My moment is that a friend of mine has a son with pretty serious behavioral issues. She has noticed an increase in his aggressive behavior when he gets too much sugar and processed flour but her dh refuses to allow her to change his diet. I'm not even talking about grains here (because I can see that if you believe grains are good for you it seems "risky" to remove them) he wont even agree to a reduction in sugar. WTF?
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"When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - my daughter Age 7
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Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.
If I wanted to listen to an asshole, I'd fart.
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Not funny more of OMFG are you serious?
A guy I take culinary classes with is severly overweight (I'd guess he is about 350-380). He wants to lose weight. I have been telling him (in a non-pushy way) about primal. He says it is too much work. His solution - a lapband. Okay, that is bad enough but weight (yes, that was on purpose) there's moar!
He is not breathing well enough for the lapband so they are going to remove his tonsils, part of his soft palate and shave his tongue all so he can breathe better to go get a lapband.
Really? and that is not hard work? good lord.
March 1st 2010: 308lbs | CW: 219lbs / 18.5%BF | New Goal: 16% BF
Male. 28. 6'4''. Currently working on them muscles and strength!
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Last night, my bottomless pit of a brother was pouring a bowl of cereal, which led me to ask the question 'why would you eat cereal when there's salmon in the fridge?'
'WHAT? THERE'S SALMON?'
'Oh okay I guess I'll eat both'
It's because of the perception that watching your diet without surgery requires less self-control than dealing with the physical pain of a surgery and the recovery. Unfortunately a lot of folks are fooling themselves because they still have to watch their diet after getting the surgery. Forever. Or they end up learning to "eat around the band" and end up getting fat again in an even less healthy way.
The extensive counseling required before one of these surgeries is _supposed_ to address that, but I am sure a lot of people just nod and agree without really internalizing it.
"Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."
I have a friend who wants to lose weight and instead of doing it the HEALTHY way, she is considering gaining MORE weight so she will be eligible for lap-band. Because right now she isn't 'fat enough'. She complains about the cost of eating healthy (She does WW and her 'healthy' includes expensive cheeses in her lasagna etc.) I keep gently telling her about Whole30/Primal/Paleo and she's one of those people who 'could never give up bread/ice cream/etc.)
I just don't understand.
(Edited because I can't spell.)
"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."