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  • Why do I even bother?

    The Primal Blueprint may be full of hundreds of truths, but they're truths that NO one wants to hear.

    Ok guys, from now on I'm not sharing the secrets to my great health no matter HOW much you ask. Want to know how I lost so much weight and totally regained my energy and health again? "Magic."
    "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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    It's true. Nobody wants to hear about the gym when they ask me how my legs are toned. That's why the diet drug industry fares so well. Everyone wants a magic pill.
    F 28/5'4/100 lbs

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

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    • #3
      "Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed.” - Friedrich Nietzsche

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      • #4
        I disagree. I didn't want to hear about it either at the beginning. But sometimes things just take time. Keep spreading the word. Even if you can bring around one person, you're doing well. I haven't lost a ton of weight yet (30lbs) and no one seems to notice, so I haven't reached the 'I'm telling everyone and no one is listening' stage though, so take it for what it's worth.

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        • #5
          Let people find their own way. Nothing worse than someone going on and on about their dietary lifestyle.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Sue View Post
            Let people find their own way. Nothing worse than someone going on and on about their dietary lifestyle.
            Even if they ask first?
            "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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            • #7
              Yeh they ask but usually they're wanting to hear about some quick magic formula.

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              • #8
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sue View Post
                  Yeh they ask but usually they're wanting to hear about some quick magic formula.
                  Yeah, telling people the truth will shatter their beliefs. Beliefs they have been force fed all their lifes. Things like...."all things in moderation", "eat a balanced diet" (whatever the heck "balanced" is), "Its a special day! Have some cake!", "Team won the championships....we're going to McDonalds to celebrate!"........and on and on. Its like telling them their culture sucks and is the cause of all their ails. They don't wanna hear that.

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                  • #10
                    I used to (pre-primal) take a whole wheat cracker with peanut butter on it for a quick snack after my lunch shift waiting tables. Many people would ask what I was eating and I had great fun telling them it was my new diet food. To which they all wanted to know where I got it. Once I explained it was a rye -crisp with peanut butter they lost interest. But man, when they thought it was the latest gimmick, they were right there! I could have sold a lot of those things.

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                    • #11
                      I no longer bother to explain either. A while back I discovered that people don't want to hear about a diet free of grains and many get irritated if I mention it. Either that, or they think they'll die without the cereal, bread and cookies.
                      Somehow talking about Paleo feels like talking politics or religion. I never before realized people could get so sensitive when nutrition is being discussed.
                      I'm just doing my thing that works for me and what everyone else puts into their mouth I could care less about.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by sqidmark View Post
                        "Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed. - Friedrich Nietzsche
                        +10000000000000000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                        • #13
                          Honestly though, it's not your job. There are better ways to share this information with people than shoving it on them. YOU don't want to hear about THEIR whack diet, do you? That's probably how it comes across to them. I am not like some people here, I have no weight loss to show off or that was at all noticeable for anyone but my Boyfriend and myself. If people ask how my skin is so clear (not right now, thanks Christmas cookies), I tell them I don't really eat sweets. People will come to their own conclusions, trust who they want to trust, be deluded if they choose to. It's not your job to tell them otherwise, and I think it's actually rude how often people seem to (both from the primal/paleo community as well as SAD or whatever fad diet) push their dogma on other people.

                          Hrm. </rant>

                          Long story short, and sorry, that's not really aimed at you, but the answer is don't. Don't bother.
                          Depression Lies

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                          • #14
                            I never say a thing about PB. People don't seem to be interested in eating programs unless it's something they've heard of - Jenny Craig, Atkins, stuff like that. I tell them I've cut *way* back on processed foods and grains, because I'm starving all the time if I eat stuff like that. When they say they could never do that, I tell them I did it little by little and now it's easy. Of course, they don't believe it! That's usually the end of the conversation. I do feel kind of sad for the people I care about who are eating themselves sick, but people have all kinds of demons that bring them daily misery. Bad food is just one more. I can't (ha, I'm not qualified to) fix other people's lives for them.

                            I do spend a good bit of energy finding and making primal foods that my family will enjoy. But again, I don't care if they're on board with the philosophy. As long as they're happily eating better foods, I feel victorious.
                            50yo, 5'3"
                            SW-195
                            CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
                            GW- Goals are no longer weight-related

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Sue View Post
                              Yeh they ask but usually they're wanting to hear about some quick magic formula.
                              Actually, I get the whole "but fat is bad and heart healthy whole grains for weight loss" responses and heaven forbid you try to show them evidence that proves anything contrary.
                              "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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