My Paternal grandparents are always on a fad diet as my grandmother, who's 70 is in pretty good shape but has some arthritis and my grandfather gets fatter and fatter every year. Right now they're on a low carb diet based around whey protein shakes and vitamins. Ughhh!!! Fortunately my grandmother has always thought sugar was poison... if only I could get her on paleo and to give up the whole wheat.
My maternal grandparents would be eating low fat processed "health food," lots of vitamins, cheap CAFO meat, and cookies/ dark chocolate.
My Mom eats WAPF
My dad eats one of those stupid diabetes diets where it's mostly 80% paleo but he still eats pasta and "light" bread with peanut butter on it for breakfast. blech. He's thin but has exzema, is a former alcoholic, has diabetes, and won't friggin listn to my sister and I when we tell him about how going Paleo changed our lives. Oh well!
My sister is Paleo except she cheats with sugar
My little brother is in college and eats taco bell, but then has a farm share and gets grassfed meat, eggs and veggies a few times a week too. hahaha
I have a few aunts and uncles who are always on south beach or cheating on SAD
Then my husbands family... all Russian Jewish immigrants cooking everything in sunflower oil, eating tea with cookies every afternoon and evening, eating weird fiber-one bars, low fat chicken breast, and strange salads drenched in sour cream or mayonaise and wondering why they are all riddled with diabetes and auto-immune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, schleroderma, and Alzheimers. Yet they brag about how their great grand parents all lived until 100 (and were, of course, eating traditional Moldavian kosher cuisine which is basically meat, potatoes, fresh dairy, seafood and ferments.)