My daughter is a junk food vegetarian and has steadily gained weight over the last couple of years; she could now be classified as obese. She absolutely refuses to discuss any food/weight related issues with me so I usually don’t even try however she has gained so much weight that I am really concerned for her health and I so badly want to tell her what I have learned about Primal eating. She is a very responsible person; works full time, goes to school full time and does volunteer work on the weekends. She has pretty much supported herself since she was 18 with a little help from mom. She is a smart kid for the most part.
Anyhow this morning she opened the door a bit by telling me she was being a “bad” vegetarian because she was craving crab legs. I tried to take the opportunity to talk to her about all of my new revelations about nutrition and primal eating in particular (I am an ex-vegetarian) It is obvious that I have lost a lot of weight over the past six months (40 pounds) and I did that by making huge changes in my diet however, she has not once acknowledged it or asked me about it. Anyhow, I just ordered the 21 Day Primal Blueprint for my husband and told her that it would be a good book for her to check out and that I would be happy to let her read it, that I would love to talk to her about everything I have found out about nutrition. During the same conversation I also expressed my concern about diabetes running in the family. Her response, “I go to the doctor and have my blood checked, I talk to my doctor and I think he knows what is best for me, not you.” (sigh)
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
Martin Luther King Jr.