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Renee last won the day on November 27 2012

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    The crazy things people say

    We can blame the media for twisted body image, but society (friends, family, acquaintances and even us, sometimes) needs to take some of the blame. I feel very discouraged seeing how a unhealthy relationship to food starts at such a young age.
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    The crazy things people say

    Perfect example of how people would rather spend money on a quick fix (i.e. drugs or, in this case, washing mashine) than working on the actual cause.
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    The crazy things people say

    Oooooooooor, how about you do pretty much anything (listen to music, walk, do a load of laundry...) for twenty minutes. That usually works too. Just saying...
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    The crazy things people say

    It makes me angry/sad to see that pretty much everything touted as "healthy" are pushed by the corn/wheat lobby to ignorant/ill-informed government employees, and that everything related to health and nutrition is driven by profit before anything else.
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    The crazy things people say

    If vegetables are not "basic things" I wonder what is! And working out while starving your body of much needed vitamins and mineral sounds like a failure waiting to happen!! But then again, MANY people think that they can cancel out bad food by exercising... Yeah right.
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    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...
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    The crazy things people say

    Carla 1#/week is actually a great average, congrats! When I talk about the Whole30 program, I often get negative response from people who think it's too restrictive. Their answer to health and weight loss: Everything in moderation. I have two problems with this: 1: Everything: Everything? Really? So a moderate amount of cocaine is alright? How about arsenic? Sure, these are obvious things, but there also are less obvious things. Bread in moderation doesn't work if you're sensitive to gluten. Milk in moderation doesn't work if you're lactose-intolerant. There are also MANY signs of inflamation that are much more subtle than all of this. And you don't know until you self-experiment. Eating everything in moderation won't teach you anything about your body. 2. Moderation: There are no "guidelines" for moderation. If I eat sushi once a month, most people would say that's moderation. If I go to a restaurant once a month, that's still moderation. Same thing for candies, for baked good, cheeseburger, fries, chocolate, ice cream.. But if I add all these up, it's not moderation anymore. Nobody knows what "moderation" means to their body until they remove some foods from their diet, then reintroduce. Then again, we're back to W30/strict paleo. And just by the way, I've never seen anyone improve hormonal response, improve their digestion, their sleep, etc. just by eating everything in moderation. Health is NOT just about weight, people!
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    The crazy things people say

    Omg, did she miss the memo that clearly states NO GRAIN? Also, no "food-in-a-box"?? Last time I checked, HH involved pasta and a chemical powder substance that tastes like food when mixed in ground beef.
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    The crazy things people say

    Sh*t people say... There's just so much!! "Fat-free [insert processed food here, my favorite is candy]! I can eat them without guilt!" "But egg yolks will raise your cholesterol and give you a heart attack" "There's no difference between normal meat and organic meat" "I don't eat bacon... So much fat" "I bought a fat-free, egg-free bread!" "Avocados are so good! Too bad they have a lot of fat" "You don't eat grains? How about whole wheat [No.] How about sweet potato crackers? [No.] How about oats? [No.]"