I have a weird question, ladies.

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

My experience with Levothyroxine has been different. I’ve never known anyone, including myself, who has had anything but great benefit with no side effects from this hormone. I can finally lose weight, my hair is thick again, and my fatigue is very much mitigated. Food as a curative has only gone so far to get my body back to functioning as it should.

Post # 33
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586 posts
Busy bee

Just wondering… what do you eat? Like what things at home do you make that a caterer would be unable to make? I don’t mean this snarky, but genuinely curious!

Post # 35
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Bee Keeper

ohana :  Sounds a lot like the GAPS diet which was recommended to me for my autoimmune issues. If you are happy and healthy continue doing what you are doing! You sound willing to adapt as needed. Just make sure you have something to eat on your wedding day. Hangry doesn’t look good in pictures.

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee

can you have your caterer serve you food that you brought from home?  They can just bring the plate from the back like everyone elses.  No one will notice that your plate is different.  If anyone does just say that you have certain allergies.  

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Sorry but to me this seems like a form of orthorexia ….  

You can’t even trust a caterer to make something suitable for your diet if you give them all your restrictions in advance (e.g. give me a plain chicken breast that has been organically and ethically sourced and a side of brown rice) ? You get anxious at the thought of them plating your food? 

That’s extreme.

Post # 39
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I suggest you ask yourself these questions- the Bratman Orthorexia Self-Test*

If you are a healthy-diet enthusiast, and you answer yes to any of the following questions, you may be developing orthorexia nervosa:

(1) I spend so much of my life thinking about, choosing and preparing healthy food that it interferes with other dimensions of my life, such as love, creativity, family, friendship, work and school.

(2) When I eat any food I regard to be unhealthy, I feel anxious, guilty, impure, unclean and/or defiled; even to be near such foods disturbs me, and I feel judgmental of others who eat such foods.

(3) My personal sense of peace, happiness, joy, safety and self-esteem is excessively dependent on the purity and rightness of what I eat.

(4) Sometimes I would like to relax my self-imposed “good food” rules for a special occasion, such as a wedding or a meal with family or friends, but I find that I cannot. (Note: If you have a medical condition in which it is unsafe for you to make ANY exception to your diet, then this item does not apply.)

(5) Over time, I have steadily eliminated more foods and expanded my list of food rules in an attempt to maintain or enhance health benefits; sometimes, I may take an existing food theory and add to it with beliefs of my own.

(6) Following my theory of healthy eating has caused me to lose more weight than most people would say is good for me, or has caused other signs of malnutrition such as hair loss, loss of menstruation or skin problems.

Post # 40
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Bee Keeper

ohana :  When I am more strict about it I definitely feel better and have fewer flare-ups. I’m pretty consistent with gluten-free and eliminating or limiting carbs and sugars, make broths/stocks on a regular basis and do not eat uncultured dairy but with my work schedule, which requires some dinners/entertaining, and single parenting (too many different meals for too many people in one day sometimes) I’m not as on top of it as I should/could be. I do understand the benefits and rewards. You do you. Just make sure you have enough to eat. 

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Innerdonught :  As someone who is in recovery from an eating disorder, and who always will be, this whole thread SCREAMS disordered eating to me. If you cannot go to a restaurant and enjoy a meal, that is a sign of a significant problem.

Additionally, ohana :  you might want to look into free range and what it actually means. I am also extremely concerned with ethical food sourcing, as well as all other products we bring into the house. Free range means the hens/chickens have “access” to sunlight, and a specific amount of space available to them. In reality, these requirements do not equal a happy or healthy life for the animals. It is truly sad. I am not saying everyone needs to go vegan/vegetarian, but if one is truly concerned about where their food is coming from and ethical sourcing, free range is not the way to go.

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