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paleomg HATERZZZZZ
October 5, 2013
7:54 pm
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monster

Smug Mug said
Oh I agree, I am a muscular woman. Leaner than her, but muscular. There is nothing wrong with muscle. Muscle is awesome, when its proportionate and you are feeding yourself adequately and working out in a balanced fashion. There IS something wrong with working out for three hours a day and under nourishing yourself. When you do that you ruin your metabolism and set yourself up to be what she calls an "easy gainer". The malnourishment coupled with the (IMO)excessive working out and binge eating seems to have made her super bottom heavy and is probably stressing out her pelvis and legs, putting her at risk for stress fractures. Thats all. 

 

I don't think that commenting on the body of a woman who is posting all about her body is wrong. If you do thats okay, I guess I'm wrong. 

 

In reading more of her blog she seems to have adopted paleo more for its socially acceptable restrictiveness (IMO, completely) which to me is nothing more than an ED behavior. I'm just not into that, is all. 

While I think she's super beautiful in all the forms she's appeared in, I do agree, she sounds disordered. I was an 'easy gainer' too, when recovering from low metabolism, excessive workouts, and a too-restrictive paleo diet. It took nearly two years to bounce back. It's just that her blog reeks of body-image issues and lack of confidence, and when I was in my ED throes, I turned to her blog, thinking that if I cross…fat (haha, cross-fitted?) and ate paleo I'd look like her. I did for awhile, then almost died (seriously).

I just don't like how she might be disguised as a role-model for some people, when really, her skin problems and very thin hair (this isn't snark, she mentions the skin all the time) are probably due to lack of nourishment and gluten, rather than being caused by the one time she eats it. When I started eating again, I broke out in acne and rashes all the time. With my metabolism far improved (dare I say healed), I get to eat 3000+ calories a day of WHATEVER I want, and guess what? I stopped being a 'hard gainer'. The gain stops when you reach where your body needs to be. 

She should stop screwing around with hers. It was beautiful to begin with, but now she is suffering for vanity, and it's sad. 

October 5, 2013
9:44 pm
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nonamesplease
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September 21, 2013

monster said

Smug Mug said

 

In reading more of her blog she seems to have adopted paleo more for its socially acceptable restrictiveness (IMO, completely) which to me is nothing more than an ED behavior. I'm just not into that, is all. 

While I think she's super beautiful in all the forms she's appeared in, I do agree, she sounds disordered. I was an 'easy gainer' too, when recovering from low metabolism, excessive workouts, and a too-restrictive paleo diet. It took nearly two years to bounce back. It's just that her blog reeks of body-image issues and lack of confidence, and when I was in my ED throes, I turned to her blog, thinking that if I cross…fat (haha, cross-fitted?) and ate paleo I'd look like her. I did for awhile, then almost died (seriously).

I just don't like how she might be disguised as a role-model for some people, when really, her skin problems and very thin hair (this isn't snark, she mentions the skin all the time) are probably due to lack of nourishment and gluten, rather than being caused by the one time she eats it. When I started eating again, I broke out in acne and rashes all the time. With my metabolism far improved (dare I say healed), I get to eat 3000+ calories a day of WHATEVER I want, and guess what? I stopped being a 'hard gainer'. The gain stops when you reach where your body needs to be. 

She should stop screwing around with hers. It was beautiful to begin with, but now she is suffering for vanity, and it's sad. 

Crossfit/paleo wasn't really a "thing" when I was in my early 20s, but this was totally me too.  I was obsessed with healthy eating, constantly trying to lose 10 lbs, very restrictive about what I ate, constantly hitting the gym.  It took me a LONG time to get my metabolism back in shape, but it did eventually get there.  These days I eat way more food than I normally did 10 years ago, am much less restrictive about what I eat (no more "stir-fry" vegetables made with water!!), workout but less obsessively, and somehow maintain a lower weight without too much trouble (I would have never been pegged as having ED tendencies b/c of my weight back in the day, I was much more like the type who tried to be very restrictive, then binged, swore off junk, etc.  Very similar to Juli, now that I think about it…).  These days, if someone tells me they gain weight more easily than most people, I tend to be suspicious, having been there myself! 

 

I have met people who do paleo who are pretty healthy about it, but it's also definitely turning into one more potential "haven" for ED types…

October 6, 2013
7:57 pm
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Milkfat Allergy
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June 9, 2013

^ nonamesplease, your post rings so similar to my current situation – my metabolism is wrecked.  i developed this weird food allergy a few years ago, lost a lot of weight in result but then the food allergy morphed and i had to become more restrictive.  from this i've gained over 10 pounds in a short amount of time.  

