Snappy Shark Posted October 2, 2012 Share Posted October 2, 2012 In the roughly 30 days after my 30 days, I've been overwhelmed by the feeling to tell everyone in the world I know how amazing I feel, how happy I am and how they could probably alleivate x,y,z symptom by adopting a whole foods diet. Unfortunately, there's a limited ability to evangelize this plan without sounding totally crazy, I'm finding. While I have discovered that some people are receptive, I find that I get frustrated when they aren't willing or ready to consider giving up all of the problematic foods. Specific examples of what I mean: My co-worker who was intrigued enough to read ISWF, and has incorporated some principals into her diet; but adamantly refuses to even try to go thirty days without booze; A very sick friend who has been plagued by an undiagnosed autoimmune disorder for months yet eats ice cream and Cheerios from her bed and will only consider trying out a "gluten-free" diet; Family members who feel better when they stop eating bread, but continue to sing the praises of beans and barley and red wine. I wish that I could take a "glass half-full" perspective to these types of situations, because in all three cases, each of the mentioned people took some of what I had to say to heart, and are trying it out. That is so cool! But, the nature of this plan being all-or-nothing (and knowing from experience that it MUST be that way to work), I find that I get sad and frustrated to know that they won't be feeling the full benefit of eating clean without really jumping in and adopting strict Whole30/paleo principles. I'm especially concerned in the case of the sick friend, whose system is probably so screwed up at this point that she needs to eliminate way more than just the gluten to see any kind of relief - I'm worried that she will not feel any better, conclude that food is not causing her pain, and go right back to the SAD that is probably exacerbating her symptoms. (I gave her my copy of ISWF, so my fingers are crossed - I am very worried about her.) I guess I'm just wondering if anyone else ever feels sad or frustrated that we live in a world where there's soy, corn and wheat in EVERYTHING, and that you have to sound like a crazy person to insist that sweet potatoes and salmon are real foods, while granola and lowfat yogurt are not. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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