I've been meaning to post something to this affect for a while and this seems like a good title for it. First, what I am about to rant about really pisses me off, but it pushes me harder and gives motivation to stay the course. My family, friends and co-workers think I am psychotic for eating "healthy". I am tired of fat, skinny, out of shape fucks (they are my family and friends so I can say that) telling me that I am crazy for "depriving" myself the way I do. Every phone call, every conversation includes "How are you eating now"? The only change in the answer in the last 5 years is whether I am bulking, maintaining or cutting. In their sense they don't deprive themselves because they do not have an ounce of self-control. They absolutely cannot understand that I enjoy eating this way. Every time I am eating my chicken and broccoli and they are eating fried whatever, I feel a sense of satisfaction. These are the same people who ask me how to get in the same shape I am currently in. When I start to tell them, they are out of the conversation before I finish the second sentence - the first is eat right and exercise. By the way, ALL of these people are either on or were on some kind of fad diet.
Secondly, my wife (30 years old, mother of a 13 month girl) has cancer; it's cancer of unknown primary. It is terminal and she is about to start her second round of Chemo, more on that in a couple months. Sticking with the topic, asking the doctors if there is anything she can change with her diet to make her tolerate the chemo and cancer better, they look at me like I asked them to build a fucking rocket. I have done the research on my own, and know there is plenty she could do, but my wife and her dumbass family will not do anything without the Dr.'s say so. Talk about frustration...
Third and last, I obviously have been spending a lot of time in the hospital. The health care industry has to have the largest % of fat fucks working for them than any other industry. It's amazing to see the people that care for the people, that are in their situation at least partially because of their dietary habits, walk around eating doughnuts and drinking Pepsi?s all day. The food that is sent to the patients is also a dietary disaster. Also, I bring my own meals to the hospital - these people, of course, criticize me. The health industry needs to get their asses up to speed on nutrition fast. I think we are in bad shape now (no pun intended) and if this doesn't happen, we are going to be in real trouble. If the health care industry doesn't understand the affects of diet, how in the hell can we expect our general population to understand?
Whew - I'm done.