Vian Posted June 26, 2013 Share Posted June 26, 2013 My mom is an RN and is stressed out all the time. She's not overweight, but she is "skinny fat" - very little muscle tone, some belly flab, etc. She has all kinds of issues with stress and anxiety and takes about a million supplements for it, as well as all the antioxidant ones, coQ10, resverotrol, fish oil, etc. She eats alot of protein bars and greek yogurt, grazes all day on high-carb stuff and says that anything high in protein and fat is "too heavy." But having said all that, she awknowledges that paleo is healthy and makes sense and when I tell her all the stuff I've learned about why certain foods cause the kinds of reactions they do, why Saturated fat is healthy, etc. she agrees with me that it makes sense! The only reason she won't change her diet is because she doesn't think she could survive going to work while having the "carb flu" during the transition period. Those first few days where you feel pretty crappy while your brain and body adjust to using protein and fat for fuel instead of lots of easy carbs. I think she is also overwhelmed by having to plan and cook food for the day without being able to grab easy pre-packaged things like protein bars and yogurt. It's just so frustrating knowing that this way of eating could help her so much, but she just won't give it a try. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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