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  • My aunt was recently talking about making a chocolate-zucchini cake with some of the zucchini from my garden. I told her that she was welcome to have some to make the cake but that I wouldn't be eating any as it isn't primal.

    A dumbfounded look appeared on her face and she said, "but it has zucchini in it so it's healthy."

    Apparently a few slivers of green vegetable matter make up for the cups of white flour and ultra-processed sugar in a dish like that.

    Saddest of all, my aunt is a nurse in a doctor's office that specializes in diabetes treatment. Thanks CW!

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    • oh gosh, some of these are more sad than funny...

      just reminded me of when a bunch of us had a session with our tutor for our patient contact course... One of the guys randomly asked our tutor (a doctor) if eating alot of sugar will give him diabetes, because his friends had been telling him to cut down on the candy. The tutor goes "no, sugar will not give you diabetes...but the saturated fat in that candy probably will".... *face palm*

      And then my friend who knows what i think about sat fat was like "see? i told you!" .. After the session when everyone left i went to the tutor and explained what she meant...and how i thought sat fat isnt bad, etc and how i was reading GCBC by Gary Taubes... i at least got him to admit that sat fat isnt the evil villain everyone makes it out to be, with regards heart disease... but still...the ignorance!!!!

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      • Originally posted by reamz View Post
        "see? i told you!" !
        My mom always tells me that when she hears something about nutrition on the TV. "Rice and beans are the perfect food," and stuff like that. -_- And once there was something about how Japanese women live longer because they eat tofu... but French woman live almost just as long, and they don't eat fucking soy. But you don't hear that on TV, do you...
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        • Originally posted by imasin View Post
          cookies are healthier than candy bars for kids because "at least the cookies have some milk in them."
          And hey, so does milk chocolate! So candy and cookies for everyone!
          "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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          • Originally posted by imasin View Post
            Today my boss said that (store-bought, not even home-made) cookies are healthier than candy bars for kids because "at least the cookies have some milk in them."

            *facepalm*
            Cookies don't call for milk. Let me guess, your boss has pointy hair?

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            • Originally posted by Jefferson View Post
              My aunt was recently talking about making a chocolate-zucchini cake with some of the zucchini from my garden. I told her that she was welcome to have some to make the cake but that I wouldn't be eating any as it isn't primal.
              Yeah - but Chocolate Zucchini cake is pretty darn tasty!!
              Never, never, never quit! -- Winston Churchill

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              • i'm currently in school for holistic nutrition. while majority of teachers are phenomenal and support my lifestyle, there are always few pasty weaklings that chew on their homemade granola bars every hour or so. it always boggles my mind how we learn the science behind the physiology only to be followed by contradicting grain love! I used to provoke discussions but at one point i just got tired. i just quietly snack on my medium rare steak and try not to make eye contact with my raw eating classmate sitting next to me. ( well, not anymore hehe)

                anyhow... before PB ( i was already "non grainer" ) I wen't to see very respected and published registered dietitian. Just to expend my horizons and get some professional advise on future career focus.
                oh boy... it was the most awkward 2 minutes of introductions in my entire life. the only thing I was able to focus is her very very round face with lots of red capillaries attached to an overweight, heavy and aged body ( she is in her early 40's). i thought that i got caught in a slow motion movie scene when she was getting up from her chair, only to realize that it was her normal pace. she doest hate on the Fat ( and is vocal about it - that's why i went to her in the first place) but is all about the Holy Whole Grains.

                the saddest thing is that she is booked up 2-3 months in advance and charges about 100$ for an hour of her Canadian Food guide preaching. blleehhh

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                • I had a brief and passing thought about getting into nutrition as a career, and I am glad there are those of you (nudge nudge Xenya) who are doing it and are going to be the people to pass on some good information. But I couldn't do it. To train I'd have to listen to and spew back crap that I knew wasn't true until I could get out on my own. I don't have the constitution for it.

                  So far in my studies to become a therapist, I don't have that issue. However whenever people describe depressive tendencies i always want to include diet change and supplements into the treatment plan. At least in my head!!
                  sigpic "Boy I got vision and the rest of the world is wearing bifocals" - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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                  • Originally posted by Minxxa View Post
                    I had a brief and passing thought about getting into nutrition as a career, and I am glad there are those of you (nudge nudge Xenya) who are doing it and are going to be the people to pass on some good information. But I couldn't do it. To train I'd have to listen to and spew back crap that I knew wasn't true until I could get out on my own. I don't have the constitution for it.
                    oh so true! Luckily my program follows the out of the box approach for the most of the time. "dietitian" is almost an offensive term for a holistic nutritionist. and i can see why.

                    as for the link b/w depression and diet - i never realized how much of an affect it has until i felt it for myself. i'm not the same person I was a year ago. my world back then was so grey, slow and negative... crying was a part of my daily routine. i'm sure that if I would mention that to a doctor I would be on prozac in no time. people don't realize that parasympathetic dominance is partially caused by diet... and that dominance affects hormones. such a simple concept.. le sigh.

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                    • I think some of these belong on fml.

