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    Y'know, that feeling of smugness when all around you are eating their dessert of cake or whatever, then complaining afterward of wanting to die because they are so full?

    I must also confess though, rage like feelings are in me when people talk about how much fat is in their meat like it's the worst thing the world has ever seen. I want to stand up and scream at this nonsense.

    Help me MDA forum people, I think I'm about to go primal postal.

    And also, I make no apology for the smugness, I love it! If cooking at home I like to make bacon for my dessert, the heathens mock while they eat their ice cream, I smugly smirk back.
    Last edited by smilingjustalittlebit; 09-13-2012, 06:04 AM.
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  • #2
    I silently judge people in the checkout line at the supermarket. Most are found...wanting.

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    • #3
      I generally try to avoid feeling superior based on something like food choice.

      I am a work in progress, and my view on nutrition (and life in general) changes over the course of time, as I gain more knowledge and experience with how my body reacts to different things.

      Hold fast to the belief that what you are doing is the 'one true way' and you are robbed of the freedom to learn, grow and change.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Legbiter View Post
        I silently judge people in the checkout line at the supermarket. Most are found...wanting.
        Guilty of this also!
        Do what you love and do it often. If you don't like something, change it. if you don't like your job, quit. If you don't have enough time, stop watching tv. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop, they will be waiting for you when you start doing the things you love. Stop over analyzing, life is simple. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Some opportunities only come once, seize them.

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        • #5
          The other day at our weekly breakfast I complimented the lady who brought the food. Wow, this bacon is really good for not being real bacon. She said, It IS real bacon, why did you think it wasn't? I said, Because all you guys always talk about low fat this and fat-free that so I just assumed it was turkey bacon.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by BestBetter View Post
            Hold fast to the belief that what you are doing is the 'one true way' and you are robbed of the freedom to learn, grow and change.
            Very well said.

            I fell into the trap of believing in a "one true way" when I first started eating low-carb/Primal. I believed that any startch was bad and that fruit should be limited. I am now much less... dogmatic. I realize that different things work better (or worse) for different people.

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            • #7
              No, never.

              I think that people need to choose for themselves what they put in their mouths; if they choose something against my ideals, then that's their problem (not mine) and I shouldn't judge them for it.

              There are smug assholes in all walks of life, dietary or not: die-hard vegans, devout Christians, athletes, skinny chicks, ivy league grads, Volkswagen drivers, New Yorkers, iPad owners. Everyone can think their way is awesome... hell, we can each think we're brilliant with all of the answers, but once you get militant and self-righteous, the smugness will outshine the actual essence of what you believe in. You will stop being thought of as "that person who eats bacon for dessert" and will soon become "that douchebag who thinks they're better than everyone".

              There's a reason why even the most devout church-goers can still think the guy standing on a soapbox, screaming at pedestrians for being sinners is a nutbag.
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              • #8
                smug [smuhg]
                adjective, smug·ger, smug·gest.
                1.contentedly confident of one's ability, superiority, or correctness; complacent.
                2.excessively self-satisfied or complacent

                Word Origin & History

                smug
                1551, "trim, neat, spruce, smart," possibly an alteration of Low Ger. smuk "trim, neat," from M.L.G. smücken "to adorn," and smiegen "to press close" (see smock). The meaning "having a self-satisfied air" is from 1701, an extension of the sense of "smooth, sleek" (1582),
                which was commonly used of attractive women and girls.


                I am going to have to say 50/50

                I am "contentedly confident of one's ability, superiority, or correctness;" this is correct (for me) and it is a superior way of life (from where I started) and i have abilities that others do not have (most of this is simple will power which did not come from primal)

                I am not "excessively self-satisfied or complacent" nor am I an "attractive women and girls."

                I am not a snob
                2.a person who believes himself or herself an expert or connoisseur in a given field and is condescending toward or disdainful of those who hold other opinions or have different tastes regarding this field: a Primal snob.

                nor egotistical
                2.given to talking about oneself; vain; boastful; opinionated.
                3.indifferent to the well-being of others; selfish.

                but may indeed be conceited
                1.an excessively favorable opinion of one's own ability, importance, wit, etc.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by smilingjustalittlebit View Post
                  Guilty of this also!
                  Part of it is just the new convert's zeal which will mellow out over time. I never feel the urge to evangelize to anyone unless directly asked.

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                  • #10
                    Maybe after 6 months more of Primal I can bask in the smugness of my non-judgmentality and evolve into a glowing ball of light.

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                    • #11
                      Heeheehe...is there an icon for a snicker? Nice thread, funny comments. I can't be smug about anything food related because everyone who knows me thinks I am a nut. My daughter before I come to visit, asks me, "So what are you eating now, Mom?" They love me anyway, but not because I am a food nut.

                      I will admit to a bit of self satisfaction on those days when other people's desserts do NOT look good to me. No soapbox here, though, as I have spent a little too much time exploring different ways of eating for anyone to take me seriously.

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                      • #12
                        No new convert here, it's been over a year for me. I too wouldn't preach and only talk about it when directly asked or someone talks nonsense about my food, but I definitely have a glorious inner smugness that I made the effort to discover a truly healthy and ejoyable lifestyle instead of allowing myself to continue being spoonfed the awful information provided by so called experts!
                        Do what you love and do it often. If you don't like something, change it. if you don't like your job, quit. If you don't have enough time, stop watching tv. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop, they will be waiting for you when you start doing the things you love. Stop over analyzing, life is simple. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Some opportunities only come once, seize them.

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                        • #13
                          I think it starts off as smugness only because we have latched onto something they yet to conceive.

                          That being said, I tend to look at what others are doing and think to myself
                          "that used to be me, and I'm so glad it isn't anymore."
                          If that is smug, then so be it.

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                          • #14
                            I'm smug because I know something that the sheeple are too afraid to know.
                            If I just said LOL, I lied. Do or do not. There is no try.

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                            • #15
                              Sheeple - love it!
                              Do what you love and do it often. If you don't like something, change it. if you don't like your job, quit. If you don't have enough time, stop watching tv. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop, they will be waiting for you when you start doing the things you love. Stop over analyzing, life is simple. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Some opportunities only come once, seize them.

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