: Bummer, so breakfast with friends was wonderful. Our waitress said they'd do anything I wanted - I was completely amazed. I was prepared to beg and had my script ready, but she caught me off guard by being so obliging. Essentially, I got the country fries (CF) and the insides (all the veggies) of a Denver omelet. She was so sweet, she brought me a beautiful bowl of fruit too, no charge. She got a nice tip for certain.
But - I forgot to ask her to hold the oil
and make the CF half of the plate. so having ingested the oil already, I made up by eating all the CFs off my girl friends plates.
They of course knowing to avoid the carbs at all cost and eat all the egg protein is the healthiest thing
Honestly neither of them believed I lost 6 pounds in a bit more than two weeks eating potatoes, they all but argued with me that the way I was eating couldn't be good for me. Later my friend was complaining of her rheumatoid arthritis, I let it slip out that giving up dairy can make that disappear, I just couldn't stop myself - she rightfully pointed out that she is in the wine industry and that would not be happening, as in wine and cheese. Well, she does have to make a living, I'll give her that, but ouch!Policy and Procedure 1.00
: I no longer enter into discussions on "healthy eating" I sent a quote from one of Esselstyne's books in an email to my book group. We update each other from what we are reading over time, so this is a regular thing. All these folks are longtime friends. In response, one guy told me that my opinion was wrong, I countered it was a quote from a medical doctor! Another guy said his Mom had a degree in nutrition from the 1950's, so he knew what healthy eating was and was not interested in my opinions. I countered again that this was not my opinion but a quote. A third man said he was reading Dr. Fuhrman's book and agreed with what I said to a degree, but that he knew a doctor would never say what was said in my email. I countered that it was a quote from Dr. Esselstyn's book gave the page number again and the page number from where Dr. Fuhrman said the same thing in his book!
At this point the second guy called me a Nazi ( not food nazi, just Nazi) and told me to stop trying to tell them what they could eat for dinner. He was seriously angry in his email and since has been nothing but kind and helpful to me - he will never apologize though. Note: None of the woman or girl friends in this group said a thing the whole time.
So, I am real glad we here are pretty much on the same page as to what "healthy eating" is or is not
I do note some people here seem to be chastising others for slips and have a pretty rigid idea of how each individual should approach all of this. Personally, I think it's great we all agree to the concept, but how we execute is in my thinking going to have to be person by person. It's fine to point out when I am misunderstanding the McD principles - but I for one will not be chastised if I have made a decision to veer, if need be. I know the values that guide my decisions and I will not be persuaded that my thinking is wrong, when I am the only one who has carefully weighed all the variables that go into making a specific and reasoned choice.
That said, tomorrow I will stick to MWL plan and exercise by swimming, in accordance generally with Campbell, Esselstyn, Fuhrman and mostly Dr. McD