In the spirit of the "Shit Girls/Guys/etc. say" videos and the "Shit Paleos say" post, what about stuff we've heard from the other side?
"You eat what?!?"
"But grains are good for you!"
"Oh, I could never live without ___ (sugar, bread, pasta, salt, cheese, muffins, snack cakes, peanut butter...)"
"You spend how much money on food?!?"
"Oh, so it's basically just like Atkins."
"You're going to have a heart attack."
"I'm definitely going to have to go the gym after this cake/doughnut/ice cream/cookie."
"How can you not eat this cake/doughnut/ice cream/cookie? It's Debbie's release-from-the-hospital-after-her-fourth-heart-attack-from-too-many-cake/doughnut/ice cream/cookie-parrties-party!"
"Spin class is my faaaaaaaaaaavorite. But I'm still can't lose this 10 pounds. I must need to do more spin classes."
"After this meal I still have 1433 calories left. But I need to watch my fat intake."
"It's the saturated fat that you need to look out for."
"Yeah, I eat pretty healthy. I stay away from all red meat. Doctor said it's the reason for my high cholesterol."
"I stay away from red meat and pork. And I eat a TON of fruit and whole grain. Want a slice of my papaya?"
"Are there any 100 calorie snack packs left?"
"I did Zumba last night and burned over 800 calories!"
"So you eat raw meat?"
"Have you read the china study?"
"But lamb has so much cholesterol!"
"But eggs have so much cholesterol!"
"But liver has so much cholesterol!"
"I'm sorry, but I just can't fathom how that much cholesterol is good for you!"
"You look great! I baked these cookies for you..."
After explaining no grains, legumes, dairy, sugar....
"Then what DO you eat??"
"Yeah but you have a crazy metabolism. I could never eat like that or I'd get fat."
"Anything is OK in moderation."
"Just eat a balanced diet."
"I support Paula Deen."
"I can't give up starches, I need fiber for constipation."
"... it's fat-free!"
"We can't have you over for dinner anymore, because there's nothing we can cook for you. What do you eat?" (Repeated monthly.)
"You must come see this movie our vegetarian club is showing. It's called Veducated, and it will change your mind for sure."
"But you're clogging up your arteries!"
"But that diet is so unhealthy!" (This from a morbidly obese person who had asked how I lost weight.)
"That's really extreme. I believe we should eat a healthy, balanced diet. And anyway, grains are good for you."
I also hear the no-time excuse a lot.
I also hear its close cousin, "I could never afford to feed my family a paleo diet." This comes from a woman who should own stock in those cookie/cracker/chip snack packs, cereals, dinosaur-shaped microwave chicken nuggets, "Go-gurts," diet soda and other incredibly expensive convenience foods. It's all her three kids eat. o.O
"I'm going back on Weight Watchers for the 17th time. This time I'm going to make it work!"
(I have one this acquaintance who struggles with her weight, is metabolically resistant to all the usual methods, and IMHO is perfect candidate for paleo. I have sent her information, book recs, shared my experience. She keeps going back to ww, hating it, going off, and gaining 10 more pounds. She comments frequently on how great I look and complains frequently about her struggle to lose. SHE CANNOT GET PAST CW. I think she thinks, about me, "it's ok for you because you're diabetic and so of course you can't eat [sugar]." But I'm some kind of exception or anomaly and of course "Atkins" would be unhealthy for normal people like her. I have vowed to shut my mouth about this with her unless she comes to me and asks. Everytime she goes back to ww I feel like...I want to stab her with a baby carrot. I do understand, in a way, because I remember when I was too emotionally attached to my bread and pasta to even consider the idea. But I also know I was willing to TRY anything, and results and feeling good on low carb convinced me, and that eventually evolved towards paleo. ANYWAY! Long parenthetical. Sorry. Point is: I don't get why people will return again and again to something that fails them every time but won't take a chance on something unconventional just once. That is crazy shit.) (eta it's like going back to a bad boyfriend or girlfriend again and again!)
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