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acraw
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Do you have normal bowel movement with 800 cals?

4/23/2015 11:32:36 PM

TreeTwista10
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great page topper, acraw

4/24/2015 12:06:10 AM

acraw
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LOL yeah I can't take it back now.

I just know that from experimenting with very low carb, I had a difficult time passing. Carbs absorb water to facilitate passage.

4/24/2015 12:22:12 AM

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I haven't had any issues in that department. I'm not going as often, but I'm eating a LOT less food. It is regular though. Thanks for asking!

4/24/2015 10:43:15 AM

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you gatta grease that shit with bacon fat... A few TBL with every meal (just the fat, not the bacon) and you will be solid.

4/27/2015 9:58:53 PM

AntecK7
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remember weight loss != health.

i looked and felt better at 210, than i have at 195. and ive also been bad at 210....


I lost a hell of a lot of weight, best health wise was when i reduced my calories, and exersized regularly... Starving yourself will only end up with you looking like your starving.

4/27/2015 10:02:56 PM

DeltaBeta
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I am eating adequate amounts of food for what I'm trying to do. My doctor says I'm fine. I feel fine, I have plenty of energy and get as much or more exercise than most.

But thanks for your input.

4/28/2015 10:24:54 AM

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^^ There's a difference between starving yourself and not stuffing your face every time you're hungry.

4/28/2015 10:26:05 AM

Doss2k
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6-800 calories a day does sound pretty damn low especially if you arent like a 120 lb girl. Seems like a way to lose weight quickly but doesnt sound very sustainable. I would imagine your body would become in a constant state of mild starvation after a while and as soon as you jumped the calorie intake up its gonna wanna pack on the weight quickly. Clearly I am no nutritionist though only going off what sounds reasonable haha.

4/28/2015 10:55:03 AM

DeltaBeta
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I trust what my doctor has to say about it.

4/28/2015 12:07:32 PM

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"I just know that from experimenting with very low carb, I had a difficult time passing. Carbs absorb water to facilitate passage."


Not generally correct. Eat refined carbs (white bread, pasta, cereal, rice) and it will make you constipated as hell. Fiber (especially soluble fiber) holds water, not the carbs.

When I went on paleo, I was eating loads of vegetables and nuts, so that helped. And even though my fiber intake was reduced from before the paleo diet due to the lack of beans and whole grain pasta/bread/cereal, I still did not have any trouble as far as bowel movements are concerned. I surmise that is because of my massive fat intake on the paleo (125-150 grams). (plus of course some fiber from nuts, vegetables, and fruits)

4/30/2015 6:33:57 PM

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Status check: Just paid $1.29 for a bunch of cilantro. I'm happy to have some on hand for the next week+, but if I end up composting it I won't be upset.

Is anyone who was paying through the nose for this stuff 2+ years ago still paying through the nose for it?

4/30/2017 9:58:56 PM

ncsuallday
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I keep a large mason jar in my fridge with some water in it and put my bunches of cilantro, basil, and green onion in it just to have on hand. The cilantro and basil will keep for 2 weeks that way. The green onion is probably closer to a month for the stalks and pretty much infinite for the bulbs. You'll want to change the water out every so often.

Also, if you go to an Asian grocery store, all of the above is dirt fucking cheap. You can also get a little bit more mileage out of the cilantro if you put a ziplock over the leafy part in addition to the stalks being in the jar, but I rarely do this.

4/30/2017 10:08:21 PM

jbrick83
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"Is anyone who was paying through the nose for this stuff 2+ years ago still paying through the nose for it?

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We stopped a while ago, but I think it's even way more popular now. I've actually got several foodie friend couples (they both work together at a local high end restaurant) who do it and rave about it. To their credit, I think it's gotten a lot better since my wife and I tried it out (and it was pretty good when we did it).

I think these companies are doing pretty well, but I haven't done any research to support it. Just general observations from people talking about it and increased advertising from several different companies.

5/1/2017 8:11:30 AM

dtownral
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we still use it just not weekly, maybe monthly

5/1/2017 10:03:46 AM

Wickerman
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Such a waste of plastic. I hope you guys enjoy your meals while the ocean gets dumped with more plastic. Not everything gets recycled.

5/1/2017 10:47:50 AM

jbrick83
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^ That did bother us when we did it. I know they've gotten better with their packaging...but there's no way that it's not a huge waste in the garbage sector.

5/1/2017 10:49:07 AM

dtownral
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hello fresh didn't really feel like more plastic than the grocery store, and we mail back the insulation when we have a full box, the rest is paper

5/1/2017 11:04:35 AM

NeuseRvrRat
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we did our first meal from Blue Apron tonight. i was very happy with it.

i consider it a luxury sort of service and i don't mind paying more for someone doing the planning and shopping for me. however, i think overall, we'll end up saving money. it'll definitely help me consume less calories.

