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    Where do some of these fallacies come from?

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    I have a friend that's doing Eat for Life (or something like that). She's eating only fruits and veggies for 6 weeks. Corn is ok (great idea). So of course I asked about protein. She claimed that broccoli has more protein per calorie than steak does. If you google it, you find pages and pages of people claiming this same statement. Crazy people. I looked it up on several nutrition sites, 100 cal of steak is about 16g of protein, 100 calories of broccoli is only about 11g of protein. So unhealthy!!

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    People don't like to think; they like to be told what to believe. It was in a book, a real, printed book, so surely it's correct! You can't just print anything. Heaven forbid anyone should actually take the ten seconds to plug the foods into a nutrition program. That person who told 'em that was probably wearing a lab coat, too. If you can't believe someone in a lab coat, whom can you believe?
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    I've heard of fruits and veggies for a few days as sort of a reset fast. But 6 weeks? Come on where's the fat?

    Even if you do get protein from some veggies you better be eating a lot of avocado or else you'll get like zero fat.

    It makes me think about how ridiculous veganism seems from the primal perspective.
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    I understand that to most people my eating is extreme as well. What I don't understand, though, is how it's acceptable for those people to cut out an entire nutrient (fat) which is completely essential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grave_Girl View Post
    People don't like to think; they like to be told what to believe. It was in a book, a real, printed book, so surely it's correct! You can't just print anything. Heaven forbid anyone should actually take the ten seconds to plug the foods into a nutrition program. That person who told 'em that was probably wearing a lab coat, too. If you can't believe someone in a lab coat, whom can you believe?
    This is so true on so many levels.
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    People, including us, are looking for answers to the correct diet for health. I think, based on personal experience and knowledge as well as so many posts on this site, that we have found the answer, but others are still searching. Unfortunately, so many people are hindered by a reliance on CW. I hope they find the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike in Virginia View Post
    People, including us, are looking for answers to the correct diet for health. I think, based on personal experience and knowledge as well as so many posts on this site, that we have found the answer, but others are still searching. Unfortunately, so many people are hindered by a reliance on CW. I hope they find the way.
    Well said!

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    So to get your 50g protein for breakfast, you'd only have to eat 1.7kg (about 4lb) of broccoli. I might stick to the steak
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomM1026 View Post
    I've heard of fruits and veggies for a few days as sort of a reset fast. But 6 weeks? Come on where's the fat?
    Apples have more fat per calorie than bacon does.

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    On a serious note, I don't think six weeks without protein or fat would cause too many problems. I know someone who did the Master Cleanse for 48 days with no apparent negative health effects, and eating bananas and sweet potatoes is probably better than just drinking lemonade and maple syrup.

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