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MARCYANN8 Posts: 104
9/1/09 1:32 P

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Hi Mama,
I haven't noticed your supplements....unless I missed them.
These help with the transition...especially CoQ10.
I take a multivitamin, CoQ10, CLA, Bee Pollen & Fish Oil.
Also, you should try to up your exercise to at least 30 min a day. Exercise makes you happy :-) and along with your supplements this should give you the boost you need to continue eating clean!!
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8/25/09 9:46 P

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Hi Mama2!
Sleep deprivation is a killer of any mood! That being said, the one observation I have about the food journal entry you posted is that it is super carb heavy (cereals, fruits etc). I found that if I keep my carbs low (70-80g a day) and increase my protein and healthy fats I feel sooo much better. Try eggs for breakfast (1 egg and 2 whites) with some veggies and maybe a TBS of parm cheese instead of the cereal. It might get you off to a better start. That being said, if you have a little guy/gal in the house, it's so hard to make any major life changes, so don't be so hard on yourself and just take little baby steps!

Keeping track and counting calories and carbs etc is a bit time consuming, but I'll tell ya, sparkpeople make it quite easy. Even if you don't want to track long term, see if you can enter in a day or two. You'll probably be surprised @ your food break down...I know I was for myself! I changed things up and it made a world of difference.
Good luck!

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MAMA2BOYZ1 Posts: 140
8/25/09 2:53 P

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Thanks for the replies.
I'm going to try to up my eating a bit and see if that helps.

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8/25/09 12:41 P

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Yes don't forget you need an additional 500 calories while breastfeeding. Add a bit more to each of your meals. Feel better kiddo!



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8/24/09 7:33 A

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Remember you have to eat enough. You are still breastfeeding by the sounds of things. No wonder everyone is grumpy. If you are not getting enough the baby also is not.

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MAMA2BOYZ1 Posts: 140
8/23/09 12:37 P

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Yes, I did post a similar question earlier on but things got so much worse than I decided to start a new thread, especially as the depression set in again.
Today I allowed myself to eat cookies - wholegrain, homemade ones but sugary nonetheless.
I tried to get up before the baby to do a workout but he woke up with the alarm and then wouldn't go back to sleep so my exhaustion was compounded by more tiredness with added frustration.
It's been a hard day: raining all day, grumpy mum, grumpy baby, etc.
But I don't want to give up - even though I am very tempted to just chuck in the towel.
My challenge is to eat clean without feeling obsessional about it or feeling like an overweight slobbish failure when I don't follow things 100%.

I think I need to forget about weightloss as a goal - deep down I don't believe I will ever be slim again especially not until my baby weans fully - and concentrate on doing my best bc it's nutritious food.

I will try to focus on what Travelnista said:
When you Eat Clean your body will react by losing weight if you need to lose, maintaining a healthy weight if thatís where you are, and even gaining weight if you are too skinny. But regardless of whether you want to lose, maintain or gain, you will feel better than you ever have before.

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8/23/09 12:12 P

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Mama2Boyz1 first of all are you eating till you are not hungry or are you eating as if on a diet? The whole idea behind eating Clean is that if you follow the premise of eating clean, then you do not have to count your calories and your body will adjust itself accordingly.

For those of you who do not know, here is a definition of Clean Eating taking from www.eatcleandiet.com. Just what is eating clean you may ask? Eating Clean is treating your body right. It is eating the way nature intended. You eat the foods our bodies evolved to function best on, and that makes you feel Ė and look Ė fantastic. When you Eat Clean you eat more often. You will eat lean protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats. These practices keep your blood-sugar levels stable and keep you satisfied. The best part is that if you need to lose weight it will happen almost without you having to try.

It goes on to say : Eating Clean is not a fad; itís a way of life. When you Eat Clean your body will react by losing weight if you need to lose, maintaining a healthy weight if thatís where you are, and even gaining weight if you are too skinny. But regardless of whether you want to lose, maintain or gain, you will feel better than you ever have before.




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8/23/09 11:39 A

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i agree, i don't think you are getting enough food....

i am not a 100% clean eater in the book sense, but i do my best....i've noticed that if i don't eat enough i get headaches at night....

so i upped the food...not by alot...especially if you are exercising....

are you?

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8/23/09 11:02 A

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Didn't you post this already? Maybe it was someone else... I don't think you are getting enough food!

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8/23/09 10:29 A

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Mama
As far as the exhaustion, this should pass. When I started focusing on eating clean (especially after years of eating junk) I felt terrible. Constant headaches, lethargic, yucky mouth...I could go on and on. That's expected especially if you were like me. Keep up the clean eating and you will begin to see elevated energy levels, a better mood, and the fact that it won't take much to make you feel satisfied. As far as the depression goes, I don't know but I wish you the best with that.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask outselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you NOT to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you...
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8/23/09 9:02 A

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That's just awful. I don't even know what to say... Hopefully some others will have some good advice for you. All the best, hope you're feeling better soon.
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8/23/09 2:53 A

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I'm barely a week into clean eating and I feel absolutely exhausted.
I barely have the energy to prepare a meal (I look cooking usually) and I just want to go to bed.

I'm also finding it much harder to battle my depression whereas usually so long as i workout even just 10min a day I'm fine.

I haven't got any protein powder yet.

Here's a typical food diary for me:

Yesterday:
Breakfast: 1/3c dry oatbran, 1/3c 2^ milk, 10 raw cashews, 1 plain rice cake

snack: smoothie with 1/4c dry oatmeal, 2ts PB, 1 small banana, 1TB each of wheatgerm and pollen, 1c 2% milk

lunch: Steamed seabass fillet, 1c CE Mag barley risotto

snack: 1TB almond butter, apple

dinner: tomato, cucumbers and 1/8c feta, palm size of pork, 1/2c potatoes, 4 dried apricots

snack: 1/2c low fat plain yogurt, 20 cashews

10 glasses of water
1 coffee
1 tea


Help pls!!!

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