I got into an argument with a woman recently on how her weight loss shakes (not protein shakes, a meal replacement shake geared specifically towards weightloss) were a waste of money, probably deficient in nutrients and depriving her of the enjoyment of real food. When asked to elaborate, I called the drink a processed fast food.
"It's not a fast food!" she scoffed, rolled her eyes and pretty much thought I was a moron.
"How long did it take you to prepare it?"
*Awkward pause*, "A couple seconds in the shaker"
"So it's a fast food"
"No, it's refined by scientists in a long process to ensure it has plenty of nutrients and vitamins and can be fit into part of a healthy lifestyle" (ie, diet) she said, snobbily and somewhat offended.
"Oh. So it's processed"
Things kinda degraded from there. But it's fun arguing
I don't believe there is a thing as an unhealthy food. Period. In moderation, nothing, if in the context of a well micro/macronutrient based diet is bad for you. Even if it has that 1g of trans fat. Will it kill you? Um, there are other people consuming tons of the stuff daily, what's 1-3g of it a week going to do?
You'd be surprised how friendly gym people are. It really is an awesome place to connect.
Teacher, lawyer, cop, gamer, student, writer, scientist - whatever, you're all there for the same reason: you care about your body, want to be fit and strong and enjoy being active. Personal experience dictates you should get on great with people there
Shutting Down The Myth Of Heavy Lifting Making Women Bulky - YouTube
Rant The Cultural Stigma Against Women Strength Training - YouTube
Make them watch these. This guy is awesome, extremely knowledgeable and informative. Show them other stuff about women who lift, too.
Also, point out... How could a girl - yes, the gender that does not have testosterone pumping out there ears - get bulky on accident lifting weights whilst skinny men are in the gym every day lifting with the intention of getting bulky and failing to do so?
That looks so good... Would be amazing nacho chilli. I used to add kidney beans, too.
You could just buy a big container of cheap yet relatively good quality ice cream and have 1-2 scoops a night. Do you have Tip Top over there?