Also, my response to the friend who posted "another great reason to go veg!" along with the candy-feed story was: "this just adds to the reasons I only eat pastured meats (and am willing to pay the premium for them)".... I smugly report that my response got several "likes"
I went out for a meal last night, it was somewhere reasonably priced, nothing flash. There wasn't much on the menu i could have so i chose roast chicken and ordered an extra side of 'seasonal veg'. My veg turned out to be a saucer with perhaps 3 tablespoons of PEAS....and that was it.....apparently that was the only veg they had!!! WTF! ha ha the chicken was very nice though.....
Part of the reason I hate eating out now is because I know there's nothing good I can exchange my grain/potato side for. Hooray, freezer-burned vegetables that don't taste like actual vegetables, or a fruit cup that will knock me out of ketosis. For a while I started asking for a fried egg on the side, but I can taste the rancid oil they fried it in.. And the eggs themselves taste like crap compared to the farm eggs I'm used to. So basically the only thing I want to eat at restaurants is straight-up meat. And I can eat higher-quality, cheaper, and tastier meat at home. And I can eat it with real grassfed butter, as opposed to butter-flavored industrial oil. And eggs and vegetables that actually taste like eggs and vegetables.
At this point I would actually rather just not eat than go to most restaurants. The only notable exception is indian buffet. (Yes, thank you, I WILL eat 2 whole plates of chicken tikka masala, without rice, for $8.99 flat fee!)
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Things went to pot from then on...
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First time poster - Have had this thread bookmarked for a while! I've started to write down the quotes I'm hearing, so here's a collection from my notepad.
here's a thing that happened last week. It was about 9pm and the store was closing:
*hands over food to the cashier*
Cashier: *picks up almond spread and bursts out laughing* Huh!? Whats this!? Jade!
She then got another cashier to come over, and both were staring at the almond spread like they've never seen it before.
Cashier: "So where was this stocked? Where the jam is?"
Me: "No, its in health food section."
Jade: "I'm pretty sure you are the first to get some then. Like I've totally been here for like two years and I've never seen 'almond spread' I mean like why can't you use peanut butter?"
I kind of just stared at them. Then the cashier was like "Um yeah well I think peanut butter is more cheaper, but anyway"
Technically Peanut Butter big tub will cost you like $5, whereas Almond Spread was also $5, but was about half the size. But I've never finished a jar of peanut butter (waaaay to dry for me) anyway unlike Almond Spread which I'm always using for something.
Another one, was me and my roommate cooking spaghetti bol. I told her three times to not add pasta to mine. She's very forgetful, and its quite funny sometimes.
First was when she put the whole packet of spaghetti in the saucepan, and she said "This will be big enough for both of us for two meals" I told her I wasn't going to have spaghetti with mine, and she said "Huh? But you NEED to have spaghetti with spaghetti bolongese or else its not spag bol."
Then the next one was she finished cooking the spaghetti and was about to put the spaghetti in the sauce and mince which I was stirring and luckily I stopped her and she got confused again like "But this is HOW you have spaghetti, you can't have it any other way"
Then the third time, five minutes later, she put pasta on my plate and I said again, "No spaghetti for me, I already said!" then she said "But all you've got is zucchini slices with yours and mushrooms."
...And then I only finished half my dinner because I'd added waaaaay too much paprika into my vegetables and couldn't eat it all because it was too hot!
Said roommate, after I found she doesn't eat unless I'm there cooking with her (therefore starves herself most of the time in effort to lose weight) i've basically made it my mission to start introducing some paleo "diet" to her. if I said "lifestyle" or any other word she wouldn't have done it. But shes keen, now because I told her she can lose weight on it, but I didn't say straight away. These were some of her questions:
"Is porridge part of the diet?"
"But on the back of the packet it says its good for you!"
"I can't take out rice. Its in my culture, I can't take rice out."
"Come on, just for a week!"
(looks at food menu I've given her) "I'm not eating bacon."
"But I said this is high fat low carb! You have to eat it so you are more healthy and stop eating only bread every few days."
"Okay, but I'm not eating eggs though. Eggs can go fuck themselves."
"But maple syrup is just sugar right? You've got some in your cupboard. So you are cheating your diet."
Lady at the milk section in Woolworths: "I'm not giving my kids that skim crap! I don't care how unhealthy full milk is, they aren't getting that water!"