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??"
"Anything is OK in moderation."
"Just eat a balanced diet."
"I support Paula Deen."
"Yeah but you have a crazy metabolism. I could never eat like that or I'd get fat."
"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
Today, at lunch
Her: "Wow, that smells SO GOOD! What is it?"
Me: "It's just some salmon with lettuce and spoonful of tzatziki." Her: "That's so healthy!"
The puzzling thing to me about other people's diets is that they make themselves miserable eating food they don't like. I like what I eat on paleo (I do eat yogurt. Shoot me.). I miss some other food (cookies), but at least I'm not miserable eating what I DO eat.
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