[Edited on December 28, 2017 at 7:33 PM. Reason : saadf]

12/28/2017 7:28:09 PM

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"however, i think overall, we'll end up saving money"


why, because you won't buy so much unnecessary stuff going to the grocery store?

12/28/2017 7:39:50 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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for one thing, it's cheaper than take out, which was an easy out for us when the "what's for dinner?" question came up every afternoon. my wife just isn't much of a cook. her parents can't cook for shit and she never learned. she can follow a recipe if it spells everything out. she doesn't mind cooking, but she doesn't like the meal planning. i am a pretty good cook, but i'm just not willing to take care of it every night. i also really hate going to the grocery store. all this adds up to us doing a lot of takeout.

there are absolutely ways to cook the same or better meals for less money. no doubt about that. but we would never do it. for us, this is a good option. we have disposable income and get to enjoy variety that we would never come up with on our own. we'll also eat a lot healthier. even if i don't save money, i'm ok with it. if nothing else, we can do it for a while and end up with a book full of recipes that we already know we like. i'm not saying it's a good option for everyone or even a lot of folks, but for us, i think it's going to work.

i'll update after a month or two.

12/28/2017 8:04:44 PM

JT3bucky
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In other words you're lazy when it comes to food.

12/28/2017 8:12:13 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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yeah, exactly

if you're a fat lazy fuck who wants to cook and eat a variety of meals and you have money to burn, this is for you.

[Edited on December 28, 2017 at 8:22 PM. Reason : adsf]

12/28/2017 8:19:45 PM

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if you give them your email address and then leave the website for a while, they will email you a half off the first week offer, so trying it for one week is a no-brainer. if you wait a week or so, they will offer you $40 off the first month.

12/28/2017 8:39:15 PM

BigMan157
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i'd try this but nearly every recipe at all these companies has some component i don't like

fuck mushrooms

12/28/2017 8:51:30 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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i think each week has 8 recipes to choose from. 3 of them are vegetarian. you pick 3. if you're super picky, then, yeah, it probably isn't for you.

12/28/2017 8:54:17 PM

dtownral
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I switched to HelloFresh, they had healthier options

12/29/2017 9:17:30 AM

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^^ how many meals are you going to get from them per month?

Yeah probably saving money over takeout, and healthier. Makes sense.

12/29/2017 12:11:34 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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3 meals per week. Planning to do it every week unless we have other stuff going on. You choose from 2 or 3 per week, but if you only do 2, then you pay shipping, so the third meal only has an incremental cost of $10.

12/29/2017 12:19:53 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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we cook (or at least make a sandwich or something simple) a few nights a week as it is, so the plan isn't to cook these and do takeout the other nights. the idea is to cook most nights and rarely do takeout.

12/29/2017 12:30:10 PM

wizzkidd
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We did Hello fresh for a few weeks this year. Overall it helped me count calories and keep my intake down (portion control) but it was not cheeper for us, nor was their produce particularly better than anything at the store. We canceled it because they sent us bad or going bad produce more than once, and (although I'm not captain planet) the amount of packaging was just too much.

12/29/2017 6:15:13 PM

dtownral
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Correction, we switched to Home Chef not Hello Fresh

Hello Fresh didn't have very many healthy options, but Home Chef let's you do low carb and heart healthy

12/30/2017 10:30:58 AM

NeuseRvrRat
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all 3 meals of our first week were excellent.

i've got a couple free meals if anyone wants to try. just PM me your email.

12/30/2017 6:47:38 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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still haven't had a meal that we didn't like

1/20/2018 9:22:16 PM

HaLo
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Post photos of the recipes. I’m not paying 2x for that.

1/20/2018 10:04:52 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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you can go to the website and look at upcoming recipes for free, i think

1/20/2018 10:24:07 PM

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^^ not paying 2x for what?

[Edited on January 20, 2018 at 11:00 PM. Reason : Oooh you want the recipes for free? Can't imagine theirs are mind blowing. The net has plenty too]

1/20/2018 10:59:49 PM

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We've been doing Blue Apron for a month. It's nice and we haven't had a meal we didn't like yet. The main positive for people who like to cook (I don't but she does) seems to be the time saved related to meal planning and shopping for specific ingredients for specific recipes. Now we can keep grocery shopping super basic (eggs, fruits, lunch foods etc.). The other nights of the week we're either eating out or we'll just do breakfast foods, or veggies + rice and a curry sauce, or something very simple.

The only negative is that we have so much going on that we might need to trim it back to 2 meals a week. A couple weeks we have had shows or plays or dinner with friends etc. stack up and we still have a meal left to make and we're getting the next shipment of 3 meals.

1/22/2018 10:30:33 AM

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