bonnynancy got a reaction from cottagequeen in The crazy things people say
Watched the video.
"Need I say more?" YES. Like maybe an apt argument in support of your assertions. Rice is a staple of diets all around the world? Well, billions of people eat McDonald's too. Paleo is unhealthy because it promotes quick weight loss that can't be sustained? All three of the pro-Paleo participants lost substantial weight and have kept it off for years. YEARS and still counting. Dr. Atkins died of a heart attack in his 60's? So the f#@& what?!!!!
And yes. Let's talk about the dangers of a diet with too much meat in it while the camera pans on plateful after plateful of veggies, nuts and fruits. ???!!!??? Uuuuugghh!
bonnynancy reacted to littleg in Affording Whole30 on a Budget
I'm sorry, I didn't mean to touch a nerve. I had no idea about your income situation - you are right, there isn't much wiggle room left. However, I think - in general - lots of people (clearly not you) are in a situation where they have not trimmed ever corner already and are simply not used to food being a major expenditure. My husband and I had 1 income for 2 years after I lost a job and I had to go back to school to get a new job. It wasn't easy.
Some other ideas - can you volunteer time at a farm - CSAs near me give a discount for 1-2 hr/wk of farm help? Volunteer at a local co-op? My local co-op gives working members (3 hrs/wk) a 24% discount - this makes organic food the same as conventional, most of the time. Once the W30 is over go back to more safer starches - eat more potatoes and rice - they are fillers and cheap. Grow some food if you can - I saved a lot this summer by growing tomatoes and eggplant - veggies I go through fast.
There are blogs out there about paleo on a budget too - have you read any of those?
At the end of the day the best you can do is the best you can do - if right now only small changes are possible, so be it - just do the best you can.
bonnynancy reacted to LisaLulu in Affording Whole30 on a Budget
We don't have cell phones. Or cable. I am wearing a 7 year old pair of shoes every day. And we don't have a big screen tv, our tv was a free hand me down. We don't have any of these things because we can't afford them.
I think a lot of people who eat paleo are DINK or OINK and really don't understand the cost of raising a family on one income (or even two, since daycare costs up to $2200 a month per child in this country). We've already cut ever non food corner, believe me, and all the food ones too. We're paying a mortgage, property tax, electricity, heat (in a very cold place), phone, car, house and car insurance, gas, water/sewer AND groceries on $2000 a month. When food costs start to run past $600 a month and you're already paying $1100 for your mortgage alone there isn't much wiggle room left.
bonnynancy reacted to jodea in The crazy things people say
"I just don't understand why you would do that to yourself!" This was uttered last night by a colleague who trained 6 days a week for a year, and barely drank any alcohol in that time, preparing for an Ironman. If she doesn't understand, who will!
Oh, and my best friend freaked out and practically threw a tantrum today when I said I won't be drinking at her birthday gathering next week. Good to know I'm such bad company sober!
bonnynancy reacted to NinjaSarah in The crazy things people say
Conversation with coworker that just happened. Stuck at work another hour and having a "snack"
Hb egg, apple and almond butter. (No ready to go veggies today)
Cw: whatcha doing?
Me: eating an apple
Cw: no you're not
Me: you're right, I'm cutting my apple to eat it.
Cw: you brought a knife to work (picture" stepped in dog poo" horror)
Me: it's a paring knife
Cw: but it's a knife! You could get in trouble
Me: it's less than 3 inches long, it's ok. And (my mistake here ) it's not like I'm in the kill all things stage Said with a smile & joking tone, to a work friend
Cw: .....kill? What kind of diet is this? Are you going to stay home then?
Me: I wish I could. But no. It's figure if speech "B". it'll be ok.
Cw: what's that goop? (Pointing like a 3rd grader at my container if AB)
bonnynancy reacted to Renee in The crazy things people say
Thing is, people don't identify things like whole grain bread, soy milk, oatmeal, low-fat cheese (etc.) as "processed, artificial, homogenized, hydrogenated, chemical-laden, or hormonally imbalanced imitation food products do you consume". They see those things as healthy. Heck, some people even believe that "grain-fed beef" is natural!
And you can bet that when the medical community will realize they've made mistakes, they'll be the last one to admit it. So a good percentage of people will continue to believe that the Food Pyramid is actually a good template of what they should be eating...
bonnynancy reacted to Laura B in The crazy things people say
I posted an image on my facebook and a friend commented:
R: I refuse to believe that if I brought a caveman a pizza he wouldnt eat it. you know he would eat it. therefore pizza=paleo
Laura: considering the possibility of that happening, pizza is not paleo and will never make you more healthy.
R: well until you start hunting mammoth youre failing at paleo
Laura: I don't consider myself paleo, I just eat real food. That makes me a winner.
R hahaha winning
The funny thing is I made no comment about it, and don't really consider myself necessarily "paleo" although it is the most generic term for how I eat. I am not one of those who considers herself a "cavegirl", although living the CF + "paleo" life certainly feels that way sometimes.
bonnynancy reacted to Austin in The crazy things people say
My wife's co-worker says daily "it's low fat so it's good for you".
Last night my mother in law asked if I wanted pound cake and brightly colored store bought ice-cream after dinner. I refused and heard "I like you better when you ate stuff". Her sister then chimed in "it's ok, he's just trying to lose weight". **shakes head and rolls-eyes**
My neighbor while telling an anecdote a couple of nights ago - "gluten free people piss me off (few second pause), can you eat peanuts on the paleo thing?"
"Your brother in law has been told he has high cholesterol and they want him to improve it with diet before they prescribe medication."
Me - "Oh yeah, what diet changes do they want him to make?"
"No red meat, no milk, no shrimp, eat whole grains"
Me - "urgh"
Me- "Can you believe they put soy in canned tuna?"
Relative - "errrr, i'm never eating tuna again"
Me - "But you drink soy milk"
Relative - "Yeah, but I don't want it in my tuna"
My wife's aunt quit smoking, cut out most of the refined sugar in her diet, asked me about paleo, bought some books on the subject, then a couple of weeks later I asked her if she'd started and she replied - "no, I could never give up bread".
Why do people love bread so much? It was always just been a vessel to get meat into my face!!!
bonnynancy got a reaction from Maycat in The crazy things people say
Our almost-three-year old had some severe vomiting overnight. No other symptoms, no fever, diarrhea, etc., just LOTS of vomiting. Talked to the on-call pediatrician about what to watch for, when to panic, etc. The baby then slept through the night and woke up feeling much better. (Kids.)
Got a follow-up call from a pediatric nurse this morning who advised me to start giving him sips of Coke. I asked, "Is there a better alternative to Coke? We don't ever give him pop." After a pause she said, "Well, Kool-aid then. He needs the sugar to fight the virus." And sighed. Because I'm being difficult. Again.