I, like most of you, have grown up with food being a big part of my life; it’s largely to blame for the fact that I had grown at all. I was raised on the staple foods…Dairy of all sorts such as Mac n Cheese, Carnation soaked Count Chocula and of course everyone’s favorite…Kraft singles…lots of pastries, for the longest time I thought the Pillsbury dough boy was a real boy but he just needed some sun and a cure for albinism maybe? I was spoiled on top shelf meats…bologna, KAM, mock chicken…I’ll never forget the savory and aristocratic taste of Prem which was quickly washed down with some grape drink…thank you Dave Chapelle for reminding me of those wholesome ingredients; water, sugar and of course…purple.
This is a very quick glimpse into how I grew up, and what has shaped me to learn the best way I can take care of myself…now when I talk to my friends or family, and food always comes up at some point, how do I, how do YOU reason with people whom after eating like I have and are obese will look you dead in the eye and say… “You eat what?!”
I’m having a hard time talking about anything food related even if it has nothing to do with me, friends who count calories and have a nervous breakdown that they’ve had to many calories or make the claim that losing 1-2 pounds a week is best for optimal health and gives the greatest chance of keeping the weight off…the only way I could gain the weight BACK would be to eat SAD! shaking head How do you talk to friends and family about Paleo…or do you even bother...do you change the subject if your Spidey sense goes off and you feel as though a conversation might change direction and you’d have to spend 30 minutes explaining your “new age” way of eating…
HELP! I need to be retrained in the social graces Foodology. Truth