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    I think part of the problem with the medical community is that every few years some new fad diet comes around and it never works out. As far as many of them are concerned, Primal and Paleo are just one more Grapefruit Diet that will eventually prove to be absolutely ridiculous and unhealthy. Why should they think this is any different.

    We all see the scientific information just snowballing and picking up speed, and the overwhelming amount of individual success stories, but I think it's going to take some time before they eventually think, "Hey, maybe there really IS something to this."

    In he mean time, I just nod and smile when my doc's office says I should eat more low fat foods. I've already explained what I eat and why, so the results will have to speak for themselves - mine and her other patients.
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    A positive thing for going against CW - there's a commercial campaign on television encouraging Canadians to feed their kids "real food". Several different commercials are out now for it, advertising the benefits of eating real foods, cooking, and teaching kids to love whole, natural foods instead of prepackaged ones. One is a chef, cooking with fresh meats and veggies. Another is a kid making a sandwich with tons of veggies and fresh meat.

    It makes me so happy to see this! Its a step in the right direction
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    I'm not sure if it really counts as a funny moment, but it was "Guacamole + SAD = Frustrated Me".
    I was at a gathering with friends and I saw that there was some guacamole, salsa, and ranch dip for a ton of veggies. First thought was "Awesome, guacamole and bell peppers!" Without thinking about it because I don't always add things up right away I had a few bites. It tasted good enough for store bought, non fresh/vacu-sealed guacamole. Then I thought to myself, "I guess I ought to see what's in this..." That's when I noticed that the package said "Guacamole Dip" and that the two main ingredients were Skim Milk and Soybean Oil. Avocado was listed in the "less than 2% of the following" category. How dare anyone put the word guacamole anywhere on the packaging for a product like that!
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    I feel like I could post at least one fail per day on this thread, but I'll refrain

    Yesterday I saw a commercial for Welch's grape juice where they were touting 2 servings of fruit in every glass (a whole other issue). Anyway, at the end of the commercial, Alton Brown was endorsing the juice. At the bottom of the screen read 'Alton Brown - Food Expert.' WTF does that mean?? Because he has a show on Food Network, he gets to give an "expert" opinion on the wholesome-ness of bottled fruit sugar? Mmmk. Ah, marketing ploys. Commercials really get me.

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    I asked my mom what oil my grandmother used to cook with, when we lived in India. My mother was rather embarrassed to tell me that they cooked with palm oil because it was the cheapest thing on the market. I laughed and told her, thank god, she used a saturated fat and not some omega-6 heavy oil like soybean oil or trans fat like margarine. (I also felt thankful for people being so afraid of saturated fat that it was the cheapest thing on the market).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadelynMc View Post
    I feel like I could post at least one fail per day on this thread, but I'll refrain

    Yesterday I saw a commercial for Welch's grape juice where they were touting 2 servings of fruit in every glass (a whole other issue). Anyway, at the end of the commercial, Alton Brown was endorsing the juice. At the bottom of the screen read 'Alton Brown - Food Expert.' WTF does that mean?? Because he has a show on Food Network, he gets to give an "expert" opinion on the wholesome-ness of bottled fruit sugar? Mmmk. Ah, marketing ploys. Commercials really get me.
    An expert is just someone who knows a lot about something!

    I'm a hyena expert, a wolf expert, a vampire expert. Alton Brown knows a lot about cooking food, he could probably give an hour long talk about it to a group of peers and teach them something... So sure, he's an expert in 'food' but that doesn't mean he's worth anything in nutrition!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spakesneaker View Post
    I asked my mom what oil my grandmother used to cook with, when we lived in India. My mother was rather embarrassed to tell me that they cooked with palm oil because it was the cheapest thing on the market. I laughed and told her, thank god, she used a saturated fat and not some omega-6 heavy oil like soybean oil or trans fat like margarine. (I also felt thankful for people being so afraid of saturated fat that it was the cheapest thing on the market).
    Unfortunately industrial seed oils (soybean, corn, etc) are now the cheapest and heart disease is starting to become rampant. This is the same for many developing countries in both southeast Asia and in Africa where tropical oils used to be the standard.

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    My Guatemalan host mother today when I was talking about what I was eating for lunch

    "I don't get it, I don't eat any fat and look at how big I am! How are you so skinny!"

    This as she sits down to her evening meal of bread and ridiculously sugared rice drink. I merely threw out an "I try to not eat a lot of sugar and bread..." without being too offensive, she generally just laughs it off

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    You could probably ask some questions about how her grandmother ate and see if that rings any bells for her...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadelynMc View Post
    Failed at work pot-luck today. I indulged a little, but the choices were slim. Lots of pasta, bread, wraps, sandwiches (with hardly any meat), desserts, blah. I made a super delicious artichoke salad with uncured pepperoni, banana peppers, sun dried tomatoes, olives, onion, EVOO, spices, garlic, etc. I have a TON left. But the pasta....is gone. And all the desserts.
    Oh come on you're killing me. Bring some of that my way. There won't be any left.
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