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!!!