For these people, I usually just wait for food conversations to come up, and tactfully insert lines like, "..but it's a personal choice, like smoking. If you LIKE being diabetic, nobody can talk you out of it." That makes them think. One guy I know, an obese diabetic named Al I was talking with every weekend, actually tried eating real food for a week but then decided he'd rather eat cake and have his feet chopped off. That's how addicted these people are.
I'm watching my mom die, too. She's only in her late 50's and looks 75, fluffy, obese, frail skin, it's horriffic. Comes home every day with a box of Little Debbie something or other. Pretends to try, but just wants her sweets at the end of the day. I even walked her through turning on the stove, putting food in the pan, and flipping it. She was all about it that day. The next day? As if it never happened.
Last edited by Knifegill; 12-11-2013 at 08:02 AM.
Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.