So my dad came to visit for some days and we've been going out to eat because it has always been that way, but now with my diet things became a little complicated lol and we've been having mini debates on eating meat , and dairy and protein ( basic stuff). He eats A LOT of meat , and I'm not talking about lean meat he eats brains, guts,ribs, lets say he has a SAD diet but with meat as his staple lol. The problem is that now he's talking to my mom and telling her how I can get an anemia or even die from leukemia lol idk what the f.. is going on through his head but I'd say he's over reacting (maybe cause his mexican and mexicans are really close minded) but I don't know how to let them know that I feel better than I did before and that this diet is really working for me. I'm eating about 90% percent of my calories from fruit and 10% from greens.
Ps. My dad is a person who thinks that God created cows and chikens for us to eat them o.0, he says that if we wouldn't eat them they'd eat the earth's grass and we would die. facepalm
(WOW I didn't know there was such an unbalance in nature that cows were gonna end up fu.. up our world.)lol anyways this is more of a rant but i wanted to share this with people that will get me (:
I know they could live without meat but the thing is that they're addicted to it, and thats really sad, seeing human beings eating food that we ate a long time ago to survive and eating it as if it was the best. Its just like cans the government made them for war and now they're used all over the world and people buy food packaged in cans LOL thats pathetic having all the land you want to plant fresh fruit and veggies but instead choosing to kill billions of innocent animals, its makes no sense.
Anyways, have a look at this article that I just read http://www.nealhendrickson.com/mcdougall/031200puprotein.htm I wish i had the links to the articles I've read in the past but I can't remember where I read most of them, I'll make sure to save them from now on haha.
lol. i feel ya. im indian and i swear in india, the fatter you are, the "healthier" people think you are so when i lost alot of weight i heard alot of crap from my grandparents, aunts, uncles, you name it. They all think I'm starving myself. haha
lol I didn't know our cultures were so alike haha, my dad must think that I have an eating disorder when in reality I get more calories than him and he's way heavier than me haha
You can assure your dad that you WILL DIE (and so will he, and everybody else), just MUCH LATER than you would on a SAD diet. ;)
lol, Death is the only thing for granted but I don't want to wonder If I could of lived better and longer life once I'm on my deathbed and its to late to change it.
When I say "I´m lactose intolerant and celiac" people respect that because it´s a medical diagnosis. The truth is I´m as lactose-intolerant as most people, and I get a bad reaction when I eat bread as everybody else.
I´m just starting with 811 and I decided not to share it with most people.
if someone asks me why i eat so much fruit I think I´m going to say something like "the doctor told me" that always makes people respect whatever diet. And if they ask what doctor I can say "Dr. Graham" haha,
lol thats a good one (:
Maybe you can see if your dad will watch long-termer Eduardo Corassa's video. He's a great example to comfort your father.
Good to know that someone understands me about mexico and its closemindness. It's not that I'm stereotypying us or whatever cause I'm 100% mexican myself, but It's just that when 98% of the people you see everyday and interact with eats meat and doesn't really care about our mother, kill themselves everyday with their jobs, diet and stress, and they just have that ignorant, consumer, close minded attitude that I hate, is quite hard not to generalize. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure there's people out there in Mexico that are open minded and have a good diet and are awake, but I just haven't had the pleasure to meet one .
"Maybe cause his mexican and mexicans are really close minded"
That's one of the most close minded stereo types I've heard in a while o.O
My mom was skeptical at first too, but I just showed her the results of other people and some facts and shes cool with it now.