I'm a food scientist by trade, a writer and a cook by hobby, and stranded in the Midwest by choice.
The best thing about the Internet is that you can't be sure I'm not a unicorn.
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
My father has a strong interest in the biological side of nutrition, as do I. I remember fighting with him about coconut oil when I was home over Christmas break, as I hadn't yet gone primal but wanted to get some SFA in me after reading on here about how good they were. Now that I'm fully primal (3 weeks in and 2.6 kilos lost) he listens but still shakes his head and says "I hate meat and don't want to give up grains." He also has heart issues (arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia), so I worry for him.
However, since I don't live at home, I'm trying to urge my brother (who does) to get Primal (it's helped my mood an enormous amount, and I think it would help his as well). If my brother and I are both Primal and my father sees how much it's helped us, I know he'll jump on the bandwagon. In fact, when I sent him an entire day's worth of stuff I'd eaten on Fitday with 80 grams of protein and 52 grams of carbs listed, he emailed me back with "get more protein! you should be eating 110 grams!" Not a word on the carbs. 8)
My mother still gasps when I say I cook my food in lard, though.
Last edited by Anzu; 02-20-2012 at 06:59 PM.
At a work function with OH, they start passing the bread around the table and we say "no thanks we don't eat bread."
The response ""ah that is why you are so slim."
as they continue to eat the bread....lol
Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
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Edited because my English may be a bit confusing: They are a family of 6, three girls and one boy with my aunt and uncle. Aside from the 7-year old, they are 14, 18 and 22, so not small eaters!
Last edited by Anzu; 02-20-2012 at 09:08 PM.
Man, the forum spam is getting out of control
The eyes of all hope in thee, O Lord: and thou givest them meat in due season.
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