If one more person complains to me how they can’t lose weight no matter what they do, while they’re eating a bag of doritos or drinking a coke, I may just tell them why. I went to a concert in the park, brought my Farmer’s Market catch of English peas, grapes, plums and pistachios, a bottle of water, and a bottle of wine. Most people in the park were eating convenience food, which I rarely eat, but they’re not bitching about how difficult weight loss is. Most of them were totally thin. I guess I’m close enough to pass. I saw one woman who was briefly a friend, who I dislike and avoid, and she’s gotten very very large. Large like you rarely see in this town.
Anyway, I’m a bit irritated about this issue because I read some blog where a woman commented about her gastric bypass surgery. She had originally lost 150, had gained back about 85. The next commenter said that she (or he) was about to express sympathy, but had gone to check out bypassers blog, where she went on about the bacon and whatever casseroles, and other such super-heavy food, so it should not be a far jump to see where the weight gain came from. Then come some FA people to jump on that commenter about how people need to eat fat, and they bet she doesn’t eat clean, blah blah blah. In my opinion, if you don’t mind that you’re fat, eat whatever and lots of it, but don’t bitch to me about how fucked up your metabolism is, or get a drastic operation almost sure to cause malnutrition in the best of circumstances, eat nothing but starch and fat, and whine about how it doesn’t work. Yes, I like bacon, and I eat a slice scrambled in an egg with some spinach and mushrooms once or twice a week, but I exercise enough that I can do that, and still lose weight. I could drink a coke, if I wanted my throat to burn, and wanted that sweet metallic taste, but if I drank one (or more) every day, my weight loss would quickly grind to a halt, if not reverse. The guy who drank the coke (and drinks a few daily) did Atkins a few years back, lost a lot of weight, then life got in the way, gained it back and more. He won’t realize that there’s another way, since he can’t give up carbs, he can’t lose weight. He has no cooking facilities, I suggest he could eat something with more veggies than a salami sandwich occasionally. Or start eating fruit, he’s got a fridge. I get nothing but “yeah, but”s. I don’t bother anymore at that point, no matter what I suggest, there’s an excuse. Whatever. I’m almost done losing my weight, not going to listen to bullshit theories, not going to discuss it anymore, since people want to believe whatever weird cultish diet du jour is popular at the moment. Anything but eating less, especially meat and starch. That’s too much sacrifice.