We work against apprenticeship and working to get experience here with our minimum wage laws that prevent those without experience from being paid what they're worth until they learn enough to be worth more. Nice to see it's done more elsewhere atleast. And here we give people credit for getting a degree even if it's irrelevant to the job.
"eating all that fruit and vegetables is healthy, but you have to eat sum protein"
"where do you get your protein"
"eating all thoes bananas are going to make you sick and fat !"
"eating that way is unhealthy" ??? lol yes people said this one to me a thousand of times!!!
"eating that way is unhealthy" YES!!! And what do the people that say this eat themselves? :P
"Doesn't it suck that you can't eat meat? I mean, you're in Texas after all"
"Hey, you want a big, juicy, blood-smeared steak? I know I'm about to go get one"
"Hey, hey, watch me eat this burger! Maybe it'll cry for help"
And that is only a taste of what annoyances I am bombarded with daily...
At yesterday's Memorial Day family get together/cook out:
My Dad: "When are you going to be a carnivore again?
My Dad: looks completely taken aback and rolls eyes
Me- "Dad, I've eaten both ways, this way make me feel so much better, why go back?"
When I first started this diet a few years ago I was very thin and I would often get the comment, "You vegans and raw foodists are way too skinny." and a lot of guys would tell me, "Look, I'm more interested in gaining muscle so I have to eat meat."
They would always say it just like that, "I'm more interested in gaining muscle."
I guess that the key word was "interested" because the people who would always tell that they can't go vegan because they are interested in getting bigger and stronger don't appear to be any bigger or stronger than they were a few years ago when they would use that an excuse for never being able to stop eating meat.
Just an observation.
"Oh, you must be so bored... not getting too eat all these fun foods"
"The way you eat is sooo limited" (coming from people that live off of potato chips, alcohol and bread, not even knowing about one quarter of the fruits and veggies that are out there)
"That is so hippie"
"That doesn't sound healthy" (< makes me laugh)
"You need to eat something.. SUBSTANCIAL next to all that fruit and veg..." (substancial??? Like 30 bananas? :P)
yeah someone once gave me "I'd die of boredom on that diet!"
Allyourwatermelon: I never have had such creativity with food than when I went raw. The SAD people have 3 choices: Fat, refined sugar, salt. Packaged in a multitude of chemical concoctions.
Yesterday I was at my nearby organic produce store: Natural Grocers. It just opened up 2 months ago - lucky me! It's closer to me than the co-op. Also it is cheaper on many items. Yesterday I stopped in to purchase one or two items. They had organic bananas that were too "ripe" for the general population - they were still yellow!!!! - on sale for .29 a lb!!! I took all they had: 40 lbs! My basket was overflowing with bananas. One of the produce guys asked me if I had a restaurant. LOL LOL He was too cute.
I honestly do not get rude comments too often. I don't count this as rude. If I do I normally take people down a peg or two actually. Afterall they are eating cardboard, pulverized chemicals, and gmo's. No wonder they don't recognize healthy eating when they see it! LOL
My thyroid is still not optimas(after going back to cooked for half year), so I wanted to go another waterfast(to balance it naturally, and to get the skin problem copletely done(since it is better but not totally)...
My mum said: university is more important, not those hippie dreaming! You cannot heal thyroid naturally, you did already fast and it is not perfect(It was ok after and then go bad again since I go back to cooked).
I said: plus I wanna live simple life by sea and good fresh air and so on, bc. I value my health.
My mum: wake up, do what you want, you s*** the life. You are nearly lawyer and you are wasting everything, you will have childrens and so on. I said, well what now they told me before I waterfast, I minght not, since I waterfast, it is getting better all the hormones, what do you want from me? I want simple but life with purpose and true love and relationship. I can do even physical job and be more happy.
Mum: but you cannot do it coz you have a pain in joints!
Me: exactly that is why I dont care about study, coz I know what help me once nearly totally and I dont want more medication, I want real health.
Mum: do what ever, I have more problem I dont wanna talk about it(I know it is for you important,but you should go phychologist and take the thyroid medication, so you get better and continue normal life
me: but I am already not normal to most(I dont drink, I dont go party in the bars, I do life healthy and eat fruit mostly. (Thinking, plus the classical man for me stings and I dont care about his mercedes...since I am his rabbit or cooker and box for child).
From my Aunt who just found out that she has fibromyalgia and is a Lacto-vegetarian. I was talking to her about my mango's I brought to eat (10 mangos)
"No one is healthy, and too much fruit can give you Diabetes which runs in your family!"
I Love you Auntie but please educate yourself and please listen to what I know <3