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  • Conversation during lunch at a fabulous Mediterranean Deli....

    Friend: "You aren't eating the Naan and Hummus? Don't you like it?"
    Me: "Remember I told you I was not eating grains or beans now? With my family history, I am trying to minimize my chances of developing type 2 diabetes."
    Friend: "Have you talked to a Doctor about this? I think if you don't eat any carbs, you might be setting yourself up to GET diabetes."
    Me: "Eh... I didn't say I don't eat carbs.... and also.... oh never mind. How's your saffron rice?"

    ******
    I can't figure out how to explain or avoid conversations about how my husband and I choose to eat. I try to avoid, but just keep on getting in awkward convos. Oh well....

    Go Grok!
    Last edited by chumbert; 09-22-2011, 10:14 AM. Reason: misspoke
    It makes me sad that people are trying hard to do the right thing but failing because they have the wrong information.
    Without question, bacon is the most interesting meat in the world, and if it were capable of original thought, we wouldn't even be having an election this November in America. We would simply appoint bacon as our forever leader and live dutifully under its rule.

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    • Originally posted by sudenveri
      Originally Posted by Very Silly People
      25 pounds of water weight!
      Yeah, isn't fat loss pretty much all water weight? So them trying to differentiate doesn't seem to make much sense.

      ~rc

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      • Out at a coffee house with two friends, size XL and XXXL. I'm at the counter ordering while they are at the table chomping on cookies that are (no exaggeration) about 8-10 inches in diameter plus slurping up mocha lattes. They are looking at my newly slimmed posterior and don't think I hear them as I am getting my large unsweetened herbal tea.

        XL: Wow, Robin really has lost a lot of weight. (chomp, slurp)
        XXXL : Yeah, it really shows. (chomp, slurp)
        XL: She's just lucky. (chomp, slurp)
        XXXL : Yeah, she must have one of *those* metabolisms. (chomp, slurp)
        XL: Yeah, that's so unfair. (chomp, slurp)
        XXXL: Yeah, I could never do that with MY metabolism. (chomp, slurp)
        XL: No, me neither. (chomp, slurp)

        I have told both of these people about Primal but they would rather ascribe my success to "luck" or one of *those* metabolisms than take a hard look at their own behaviors. Now, I'm not saying that real metabolic disorders don't exist, but I think there are a lot of people playing the "metabolism card" as an excuse to not make better choices.

        That night I just decided to pretend like I didn't hear them just because getting into it would be pointless. These are well educated intelligent women with all the resources of MDA (thanks to me) but still refuse to change. That is their choice I guess. Oh well.

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        • Originally posted by chumbert View Post
          Friend: "Have you talked to a Doctor about this? I think if you don't eat any carbs, you might be setting yourself up to GET diabetes."
          I'm soooo tired of these kinds of comments!! The whole "you must have whole grains to survive" (not just grains, but WHOLE grains) or "if you don't balance out that protien with carbs, you're gonna mess up your [whatever today's CW catchphrase is] system".

          My mother was feigning interest yesterday...
          she says "So, besides the no bread or pasta, no soy and low fat, what else can't you eat?"
          Uhhh... "Again -- no GRAINS, no LEGUMES (which includes soy), great big bunches of GOOD fats and avoid processed foods in general, especially those with sugar".
          "So, what can I feed you next time you come over?"
          "Have some lettuce and a carrot ready, Mom... just pretend I'm a cartoon rabbit when I'm at your house"

          I was having fun talking to people about what I'm doing... until about 2 weeks ago. I still enjoy speaking to those I haven't seen since before I started (42 pounds ago! ;-p). It's the ones that I work and/or live with every day that are really getting on my nerves with all the 'helpful' advice and newest "facts" they heard on that Special K commercial last night.

          Don't they get it by now???
          Started 7/5/11 at 274 lbs
          Now 214 -- that's 60 lbs!
          Goal 160 lbs -- last time there was in junior high!


          "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." (Margaret Thatcher)

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          • The greatest CW myth of all time:

            "Subway. Eat fresh."

            Now with low-fat yogurt parfaits with one entire serving of fruit to go with your sugar and chemicals.

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            • Originally posted by spakesneaker View Post
              The greatest CW myth of all time:

              "Subway. Eat fresh."

              Now with low-fat yogurt parfaits with one entire serving of fruit to go with your sugar and chemicals.
              Don't forget the room temperature deli meat brined in Honey-who-knows-what-that-chemical-is
              I'm a paleo foodie, come check out my recipes: http://strangekitty.ca/

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              • Originally posted by spakesneaker View Post
                The greatest CW myth of all time:

                "Subway. Eat fresh."

