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    Ever since learning about the Primal lifestyle, I'm having these moments that literally leave me speechless and somewhat confused. Usually these moments occur when I'm talking to people about nutrition.

    My "moment of the day" today occurred at the dinner table. My brother and I are both in college but are currently living at home. My mother cooked curry chicken today. She also made some white rice with it. My brother complains that the rice is unhealthy and that he thinks brown rice is better. I can understand how he would think that, because that's what most people think. Here's where the "WTF moment" comes in... Instead of eating the white rice, he grabs some crackers to eat. The crackers are made from "white enriched bleached flour" O.O I pointed out that the enriched bleached flour is unhealthy even according to CW standards. His response: "but it's a cracker, so it's much healthier than white rice"

    What I want to know is what makes a cracker healthier? The fact that its a square shape? I didn't argue because I usually try to keep my opinion on health to myself. But it did make me chuckle a bit

  • #2
    Haha, that's definitely a worthy WTF moment. I also experienced one of those this morning, myself and two other roommates just started the Whole30 yesterday but have been talking about it for a while. Our fourth roommate ben thinks we are insane for the things we are eating. His argument this morning as I am cooking bacon: I can't believe you guys are eating bacon on this "diet"....uck. Me: Why? Bacon is good fat and delicious protein, things our bodies need! Him: I just don't get it, there's SO much fat in bacon. I'm going to laugh when you are all fat after 30 days...

    I didn't even argue further, not worth it. This has been his response to me cooking bacon for the past week. WTF

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    • #3
      I told my doctor I only ate real food, and never any processed or junk food.
      He said fad diets never lasted.
      Eating real food is a fad diet?
      WTF?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Adrigg8 View Post
        I didn't even argue further, not worth it. This has been his response to me cooking bacon for the past week. WTF
        Why not ask him to put his money where his mouth is and get measured along with you, as a 'control' for the unhealthy diet you have embarked on.

        This is not really a WTF moment, but I had a triple helping of dinner last night, followed by a fried banana with a square of chocolate and about 200ml of cream for dessert. Then I had a second dessert

        Like is rough sometimes.
        Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Fletch666 View Post
          I told my doctor I only ate real food, and never any processed or junk food.
          He said fad diets never lasted.
          Eating real food is a fad diet?
          WTF?
          It is a fad. Only been around for a million years or so. It will pass.....

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          • #6
            Haha, that's definitely a worthy WTF moment. I also experienced one of those this morning, myself and two other roommates just started the Whole30 yesterday but have been talking about it for a while. Our fourth roommate ben thinks we are insane for the things we are eating. His argument this morning as I am cooking bacon: I can't believe you guys are eating bacon on this "diet"....uck. Me: Why? Bacon is good fat and delicious protein, things our bodies need! Him: I just don't get it, there's SO much fat in bacon. I'm going to laugh when you are all fat after 30 days...

            I didn't even argue further, not worth it. This has been his response to me cooking bacon for the past week. WTF
            Your roommate is just jealous because he is not "allowed" to eat bacon as often as you are Lol but seriously, its very irritating when people make comments like this. If people just took the time to read a little bit on how the primal diet actually works, then they would see that there is no reason to be scared of fat.

            I told my doctor I only ate real food, and never any processed or junk food.
            He said fad diets never lasted.
            Eating real food is a fad diet?
            WTF?
            "fad diets"? I hope you're doctor was just kidding! Ask him/her what you should be eating, if you shouldn't be eating whole foods...

            This is not really a WTF moment, but I had a triple helping of dinner last night, followed by a fried banana with a square of chocolate and about 200ml of cream for dessert. Then I had a second dessert
            Life is hard...but oh so yummy You're dessert sounds delicious!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by OneDeltaTenTango View Post
              It is a fad. Only been around for a million years or so. It will pass.....
              I spewed water on my monitor when I read this! Thanks for the laugh!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Fletch666 View Post
                I told my doctor I only ate real food, and never any processed or junk food.
                He said fad diets never lasted.
                Eating real food is a fad diet?
                WTF?
                Yeah.... lol... my son is enrolled in a healthy eating program (as he's overweight). We've actually been trying to get into this program LONG before I started primal. Well... I as a parent have to go along too and sometimes I'm just aghast. Of course the recommendations for foods are all CW.

                The other day we did label reading to decide what is "friendly" and what is "unfriendly". Apparently a packaged something that has less than 5% fat and less than 5% sugar is "friendly". Lol. So low fat processed cheese rubbish is "friendly" crappy rice crackers that probably have MSG and God knows what are "friendly". (Mind you there was nothing that was ACTUALLY "friendly" as it's all processed rubbish).

