Primal/Paleo is not for everyone, it's for those who have committed to understand.
READ THE BOOK! ...as Robb Wolf says: "Trying to convince people to save their own ass will burn you out."
Vegetarians are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit, and an affront to all I stand for -- the pure enjoyment of food.” Anthony Bourdain
and yes, calories DO count my little piggies
F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.
Don't let anybody tell you, "You can't" just because they can't.
I feel your pain. I was recently telling someone at work what I've been doing, after being asked (because it ain't my first rodeo - I know better than to volunteer information about weight loss by now!). She said "aren't you afraid they're wrong and you could be ruining your heart?" I said, no, I wasn't because there was actual science to back it up, and I've read hours and hours worth of information ... blah blah... she said, "well, I don't know if it's worth the risk!" *sigh* Oh, ok, but you risk your health every day when you are drinking diet soda... taking diet pills...eating nothing but slim fast for weeks on end.... SURE... I'm the one risking my health!
Must be so hard to not to yell at her - "you're eating fucking chemicals. I'm eating fucking food. There's a difference!"
5' 9" 44 YO F
PB start June 2, 2012
Pre PB SW = 180 (no scale at home, Mom's scale January - 153lbs!)
[QUOTE=Warmbear;877393]The thing is they ask me what I am doing, they are impressed by the results. So I tell them, simply and without jargon. it does not help, Dr Oz has been there and he is a Dr, what do I know compared to that? I will now tell people they dont want to know and walk away.
You woudn't believe how many of my clients come in and say to me "Well Dr. Oz said" The best was when he promoted Agave Nectar. That was a fun week!
I hear you. I've lost 128 pounds in roughly 11 months doing Primal. I got asked by an older lady at my church, who's done every diet on the planet, how I lost all my weight. Told her the basics-forget bread and junk food-and she pretty much shut me out right there.
I've attempted to tell my siblings (all of them with pretty fast metabolisms...at least for now, ages 12, 15, and 21) about Primal. They don't care, and why should they-they're young, with fast metabolisms...but the body can only take so much abuse. I've attempted to tell my father, who after retiring from the Air Force in 2006, has put on quite a bit of weight. He's now the largest one in the house with his XL tshirts and his refusal to give up soda, junk food, or Italian. My mom's doing WW and they, though not perfect, at least understand a few of the Primal directives and so she gets it...sort of. She's at least trying to keep an open mind.
The thing is, as much as I want them to do Primal and find the benefits I have-better health, better sleep, better energy, and a better me-I know that they won't really listen. This time last year, I was there-for years my mother had tried to get me to eat healthier or do Weight Watchers with her, with my father poking fun every once and awhile to get it through my head...but it didn't work. I had been big since the third grade-that's when I started to be called "chunky" instead of what I was in the second grade, thin. I had been big in high school, took PE voluntarily three out of the four years I was there, ate salads, did it the CW way-but I did it half heartedly-because I felt forced into doing it.
There was no real urge in me to change. And then last summer, a dear friend of mine who had been telling me about Primal since late 2010 invited me to her place for the summer, and I saw with my own eyes how amazing she looked. That started the ball rolling and by the late July, I had reached my tipping point.
I've gone from morbidly obese to somewhat lean, and it's been amazing.
But I wish to God I had done it sooner or found it sooner so maybe I could have some clout with the people around me and help them see this way of life works and works well.
They will come when they're ready and the sad fact is some may never be ready. It sucks. It's stupid. It's infuriating.
Best advice I can give is to continue your own Primal journey and maybe, just maybe, they'll start to come around. My mom is trying after months...so there's hope if she can make the effort (an incredibly stubborn woman she is, love her to death though).
Went Primal July 25th, 2011.
Current Age: 25
Total Loss: 126 lbs
Starting Stats: Weighed 266 lbs, Body Fat 37.6% (100 lbs), BMI 40.9
Current Stats: Weight 140 lbs, Body Fat 15.2% (21.1 lbs), BMI 21.2
Current Goals: Get a stronger core through Pilates and continue being as Primal as I can be.
My Weight Loss Notes Now on a blog page. It starts with "My Weight Loss: Introduction." Available to the public, share with friends if you'd like!
I, too, feel your pain. I went to my mother's for a visit after my husband went from 240 to 175 on PB. At 6-foot, he's now feeling/looking great, but she pulled me aside and tried to have an intervention about how we are anorexic. (I'm 5'7" at 125 so... not). That night we ate giant steaks in front of her, but wouldn't eat the corn/cakes/sugary alcohol she served, so she still glared at us all weekend.
Bonus round, though, her husband asked me about PB later when she wasn't around, so I zipped out and bought him a copy. Then gave it to him and a brown, confidential-type bag. It did kind of feel like contraband!