Great, now my friends think I have anorexia...
This is the last straw. I am never telling anyone about the primal blueprint ever again. EVERY TIME I do, I am met with skeptescism, anger, and close-mindedness.
"But you need at least six servings of carbs a day to stay helathy!"
"All that fat is bad for you! You're going to give yourself a heart attack!"
"You must not eat enough vegetables! Eat more vegetables!"
"I don't know why anyone would WILLING enter ketosis unless they had epilepsy. That is the ONLY legitimate use for a ketogenic diet."
NOBODY wants to listen. NOBODY gets it. Nobody WANTS to get it. Ugh.
Take what happened last night for example. I was hangingin out with my friends and one of them commented, "Man, you look really great! You're leaning out, dropping pounds, building muscle... I'm really jealous! Tell me your secret."
"Well, I've been eating following a 'primal' diet' which is basically high fat and low-carb. Lots of veggies, animal foods, and healthy fats from saturated sources. It's been amazing. Another major part of my protocol has been fasting. It helps the body get into a state of burning off its own body fat and has a whole host of other effects that are great for the human body."
"Fasting? Sounds more like a borederline case of anorexia man. Stay away from that shit, it's not good for you, ever. You're giving yourself an eating disorder."
And then, another friend who has a masters in psychology stepped in, "The ONLY time a fast is called for is if you do not have access to food when you need it. Eating every four hours is not only good for the body, but good for your mind as well. Fasting leads to eating disorders if voluntarily undertaken and you should stop immediately. In fact, I have the number of a psychologist who specializes in eating disorders you should probably give a call."
Ugh. That's it. You want to know how I've lost so much weight? How I've gained muscle mass and look great, and manage to stay healthy? How I've increased my testosterone levels, my libido, my energy, and my motivation to live life?
TOUGH. From now on, the secret stays with me. If you aren't open-minded to listening to what I have to say, I'm not interested in sharing it. DON'T ask if you are immediately going to shoot down what may come as new or unusual to you.
Yep, I hear your frustration. This is working for you, you know it would also work for other people, but they just don't want to hear.
Well, you are not alone, we believe you and believe in you. Stand your ground, but yeah, not much point trying to talk about it.
Yep - you can lead a horse to water, and he may drink. But a jackass? Never.
I've yet to meet ANYONE I could call "open-minded" about the primal blueprint in actual person. Eat when your body says to?
Originally Posted by Annlee
"NO DEAR GOD, FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST STOP THAT, EAT EVERY FOUR HOURS!"
My issue here is that they ALWAYS compliment me. They ALWAYS ask how I've achieved such great results, they ALWAYS want to know about my diet.
Then, the moment I tell them, they suddenly turn from all "You look great and are really healthy" to "That shit is unhealthy stop it right now," in like a two-second flip. Ugh!
Well, NO more. =|
tell them "magic pills." then a huge grin and change the subject.
Originally Posted by Drumroll
Originally Posted by Saoirse
I'll just tell them I planted some magic beans and started a daily regimine of beanstalk climbing, magic-harp stealing, and giant-defeating.
because you didn't tell them what they wanted to hear. you didn't say "oh i eat mah oats n take a pill and get lean muscles by magic!" and you didn't tell them something familiar or easy.
Originally Posted by Drumroll
i am often unable to keep my mouth shut about this stuff but i can see my friends and family's eyes glaze over when i get going and at the end of it i know they haven't taken anything to heart.
my mom is intelligent (if stubborn) and i have had her read both rob wolff's book and wheat belly. but then the other day when i was over i was talking to her about grains being bad and she said "i don't subscribe to that theory." and i am like... okay. i can't even bother to say anything else because if she doesn't accept that, the rest is pointless anyway.
both she and my sister are "vegetarians" (as i was raised, but quit when 16) and they are both obese. my sister is even bigger than i was at her age (19) and all they eat is soy and bread. makes me so sad. but what can you do?
I got the anorexia comment once too. Totally unfounded as I look nothing like a person with that kind of ED.
Anyway, to me it's not worth explaining PB, Paleo or other similar ways of eating or arguing about nutrition. Too many naysayer "knowitalls" out there and in the end it only gets me upset.
I just tell people that I eat clean and let the results speak for me.
When I tell people I "eat clean" they say "oh, so you eat low fat, with a lot of whole grains, right?"
Originally Posted by CleoCat
Dear lord no.