Perfection is entirely individual. Any philosophy or pursuit that encourages individuality has merit in that it frees people. Any that encourages shackles only has merit in that it shows you how wrong and desperate the human mind can get in its pursuit of truth.
I get blunter and more narcissistic by the day.
I'd apologize, but...
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Annie's Primal Highlights
What Annie Did Next
We have vegan friends that we are careful NOT to have indepth food discussions with, and when we have shared meals it's always fruit and vegetable platters with dips. If it was for myself I'd add various cheeses, salamis and smoked salmon to the mix, but out of respect for them I don't.
Having said that, I *hate* to feel controlled, so in the 'restaurant with friends' example I would have absolutely ordered the steak. If a 'friend' chose to chastise me, I'd try to find a non-confrontational way to ask them if they were wanting to have a discussion about healthy food options, because I'd be happy to discuss that.
Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like the Perfect Health Diet a lot.
Griff's cholesterol primer
Selecting: I don't mind it too much when someone is ignorant about something and they admit it -- but to be this ignorant and so strongly opinionated is insanity.
Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
bloodorchid is always right
Ah I miss seeing more funny moments! I have one to share:
Was camping this past weekend and we had a barbecue lunch. I brought my own chicken dogs instead of eating the hot dogs everyone else did. I asked one of the girls in the group if she wanted one as I know she is watching her weight. She said no, those will upset my stomach but thanks. Then she proceeds to grab a huge piece of bread, processed deli meat and Miracle Whip from her cooler! Ick, ick and double ICK!
CW is a huge issue because it's so ingrained in people's brains and supported by 'health professionals'. No matter how successful your story is, people are not prepared to listen. They think you are crazy because you don't eat bread and say no to cupcakes!
It might be unthinkable for some to give up sugar and bread (or whatever else) but if they only believed that after the first few weeks of hard work, food won’t have control over them any more and this is the most absolute truth.
I used to be a sugar addict, carb lover. Always fighting with myself and getting miserable for my lack of self-control. I was sick and tired of failing. Doing really well (CW diet) during the week and blowing it on the weekends. It’s was a cycle. And even when I tried to ‘be good’ it was a battle with myself – it was not a natural thing for me to turn down food, especially sweet stuff.
I wish people would wake up. I am frustrated with the zombie like lifestyle people I love live but they are not willing to change. Everyone wants a ‘magic pill’ that will make them lose weight. The thing is, at the beginning, Primal Eating might be a bit overwhelming for some. I get it, it’s HARD to change old habits and especially if it goes against everything you believed your whole life.
But the benefits come so quickly, that’s it’s hard to believe how easy it is.
CW moments for me: Co-worker who is trying to eat better. She is really trying. We talk a lot about food, and carbs and etc. I am trying to slowly convince her to give up bread. She is starting to listen but quite often she calculates her ‘points’ – even though she is not doing WW. I keep quiet, leading by example and my results are the best testimony to my lifestyle.
And when I was talking to my sister this week, I was telling her I don’t want to become one of those people that judge other people’s choices on what they eat and I don’t want to be a food snob (turn down food people cook for me when I am invited to their house for a meal type of situation) – you deal with situations as they come. I also said: ‘I am not depriving myself at all and I am not that strict, so if I feel like eating something that is not primal, I will have it – but I never feel like having it! (90-10) She said: ‘It’s great… sometimes you just need a piece of bread, it keeps you full for longer’
When you think you are making progress…… head desk!!