AmyB reacted to Tveen in The crazy things people say
I'm studying to be a registered dietician, so bowel movements are an every day normal conversation between me and my friends.
My favorite question has been when they ask "But how do you get fiber?? You need whole grains, you must be so constipated!!!"
To which I respond "I've never felt so regular and normal in all my life!" Hello, vegetables?? Oh goodness...
AmyB reacted to notacommittee in The crazy things people say
True story: I visited my parents last week and went to my mom's gym to work out.
Me, to the trainer: Do you have rules about deadlifting here?
Me: Deadlifting. Is it allowed?
Me: *mimes a deadlift* deadlifting!
Him: Oh...uh...I guess not *wanders off to clean the cardio machines*
...sigh. At least if they don't know what it is they can't forbid it?
AmyB reacted to Castle in The crazy things people say
My favorite, from discussing with a trip leader what I'll eat while we're backpacking:
"So what do you eat, then?"
"Lots of meat, vegetables and healthy fats, some nuts, a lot of spices."
"But how do you stay full? And where do you get your protein from?"
Because pasta, tortillas, and peanut butter are just chocked full of protein.
AmyB reacted to GLC1968 in The crazy things people say
I have to post this. It's not really something stupid that was said - rather the opposite. Nothing said and nothing stupid...for once.
I've been paleo since Aug of 2011. I've been to see my parents (they live in FL, I live in Oregon) about 5 or 6 times since my switch because I travel to their area for work twice a year. I've been to see them three times now while on a Whole30 (I even put copies of ISWF in some stockings at the holidays this year!). Every time, it's a food battle with my mom and mostly because she likes to question me and my motives (not because she disagrees that my food is healthy). Every visit, I try to be as non-confrontational as I can and I often buy and prepare my own meals or dishes on the side.
This past visit, I arrived and she immediately pulled out all the stuff she'd bought for me: a big container of baby greens, organic apples and blueberries, compliant chicken apple sausages, a new bottle of olive oil and avocados!! My parents don't eat ANY of these things (except olive oil). I didn't ask her to prep anything either. She just got it all right, without having to ask. All these visits and what do you know...she was paying attention!
For dinner that night we had grass fed lamb chops, roasted veggies (in olive oil) and a greens loaded salad (my dad skipped the greens - he can't eat them for medical reasons...don't ask). No sugar. No bad oils. No grains/legumes/starches. I didn't even have to ask.
AWESOME. Truly. (plus, they loved the dinner and are eating more like that even when I'm not around!)
AmyB reacted to Xandra in The crazy things people say
Really, it should be the other way around: "Other than real food, what kinds of processed, artificial, homogenized, hydrogenated, chemical-laden, or hormonally imbalanced imitation food products do you consume?*
*Please attach another sheet if necessary."