My sister-in-law's diet...
I'm not even sure what the point of this post is, other than that I think I'm going to start screaming and knocking her food out of her hands at some point if I don't let out some of my frustration.
So my sister in law moved in with my husband and I about 3 months ago. It's been awkward for numerous reasons, but one of the things that makes me the craziest of all is watching her eat. First off, she's extremely overweight. Second, she's strangely picky when it comes to her food - it has to look appetizing? I think is how she explained it to me once when we took her out to a Korean/Japanese restaurant and she didn't want to eat her noodles (SO GOOD) because they had pieces of strange looking vegetables in them (that could have easily been avoided). Except that this seems like complete BS because she'll eat veggie meat out of a can, and I'm pretty sure we all know what THAT looks like (dog food). It's seems like a convenient excuse for when she doesn't want to try something.
A typical day's food for her:
Breakfast: 1-2 bowls of some type of sugar cereal with almond milk
Lunch: Pizza from grocery store (small), maybe some fake breaded chicken, OR brown rice with soy sauce
Dinner: Veggie meat, maybe some beans from a can, MAYBE a couple pieces of lettuce or cut up peppers (some take on a taco salad), mashed potatoes with margarine (plastic, anyone?)
Taco bell is a frequent stop for her; same with the local sandwich shop (veggie meat on a baguette with ranch).
Let me just say, she's a very sweet girl who happens to be extremely conservative (Adventist). To her, not eating meat is religiously motivated as well as that she probably thinks it's gross. She prays over all her meals and I.just.can't.take.it. Thanks for this processed, GMO, sugar-filled inflammation bowl, and please help it nourish and strengthen my body???
Now I have a ways to go myself - I've been overweight my whole life, but I'm feeling better than ever eating primally. I've dropped 6 pounds in 3 weeks, but I don't think anything besides DRASTIC results (which is what I'm going for) is going to lend support to anything I'd try and say to her. Plus the whole idea that primal eating is based on evolution is something else that would cause her to believe it has no merit (because the world is only 6,000 years old in her belief system).
Anyway, this is mostly me venting and not having a real good idea of how to help her, at least until I can make some major progress of my own.
And for everyone's reading pleasure, here is the contents of her side of the cupboard!
Canned veggie meat
Canned green beans
Extra butter microwave popcorn
Any ideas/constructive suggestions would be happily received, or just feel free to vent about your OWN instances of encounters with horrific diets if you feel the need. Getting this out has made me feel slightly better, actually.