2020 What Did You Eat For Your Hair Today? Challenge

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  1. halee_J

    halee_J Don't worry be happy

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    Hi Ladies!!! :wave::rosebud::rosebud::rosebud::rosebud::rosebud::rosebud:

    We do so many things for our hair with protective styling, deep conditioning, growth aides, natural products, ayurveda, oils, butters, low manipulation and the list goes on.

    But the biggest contributor to hair health is our DIET

    You are what you eat!
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    Personally a few years ago I experienced stress related hair loss. I have been on the restoration road and happy, thanks to topical treatments but I also know improving my diet helped significantly.

    We all have stressful lives at times and it's so easy to put something into our bodies that is easy, tastes good or makes us feel better... but doesn't
    nourish our bodies. Our hair and nails are the last on the priority list for nutrients. We cannot expect our hair to reach its full potential with a poor or even average diet.

    Let's create a space where we can exchange recipes, life hacks , post interesting articles and encourage each other to stay consistent :yep:

    :yay:Challenge Rules:yay:

    1. Tell us about your hair now and how you hope improving your diet can improve it over the next year.

    Feel free to share any specific foods/supplements you plan to consume.

    2. Come check in everyday.
    Even if you ate donuts all day! Accountability makes a difference! and when we fall off we are here to help each other get back on track :yep:

    I'll post a template for the intro that you can fill in.

    :eat:Like this post to join:eat:

    Let's realize our full hair potential this year
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  2. halee_J

    halee_J Don't worry be happy

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    Hair issues diet can improve:
    Goals this year:
    Any specific foods/supplments you plan to include on this journey?
     
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    halee_J Don't worry be happy

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    Starting point: WL, medium density

    Hair issues diet can improve:
    I want to get back to my original hair density and improve my growth rate; right now its between 1/4 to a 1/2" a month. I also want better "quality" hair. I can see the difference in shine and smoothness between my length from 3 years ago to now. The texture is different. I don't think its just age. I feel it is diet as well.

    Goals this year: HL hair and the crown of my head back to its former density I lost about 1/3 of my thickness. I also want to get back to a healthier diet generally cutting out processed food and get back to making all of my own meals :yep:

    Any specific foods/supplments you plan to include on this journey?
    I want to include at least 1 nutrient dense food everyday. I have various sea veggies and I also grow my own sprouts, in addition to fruits, veggies (particularly greens) nuts and seeds:yep:

    I also plan to start incorporating whole food supplents. I'm just going to start dabbling with moringa and tumeric powders and get back to taking regular vitamins. I have Vit C, B -complex and zinc.
     
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    Last night I made a my own pasta sauce with about 12 tomatoes and a whole head of garlic :lick: I thickened it by adding red lentils for a protein punch :yep:

    Today satisfied my chocolate craving with a choco smoothie:
    1 banana
    1 tbs oatmeal
    1tsp honey
    2tsp chia seed
    4 raw cashews
    spirulina powder
    dulse
    2 tbs cocoa powder :giggle:

    I put a buttload of cocoa powder so I could only taste chocolate :lick: Dulse is really good for you but tastes... :fan: :lol:
     
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    LonDone PS May 2017-???

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    I'm in! 6 month bootcamp before my 45th in July!

    It's 1.50am now though, so I'll be back tomorrow and join formally.
     
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    Breakfast smoothie
    1 banana
    1/4 C frozen berries
    2 small grapefruits juiced
    1tsp chia seeds
    2tsp nettle leaf
    1tsp honey

    Next time I want to add tumeric
     
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    halee_J Don't worry be happy

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    Lunch was a potato red lentil curry. Lots of tumeric and fenugreek seeds, onion, garlic and ginger. Put some fresh chopped tomato on top.

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    Will save some for lunch at work tomorrow.

    Sorry I gotta shrink these pics :lol:
     
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    I am in. I will update this thread when I get back home. This is exciting. Hair growth and quality start from the inside out.
     
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    Starting point: Shoulder length

    Hair issues diet can improve:
    I want to get back to my original hair density and improve my growth rate, I also want better "quality" hair. I think my breakage is from certain vitamin deficiencies, namely iron. Also, I want to improve my dry scalp.

    Goals this year: I want to improve thickness, help fill in my edges. I also had severe postpartum shedding. Hoping to grow my hair to the longest it has ever been in my life.

    Any specific foods/supplments you plan to include on this journey?
    I Have a good diet but I know I can continue to improve by drinking more water and eating more raw food. I am eating more raw salads and raw onions. Incorporating more vegetable juice.

    I also plan to start incorporating whole food supplents. I'm using moringa, maca root, ashwaganda, cacao and tumeric powders. I also take probiotics to get my digestion back on track, vitamin D, calcium, regular multivitamin.
     
  10. halee_J

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    Welcome! Sounds like a solid plan :yep: I do juice but the clean-up of my juicer is a major deterrent. I guess I could make large batches at a time?

    I was thinking about vit D today, so I picked up some good ol' fashioned cod liver oil :yep:
     
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    For dinner I made another choco-smoothie. This time it was dulse and moringa powder as the nutrient rich foods

    Madame @LonDone we (I :giggle:) anxiously await your bootcamp nutrition plan lady :wave:
     
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    This evening, I had ashwaganda, maca root, cacao, moringa and molasses as my evening drink.
     
