Maybe it helps that I have a teenage daughter who is slowly considering how her food choices may impact her health. Doing whatever I can to help her avoid the mistakes I made is a million times more important to me than evangelizing my 75yo mother.
But I feel your pain.
CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
GW- Goals are no longer weight-related
Starting Primal June 2012 at 148.5lbs, goal weight in November 2012.
Now 95lbs and holding.
Primal, minus eggs, dairy and a myriad of other allergens.
I hear ya. I have family members who do the same thing. I also work closely with what I refer to as "The Walking Dead". White men, age 50 plus, grossly obese, hipless, and sedentary. They'll be miserable and taking dirt naps within 10 years, and don't give a damn.
Take him to a nursing facility and introduce him to someone with diabetes living with an amputation, constant infection and so weakened that a feeding tube is required. Because eventually with diabetes, it starts killing you, even with meds. Miserable way to die. Watching my father go through these cycles and it's heartbreaking.
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Sorry to hear. It is sad to say, but family are just as receptive to lifestyle change as complete strangers. Change has to start within. It's like telling someone a hundred times to quit smoking when that person has no plans of stopping.
My mom read it, she's smart, she gets it, then she continues to live on jello and ice cream. LOL.
Mom had TypeII diabetes. Five foot five; 273 pounds. Doctors told her to eat oatmeal for breakfast. Whole grains, etc. I questioned the logic of this, but it was before I'd done the research. She died at age 74 - 11 years younger than her mother and 13 years younger than her father had died. Her doctor was the biggest waste of tuition that ever lived. All I could do after the fact was to write her a letter telling her so. Most Gen'l practioners, family practioners, and geriatric practioners are a waste of skin and oxygen.
I know - bitter much?
"Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine
Yeah, I blame them.