for my whole life my mother has been heavily influenced by every type of diets that her retarded friends watch on shows like Oprah. from as far back as high school i can remember seeing "the zone" book right next to our family cookbook. I've heard from my mother (and as recently as 3yrs ago my father) these new things they have tried.
Shit like the 'southbeach diet' and 'the fat flush diet'. I came home from school one summer and saw my mother with a big jug of red juice and asked what it was. She said "kickapoo juice". Yeah, basically some sort of cranberry juice/fiber cocktail that they were drinking about a gallon a day of.
I finally sent the two of them a massive email telling them how dumb it was to follow things of that nature.
I mean, since WHEN has 'being healthy' been a fad? Since WHEN has 'being healthy' been something "you're going to start next week"??
I really had to hold back some explenatives and frustration because 1.) they are my parents and 2.) they don't know much (obviously).
Does anyone elses' parents do shit like this? Any of them able to 'see the light' beyond fad diets? If so, teach me how they did so....I gotta get the kickapoo juice away from them..