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I don't really follow a Primal Diet but I have had "my own" way of eating for many years. In many ways it isn't that far off from some of the beliefs of PB, low carb as well other healthy ways of eating. I am of the opinion that these things are correct or just plain "eating" rather than "ways of" eating. I'm just eating! At one time there wasn't a "way to eat." You just ate to survive and it was instinct.
At work people have viewed my ways as odd at times or called my food health food or even commented that I eat weird stuff. It strikes me as funny that they don't see what they are eating as odd. McDonalds french fries, junk food, potato chips and pretzels, diet soda, full sugar soda, processed meats (cold cuts), boxed food, and to make sure they stay healthy they'll add a granola bar in the morning.
My response is that I am eating real food. Not food that has been created in a factory or even a lab. I am just "eating." "What the hell are you doing?" Why don't I eat any of the stuff they eat? Because I look at it as if it hasn't been invented yet!! I eat as if this stuff doesn't exist....that is how I can resist it. Before there was a food factory, a mass produced foodlike substance, a fake food made from extracting a nutrient from a real food, a donut, a pizza, there was only plants and animals. Anything I ate I made myself. Anything I eat I make myself. I say "they are eating weird...not me."
I agree Wanderer...People always ask me how I remain so "strict" on my "diet" and resist snacks...Because when I see a package of oreos, I don't see food. People seem to think that eating real food takes some sort of willpower. To me, eating garbage takes a lot more use of will!
I really wish the rest of the world would catch up with us! I am in nursing school and I want to lose my mind any time someone brings up nutrition (CW ofcourse) I can't say anything to my instructors of course. Then we have to make care plans for PTs, which includes diet menus and of course Im suppose to push cherios and bananas for high cholesterol people and so on. Fustrating! Im pretty sure after I get my MA Im going to become a nurse midwife with my own practice so hopefully I can have a bit of control!
This is completely vain, but sometimes I want to tell non-believers to compare their body to mine to see whose plan is most effective. When I tell them I do minimal cardio and intense weight lifting just a few times a week for only about a half hour, I usually gain some clout and they'll give a second thought to those "healthy whole grains" :-)
When I first started PB i tried to spread the word. I was very enthusiastic about sharing my vegetarian habits when that was my thing.
Partly I keep my mouth shut because being so wrong about vegetarianism has humbled me. But mostly I dont say anything because people are surprisingly more offended by abstaining from grains/sugar than meat. It's gotten to the point where I hope people DONT ask me what Im doing cause I'm not versed enough in the science and dont want to fumble around with my explanation. Just started reading the vegetarian myth and GCBC is in the mail, so maybe Ill be better prepared in the future.
I have told several people about how and why I eat the way I do.
I have made a presentation, gave it to some people in my office.
Unfortunately, people say that they like the thoroughness in the slides, but they still would not do it.
Its difficult to change, when everybody else is doing the opposite.
For people who are convinced, their family prevents them from implementing anything.
I am wondering, how can their family prevent them from implementing things into their own life?
My hubby eats low carb, but not primal. I do make him some home made bread each week and after we slice it, we freeze part of it because of the lack of preservatives it goes back really fast...........
We eat a lot of the same things, but he does eat some beans, legumes and grains that I do not eat............
That is each of one of our choice to eat the way we each do.
It's not magic, it's a lifestyle choice.........whatever works for the individual is the key to sustained weight loss. It's definitely healthier for sure (no grain) but extreme low carb isn't any more effective calorie for calorie than a high protein diet with moderate carbs for losing weight. I love the lifestyle for the most part. The only thing I don't agree with Mark is on the consumption of carbs.
Whether you think you can..... or you think you can't..... your 100 % correct.