Soooo after quite a few hours reading this thread instead of doing things that I should have done I think I need to share my CW moment a couple of weeks ago.
Me: I have stopped eating grains and sugar and actually I feel great!
Friend: But you aren't that fat, you don't need to lose a lot of weight.
Me: Well I do have some excess fat and I also have asthma and allergies and sugar promotes inflammation.
Friend: That is bullshit, I have spent so much time with the doctor because my wife got asthma and he says we should be careful with nuts because you don't always know if you are sensitive to them:
Me: That might be true but I don't usually eat nuts, just increased my intake when I cut out the sugar so I doubt that is the problem here. And yes too much sugar promotes inflammation.
Friend: I have never heard that sugar causes inflammation that is just bullshit.
Me: Anyway, I feel a lot better and my asthma has actually improved a bit already. I'm just eating 50-70g of carbs a day.
Friend: That is dangerous! You need to go speak to a doctor first!
Me: Huh, why? I got a master's degree in nutrition I don't think the doctor can tell me anything I don't know better.
Friend: Because you cant live on 50g carbs a day, it's dangerous you need energy.
Me: Ummm I eat PLENTY of fat, don't worry about my energy.
Friend: Ok, I'm gonna go read up on this and then we can continue.
Me: lol go ahead, looking forward to it
But perhaps I'm overly pessimistic. After all, everybody ever came from a relatively CW background and managed to realize this works for us...
"Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."
Plus, if he wants to argue you about bacon, he's been lost to CW and should be given up on anyway ;-).
Another thought, how about telling him to eat 300g of carbs in vegtables and tell me how he feels.
Last edited by fpsjosh01; 10-28-2011 at 08:53 AM. Reason: grammar change
For such a strongly held position, you'd think there would be loads of research exploring the hazards of low carb. But the science is remarkably incomplete. I sure would like to hear what the carb-touting friend comes up with.
A lady at work just stocked up on Halloween candy - bags and bags of it. She keeps it at her desk and eats it all day long because she said she "needs those frequent bursts of energy" she gets from the candy.
Um sure - and the insulin rush is doing her body so much good . . .
One of my friends is trying it and seems to be hitting low carb flu already. Maybe low carb flu is just the low grain blues?
Last edited by fpsjosh01; 10-28-2011 at 10:33 AM. Reason: lol
I will let you know next time I speak to him, even though I doubt he's done his reading to be able to come up with anything. He is polish so he also blames his poor english for not being able to express himself
Last time I spoke to him he said that he had a huge cupcake and wondered if I wanted any. First time in my life I could honestly reply, no thanks I actually don't feel for it. Even though I still do at times, but it's minor cravings compared to what I'm used to
So my roomie had a friend over, and she's vegan. I immediately starting giving her shit (in a joking way, she took it all in good humor). Anyways, I made a joke about saving the animals or something, and she said she's a nutritional vegan, she doesn't give a damn about the animals. I gave a big groan about it and said "oh no". About 15 minutes later, she and my roomie were making dinner, and they were having pasta that included some vegan "sausage" in it. I said something about the sausage and she's like, "well, some vegans are really picky about what they eat, but I really don't give a shit."
Huh? How can you be a vegan for "nutritional" reasons and then not give a shit about what you eat? Dumb broad. Lol.