In the beauty supply store on Saturday, I listened to two women chat about potential purchases (clearly had no idea what they were doing), then once finally decided on something to get: "Oh this looks good! SoyComplex."
Yes. Because soy = healthy.
To be fair, hydrolyzed soy protein (that term makes me shudder involuntarily) in hair products is probably the only place I'm okay with it being. It's just protein, as far as I'm concerned, at that point, but it's the thought behind their reasoning that bothers me. I bet they buy tofu and talk about how healthy they ate on Facebook. "OMG I made the BEST healthy stir-fry last night!!!!!~111``!!!"
Yeah. I judge. Whatcha gonna do about it?
Someone I consider to be a mentor in just about everything recently had to change her diet pretty drastically because of GERD. She's essentially doing a low fat Paleo, by her own trial and error. I applaud her for making it that far on her own and turning away from doc advice that much.
This woman does not have the pounds to lose, she was already too thin. I've tried, repeatedly, to tell her to introduce more fat, in whatever forms she can have of it, or she'll waste away to nothing from sheer lack of calories. She refuses to hear me. "The docs say that fat is bad for GERD, and fat makes you get fatter." I've tried reason, science, and logic (you'd think a fellow engineer would see those.) It's to the point now where I just leave her alone about it, and hope she sees it on her own, esp seeing my primal success.
I love this woman. She has stood in for my mother many times when I didn't trust my own. She has been my own Yoda at times. I watched her journey on the health road, and watched the docs screw her over time and again, only to go "Nope, that's not it, let's try ths." I can see her making health mistakes I made on a similar path, and I can see her being just as stubborn as I was. She'll get true Paleo eventually, but she'll suffer to get there. It's heart breaking.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
My Latest Journal
Just got this from my Dad: The Paleo Diet Moves From The Gym To The Doctor's Office : Shots - Health Blog : NPR
Not overwhelmingly positive- but it is NPR. Making progress
Stop using butter; substitute marshmallow creme instead?
At least the commenters have some sense.
Ow, my head.
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