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                      • This isn't funny, necessarily... but I didn't want to start a whole new thread.

                        Today one of my coworkers cornered me in the kitchen while I was heating up my lunch. She said "you look so great! You've lost so much weight! what kind of diet are you doing?"

                        I started to speak, but nothing came out. I thought about it for about a minute... she was looking at me like I was crazy. I said "I cut my calories and work out." She said "but what are you eating?" I said "protein, fat and lots of veggies"

                        She said "so low carb?"... and I said "well, I cut out grains and sugar, but that's not part of my "diet" thats just for health reasons"... and she looked at me like I was crazy. Then proceeded to tell me that she couldn't live without sugar. I decided that was the end of that conversation and thanked her for noticing my progress and walked away.

                        It was very weird for me... as it's the first time I have had to explain myself. I wasn't ready for it. And it was much more awkward than I would have thought! Ugh... rant over.
                        Starting weight, June 10, 2010: 213 pounds
                        Current weight, October 31, 2010: 177 pounds
                        Goal: Happiness, Health, Hotness

                        Screw "moderation"!!

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                        • The company I work for has been big on health lately. They've gone with some positives by bringing in a physical therapist to promote and teach stretching, set up a CSA for those of us who want it, started a walking program, etc. However, their attempt at nutrition is all CW. In the breakroom today there were people giving out free samples of Whole Grains while explaining the amazing benefits of whole grains. As I went in to re-heat my salmon and veggie soup one of them cornered me and tried to peddle a free package of Triscuits and peanut butter (what peanut butter has to do with whole grains I don't know) on me. When I said I don't eat grains because they're not good for you, the guy tried to tell me I was wrong. So, I asked him what he thought of Gluten, Lectin and Phytates: he had never heard of them!

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                          • Originally posted by Xenya View Post
                            oh so true! Luckily my program follows the out of the box approach for the most of the time. "dietitian" is almost an offensive term for a holistic nutritionist. and i can see why.

                            as for the link b/w depression and diet - i never realized how much of an affect it has until i felt it for myself. i'm not the same person I was a year ago. my world back then was so grey, slow and negative... crying was a part of my daily routine. i'm sure that if I would mention that to a doctor I would be on prozac in no time. people don't realize that parasympathetic dominance is partially caused by diet... and that dominance affects hormones. such a simple concept.. le sigh.
                            Ah.... well that program sounds MUCH better! I have a lot of the same issues with therapy/depression/diet... in that most counselors don't consider nutrition AT ALL in regard to depression. I'm sure I'll not get to really exercise that portion of things until I've got my own practice, at which point I'll pair up with a good doc and/or nutritional holistic practitioner that I can use in conjunction. I'm intending to specialize in sex therapy, but diet comes into affect with that as well (with orgasmic difficulties), so I'm hoping to help people in a more well-rounded way.
                            sigpic "Boy I got vision and the rest of the world is wearing bifocals" - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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                            • Originally posted by Lodini View Post
                              This isn't funny, necessarily... but I didn't want to start a whole new thread.

                              Today one of my coworkers cornered me in the kitchen while I was heating up my lunch. She said "you look so great! You've lost so much weight! what kind of diet are you doing?"

                              I started to speak, but nothing came out. I thought about it for about a minute... she was looking at me like I was crazy. I said "I cut my calories and work out." She said "but what are you eating?" I said "protein, fat and lots of veggies"

                              She said "so low carb?"... and I said "well, I cut out grains and sugar, but that's not part of my "diet" thats just for health reasons"... and she looked at me like I was crazy. Then proceeded to tell me that she couldn't live without sugar. I decided that was the end of that conversation and thanked her for noticing my progress and walked away.

                              It was very weird for me... as it's the first time I have had to explain myself. I wasn't ready for it. And it was much more awkward than I would have thought! Ugh... rant over.
                              the first time is always the hardest. my knee-jerk reaction explanation now is "i just stopped eating crap and started eating the food my body is made to eat"... only if they probe do I say "meats, veggies, fruits, and nuts. nothing more, unless i need a treat, like a little dark chocolate or some cheese."
                              March 1st 2010: 308lbs | CW: 219lbs / 18.5%BF | New Goal: 16% BF
                              Male. 28. 6'4''. Currently working on them muscles and strength!

                              "My chest hair caught fire when I was fighting a bear with a flamethrower, how do I get my hair back? - Rivvin

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                              • Originally posted by Jason VT View Post
                                The company I work for has been big on health lately. They've gone with some positives by bringing in a physical therapist to promote and teach stretching, set up a CSA for those of us who want it, started a walking program, etc. However, their attempt at nutrition is all CW. In the breakroom today there were people giving out free samples of Whole Grains while explaining the amazing benefits of whole grains. As I went in to re-heat my salmon and veggie soup one of them cornered me and tried to peddle a free package of Triscuits and peanut butter (what peanut butter has to do with whole grains I don't know) on me. When I said I don't eat grains because they're not good for you, the guy tried to tell me I was wrong. So, I asked him what he thought of Gluten, Lectin and Phytates: he had never heard of them!
                                Not even gluten?? What an idiot.
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