Anonymous asked: 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.
flyygoldbikini said: LCHF what is?
Low Carb High Fat (whereas keto would be more VERY Low Carb High Fat). I need gelato somedays, ya feel?
Anonymous asked: You look AMAZING.
thank you! :D
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.
anyway, thank you again! <3
I might kill for those socks at this point.
I need these socks for my ~east coast~ outfits.
It’s impossible to get alone time around here. Dogs and cats living together. Mass hysteria.
I don’t know how some girls are 100% straight like have you seen girls
I think I spend more time checking out girls than guys.
notjustrunnershigh said: Boston?!!
flyygoldbikini said: WHY BOSTON COME 2 ME
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.
A day of delicious foods. Pumpkin cream cheese crepes. Bacon. Programming red wine, almond, cheese, prosciutto break (D ate the maple nuts). Beef pho (no noodles, extra veggies). Choco almonds (killed em).
I skipped yoga because queasiness/anxiety took over for unknown reasons.
I got a puffy coat so east coast here I come!
I made an awkward social faux pas. I saw a friend of D’s was having a Christmas party on FB sooo I clicked on the link assuming he’d be invited and I’d come too so for ~planning~ purposes but it turns out I accidentally added myself to the guest list. ESCAPE, DELETE I screamed at my phone to no avail. When I got myself off the list I laughed at my idiocy with D. What are you talking about, he asks. To which I learn the party had ALL OF A sudden been made private and he was not invited. Now he’s sad and I feel like a jackass.
Seattle red and gold winter ~style~
I’m ready for the east coast now.
Who says legs up the wall can’t also be for waking up?
Coconut meal “oatmeal” w/ butter. Steak and spinach. Pork chop and guac salad. Chocolate almonds.
I submitted my application. I didn’t finish the challenges but I don’t see how that would have been possible unless I was over qualified for the program? Maybe that was the point. A high level Ruby app when the program is on RUBY. Still really difficult to work really hard on something and not be completely proud of what you’ve done.
I’ve been having really good body image days not focusing on macros and doing whatever workouts I feel like. Like, I still have strength and flexibility and endurance goals but I’m not going to panic over eating a few extra carbs or skipping a workout to study (although protip, workout breaks have been a huge study frustration relief).