Hubby had his first CW moment as a semi-primalist today. We were hanging with our friends at the zoo, and they had an entire bag (like grocery plastic bag) of suckers. They offered our Grace one, and we let her have it as a special treat. Their kids were munching through them like pill poppin addicts. Grace just finished hers an hour or two ago.
I bought cream at Whole Foods and the cashier said, "That must be for your coffee." As if there's no reason in the world a person in her right mind (who was clearly health-conscious enough to shop at Whole Foods) might be buying cream! I told her I don't drink coffee; it's for making my yogurt.
5'4" 36yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
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
My grandson who is almost 2 years old was visiting over the Easter holidays and was asking for milk. I don't buy much milk but my husband likes to eat cereal every so often. Thought I had some, but when I looked all I saw was unsweetened coconut milk and heavy cream. Mixed the two and he emptied his cup in one long gurgle and was asking for more. Got some side looks from my daughter in law, but she didn't ask and I didn't tell.
I have 4 housemates and none of them seem to understand PB. They all eat excessive amounts of bread and cereal, one even went on the special k "diet". They all seem to think they're being healthy by eating pasta and brown bread and in excessive portions. How a bowl of spag bol at 10pm then rolling in to bed an hour later can be good for I don't know. My shelf of the fridge is meat and green veg, theirs are full of jars of curry sauces and pasta sauces.
One gave up bacon because it's "unhealthy" and then has ketchup on EVERYTHING. I mean everything, pizza, risotto, roast dinner.
And apparently my lack of carbs in the CW sense is unhealthy...
My coworker was telling me how dry his skin has gotten lately. I asked if he eats any fats, like salmon, avocado even olive oil. He said no, his wife has told him to avoid all fats - CW at its finest. I suggested he lightly sauté veggies in olive oil, and to try eating fish once in a while. He replied, "I could start eating potato chips again, maybe one bag a week... Is that enough oil?" Ack! I tried really hard to explain the difference in fats... I think he understood.
I worry about him because all he eats all day is a huge bag of fruit.
I know so many people who try to eat a fat free (ie high carb) diet. What they all seem to have in common is lethargy, poor motivation and always being hungry. It seems such a sorry existence. CW tells us that the healthy foods don't taste good and anything that tastes good is bad for you. Thats so wrong cos surely the primal man would never have eaten anything that tasted bad or of nothing. I cannot for instance fathom how vegetable oil can be healthy when it tastes of nothing at all at best and of petrol at worst. Eating CW healthy foods is punishment for the taste buds.