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  • Ah, watching my roommate kill himself with diet...

    He made it back just in time to watch the latest episode of Family Guy (God forbid he MISS it), with his "dinner" of Velveta shells and "cheese", a bowl of popcorn (with 99% fat-free butter topping!), and bowl of ice cream.
    "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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    What the hell is fat free butter topping made of? Ask him if you can take a picture of the label and post it on here so I can make fun of him in a more specific and constructive manner, lol. Just kidding... I wouldn't want him to beast on you... he must be ripped.

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    • #3
      That dinner choice sounds horrid. Not even in my worst SAD days when hot pockets and hot dogs were regular staples i would have had that.
      ETA. Sorry for the little digression, but what got me to quit eating the hot pockets was their hew label. " now made with real cheese". As opposed to what? The fake crap you fed us for ages?
      Last edited by Graycat; 09-30-2012, 06:44 PM.

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      • #4
        my brother's father in law regularly has a pint of cheap ice cream as "dinner" - because it's one of the cheapest things you can eat. Though I'm not sure if that tops your roomie.
        If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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        • #5
          Standard SAD diet. 90% of the US probably eats like that. Who cares.
          F 28/5'4/100 lbs

          "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath; do your research."

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          • #6
            I used to eat like that. Stouffers has the best mac and cheese and I would eat slices of bread with it. I would love to have a bowl. But I know how sick I would be now.
            "Though she be but little, she is fierce!" - William Shakespeare

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            • #7
              My BF will often have corn chips for dinner. He thinks steak is bad for your heart. He's got a cardiologist and I don't.

              I wouldn't worry too much about your roommate. I know you fixate on him because you've posted about him a number of times. Be grateful for him. He is serving as an example of what your life could be like if you decide to quit the Primal Blueprint.
              Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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              • #8
                I can speak with experience and authority on this subject: the more you bother them, the more they'll ignore you. I tried explaining myself over and over again and the more I did that, the more people turned off. Eventually I said, "Screw it" and stopped talking about it. Then, I underwent my own physical transformation and people started taking notice. They'd ask me what I was doing. Now that THEY came to ME, they listened with open minds and open ears.

                You're going to have to lead by example here, not by force, and you're going to have to hope they come to you asking for advice. They have to notice your knowledge and accept you as an authority on their own. The more you pester, the more they will run away. And in the end, you have to accept that you can't save most people. Most people are fat and unhealthy because most people just don't care, and all the knowledge and exemplary action in the world won't have them coming to you for any advice.

                And most importantly: it's none of your business what others eat. Most people in this community get a superiority complex for their supreme knowledge of dieting. None of us are any better than a SAD eater, except if you THINK you're better than them. Then, you're decidedly worse.
                Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 10-01-2012, 09:31 AM.
                Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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                • #9
                  And most importantly: it's none of your business what others eat. Most people in this community get a superiority complex for their supreme knowledge of dieting. None of us are any better than a SAD eater, except if you THINK you're better than them. Then, you're decidedly worse.
                  Yeah, because you know what, probably 98% of us have eaten the following:
                  Mac and Cheese for dinner
                  Pizza, for dinner, then breakfast and lunch, washed down with a coke
                  Fast food
                  Microwave popcorn as a meal
                  Doughnuts as a meal
                  A plate of spaghetti and garlic bread

                  We probably enjoyed it, tremendously, and when we tried to eat healthy (either for real, or CW), we probably wished we had Kraft Mac & Cheese. Or a pizza. Probably the first few weeks of primal, we wanted a damn pizza. A year ago, I thought a cupcake was a great snack because "it's portion control". I was also super proud of my lunch- a 200 calorie Trader Joes pizza and a big bowl of broccoli.

                  I go back and forth on inattention to health as a factor of moral worth. I am glad I am healthier now. But I don't think it makes me a better person- more self centered, less time to help others, but balanced with less likely to be a medical burden on society, but then I might live longer.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
                    And most importantly: it's none of your business what others eat. Most people in this community get a superiority complex for their supreme knowledge of dieting. None of us are any better than a SAD eater, except if you THINK you're better than them. Then, you're decidedly worse.
                    I really liked this quote! Such an open-minded....
                    The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanely sensitive. To them…a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death.” Pearl Buck

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                    • #11
                      The thing that really bugs me is when you do lead by example and still get nowhere. People notice my transformation and are amazed and ask what I did. Then I tell them and get rolling eyes and responses like "that may have worked for you but it wouldn't for me" or "I could never give up ______" or "Eating that much meat/fat/etc is bad for your heart".

                      And I can't always just say "screw it" and forget the person. I don't want family/friends I care a great deal about to keep eating themselves to an early grave.
                      -Chuck

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                      • #12
                        I ate like your roommate for years, and no one, no matter how well-meaning, could convince me there was anything wrong with that. Consider yourself lucky to be further along the path toward health than him. Many people don't have that wake-up call "I need to get healthy!" moment until they're already sick. It's hard to watch people who are close to us do things we know are dangerous, but our advice and insistence is not going to be what makes them change.

                        You've gotten some good advice on this thread; keep leading by example, let your house fill with the scents of delicious grass-fed beef and sizzling veggies and see how long he holds out then! People who make unhealthy decisions KNOW they're making bad decisions. They just think getting healthy is too difficult and inconvenient. Just keep living your primal life as proof that not only is being healthy easy, it's worth it!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                          My BF will often have corn chips for dinner. He thinks steak is bad for your heart. He's got a cardiologist and I don't.

                          I wouldn't worry too much about your roommate. I know you fixate on him because you've posted about him a number of times. Be grateful for him. He is serving as an example of what your life could be like if you decide to quit the Primal Blueprint.
                          Fixate on him? Yeah, well, he's had several health-related expenses recently, and that has impacted his financial situation quite a bit.

                          He helps me pay the rent so, uh... From at LEAST that perspective, I don't want anything bad to happen to him!

                          I mean, that and I am just way to kind of a human being for my own good.
                          "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by impala454 View Post
                            "that may have worked for you but it wouldn't for me"
                            Yep, and have they even TRIED it before making that statement?
                            "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Drumroll View Post
                              Fixate on him? Yeah, well, he's had several health-related expenses recently, and that has impacted his financial situation quite a bit.

                              He helps me pay the rent so, uh... From at LEAST that perspective, I don't want anything bad to happen to him!

                              I mean, that and I am just way to kind of a human being for my own good.
                              You can always find a new roommate. And you can move, too.
                              Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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