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  • Overheard at the grocery store yesterday:

    "Can I get him some ice cream?"
    "No, why don't you get him something nutritious?"
    "What?"
    "Nutritious. You know, like a big bag of cereal or something."

    Cringe. It makes me sad that people are trying hard to do the right thing but failing because they have the wrong information.
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    • Originally posted by Corvidae View Post
      Im more irritated by the double-standards for the two genders of the kids. I mean, 99% chance the parents believe that fat is fattening, so by encouraging their daughters to get the "non-fattening" food and letting the boys get the "fattening" stuff, theyre basically reinforcing BS gender-biased cultural body messages that women need to always be skinny and always micromanage their food to be so, etc etc etc.
      100% agree. That story is frustrating on so many levels!
      No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means.
      -Maimonodies

      The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea.

      Babes with BBQ

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      • +100000. There seems to be an underlying belief that males just can't be responsible anyway so let them do what they want. Women shoulder all the blame. Ugghhhhhhhhh....drives me nuts.

        Originally posted by Corvidae View Post
        Im more irritated by the double-standards for the two genders of the kids. I mean, 99% chance the parents believe that fat is fattening, so by encouraging their daughters to get the "non-fattening" food and letting the boys get the "fattening" stuff, theyre basically reinforcing BS gender-biased cultural body messages that women need to always be skinny and always micromanage their food to be so, etc etc etc.
        You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

        Age 48
        height 5'3
        SW 215 lbs
        CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
        LW 172 lbs
        GW 125ish lbs

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        • Originally posted by valmason01 View Post
          +100000. There seems to be an underlying belief that males just can't be responsible anyway so let them do what they want. Women shoulder all the blame. Ugghhhhhhhhh....drives me nuts.
          THIIIIIIIIIIIIIS. Urg.
          "Since going primal, I've found that there are very few problems that cannot be solved with butter and/or bacon fat."

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          • Originally posted by Corvidae View Post
            Im more irritated by the double-standards for the two genders of the kids. I mean, 99% chance the parents believe that fat is fattening, so by encouraging their daughters to get the "non-fattening" food and letting the boys get the "fattening" stuff, theyre basically reinforcing BS gender-biased cultural body messages that women need to always be skinny and always micromanage their food to be so, etc etc etc.
            I couldn't agree more! When you see this happening with young girls today you realize it's going to be a long time before (if ever) anything changes. All we can do is for those of us who have contact with is girls is to show them another way.
            Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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            • Signed in just to post this. Friend on facebook posted a picture of some disgusting looking - THING. And wrote: Healthy sunday! Who said it wasn't possible? Yum - Fat free cool whip, vanilla pudding, a Weight Watcher's "Bday" mini bar, topped off with a graham cracker!

              Face-Palm.

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              • I was at a party this weekend with a bunch of young mothers who were talking about dietary necessities while pregnant and nursing. They were stressing the importance of getting enough protein, which I quietly approved of, but then one woman was like, "I was thrilled when I realized I could have ICE CREAM for my protein!" At first I laughed like she was kidding or exaggerating, but then she continued, "Yeah when I was pregnant I went to McDonalds for shakes or sundaes, like, all the time!"

                Wut.
                Last edited by Corvidae; 01-23-2013, 11:00 AM. Reason: typo
                "Since going primal, I've found that there are very few problems that cannot be solved with butter and/or bacon fat."

                My amusing take on paleo-blogging: http://whatshouldwecallpaleolife.tumblr.com/

                Are you a Primal in San Francisco, or the SF Bay Area in general? Join our facebook group!

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                • Originally posted by Corvidae View Post
                  THIIIIIIIIIIIIIS. Urg.
                  There's a bit of a growing backlash against this- sites like The Art of Manliness are trying to bring back the concept of strong, competent, responsible men who are not stuck in perpetual adolescence. The image of men who are incompetent at household chores, child-rearing, and relationships is widespread throughout TV, movies, and advertising.

                  *Edit: Many stereotypes exist because they have some basis of truth, however perpetuating a stereotype can lead people into believing it, which reinforces that stereotype among even more people.

