My father is unabashedly the second type however. Maybe even WITHOUT even the "superficial" changes. His ONLY excuse for clinging to grains is the advice of his doctor, which even then, was sort of wavering on it it felt like to me. Ugh.
Drumroll, when I was a kid we lived with my great grandmother (who was a kid when queen Victoria was alive and remembered her death), my grandmother and grandfather. My mom and dad both worked full time so my grands cooked. They still cooked and ate as they did during the 2nd world war when food was heavily rationed in the UK and sugar was a real treat. My granddad grew vegetables and fruit and we had 2 apple and 1 pear tree. The only rice we ate was in rice pudding and we never had foreign rubbish! (pasta). We did eat bread; they baked it each day and we ate potatoes. We ate salad in the summer and oatmeal in the winter. The oatmeal was the old fashioned kind that needed soaking and simmering- not this quick cook stuff we have now which makes my blood sugar rocket. We ate fruit when it was in season, We never ate margarine; it was always butter. The eggs were our own, free range foragers. They were always white from White Leghorn chickens
Looking back it was pretty damn healthy. All the veggies were organic. We ate all bits of the meat . I started this life so well yet ended up so wrong. Bit by bit over the years we changed to get healthier! I would've been better following the families values.
But she's got a guy with a degree and years of practice telling her one thing, and a daughter that works for a utility company and has an associates degree in liberal arts telling her the opposite. Which one do you think she's going to believe?
Can't say I blame her, but on the other hand, her previous doctor is dead and I'm still alive. Her new doctor thinks more like I do, though we still disagree on some things.
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My dad seems to have the early signs of Alzheimer's. I'm not even going to bring up this diet. I'll bet he finds his own way to at least a ketogenic diet if not a full-blown paleo diet. I wonder if his girlfriend will allow him to follow it, though. I love my dad but really it's all none of my business. I'd rather save him from his politics but I know how useless that is.
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