                I find it disturbing. Particularly as "BAD" foods include butter and coconut oil (and other coconut products) and CANOLA oil is GOOD. ARGH ARGH ARGH!!!

                Then we discussed food "staples" you know, food we ALL need to be healthy... these included such wonderful items as bread, pasta and cereal. I just shake my head . Carbs are apparently fanfreakintastic unless they're sugars... and as for fats if it's saturated it's bad and if it's processed BS oils it's good.

                The sad thing is I'm getting my son to go primal, and if he loses weight before the end of the program they'll think it's because he's been doing all the "right" things . When in fact, he'll have been doing sooo much different.

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                • #9
                  We went on a trip with my in-laws a couple of weeks a go and stayed in a condo together. I got up the first morning and fried myself a 1/2 pound of bacon and a couple of eggs fried in the bacon grease. As my MIL is sitting there on her 100 pound over weight butt eating a poached egg and a piece of lightly margarined toast she says "but wouldn't a slice of toast be really good with that"? WTF I'm eating freakin BACON and FRIED eggs, what could be better than that?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by magicmerl View Post
                    This is not really a WTF moment, but I had a triple helping of dinner last night, followed by a fried banana with a square of chocolate and about 200ml of cream for dessert. Then I had a second dessert

                    Like is rough sometimes.
                    I have been thinking of treating myself to something similar to this lately. What did you cook the banana in?

                    I don't have too many WTF moments, just the usual "I could never xxx" responses. One that got me was someone at work asking about my weight loss, followed by me giving him a 5 minute primer on Paleo, followed by him asking "So what do you eat, just bread?" Yes, non-refined, non-processed, non-manufactured bread. I buy it from some unicorns.
                    I wish I liked to eat liver.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by magicmerl View Post
                      why not ask him to put his money where his mouth is and get measured along with you, as a 'control' for the unhealthy diet you have embarked on.

                      This is not really a wtf moment, but i had a triple helping of dinner last night, followed by a fried banana with a square of chocolate and about 200ml of cream for dessert. Then i had a second dessert

                      like is rough sometimes.
                      wtf!!!!

                      Lol
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                      • #12
                        At lunch on a cruise recently I was seated next to a dietician. She raised an eyebrow when I buttered my bleeding steak but never said anything about food until after lunch, when my cheese plate showed up. She brought up how she lost a bunch of weight by eating low fat/low sodium and exercising a lot, how it works for everybody, etc. Since I'm still pretty fat I knew what subject she was tap dancing around. I told her I was eating a Primal diet, only real whole foods and losing weight steadily (at the time I had lost 30lbs). She said, "That's great, but I don't like a diet that eliminates whole groups of foods. Cereals and whole grains are good for you. Just stay away from processed foods." WTF do you think cereal is? LOL

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by quelsen View Post
                          wtf!!!!

                          Lol
                          The bit I left out is that I am IF'ing atm and that's the only food I ate that day. And it's slightly more than I would usually eat in a day (I tell ya, I was stuffed when I finished the second dessert).

                          Originally posted by UniqueTII View Post
                          I have been thinking of treating myself to something similar to this lately. What did you cook the banana in?
                          Nothing. I just microwaved it for a minute. That cooks most of the banana and melts the chocolate nicely. Then the cream gets added for creamy goodness.

                          Here's an awesome alternative with more protein. Mash up a banana and mix with an egg. Spoon into several teflon muffin trays. Cook like a muffin (12 minutes at about 180degC). Eat with whipped cream, yoghurt etc.
                          Last edited by magicmerl; 08-15-2012, 08:20 PM.
                          Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

                          Griff's cholesterol primer
                          5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
                          Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
                          TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
                          bloodorchid is always right

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Sissypants View Post
                            At lunch on a cruise recently I was seated next to a dietician. She raised an eyebrow when I buttered my bleeding steak but never said anything about food until after lunch, when my cheese plate showed up. She brought up how she lost a bunch of weight by eating low fat/low sodium and exercising a lot, how it works for everybody, etc. Since I'm still pretty fat I knew what subject she was tap dancing around. I told her I was eating a Primal diet, only real whole foods and losing weight steadily (at the time I had lost 30lbs). She said, "That's great, but I don't like a diet that eliminates whole groups of foods. Cereals and whole grains are good for you. Just stay away from processed foods." WTF do you think cereal is? LOL
                            to which your response should have been 'don't be stupid'
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                            • #15
                              I saw a post on Facebook today where a woman was talking about how her 6-year old daughter is alergic to wheat, corn, soy, and peanuts...then she asked what (genuinely perplexed) she could feed her child that was a healthy alternative. WTF? How about nothing with wheat, soy, corn, or peanuts for a start? Healthy food doesn't have to come out of a box, you know.

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