[QUOTE=eKatherine;1112805]I have been assured by a vegan that the Chinese people are "effectively vegan" because those who couldn't afford to eat meat on any given day are as vegan as any American vegan.[/QUOTE]
And I'm assured by an actual Chinese person that they most definitely are not vegan!
He's a first generation American Chinese, but he visits his family members still in China with some frequency.
Yeah, NOT vegan...
And does that mean that I'm "effectively vegan" for the period of time that I abstain from meat on any given day... :confused:
I IF, so this could make me "effectively vegan" most of the time. ;)
Also, I have a vegan friend... I may have to use this one next time she gets preachy.
[QUOTE=RichMahogany;1112595]The gentleman who orders supplies for my office building just showed me a cabinet full of sugar...
I asked him, "We have all that sugar, but not a single grain of salt?"
His response: "I'm not allowed to order salt. H.R. says it isn't good for you."[/QUOTE]
Show him and HR this: [url]http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/magazine/mag-17Sugar-t.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0[/url]
[QUOTE=WaylandC;1112883]Show him and HR this: [url]http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/magazine/mag-17Sugar-t.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0[/url][/QUOTE]
I actually am in a little bit of a tiff with H.R. because they're always running American Heart Association fundraisers and I openly and vociferously refuse to participate. The head of H.R. has promised me an audience with the local AHA chapter president or whatever next time he/she's in town. She thinks it's going to change my mind. I just want to print this out and bring it with me:
[url=http://freetheanimal.com/2013/02/demise-saturated-phobia.html]David Brown on Saturated Fat Phobia's Demise and the Omega-6 Hazard | Free The Animal[/url]
Of course, my real hope is to bring a Halloween costume prop microphone that I have from last year with me, utter the words "why does the AHA still recommend replacing safe, healthy saturated fats with linoleic acid?" (Their guidelines literally recommend replacing butter with soft margarine in a tub). Then I'll drop the microphone and walk out of the room.
And of course, I'd love to provide the following article on the salt issue: [url=http://chriskresser.com/shaking-up-the-salt-myth-the-human-need-for-salt]Shaking up the Salt Myth: The Human Need for Salt[/url] .
Unfortunately, for the foreseeable future, I need the job and hope to continue to advance (at least in salary) before I can realize my entrepreneurial aspirations, so treading lightly is imperative. At least [I]someone[/I] removed all the AHA flyers with their dietary recommendations from the lunchroom.
[QUOTE=Richard Seekins;1112319]Don't sneak it in..do it in full view and drink it with a huge smile on your face...:D[/QUOTE]
Forget the coffee...I eat it straight off the spoon.
I work in physical therapy and we have a lot of older patients. We had one today who was an older lady who wouldn't stop talking about how healthy she eats...lots of egg whites and peanut butter on celery and whole grains...then she was talking about some special occasion where she made her homemade blueberry pie. I was polite and said that it sounded really good. Her response was, "It's the only time I eat cholesterol."
My husband and I went out for some ice cream as a splurge. While standing in line I heard a mother ask her daughter if she wanted M&M's and peanuts mixed in, her daughter saw chocolate chips and said she wanted that mixed in and mom said she didn't need chocolate chips and chocolate ice cream. What? Chocolate chips are worse in chocolate ice cream than M&M's mixed in? I just rolled my eyes at my husband.
dd had a friend spend the night. My kid is not primal and neither is her friend. They beg for "comforts", and I go ahead and make them (bad mom), anyway dd's friend says, ummm I notice every time you make these you never eat any. Why? I say, I don't eat grains. She says grains? I explain wheat, corn etc. She says but they are good for you. I reply with "why do they feed cows grain?" She says "to fatten them up". With a look that said enough said she got to thinking, then mentioned how they were bad for my tummy. So then she replies, yeah but they have 4 legs. I said, 4 legs?? Then they ought to working it off faster right? She was stumped, I was amused. LOL Yeah, ok.. she was 10 hahahahahah
[QUOTE=PrimalMama;1112412]speaking of bulletproof coffee (currently in my travel mug on my desk - nobody knows there's butter in it!)... someone who always comments on how "strange" my lunch is (because I have things like avocados, hard-boiled eggs, carrots, apples, etc. instead of a sandwich) had NO CLUE that sugar was addictive... I'll give her a break 'cause she's in high school, but... c'mon, what are they teaching kids these days!?[/QUOTE]
My daughter is a freshman in high school. Her health teacher didn't have a clue what a frittata was or what quinoa was.
I can understand her not knowing about quinoa, but a frittata, come on man.
Well maybe she knows it by another name, such as omelette or quiche. But she probably doesn't teach it since it's full of cholesterol laden eggs.
Did ay one else get a letter from their health insurance co (Anthem Blue Cross) stating they wanted to help you eat healthy? Included were coupons for highly processed diet food made with grains. There was one coupon good for fresh produce...but you had to purchase cereal to make the offer good.