[QUOTE=qqemokitty;1130719]My cousin is a very smart lady. Just wrapped up her thesis for a masters in clinical nursing. Currently an ER nurse. Hard working, super smart lady.
We were in a nostalgia candy store (5th avenues, moon pies, jawbreakers, etc) and found this particular item that was like a neopolitan pressed coconut bar. So basically just tons of coconut compacted into a wide slim bar, highly sugared and flavored/dyed into strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate. She totally wanted one, but then she said:
I shouldn't have this, coconut is so bad for you.
Me: *pausing, furiously thinking, is this worth getting into, especially with a medical professional?* then: Why is coconut bad for you?
Cousin: Because it's so high in fat.
Me: I don't subscribe to the theory that fat is bad for you. If anything about it is bad for you, it's the HFCS and chemical dye.
Cousin: *blank stare*
So she did end up buying it and enjoying it and then later bemoaned the high fat content of it. I honestly wanted to punch something.[/QUOTE]
This story makes me want to cry. Seriously, even if you do believe saturated fat in coconut is bad for you, for a health professional these days to not even think of the sugar content...no offense to your cousin, it was her educators that failed her, but it's just inexcusible.
I can't figure out how Subway gets away with "Eat Fresh!" Their hot food is microwaved, isn't it? In what universe is that fresh?
[QUOTE=Narcolepticjenn;1082048](I explain that I am steadily losing 2 lbs a week)
Friend: "Reducing carbs and stuff works, but you'll gain it all back when you go back to eating normally."
Me: "That's true of any diet, though -- even WW. If you go back to eating what you ate befoure, you'll gain weight."
Friend (shocked): "So you're going to do this forever?!"
I've been eating bacon and eggs for lunch every day, mind you. Yeah, I'm really suffering.[/QUOTE]
I have experienced this exact thing.
So well put. Exactly how it feels to be eating primally.
It's so weird how people seem to think we're suffering. I tell them 'no thanks' when I'm offered a sandwich or something, and they look at me with a really sad expression as if I'm missing out on the best things life has to offer.
[QUOTE=Traveller;1131408]It's so weird how people seem to think we're suffering. I tell them 'no thanks' when I'm offered a sandwich or something, and they look at me with a really sad expression as if I'm missing out on the best things life has to offer.[/QUOTE]
Visited my in laws last night, it was her Dad's birthday. Traditionally the whole family visit and they get Chinese takeaway. This was my first time at this event and I made myself butter chicken to bring around. The consensus from some appears to be that I was missing out when it was painfully obvious that the food I brought was tastier by a long way than anything they had!
I honesty think people are threatened by us folk who make the better choices.
I was at a birthday party over the weekend. I overheard a couple of guests talking:
Woman 1: "The mashed potatoes you make are so good. I'd just dip bread into them!"
Woman 2: "Ohhh, I love bread!"
Man: "Me too. I'm a bread guy. I'll eat a ton of bread and pasta together."
All of these people were significantly overweight.
My town is holding a weight loss contest that I entered to get myself back on track after a couple months off the wagon. The "health coordinator" of my town sends every contestant emails with tips, recipes, etc. Here's what she sent in her latest email:
[url=http://greatist.com/health/33-healthier-breakfast-alternatives]33 Healthier Breakfast Alternatives | Greatist[/url]
Almost all of the alternatives are just homemade versions of processed crap.
Just saw a Facebook post that made me immediately think of this thread. A friend posted a picture of a banana trifle... with no actual bananas in it. "Fat free/sugar free pudding and topping...only naughty part is the angel food cake!"
Baffling, and also kinda gross.
[QUOTE=s-piper;1131169]This story makes me want to cry. Seriously, even if you do believe saturated fat in coconut is bad for you, for a health professional these days to not even think of the sugar content...no offense to your cousin, it was her educators that failed her, but it's just inexcusible.[/QUOTE]
I know. I guess I could excuse it as her being dumb if it was just her, but of course it is a super common theme among medical professionals in my experience. :*( I mean FFS we were in a nostalgia candy store, it wasn't exactly the bastion of health to begin with, being a store that sells chemicals and sugar dyed and molded into digestible(?) product. :P But for everything there, for her to pick out the coconut as bad and "fattening" ahhhh I wanted to punch and cry and sigh all at once.
Just reading an article on Yahoo about a sub-group of people called "Super Tasters" who have extremely sensitive taste buds. I quote:
[quote]On the positive side, supertasters tend to be leaner than the general population, possibly because they often find fatty foods distasteful[/quote]
[QUOTE=EagleRiverDee;1132394]Just reading an article on Yahoo about a sub-group of people called "Super Tasters" who have extremely sensitive taste buds. [/QUOTE]
I thought the supertasters were the ones that didn't like broccoli.