Thursday, January 7, 2010

Diet Religions

Diets are a lot like religions; when someone questions yours, you become defensive and insulted. That's how I feel, anyway, but it's hard not to when you're being questioned. It's hard to eat low-carb around people who still hold on to the old "low fat" values.. but even when those values are PROVEN not to work, they still criticize and look at me like a crazy person for eating the way I do, and having my husband do the same.

I'm hoping that someday, we'll have the freedom to discuss diet and religion without being looked at like weirdos. I still feel like an outcast for being Catholic, but that's another complaint entirely.

Willy got an e-mail from a company asking to talk, so I'm hoping that he'll have some good news for me today. Unfortunately, the job is in Baltimore, which means we'll need to look for a half-way point if he gets the job, which annoys the hell out of me. I wanted to live in Virginia, but it looks like we'll be stuck in Maryland. I love my Maryland, but man, I loved my Virginia more.


Fat Daddy said...

Well good luck to Willy anyways. And I am with you on the diet talk. I don't give a shit what diet you are on as long as it is working for you and your long term interests.

Keep doing what works for you.

Christy in Seattle said...

Doesn't it make sense that one diet won't work for everyone?

screwdestiny said...

It sounds like you're just as critical of other diets, though. You say that low-fat diets don't ever work, but I'm sure that's not true for everyone.

Anyway, good luck with the job and living situation.

Nina said...

I'll rephrase.. I've never met a person on a low fat diet who's had it work. Low calorie? Sure. Low fat? No. I'm only working from experience, here.