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Why are people threatened by this choice I have made?
I guess like Isbolick I am only actively talking about Primal at the moment because colleagues/friends have started to notice a difference and have asked what I'm doing. Will take the advice of more senior members on board and avoid the c-word from now on though!
QFT. Don't talk about Fight Club. Lead with results, fly under the radar when possible, and try hard to avoid any suggestion of smug superiority when cornered into a discussion of CW vs PB with all its attendant myths and excuses. After all, most of us who were overweight or unhealthy labored under the same misconceptions ourselves until recently.
I got asked by a husband/wife team of TKD/Hapkido instructors what I did to lose weight... so I told them and gave them a link to the "Start Here" section of this site. When you lose 104 lbs, people notice. When they notice, they ask how, and the ones who are dedicated to getting healthier actually DO it.
Peak weight on Standard American Diet: 316.8 lbs
Initial Weight When Starting Primal: 275 lbs
Current weight: 210.8 lbs
Goal weight: 220 lbs (or less): MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.
A lot of people don't want to be healthy. They want to look like they want to be healthy while nurturing pain so they can feel special and have things to whine about. There's nothing fun about being perfectly healthy for a hypochondriac. The same goes for attention-seekers. If nothing is wrong, then you have no excuse for your laziness and sloth. A lot of people I talk to are proud of the pills they take. It's rather scary, a full-grown adult still dragging around a dirty blanky and sucking their thumb.
Knifegill never disappoints!
Don't let anybody tell you, "You can't" just because they can't.
I literally just posted about this. Yes, I agree your first mistake was talking about it at all. Sometimes it can't be avoided like in situations where there is nothing primal to eat and you are in a small group so not eating would be noticable. I consider these times my 20%. The truth is your lifestyle change threatens the people who are being critical. Nobody wants to be the last overweight person and people will absolutely attempt to bring you down. It's human nature. Just keep doing what you are doing and bow to no person's pressure. More importantly DO NOT engage in the argument. It takes two to argue and you can just sit their and smile or change the subject while people are being critical. It's NOBODY'S business what you put in your mouth. Lead by example.