So we had a health fair today at my place of employment. (I helped organize it since I am on the Health & Wellness Committee). One of the booths at the event was measuring bodyfat percentage. So when they saw that mine was 10.1%, they were super impressed, saying that I was lowest of anyone so far today!
them: "Wow! What do you eat?"
me: "Lots of butter and heavy cream".
Funny too, because I get a lot of people jabbin me about putting butter on everything and pouring full fat heavy cream into my coffee. Those same people were a bit confounded when they found out that I had the lowest bodyfat percentage of anyone in the company.
So here is my question. Should I replace my pasture butter and organic heavy cream with vegetable oil based margarines and soy based non dairy creamers laced with chemicals? I'm so vexed about this.
That's the sort of wake-up call that might sink in for your co-workers. Something like that will open them up to paleo more than any amount of convincing you may attempt.
Honestly, I think you should just stick with artificial-imitation-real-butter-flavor and leave all that organic, healthy rubbish aside. Don't you know it'll make you fat?
Hah, I had something like this happen this weekend. I was commenting on the tablespoon of almond butter -- a tablespoon's worth, not even a scant fraction of the total fat I enjoyed with my breakfast! -- I enjoyed with my breakfast, and the girl I was talking to, her eyes got huge, and she said slowly, enunciating every word, "Don't you know that stuff is /soooo/ high in fat?"
Me: "Yes. Delicious, delicious fat."
Her (hesitatingly): "Do...do you exercise?"
I don't. x) Not other than walking to and fro to class and long wanderings when I'm bored. Poor girl I was talking to was starving herself and cardio-ing herself half to death and "fell off the wagon this weekend" but she'll "start Weight Watchers again next week" before her trip to Hawaii. I feel really, truly bad for her restrictive lifestyle.
But don't eat fat! It'll swell you up like a corpulent balloon right proper before you can even blink. Bewares, bewares!
You are genetically lucky and a bad influence on those who are not so fortunate. Shame on you! Besides, I'll bet you exercise a lot, so you burn it off. Calories-in, calories-out. (Sarcasm, obviously.)
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