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The Onion cracks me up lol

If it isn't totally necessary I (personally) wouldn't take a contraceptive that you have to ingest/inject/etc. Who knows what else it's doing in your body? The risks are too much for me. If your skin is already clearing, then you don't need it for that. You could also look into Natural Family Planning (NFP) or the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) for birth control. I hear the Billings Method has a REALLY high success rate. I have wanted to look into it but I am lazy and don't care enough about not getting pregnant... There are lots of other methods out there also.

All in all though, it's your call (obviously). Good luck!

Recipes and meal photos / Chocolate Pudding!
« on: June 01, 2011, 01:27:38 PM »
So delicious! I found this recipe...  And made it but with a banana instead of the honey. I layered it in a sundae glass alternating with blueberries. HOLY CRAP it's good! Made it for my husband and he is napping right now. I bet he will be super psyched about it when he wakes up! These would probably be good for kid's lunches as a little treat once in a while when you are feeling nice! Or a tasty dessert on the weekend perhaps. My two year old son went nuts for it.

Miscellaneous / Re: Trainers?
« on: May 31, 2011, 11:30:03 PM »
I thought Jillian Michaels had the job as a trainer on Biggest Loser?

She left the show. Now it's some famous tennis chick in her place. I don't know if they are having more than two now, keeping the extra ones from last season or what... I have only ever watched this last season since we just got Hulu on Xbox. (We don't have cable). Everyone talks about it constantly so I figured, "What the hey" :)

Interviews / Re: What made you decide to try out Paleo Diet?
« on: May 31, 2011, 04:29:19 PM »
My second son was having serious issues, very constipated and seems to have a lot of belly issues. He was exclusively breastfed and those aren't typical of breastfed babies. Particularly the constipation. I went searchign for what could be wrong with him and read a lot about dairy and how it can affect us. I eliminated all dairy from my diet and he got much better. He is totally fine now, no issues. As a result of my research I came across the paleo WOE and it just made total sense to me. So... I went for it. Glad I did :)

Miscellaneous / Trainers?
« on: May 31, 2011, 02:06:14 PM »
Anyone here a trainer? I wonder if they would accept someone who was a trainer that also paired it with paleo nutrition. That would be crazy awesome. I'd be all over that season :D

Diet and nutrition / Re: Morning sickness
« on: May 30, 2011, 10:50:06 AM »
If I eat a lot of carby things for breakfast I feel sick to my stomach. I always have to eat protein first and go easy on the carby type foods if I am going to eat in the morning at all. Maybe you should make sure you have more fat and protein than carbs in the mornings. I feel better eating more of my fruit later in the day when I eat it.

Miscellaneous / Re: Tanning and skin damage
« on: May 18, 2011, 11:46:22 AM »

I should also invest in a cool wide brimmed hat, I don't normally wear hats because I just don't ever buy them. Don't know why. All the more reason to get one, I never thought I could pull that off so I will have to find one that's freaking awesome :D

Hats are awesome.  I'm 5'1'' and when I wear them I resemble an animated mushroom, but I don't care!

This is how I deal with sunny days -

A 50s vintage hat from Frederick Fox (by appointment to her Majesty!) that I got on eBay for £10, linen sailor trousers which I made and a bateau top

Mind you, this get-up did result in tourists taking my picture when I wore it to the market

Love the outfit! I can't believe you made those pants! I need to figure out my sewing machine, it's hard to find clothes that fit my body type :)

Miscellaneous / Re: Tanning and skin damage
« on: May 17, 2011, 04:08:55 PM »
So, do all you pale faces out there take Vitamin D supplements?

I don't! I seriously should. I am awful about remembering to take things... One of the reasons I never bothered with birth control (among many other reasons) lol

Any suggestions on good supplements for vitamin D?

I should also invest in a cool wide brimmed hat, I don't normally wear hats because I just don't ever buy them. Don't know why. All the more reason to get one, I never thought I could pull that off so I will have to find one that's freaking awesome :D

Diet and nutrition / Re: Acne not going away
« on: May 17, 2011, 11:48:52 AM »
What is your face washing routine? I never have acne problems unless I am actively trying to take care of my face. I am sure this sounds stupid but... it's totally true. When I leave my face alone and don't wash it with anything other than water, my skin looks great and is acne free! I have also heard of people using oil as a facial cleanser with really good results. (Sounds totally counterintuitive, I know) They seem to be happy with the results. I have never tried it though as it isn't currently an issue. Here is one link I found doing a quick search. I haven't looked into it a ton myself though but it may be of interest to you? Good luck!

Miscellaneous / Re: Tanning and skin damage
« on: May 17, 2011, 11:44:16 AM »
I am interested to see what is posted here too. I also would avoid the sun like the plague.  My dad is a red head and I got his complexion... I also have very light, very sensitive eyes so I just sort of... stayed out. Skin cancer terrifies me and is one of my biggest reasons for avoiding the sun. Is there a way for us pale people to safely enjoy the sun without religiously applying copious amounts of sunscreen ALL THE TIME?

Diet and nutrition / Re: Is Soy Milk and Soy Beans bad for U?
« on: April 29, 2011, 10:34:02 PM »
Too much soy can also hinder your performance in the bedroom, if you catch my drift. As in, totally kill it.

Miscellaneous / Funny, had to share :)
« on: April 28, 2011, 12:17:36 AM »
LOL My cousin had this on his Facebook and it got me laughing pretty good. Thought I'd share in hopes it may brighten your (hopefully already awesome) day! :)

Diet and nutrition / Re: Ketosis Guide
« on: April 08, 2011, 01:05:09 PM »
Whats so great about it?

This refers to Atkins but applies to the discussion so thought I would throw it out there. I actually really liked this whole article overall in fact.

"insulin falls so low that you enter a state called ketosis, which is what happens during fasting and starvation. Your muscles and tissues burn body fat for energy, as does your brain in the form of fat molecules produced by the liver called ketones. Atkins saw ketosis as the obvious way to kick-start weight loss. He also liked to say that ketosis was so energizing that it was better than sex, which set him up for some ridicule. An inevitable criticism of Atkins's diet has been that ketosis is dangerous and to be avoided at all costs.

When I interviewed ketosis experts, however, they universally sided with Atkins, and suggested that maybe the medical community and the media confuse ketosis with ketoacidosis, a variant of ketosis that occurs in untreated diabetics and can be fatal. ''Doctors are scared of ketosis,'' says Richard Veech, an N.I.H. researcher who studied medicine at Harvard and then got his doctorate at Oxford University with the Nobel Laureate Hans Krebs. ''They're always worried about diabetic ketoacidosis. But ketosis is a normal physiologic state. I would argue it is the normal state of man. It's not normal to have McDonald's and a delicatessen around every corner. It's normal to starve.''

Simply put, ketosis is evolution's answer to the thrifty gene. We may have evolved to efficiently store fat for times of famine, says Veech, but we also evolved ketosis to efficiently live off that fat when necessary. Rather than being poison, which is how the press often refers to ketones, they make the body run more efficiently and provide a backup fuel source for the brain. Veech calls ketones ''magic'' and has shown that both the heart and brain run 25 percent more efficiently on ketones than on blood sugar."

Food Journals / Re: Aimée's Food Journal
« on: March 24, 2011, 03:26:20 PM »
Visiting and listening to the Sarah's podcast will probably help you succeed on this woe. The site and podcast is family centered on the Paleo woe.

Thanks! I loooove and so does my husband! He has really enjoyed everything I have made from her site, it's become my go to for now :) She is awesome!

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