                Now with low-fat yogurt parfaits with one entire serving of fruit to go with your sugar and chemicals.
                The thing that kills me about people eating Subway is the whole attitude "Well at least it's not fried. It must be a little better for me than fast food."
                Except that the meats still contain hydrogenated oils! And plenty of other stuff you can't pronounce. What difference does it make if it's fried or not? It probably undergoes some sort of heat-treatment in processing anyway. Bad oils.

                And if I hear the media cite "healthy eating" one more time as the reason for Subway's expansion and success, my head is going to explode. It's really not that hard to read ingredient lists. I really think people are just content to be ignorant. / rant
                http://baconandwhimsy.blogspot.com

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                • Originally posted by MadelynMc View Post
                  The thing that kills me about people eating Subway is the whole attitude "Well at least it's not fried. It must be a little better for me than fast food."
                  Except that the meats still contain hydrogenated oils! And plenty of other stuff you can't pronounce. What difference does it make if it's fried or not? It probably undergoes some sort of heat-treatment in processing anyway. Bad oils.

                  And if I hear the media cite "healthy eating" one more time as the reason for Subway's expansion and success, my head is going to explode. It's really not that hard to read ingredient lists. I really think people are just content to be ignorant. / rant
                  My mother has actually sometimes tried to convince me not to eat the (healthy, primal, meat-and-vegetable) dinner I've cooked for myself, by saying, "I'll get you a Subway sandwich instead. It's healthy."

                  Advertising: somehow, people fall for it.

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                  • Originally posted by spakesneaker View Post
                    The greatest CW myth of all time:

                    "Subway. Eat fresh."

                    Now with low-fat yogurt parfaits with one entire serving of fruit to go with your sugar and chemicals.

                    And in Alaska, plastered on the sides of city buses, there is a young woman, an inspiring Olympic xc skier, with potato chips, a coke and subway sandwich in a subway ad. It made me cringe, in part because of the number of young athletes that look up to her.

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                    • I bought some organic unsweetned coconut flakes at Whole Foods. The recipe on the back of the package is for making cupcakes with the coconut and suggests topping the cupcakes with organic gummy bears. Umm . . . organic gummy bears? What's the point?

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                      • Originally posted by hockeyfan7 View Post
                        Umm . . . organic gummy bears? What's the point?
                        Well, they ARE fat-free, organic, and low cholesterol. Maybe even vegan.

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                        • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                          I have told both of these people about Primal but they would rather ascribe my success to "luck" or one of *those* metabolisms than take a hard look at their own behaviors.
                          Paleobird, did these friends not know you before you lost the weight? Or do they have sudden, collective amnesia?

                          My family is full of obese people and it amazes me that they all seem to have forgotten I was once just like them.

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                          • Today my dad bought some barbecued ribs from the Young Life group near where he works. I came home to find both my mother and father finishing off the last of them. My mom said she would have saved some for me but wasn't sure if I could since I'm on my "all natural" diet (that's what they call it). Truth be told, even with sugary barbecue sauce and grain fed meat, I still probably would have eaten a few. But I wasn't upset and plopped down next to my mother and started chewing on the left over bones. For a full minute my parents both just stared at me. Finally my mother asked, "What are you doing?" so I answered "Trying to get the marrow out." With minimal success, I gave up and threw the bones into a pot to see if I could make some broth out of them.

                            This is the first time my parents have been actually disturbed by my eating habits. They were cool with the high fat thing, since I'm underweight, but gnawing on bones may be pushing the boundaries so to speak
                            "Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion." ~Jane Ausitn

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                            • Originally posted by OneDeltaTenTango View Post
                              And in Alaska, plastered on the sides of city buses, there is a young woman, an inspiring Olympic xc skier, with potato chips, a coke and subway sandwich in a subway ad. It made me cringe, in part because of the number of young athletes that look up to her.
                              we've got the same here in London but with adverts on the side of buses showing athletes drinking milk.
                              Starting weight: 104.5 kg / 230 lbs (29th July 2011)
                              100.5kg / 221 lbs (5th August 2011)
                              Currently: 99.2kg / 218.6 lbs (23rd September 2011)

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                              • Originally posted by AnnaMoyer View Post
                                Truth be told, even with sugary barbecue sauce and grain fed meat, I still probably would have eaten a few. But I wasn't upset and plopped down next to my mother and started chewing on the left over bones.
                                Ugh....my stepdad had two huge racks of really good looking ribs in the fridge the other day. I said that I might stop by later to have some. I was going to cover them in spices and throw em on the grill. When I got home, they were all in the crockpot with some thick HFCS sauce. It is so awkward to answer "The ribs are ready" with "Oh, no thanks. I don't want them anymore."

                                Why can't people just eat like me? I'm tired of being told "We can get a salad for you if you want."

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