My daughter works at the same company as I do. She was a vegan for awhile and then decided that was too hard so she became a junk food vegetarian; in the last year she has packed on at least 50 pounds and is now grossly overweight. I figure it's her life so as a rule I don't talk with her about her food choices or her weight, I learned a long time ago that those subjects were off limits. This was a conversation she posted on facebook ( one of my co-workers forwarded it to me as my daughter unfriended me ages ago when I pointed out to her that it probably wasn't a good idea to complain about your co-workers on facebook.)
I had walked up to her desk and noticed a big bowl of lucky charms that she was munching on. Normally I just ignoredthese things but decided to say something this time. All I said was that they aren't very healthy, she immediately posted this on facebook:
Daughter - apparently my moms latest fad diet obsession involves hating on my lucky charms. I've been forced to hide them when she's around...
Co-worker - She just cares about your health. Not a bad thing. She could not care at all. Her diet seems to be working for her, maybe worth listening a little
Daughter - Naw, I'll wait and see what the next fad is. Personally I like my carbs, and I've taken enough biology classes to know that your body does need them.
Daughter - And lucky charms rule. Legit. They rule.
Daughters Cousin Chimes In - If she is doing a low carb diet, it works. I have lost 50 pounds so far since late April by eating the very little carbs and high fat. Most of your body can run on fat alone. True your brain does need to run on sugar, but it really only needs like 30 grams worth of carbs a day.
Daughter - She's on no carb diet. Your body needs carbs for the glucose, otherwise your cells have no energy and shut down. To think that your body doesn't need any carbs to survive is ridiculous and very unsafe.
Cousin - No carb is pretty tough to do. Even meat has something called glycogoen in it. Heck even eggs have about half a carb each. There is a process called neoglucogenesis where your body c...See More
Daughter - She's happy cause she's thin, which only took like a couple months of 500 calories a day. But she always tells me how tired she is, then lectures me on how the body doesn't need carbs to survive, it's like ummm...hello?
While I found this pretty hurtful it was an interesting look into her psych. I am eating Primal and have for about a year, I have lost 40 pounds and feel great. I don't complain about being tired although I have mentioned that I am sore (from the gym) from time to time. I certainly have never lectured her although I have encouraged her to read a couple books that I liked (she didn't.) Anyhow, I don't know that there is any hope for her until she finds she has diabetes or something (my ex, her dad, has diabetes) and then maybe she will do something about it, it makes me very sad.