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  • #31
    I eat very little processed food myself and I avoid everything that comes from a bakery, with the exception of some cake now and then. I also go very low on sugar. In general most people are just concerned of making their food as tasty as possible; the taste is everything and the health secondary at best. Then you have a minor group of people within all kind of eating styles that tend to overthink the health aspect of eating, losing focus on what really count, and going astray in minutiae. But basically; food is fuel for the body, and what fuel combination that works best must be determined on the needs of the individualů
    "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

    - Schopenhauer

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    • #32
      I usually just tell people that I'm a health nut and they get it. Although I eat more carbohydrate than most on this board (loads of fruit, maple syrup, raw honey, coconut sugar, white rice, etc.), I still follow the basic tenet of preferring real food over processed junk.

      Many people simply don't understand the connection between what they eat and how they feel, which is why they lash out at others who eat healthily. They tend to perceive health food as a trendy luxury that has nothing to do with energy levels, skin quality, mood, etc.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by tarek View Post
        Many people simply don't understand the connection between what they eat and how they feel, which is why they lash out at others who eat healthily. They tend to perceive health food as a trendy luxury that has nothing to do with energy levels, skin quality, mood, etc.
        That's because they see so many unhealthy people loading up on "health foods" and staying sick.

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        • #34
          I'm already down over 20 lbs and weight is pretty much falling off me. I will let the results speak for themselves and ignore the naysayers.
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          Primal since August 2012. CW: 317.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Megatron View Post
            What I'd LIKE to tell them, when they are telling me I will get 'so fat' from primal, or that it's unhealthy, or any comments anyone makes ever about what I am eating because it is none of their business, is simply:

            Oh really? So that's why I am actually just a projection of a thin woman, whereas my real self is being crane lifted out of my apartment somewhere.
            Why do so many people want to tell you what you're doing will make you fat- when it obviously hasn't? Especially when their diet clearly isn't working. That really tempts the snark.
            If you're thin, SADs will think it's in spite of your diet, not because of it. They'll say, "Oh, if you can eat fat and stay thin, then you must have good genetics. Oh woe is me, I wish I could be so lucky, but I guess I'll have to soldier on *sigh* [sucks down sugar-laden Yoplait]."
            5'0" female, 45 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently 111.

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            • #36
              What do I think of the naysayers?

              Not much.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by oxide View Post
                If you're thin, SADs will think it's in spite of your diet, not because of it. They'll say, "Oh, if you can eat fat and stay thin, then you must have good genetics. Oh woe is me, I wish I could be so lucky, but I guess I'll have to soldier on *sigh* [sucks down sugar-laden Yoplait]."
                That's it exactly. It makes no sense, it's frustrating, and self defeating. Their loss, I guess.

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                • #38
                  Most people "on a diet" will make themselves eat food they hate the taste of (on the logic that delicious food must be bad for you), or they don't eat much of anything. Obviously this makes them cranky, and they get even crankier when it doesn't work. So these people are totally puzzled when they see someone losing weight by cheerfully eating bacon and other delicious "fattening" foods. It doesn't compute. They can't make sense of it. They convince themselves that the primal person is just luckier than they are or has more willpower (how much willpower does it take to eat bacon?!) Honestly, I don't have much sympathy for people who'd rather stay fat and hungry than consider new information.

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                  • #39
                    the logic that delicious food must be bad for you
                    This.

                    If you break down and eat some Keebler shortbread or Chips Ahoy cookies during a weak moment, you'll realize that they're not delicious at all, even if you're starving.

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                    • #40
                      But eating bland and untasty food when losing weight is a proven method that works...
                      "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                      - Schopenhauer

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                      • #41
                        I live Primally b/c it makes sense to me. I love the fact that there is scientific evidence to back it up but ultimately for me it comes down to just feeling good and seeing results. I've never really had a weight issue but I do occasionally have a laziness issue but this lifestyle gives me consistent energy, focus and a pretty positive attitude so I stick with it. It doesn't take a scientist to figure out that eating fast food isn't good for you or that drinking a soda that has that has the ability to eat through a pound of steak and a mattress in less than 12 hours is probably something I shouldn't injest on a regular basis.

                        To those who don't follow it, oh well. We each find our own path and walk it for our own reasons. Those who just fall in line with whatever everyone else does do so for comfort and not the idea of never being challenged.
                        Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'Failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.

                        Mary Pickford

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                        • #42
                          I do this for me..other peoples opinion is not an issue. let them be. The evidence that this works is very clear.
                          Caution! My replies may contain traces of nuts!. My posts are just my opinion based on my experience with the primal way of life, there is no assurance it will work with others in the same way.

                          Started Primal 15th October 2012
                          Height 5'9"
                          Start weight 200lb
                          Loss so far 33.8lbs, now 166.2lb
                          Goal was 168lb's

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by CradlingaLion View Post
                            This.

                            If you break down and eat some Keebler shortbread or Chips Ahoy cookies during a weak moment, you'll realize that they're not delicious at all, even if you're starving.
                            Despite that fact I love being Primal I still love shortbread cookies and Chips Ahoy. They're delicisous but only on certain occasions.
                            Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'Failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.

                            Mary Pickford

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                            • #44
                              I still love shortbread cookies and Chips Ahoy
                              But what if you had homemade pecan shortbread and chocolate chip cookies? SO MUCH tastier. If you are really feeling into it, you can use primal-slanted ingredients to take the inflammation edge off of the glutens.

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                              • #45
                                Glad to hear you no longer need Singulair. The stuff pretty much saved my life a few years ago. I couldn't sleep, I was on antibiotics 10-12 times a year for sinus infections. However, even before I heard of PB, I hated being on maintenance drugs, and I'm aware that Singulair does make me more moody and irritable. I've quit it before and the sinus issues immediately resume.

                                I'm hoping PB will help. I'm thinking the world is stacked against Primal, but I've been doing OK for three weeks, and not streeig about a few small lapses. So far so good.

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