I'm more of a lurker than anything else around these parts, but when I ran across this I had to share.
"A balanced diet should contain carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, mineral salts and fiber. Have whole wheat bread for carbohydrates, fish recipes or eggs for proteins, rice or potato for fats and cereals for fiber."
Rice or potato for fats? Really? Potato I can kind of see, but that might be because I put so much butter on mine :9 The omission of red meat is pretty sad (and SAD) too-- especially since this was from a webpage listing foods high in iron...
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yeah you are
Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
I've been dropping weight like crazy and it's starting to show. Plus on top of that I work seven days and get seven days off. So my customers don't see me sometimes for almost two weeks at a time.
One of my regulars who comes in every Saturday morning came to my register and the first two things she said was that I looked "fantastic" and asked "how much weight have you lost?"
She then proceded to ask how I was losing weight. So I gave her the cliffnotes version. "Essentially if it wasn't around 10,000 years ago, you don't eat it."
her: "So like what bark and grass?"
me: "...No, grassfed beef, fatty meats, lots of butter, fresh veggies, cut out all sweetened drinks and foods, and i'm keeping my carb intake under 100 grams a day. Oh and absolutely no wheat and grains. it's a return to the logic that fat is the body's primary fuel source."
her: *aghast* "EATING FAT WILL MAKE YOU FAT!"
me: "....but you just said i look fantastic for all the weight i lost."
her: "Oh I feel so bad for you, you're ruining your health and don't even know it."
me: *continues ringing up the 36 candy bars, 7 bags of chips, 14 bottles of mountain dew, and 3 loaves of wheat bread* *facepalm in my head*
BTW that's what she buys every week. ... and to put it as nicely as I can, she is not generally what you would call the picture of health. But those mumus do flatter her figure I suppose.
Last edited by OrionFyre; 08-20-2011 at 08:30 PM.
@OrionFrye--- Oh, so you know my roommate!
Her: "My BF & I are trying to eat healthier, so we bought turkey bacon and margarine but I hate the way it tastes! "
Me: "Actually, real bacon and butter aren't bad for you, you should try to cut down on carbs instead of fat."
Her: "Well, I already basically know how to eat healthy," she said as she poured faux-maple-syrup Ms. Butterworth crap all over her egg-whites, margarine-slathered toast and part-skim string cheese.
She's 5'4", well over 250lbs, taking advice from her mother who's also 100+ pounds overweight. I suggested she read The Primal Blueprint and Good Calories, Bad Calories, only to get the same old "But I love bread and pasta too much!"
Hmm, unlimited pasta and being morbidly obese/plagued by health problems, or cutting back on carbs and getting healthy? Well that choice is obvious-- pass the macaroni! *facepalm*
Last edited by Savannah; 08-21-2011 at 01:27 PM. Reason: spelling :)
We got on to the topic of their lunches and breakfast. She started going on about loving the breakfasts at the school, so I ask what the breakfasts are. Her answer?
DD born August 2012
SW: 1/20/14- 212.4
CW: 2/21/14- 202.6 (9.8 loss)
Goal: Short term, get below 200 and get pregnant. Long term, get to 120-130
Mini goal, get in to a size 12.
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The best part? The diabetic says "Oh yeah, she can eat all the stuff I'm not supposed to, and doesn't eat all the things I have to eat, like grains and rice and pasta".
Yes, I pointed out that I do regularly do blood sugar tests to keep another diabetic friend company in her journey, and both of us eat very Primally and have maintained nice, steady, low blood sugar now for months.
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Our bodies crave real food. We remain hungry as long as we refuse to eat real food, no matter how much junk we stuff into our stomachs. ~J. Stanton
This thread is awesome!
So I just switched to a new office, and lets just say I look pretty thin... and I'm still have like 60lbs to lose .... And they are having an ice cream social which I went to as a friendly gesture. When they all asked if I was gonna eat ice cream, I just told them I didn't really care for it. I find its easier to say "I don't like ____" than to be like, "I'm not eating garbage". Another woman is like, "oh I don't really like it either, but the chocolate and toppings make it better..." And yes, I watched her eat a huge bowl of sugar on top of sugar topped with more sugar... I felt sick just looking at it. I did happen to run across a platter of fresh fruit though, so I helped myself to that while all of them were eating bowls of that processed stuff.
This thread is awesome.
So the husband and I went to east Tennessee this weekend for a mini-vacation (Smoky Mts.). I swear to god there was a pancake 'house', 'pantry', 'shop', 'cabin' on every. single. corner. It would be an understatement to say our breakfast options were limited. Anyway, I figured I could at least get an omelet......These people could not understand why in the world I didn't want orange juice, muffins, biscuits, pancakes AND corn grits with my eggs (I'm not kidding - literally came with ALL of that). So I said skip all that stuff. I'll have eggs, bacon and a fruit cup. They ditched the pancakes for me and charged an extra $2.50 for the fruit. Seriously?? I forgo a couple of pounds of refined flour and they charged me for the fruit. Fantastic. And the eggs were lame.
Also, I saw this on the menu:
"Healthier Low Cholesterol Breakfast" which consisted of whole wheat pancakes (pretty sure a pancake is a pancake is a pancake, right?), margarine instead of butter, and low-fat sausage. Thanks, guys.