From a recent health magazine for women: EAT MORE FISH!
(OK, I can get behind that.)
BUT IF YOU'RE TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT, SKIP THE FATTY FISH LIKE SARDINES AND SALMON, AND GO FOR TILAPIA.
From a friend who is trying to get pregnant: "Well, I eat plenty of whole grains, so no problem there. But I'm going to stop eating fish and carrots. They're dangerous!"
Same friend to me (I'm also TTC): "Aren't you going to eat like a normal person once you're pregnant?"
"I can't eat artichokes. They're too high in fat!" (???)
"No avocado - too fattening. Could I have a side of ranch?"
"I'll have the (menu item), but could you take out the broccoli, cabbage, peppers, and onions?"
Waiter: "So.. you just want the tofu and noodles, nothing else?"
"Oh, I could never do that. I couldn't live without bread!"
"So, basically, you just eat meat, right?"
"You're so good for bringing your own lunch to work. I try, but I always forget." (Um, it's not that hard?)
My biggest thing, and this goes for my history of pre-Paleo eating as well, is that I just don't have a sweet tooth. Friends, family and coworkers just can't understand why I don't want a cookie or piece of candy or other "treat". They stare at me incredulously, like, how can you possibly be denying yourself? You might as well be from another planet if you don't take the proferred sugarbomb, no matter what your reason is.