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                  • Originally posted by jfreaksho View Post
                    There's a bit of a growing backlash against this- sites like The Art of Manliness are trying to bring back the concept of strong, competent, responsible men who are not stuck in perpetual adolescence. The image of men who are incompetent at household chores, child-rearing, and relationships is widespread throughout TV, movies, and advertising.

                    *Edit: Many stereotypes exist because they have some basis of truth, however perpetuating a stereotype can lead people into believing it, which reinforces that stereotype among even more people.
                    I'm female, and I love that site. I have them in my blog reader. They're currently in the middle of an interesting series on testosterone.
                    Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.

                    If I wanted to listen to an asshole, I'd fart.

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                    • I had another funny (more like sad) cw moment today in the grocery store. I walked into the store behind a mother and her son who looked to be about 3. The little boy immediately pointed out the soda pop display set up right in front of the entrance and said "mommy buy me soda!" The mother said "no, you don't need soda sweetie." I silently applauded her. I was still in ear shot as she then passed by the produce section and her little boy said "mommy I want apples!" My heart sank when she said "no, you don't need apples today honey."

                      The kicker was when I also saw them again in the check out line and noticed the 90 calorie Fiber One brownies, Gushers, frozen waffles and "just add water!" muffin mix in her cart. Really, you couldn't get the kid an apple?!

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                      • I love this site! Thanks for sharing. I think I am going to put it on Facebook

                        There is a new country song out about a man who is killed by his wife and mistress. I was listening to it (and admittedly enjoying it) today and thought there was no way a song in the reverse would be written. The man/woman relationship is so confused and divisive, why add more to it?

                        Originally posted by jfreaksho View Post
                        There's a bit of a growing backlash against this- sites like The Art of Manliness are trying to bring back the concept of strong, competent, responsible men who are not stuck in perpetual adolescence. The image of men who are incompetent at household chores, child-rearing, and relationships is widespread throughout TV, movies, and advertising.

                        *Edit: Many stereotypes exist because they have some basis of truth, however perpetuating a stereotype can lead people into believing it, which reinforces that stereotype among even more people.
                        You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

                        Age 48
                        height 5'3
                        SW 215 lbs
                        CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
                        LW 172 lbs
                        GW 125ish lbs

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                        • sigh....I can't imagine telling a child they don't need an apple

                          Originally posted by Zeera View Post
                          I had another funny (more like sad) cw moment today in the grocery store. I walked into the store behind a mother and her son who looked to be about 3. The little boy immediately pointed out the soda pop display set up right in front of the entrance and said "mommy buy me soda!" The mother said "no, you don't need soda sweetie." I silently applauded her. I was still in ear shot as she then passed by the produce section and her little boy said "mommy I want apples!" My heart sank when she said "no, you don't need apples today honey."

                          The kicker was when I also saw them again in the check out line and noticed the 90 calorie Fiber One brownies, Gushers, frozen waffles and "just add water!" muffin mix in her cart. Really, you couldn't get the kid an apple?!
                          You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

                          Age 48
                          height 5'3
                          SW 215 lbs
                          CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
                          LW 172 lbs
                          GW 125ish lbs

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                          • but that cart load looks perfectly fine! apples are too high in sugar anyway
                            beautiful
                            yeah you are

                            Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
                            lol

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                            • Another classic from my diabetic facebook friend I quoted about previously.

                              "Checked my sugars before dinner and was over the moon to see it down to 6.8, with 6.5 being the target, a big drop from 19! Went to McDonalds to celebrate."

                              She's put in some good work getting her sugar levels down, but for the love of God!?
                              Do what you love and do it often. If you don't like something, change it. if you don't like your job, quit. If you don't have enough time, stop watching tv. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop, they will be waiting for you when you start doing the things you love. Stop over analyzing, life is simple. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Some opportunities only come once, seize them.

                              https://www.facebook.com/ForgedFromFat

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                              • I've only just joined and edging my way into the paleo lifestyle. However, this thread reminded me of something I heard at the gym the other day. There were three women in the changing room talking about the hour+ they had done in the gym within a class and then on the cross-trainers.

                                Me on the other hand, was pretty much 'done' from half an hour lifting heavy weights. I know which one I'd rather be doing
                                Lilith

                                'Be yourself, everyone else is taken' - Oscar Wilde

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