask myself two questions: given the same circumstances and no hindsight would I have done better, and who asked me for my opinion in the first place?”—The Zen Humanist (via rainydaysandblankets)
“White wine pairs well with light foods, like fish and salad, and red wine pairs well with heavy things, like steak and potatoes and crying and emotional baggage.”—Jamie Lee - Girl Code (via lazyandfickle)
i did some things last night. some good. one especially bad. ~wine fuel~
with my shoulder injury, i’ve been afraid to do handstands. the thing is though, i SHOULD still be doing them. i’m never going to get to freestanding ones or pressing up unless i work on building those muscles up again. so i will be doing handstand (and hanumanasana) work especially for the next 100 days. i signed up for d’s ex’ site which tracks progress of a skill for 100 days (lol). it’s not pretty but here…
i made the coconut gummies i posted about yesterday. sub in coconut cream for the milk (MORE FAT). they’re tasty.
i finally bit the conflict bullet and sent an email that was like, “i’m hurt i haven’t heard back from you in a while/is everything ok?/the bottom line is i miss you”… and so i’m kind of avoiding my email and obsessively checking it at the same time.
EDIT: i also RSVP’d “YES” to this CrossFit “girl’s night” thing. i know these girls through d and so… idk, i sat on that invite for a while because they were HIS friends and i was nervous about new people. w/e, i need more girls in my life. lately it’s just been dude central. some of those dudes are gay. some are drag queens. but still.
online shopping. my sister was gloating about having a gold iphone too so mine needed a case. i need to be a special snowflake, okay! ALSO, ordered some new boots because (FINAL SALE) obsessed with winter white outfits which doesn’t make sense because i’m also OBSESSED with coffee, red wine, bright nail polish, everything else that could stain clothes.
Have you ever met anyone from tumblr? Anyone your real life friends with because of this site?
I have met notesontheheavy (Jilda)… she slept with me, jelly?, mandyisdandy (Mandy), darcythrives (Darcy), amy-ela (Amy) and they are all ~real friends~.
Others constantly messaging with me in some way or another who I haven’t met include flyygoldbikini (Janie), alliegets (Allie), arichandrasana (Ari), brewingbakasana (Katie), blissmanifesto (Rachel), goddesssshannen (Shannen), amandafestation (Amanda), fullfatfitblr (CB), geeky-yogini (Nohea), fitnerd (Caitlin), strongstateofmind (Allie), mllemouse (Lisa). I would also like them to be ~real friends~ as well.
Really though, I like and respect everyone I follow on Tumblr/apologies to the utmost for typos from le drunken gold iPhone (me).
Edit: also nutrify (T) and I talk a lot and if I had more BOSTON time, we’d be hanging out fo sho.