 

would it be weird to message you?  i'm just curious to hear about what you did to get your metabolism back on track.  i'm actively working with 2 doctors and their big thing is that i don't stop eating certain food groups (grains, dairy, etc) because they worry if i go too long without it, then i'll have a whole other issue if i start eating it again.  

October 19, 2013
4:17 pm
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nonamesplease
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September 21, 2013

cassthesass said
^ nonamesplease, your post rings so similar to my current situation – my metabolism is wrecked.  i developed this weird food allergy a few years ago, lost a lot of weight in result but then the food allergy morphed and i had to become more restrictive.  from this i've gained over 10 pounds in a short amount of time.  

 

would it be weird to message you?  i'm just curious to hear about what you did to get your metabolism back on track.  i'm actively working with 2 doctors and their big thing is that i don't stop eating certain food groups (grains, dairy, etc) because they worry if i go too long without it, then i'll have a whole other issue if i start eating it again.  

Hey, sorry to have missed this earlier.  Forum outage and all that.  Honestly, I am not sure I am the best person to be giving advice, as my issues weren't driven by food allergies but more by somewhat disordered thinking.  For me, the key thing was getting out of the super stressful environment that was driving me to focus so much on body/food/exercise. 

 

That said here's roughly what I did: I made a conscious effort to STOP restricting myself.  I wasn't able to make myself give up calorie counting completely, but once I got out of my super stressful environment it was like something "clicked" and I just couldn't care about it as much.  For a while, this did mean that I was eating a lot of junk and still binging at times, but on a daily basis I was USUALLY eating enough calories (whereas before I had been eating not enough most days, with binge days interspersed.  So my body was eating muscle on the low calorie days, and then putting on fat on the binge days.  No wonder I couldn't get in shape!  For a while, I also stopped exercising, but I've always been pretty active and I missed it, so I started working out again but again, tried to be a bit more relaxed about it: if I missed a workout, no need to double up on the next one, etc.  I also got more into weight lifting and stopped doing hours on the elliptical (getting a super busy job that didn't allow for hours on the elliptical probably helped).

 

Anyway.  Over the course of a year, I put on about 30 lbs, which was too much as I had not been underweight to start with.  Then I stabilized there for a while (like, a year or so).  Eventually I decided it was time to try taking the weight off again, but I took it slowly.  No attempts at crazy restriction.  Mostly I focused on adding a LOT more vegetables into my diet, which ultimately resulted in less junk consumption.  I also kept cooking with fat.  Not saying I chow down on pounds of cheese or anything, but I use a reasonable amount of oil when sauteeing veggies, eat nuts pretty much daily, and have stopped trying to re-write recipes to make them low/no-fat.  The weight came off very slowly, but it did come off and I eventually (several years later….) stabilized a bit below my old low weight (crazy, I know).  I am still "conscious" of what I eat (aim for healthy foods most of the time, obviously), but I can eat a satisfying amount of food and it doesn't cause weight gain.

 

So I guess the moral of that is that it does take time, unfortunately.  It took a while for me to get into that stage, so I guess it's not surprising that there's a corresponding amount of recovery time on the other end…

March 14, 2014
2:49 pm
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Emily Valentine
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February 25, 2012

Has anyone been reading this blog lately? She seems to be eating more normally…ie not 100% paleo. She posted about eating fro yo here: http://paleomg.com/maple-chili-pork-chops/

She said she moved away from intense/competitive crossfit and being super strict/restrictive about her diet. Seems like she's happier even if people are criticizing her honesty about her food. Good for her! I really like Juli but it always seems like she's fighting against her natural figure…which btw is a totally great figure!

March 14, 2014
5:44 pm
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hurricane jasmine fo

Emily Valentine said
Has anyone been reading this blog lately? She seems to be eating more normally…ie not 100% paleo. She posted about eating fro yo here: http://paleomg.com/maple-chili-pork-chops/

She said she moved away from intense/competitive crossfit and being super strict/restrictive about her diet. Seems like she's happier even if people are criticizing her honesty about her food. Good for her! I really like Juli but it always seems like she's fighting against her natural figure…which btw is a totally great figure!

I read that post, and the froyo paragraph really pissed me off. Her whole attitude is "I eat what I want and do what I want, but people always have to judge." Well, you build your entire brand on being paleo. You have a paleo blog, write paleo cookbooks, and sell those things to people. Why should people listen to anything you have to say if you're not going to adhere to the diet you try to shill? "Here, buy my cookbooks! Make my recipes! Give me blog money! I eat what I want because it makes a girl happy, but seriously, eat paleo!" It's really disingenuous. I'm a vegetarian, but I don't eat a steak here and there because I feel like it.