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    Hair issues diet can improve: Would like my hair to thicken up and grow faster, seems like it's stalled.
    Goals this year: Thicker/stronger new hair growth, it would be great to get to WL.
    Any specific foods/supplments you plan to include on this journey?:
    • I'm staying on top of my supplements as mentioned in the That Girl Challenge, so Vit D/K/Mag/Cal (it's one supplement), vit C, Coq10, BB supp around my cycle.
    • Green powders like chlorella, barley grass, wheat grass.
    • I also purposely eat chia, flax seeds, walnuts, and sardines for the fats.
    • I will add more nutritional yeast and dulse to my food.
    • Water is not supplement, but I've been cutting my sugars, so I'm replacing most sugary/processed drinks with water/herbal tea. I've been trying to seek out things sweetened with stevia or xylitol if I want something sweet, which helps limit sweets because options are slim. I'm aiming for 64oz water a day.
    • Anything else I can think of I will add.
    Today: Breakfast was eggs with mushrooms and onions, piece of toast with non-dairy butter and chia pudding with berries, lunch was the last few chips left over, a beef stick and a berry/banana/coconut milk smoothie, dinner was a hotdog and burger which I wasn't planning to eat, but was given to me. Dessert was applesauce.
     
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    Hair issues diet can improve:
    I've recently been experiencing excessive shedding and breakage. I'm figuring that a lot of the issue is external (my hair is heat trained), but my hair also lacks fullness. I also want to increase my growth rate.
    Goals this year:
    MBL/WL :pray:
    Any specific foods/supplments you plan to include on this journey?
    I want to eat fish and seafood as my primary protein and omega-3s. I plan to incorporate chia seeds, dark greens, eggs (for biotin. I've noticed that my nails are pretty brittle) and beans into my regular meals. I may also add in collagen supplements, but I need to check and see if I have any.

    Here's an article about the best foods for hair
    https://www.webmd.com/beauty/ss/slideshow-foods-healthy-hair
     
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    Welcome ladies! @prettydarkthing @ckisland

    I was vegan (raw) for a while but Ive gone back to eating a few animal products was thinking of bringing small fish back into the rotation

    Thanks for the link CK :up:
     
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    Breakfast was a banana berry grape fruit smoothie with sprulina and dulse: the color looks weird but is really delicious. The citrus really cuts the taste of the sea veggies

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    Sitting here eating rice and beans and a salad. I eat my heaviest meals in the morning. Whole food supplement: turmeric and moringa. Had lemon water first thing in the morning.
     
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    Just drank some moringa and molasses.
     
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    halee_J Don't worry be happy

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    Took a page out of your book last night :yep:

    Along with steamed cabbage+broccoli+chicken

    And my vits
     
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    Totally forgot to check in!

    I didn't eat anything decent today. I got my protein in from the pepperoni and sausage on the pizza I ate :lachen:. I'll get it together!
     
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    This is something helpful for my hair.

    Starting point: APL

    Hair issues diet can improve:
    Filling in my crown area which is thin

    Goals this year:
    Volume over length. I have fine hair which seems resistant to filling in.

    Any specific foods/supplements you plan to include on this journey?


    Maybe one more course of Chinese herbs. I'm trying to supplement my diet with Superfoods, collagen and aloe vera daily. Plus exercise regularly to ensure I'm getting proper blood flow to my scalp.
     
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    That's fine! :lol: Cheese has protein and calcium as well. You could also eat pizza and still take your vits and/or a side salad :yep:
     
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    Ate leftovers for breakfast :look: :lol: along with some vitc+ bcomplex i may make a smoothie after my workout...
     
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    Made my smoothie this morning but didn't have any fish oil to add.
     
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    Had sod some nuts and fruit smoothie for lunch. Will be having vegetable juice in a few minutes.
     
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    I had a "need a tub of chocolate ice cream" kinda day...whew. But I will make a chocolate smoothie instead , same recipe as sunday when I get home.
     
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    Decided to make a fruit smoothie
    Banana
    Frozen berries
    Nettle
    Moringa powder

    Also ate some more cabbage and chicken.
     
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    It looks like I closed out the window before my post from last night loaded.

    Yesterday 1/13:
    Breakfast: banana and 16oz water
    Lunch: sardines and crackers, an orange 16oz water
    Dinner: a very large salad with radishes, cabbage, and baby greens topped with homemade tahini dressing, nutritional yeast and dulse flakes, pasta with turkey meat sauce, bread with vegan butter, 16 oz water
    Vit C, Coq10, Vit D/K/Mg/Cal

    Today:
    Breakfast: coconut chia seed pudding with strawberries and blueberries 16oz water
    Lunch: sardines and crackers, a banana, an orange 16oz water
    Dinner: a smaller salad than yesterday made of baby greens and cabbage topped with dulse, nutritional yeast, and olive oil/acv, pasta with turkey meat sauce, bread with vegan butter, a few bites of an eggplant wrap hubby bought home, 16 oz water
    Vit C, Coq10, Vit D/K/Mg/Cal

    I have to place an order for more vits this week, running low on everything.

    I'm starting to realize I eat the heaviest during the evening.
     
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    On a roll with cabbage :lol: made a chunky chicken cabbage soup lots of garlic and ginger.

    Had my B complex, C and zinc.

    Will make a smoothie later
     
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    About to go prepare my cacao, maca, ashwaganda, moringa and molasses drink. I mix all that in warm water.
     

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