A few people respond with shouts of "Fiber! Fiber! You need fiber!" I proceed to A) explain to them how all my fiber comes from veggies and fruits and B) too much fiber (which everybody seems to desperately want these days) is actually BAD for you and can harm your gut health. Cue more blank stares.
Defending this lifestyle is so easy when everyone else is parroting junk science and pop nutrition.
Oh, man, Hardwarehank, I've been there too. Whole grains seem to be a sticking point for a lot of people. "Ok, ok, I can understand how saturated fat may be benign, and I can even accept that beans aren't all that great for you...but surely whole grains are healthy, right? Right? They've got folic acid! And vitamin E!"
I see that you're up in Eagan, too! I'm going to college in Mankato, though I'm going elsewhere after this semester wraps up.
and now here's some CW for ya, this is part of the reason I don't read magazines anymore: nothing but garbage
I'm so tired of REALLY unhealthy people telling me I can't possibly be healthy without all that fiber. Seriously? How's it working for you???
My younger son is going to be moving back in so he can go to college in August. He freaked out when I told him I don't eat wheat anymore.
"But! What about bread! And pasta!"
Yeah, I don't eat them.
"But! I'm a long distance runner! How am I going to get my carbs???"
Well, there's vegetables and fruit and...
"Fruit has carbs?"
So a big Thank You to the local school system where my ex-husband lives.
The same school system that asked my ex to be on the school board, despite the fact that he's functionally illiterate.
My sorely neglected blog - http://ThatWriterBroad.com
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something I thought of that's bugged me:
my mom has a friend who has a young daughter. the girl had a habit of often walking on her tip-toes. my mom was telling me that someday, she's going to need surgery to "lengthen" her calf muscles if she keeps walking on her toes like that. In my head I was like "why not just teach her how to stretch out her calves at the end of the day??" or something?? surgery???? on a 7 year old because she walks on her toes?
Lol, one time my friend couldn't figure out anything to say about what grains had that were so good for you, so her answer was "protein!" Facepalm >_<Some days I just cry for the future of our world as people of all ages are now so freakin conditioned to follow the commands of corporate advertising... THEY'RE TRYING TO SELL YOU SOMETHING, PEOPLE ~~ OF COURSE THEY'RE GONNA MAKE IT SOUND FABULOUS!!"Fruit has carbs?"
Back on topic:
Co-worker is complaining how doesn't have enough time in the day to get enough (1500 mg) calcium taken. She heard that you're not supposed to take more than 500 mg at a time or it's wasted, and you HAVE to take it with your vit D or it's wasted, and you can't take it too close to a meal or it's wasted because the meal has it's own, and you can't take it right when you get up because your stomach isn't ready for it yet and it's wasted...... I wanted to just say "you know what's really wasted? ~~YOUR MONEY!! A serving or two good leafy green veggie will take care of your calcium reqs for the day without making you crazy!"
Sadly, this particular beotch happens to be the epitome of a CW target audience devotee.
Started 7/5/11 at 274 lbs
Now 214 -- that's 60 lbs!
Goal 160 lbs -- last time there was in junior high!
"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." (Margaret Thatcher)
I've found that a lot of children who walk on toes have nervous system things going on that stem from gut dysbiosis. It usually goes along with "psychological" disorders, ranging the gamut from SID to bipolar, and GAPS could be very helpful.
5'4" 36yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
Starting: 185 lbs (March '10)
Current: 132.5 lbs
Goal: 135 lbs (Hit Jan '13)
Beating bingeing since 10/31/11 on my Leptin Reset journey