I understand people change and evolve over time, but those people don't all build brands to cater to a specific market. No one forced her into a paleo lifestyle, so the whole "why do people have to judge me?" shit doesn't fly.

March 16, 2014
2:52 pm
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Emily Valentine
Hamcat
Meows: 100
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February 25, 2012

pismo beach disaster said

Emily Valentine said
Has anyone been reading this blog lately? She seems to be eating more normally…ie not 100% paleo. She posted about eating fro yo here: http://paleomg.com/maple-chili-pork-chops/

She said she moved away from intense/competitive crossfit and being super strict/restrictive about her diet. Seems like she's happier even if people are criticizing her honesty about her food. Good for her! I really like Juli but it always seems like she's fighting against her natural figure…which btw is a totally great figure!

I read that post, and the froyo paragraph really pissed me off. Her whole attitude is "I eat what I want and do what I want, but people always have to judge." Well, you build your entire brand on being paleo. You have a paleo blog, write paleo cookbooks, and sell those things to people. Why should people listen to anything you have to say if you're not going to adhere to the diet you try to shill? "Here, buy my cookbooks! Make my recipes! Give me blog money! I eat what I want because it makes a girl happy, but seriously, eat paleo!" It's really disingenuous. I'm a vegetarian, but I don't eat a steak here and there because I feel like it.

I understand people change and evolve over time, but those people don't all build brands to cater to a specific market. No one forced her into a paleo lifestyle, so the whole "why do people have to judge me?" shit doesn't fly.

I also don't believe her that she's always eaten whatever she wants. She used to be super strict about paleo and super restrictive about food when she was really into crossfit. Her what I ate posts were shocking – I couldn't imagine the amount of working out she did on such small portions. I'd love her to really, honestly address the changes in her eating and exercising. She seems so much more relaxed now.

March 16, 2014
5:56 pm
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Shrug B***h
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June 6, 2011

Emily Valentine said

 

I also don't believe her that she's always eaten whatever she wants. She used to be super strict about paleo and super restrictive about food when she was really into crossfit. Her what I ate posts were shocking – I couldn't imagine the amount of working out she did on such small portions. I'd love her to really, honestly address the changes in her eating and exercising. She seems so much more relaxed now.

The thing that always struck me about her WIA posts was that she would always brag about making coffee with almond milk and stevia or whatever and then only take, like, 3 sips of it. AND INCLUDE THOSE SIPS IN HER RECAPS.

I remember one time some poor soul asked why she didn't just…make a smaller cup of coffee? And of course she got ripped a new one.

March 23, 2014
9:55 pm
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Angelle
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 506
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March 21, 2014

I found her recently, and liked her, although I can't keep up with all of the blogs out there. It makes me head spin. I don't remember all of them being out there a couple of years ago. I do wonder what the next bandwagon will be. Coconut oil helped me, so I'm thankful for that fad, but I'm not settled on one sort of diet. Against All Grain is another paleo blog, but also has recipes for a couple of other ways of eating – like the SC Diet.

April 3, 2014
10:54 pm
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purple538
Kitten
Meows: 7
Snarking Since:
April 3, 2014

I like Julie, I think she's funny and comes up with great recipes. She doesn't really do this anymore but it would always irk me SO much when she would post an image of a meal on instagram and then say "I'm SO FULL. SO FULL." She would make SUCH an explicit point of saying how full she was which I found sort of weird? And it always made me feel kind of bad because I would look at the size of the portion and think there was no way I would feel "SO FULL" afterwards. Granted, I can't see it in real life and who knows how I would actually feel but for some reason seeing her over and over again say how freaking FULL she was really got my goat. 

April 8, 2014
3:13 pm
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grief bacon
Expert Hamcat
Meows: 279
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May 13, 2012

Does anyone know who her boyfriend is on ig? She posted a pic of a guy holding her new puppy, but idk if that's him?

I'm nosy and just wondering what the bf looks like.

April 21, 2014
8:39 am
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nutbuttaluva

I agree that she needs to address the change in eating. I think she looks better and happier than ever, and I don't necessarily think she should be ousted from the paleo community or get shit for not eating strict paleo anymore, but I think she needs to be honest with her readers. She used to say she couldn't eat vegetables (wtf?), nuts, any grains (even if gf) and any dairy because of her sensitivities, but I think it's pretty clear now that all that was just restriction. I've been there, and I know how hard that can be, but with such a popular public blog she needs to address the concerns

May 27, 2014
9:21 pm
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Emily Valentine
Hamcat
Meows: 100
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February 25, 2012

Her new post sounds like someone just discovered gomi: http://paleomg.com/my-ever-changing-viewpoint-on-paleo-and-crossfit/



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