[QUOTE=canuck416;1150402]I went to the American Heart Association website to check out their nutritional recommendations. Wow! They are still recommending 6-8 servings of grains per day and vegetable oils and magarine over butter. What does 8 servings of grain look like - that would be 8 slices of bread or 4 cups of Rice...Unbelievable[/QUOTE]
So, 800-900 calories per day from just bread or rice. :eek:
Not necessarily CW funny, but funny nonetheless.
My son (23) went to the store for me to pick up a spaghetti squash. He called me from the store because he couldn't find squash noodles in the pasta aisle. I had to explain to him that it was a vegetable.
I was at a burger place last night, while on vacation. It was the first time we'd gone there, and we had to leave 2 other restaurants before coming to sit down here because the other two said NONE of their food was gluten free! Anyway, I asked the hostess if there were any GF items on the menu, and she thought for a second, then said, "Well, I know we have a veggie burger, is that okay?"
LOL. I can't expect everyone to know what gluten free is, but *facepalm* that's the opposite! Haha. It turns out that this place served organic, local beef burgers, bunless and all! One of the best restaurants I've been to the whole time.
Explaining to my Dad that no, I won't eat non-green legumes, but yes, sweet potatoes are fine.
He's read through "The Primal Blueprint", so he has no excuses. :p
(PS: Also explaining how real chili doesn't have beans in it anyway.)
Hey Canuck 416 ! Just wanted to remark on how easy it must be for you to stay primal, considering the number of great animal and produce farms in or near Sebastopol. You're lucky (or was it by design?)
CW conundrum here...
A diabetic friend of mine keeps posting things on Facebook about GMOs, and the GMO law issues, how important it is to grow your veggies and spices in your garden, etc. etc. She is diabetic, overweight, and actually had a miscarriage due to her diabetes. Sometimes she posts recipes, which most of the time seem fairly healthy. I usually ignore most of them because she likes nuts, and I am allergic to those.
The other day she posted a "healthy" recipe for pancakes using all organic ingredients. One of the ingredients was, of course, wheat flour. I pointed out to her that all wheat is GMO, and has been since the 60s. That maybe she should consider not eating it, and instead using coconut flour.
Well my comment was deleted. Diabetic and in denial? I'm sure her "healthy" "organic" oats and cereal every morning for breakfast are really helping her situation...
People are going to eat what they're going to eat. They tend to take any suggestions as criticism of their current diet (which sometimes it is). I have one friend I can't even tell her what I'm doing so far as diet/exercise (like, if I just want to talk about it) because she takes it as a direct attack on her even though all I really intend to do is tell her what I've been up to. I've kind of added it to my list that you just don't talk about, along with religion and gun control. You know?
yes I know what you mean, my CW eating buddies all joke about me eating 'mung beans, tofu and seaweed lol' despite the fact they've never seen me eat any of that stuff. I don't even bother explaining what I do eat. The other comment, when I made some significant money was "you'll be able to afford to buy proper food now (lol)" again despite spending lots more than any of them do
so yup it's not up for discussion with CW believers, even my friends
[QUOTE=Katsuhiko the Rolfer;1154340]yup it's not up for discussion with CW believers, even my friends[/QUOTE]
I may come across as crass or insensitive but I made a point to only tell people what they want to hear. When asked what I do to stay in such good shape I just say: "You know, low-fat, high fiber, and lots of exercise". That way I get a big thumbs up and we can all go our merry ways. I'm way beyond the point of trying to convince anyone to better themselves. As a matter of fact, I kind of enjoy knowing something they don't, and they would denounce my choices anyway if I ever told them.
When offered something that I don't want to eat I say: "Thanks but that's not for me". If they persist I nod towards the product and say: "Go ahead, YOU eat it". Sometimes that makes them stop in their tracks and think. Sometimes.
Yeah, I'm definitely crass sometimes, but it's my life and my body, and I'm definitely not going to change CW fanatics anytime soon.
I only say I eat "high quality meat and veg, and no processed food" when asked
which in CW world means vegan garbage, soy products and rabbit food seeds and lettuce leaves