This morning I had a relative over at my house - she is a lifelong WeightWatchers devotee. I hadn't eaten breakfast yet as I had just come up from doing kettlebell stuff in the basement. I'm pretty sure she might have been horrified as I proceeded to cook up a 4 egg cheese omelette, and an entire pack of bacon (of which I ate 5 slices).
Suddenly it occurred to me that to her I might as well be snorting coke in terms of perceived levels of self destruction. I had a little chuckle in my head imagining her arranging an intervention for this poor "misguided" soul - I'd come home to discover TV cameras following my every move as I walked to the fridge...and...there were no eggs! No bacon! No beef roasts! No butter!
I'd whip around, terrified, to see my friends and relatives closing in on me, waving whole grain rice cakes and bowls of sugary instant oatmeal at me, saying, "We need to talk..."
BUT, in all seriousness, has anybody actually had something like this happen? Where one or many of your friends, relatives, loved ones sat you down and insisted that you stop with this unhealthy "fad paleo nonsense" this very moment, because they were worried about you?
No. They pretty much all agree that I look better, that I complain less about aches and pains, and that I generally seem to be doing well.
On the other hand, there may have been a few interventions about "please stop talking about this godforsaken paleo crap all the time, you are so annoying..."
"she is a lifelong WeightWatchers devotee"
Lol, no doubt.
I just take them to my computer, open my references bookmarks and lecture them for 6 hours. :)
You wanna call my diet a "fad", "pseudo-science" "artery-clogging", etc, you will have to engage in the discussion of nutritional science. That's how it works. Finger-wagging is unacceptable if exempt from two-way dialogue.
It's always been my experience that people who "stage interventions" love the drama that surrounds the intervention -- you know, the gossip, the hype, the getting-everybody-involved aspect -- more than the person that they're trying to intervene.
That said, nope. Nobody has tried to intervene. If anything, they're thrilled that I finally eat like a "normal" person now (they're not actually aware of the things NOT in my diet because I don't make a big deal about it; all they see are the yummy things I /do/ eat), versus my highly restrictive vegetarian days. :)
Yes! My mom always says I am losing too much weight. And recently I had extremely stressful events happening in my life and I got the flu. My girlfriend said to me that I need to go to the doctor and make sure I tell them I on the Paleo Diet!
On the other hand, seeing my high school chums always results in, "Wow you look great, your skin looks awesome...what are you doing?"
Yes sort of, a friend with a cigarette in one hand and beer in the other suggested I should try to balance things more (i.e. eat bread, drink beer). It's bad when these things alienate you from friends and family, so I do try to keep a lid on it socially these days.
I was asked if I had been ill too, for having visibly lost weight (I was wearing clothes). People these days have a misconception of what is thin and what is lean, I would class myself as the latter.
no, but my wife is pissed because she failed to eat paleo, she is fat and has every fat book ever printed like some how that was the answer, also she has hundreds of exercise DVDs thats not working either, Now she is just jealous because i will weigh in less than her soon and I'm 6 feet 4 inches tall. she has tried everything but lipo suction. her weight will kill her someday.
My mother-in-law, normally reserved (bless her heart), admitted she worries about how we feed our daughter. That was all she said, but I find it ironic that I'm the one who had to limit them to ONE ice cream trip per visit with my daughter. This was after I busted them trying to hide an ice cream rendezvous from me by washing my daughter's chocolate-stained pants. I knew by the smell of their washer detergent. Grr...
The positive results are staring them in the face and they just can't be convinced that everything they've been told is wrong. My MIL says things all the time like, "There are many ways to be healthy," "Everything in moderation," and "I just want to enjoy myself". She thinks our WOE is crazy. And yet she's the one who's had a facial procedure to remove wrinkles, is on blood pressure meds, and is gaining weight despite her treadmill walks and Jenny Craig frozen meals. Yeah, how's that moderation working for ya?
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