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    "WTF" Moments

    Ever since learning about the Primal lifestyle, I'm having these moments that literally leave me speechless and somewhat confused. Usually these moments occur when I'm talking to people about nutrition.

    My "moment of the day" today occurred at the dinner table. My brother and I are both in college but are currently living at home. My mother cooked curry chicken today. She also made some white rice with it. My brother complains that the rice is unhealthy and that he thinks brown rice is better. I can understand how he would think that, because that's what most people think. Here's where the "WTF moment" comes in... Instead of eating the white rice, he grabs some crackers to eat. The crackers are made from "white enriched bleached flour" O.O I pointed out that the enriched bleached flour is unhealthy even according to CW standards. His response: "but it's a cracker, so it's much healthier than white rice"

    What I want to know is what makes a cracker healthier? The fact that its a square shape? I didn't argue because I usually try to keep my opinion on health to myself. But it did make me chuckle a bit

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    Haha, that's definitely a worthy WTF moment. I also experienced one of those this morning, myself and two other roommates just started the Whole30 yesterday but have been talking about it for a while. Our fourth roommate ben thinks we are insane for the things we are eating. His argument this morning as I am cooking bacon: I can't believe you guys are eating bacon on this "diet"....uck. Me: Why? Bacon is good fat and delicious protein, things our bodies need! Him: I just don't get it, there's SO much fat in bacon. I'm going to laugh when you are all fat after 30 days...

    I didn't even argue further, not worth it. This has been his response to me cooking bacon for the past week. WTF

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrigg8 View Post
    I didn't even argue further, not worth it. This has been his response to me cooking bacon for the past week. WTF
    Why not ask him to put his money where his mouth is and get measured along with you, as a 'control' for the unhealthy diet you have embarked on.

    This is not really a WTF moment, but I had a triple helping of dinner last night, followed by a fried banana with a square of chocolate and about 200ml of cream for dessert. Then I had a second dessert

    Like is rough sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magicmerl View Post
    This is not really a WTF moment, but I had a triple helping of dinner last night, followed by a fried banana with a square of chocolate and about 200ml of cream for dessert. Then I had a second dessert

    Like is rough sometimes.
    I have been thinking of treating myself to something similar to this lately. What did you cook the banana in?

    I don't have too many WTF moments, just the usual "I could never xxx" responses. One that got me was someone at work asking about my weight loss, followed by me giving him a 5 minute primer on Paleo, followed by him asking "So what do you eat, just bread?" Yes, non-refined, non-processed, non-manufactured bread. I buy it from some unicorns.
    I wish I liked to eat liver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UniqueTII View Post
    One that got me was someone at work asking about my weight loss, followed by me giving him a 5 minute primer on Paleo, followed by him asking "So what do you eat, just bread?" Yes, non-refined, non-processed, non-manufactured bread. I buy it from some unicorns.
    I was discussing my new strict regimen (anti-candida plan, basically nothing but meat & nonstarchy veggies) with a very overweight relative, and explaining how bad grains are for health. Then she brings up how her husband (a longtime diabetic) likes to buy huge containers of pretzel rods & eat them with each meal, and I winced & commented on how poor a choice that is for a diabetic. Her response: "Because of the salt?" :P


    Another relative was recently hospitalized with complications due to diabetes. While in the hospital, they forced her to have only "diabetes-approved" foods -- that is, very little meat, but as much cereal & bread as she wanted. She reported to me that her blood sugar levels were in the 600-700 mg/dL range during her hospital stay, while when she returned home & started being able to eat semi-primally again (I've been giving her info & she's been slowly incorporating some of the ideas into her lifestyle), her glucose levels returned into the 60s...

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    Quote Originally Posted by magicmerl View Post
    why not ask him to put his money where his mouth is and get measured along with you, as a 'control' for the unhealthy diet you have embarked on.

    This is not really a wtf moment, but i had a triple helping of dinner last night, followed by a fried banana with a square of chocolate and about 200ml of cream for dessert. Then i had a second dessert

    like is rough sometimes.
    wtf!!!!

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    At lunch on a cruise recently I was seated next to a dietician. She raised an eyebrow when I buttered my bleeding steak but never said anything about food until after lunch, when my cheese plate showed up. She brought up how she lost a bunch of weight by eating low fat/low sodium and exercising a lot, how it works for everybody, etc. Since I'm still pretty fat I knew what subject she was tap dancing around. I told her I was eating a Primal diet, only real whole foods and losing weight steadily (at the time I had lost 30lbs). She said, "That's great, but I don't like a diet that eliminates whole groups of foods. Cereals and whole grains are good for you. Just stay away from processed foods." WTF do you think cereal is? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sissypants View Post
    At lunch on a cruise recently I was seated next to a dietician. She raised an eyebrow when I buttered my bleeding steak but never said anything about food until after lunch, when my cheese plate showed up. She brought up how she lost a bunch of weight by eating low fat/low sodium and exercising a lot, how it works for everybody, etc. Since I'm still pretty fat I knew what subject she was tap dancing around. I told her I was eating a Primal diet, only real whole foods and losing weight steadily (at the time I had lost 30lbs). She said, "That's great, but I don't like a diet that eliminates whole groups of foods. Cereals and whole grains are good for you. Just stay away from processed foods." WTF do you think cereal is? LOL
    to which your response should have been 'don't be stupid'
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    Quote Originally Posted by quelsen View Post
    wtf!!!!

    Lol
    The bit I left out is that I am IF'ing atm and that's the only food I ate that day. And it's slightly more than I would usually eat in a day (I tell ya, I was stuffed when I finished the second dessert).

    Quote Originally Posted by UniqueTII View Post
    I have been thinking of treating myself to something similar to this lately. What did you cook the banana in?
    Nothing. I just microwaved it for a minute. That cooks most of the banana and melts the chocolate nicely. Then the cream gets added for creamy goodness.

    Here's an awesome alternative with more protein. Mash up a banana and mix with an egg. Spoon into several teflon muffin trays. Cook like a muffin (12 minutes at about 180degC). Eat with whipped cream, yoghurt etc.
    Last edited by magicmerl; 08-15-2012 at 08:20 PM.
    Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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    I told my doctor I only ate real food, and never any processed or junk food.
    He said fad diets never lasted.
    Eating real food is a fad diet?
    WTF?

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