Ahhh this drives me crazy! At Noodles and Co yesterday (I got a salad) my friend was like, "I'm getting the small sized mac and cheese, so it's much healthier so you can't judge me" (along with a side of flatbread, of which she ate it all ). And I said "pasta and cheese is still pasta and cheese, no matter how much you eat." And she replies, "everything in moderation! I'm counting my calories so it's ok!" (I think it added up to be about 900 calories, so that's kind of a lost cause).
I'm trying to convince my mother and also my boyfriend's mother to try a Whole30. My mom is actually considering doing one, though she is nervous to give up sugary treats.
My boyfriend's mom says she doesn't think she needs to do it because she eats healthy already (which, I'll be honest, she does, compared to most Americans). But I told her I thought it might help with her "self-diagnosed hypoglycemia", which causes her to be hungry every couple of hours, and if she doesn't find food NOW, she turns into a raging lunatic (she'll be a wonderful mother-in-law, ha). She said that nothing would help her because she already eats a lot of protein.
I said, "Well what about fat? Do you eat enough of it?"
She looked at me like I was clinically insane. "FAT??? Um, yeah, I don't think I need any more of that. I eat plenty."
Oh really? Your fat free yogurt and berries breakfast really fills you up? Ugh. I'll keep trying to get through to her.