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Ranting! Carbs are not EVIL...

Thursday, March 03, 2011

and if that woman says they are one more time I am going to lose it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm a little irritated and that's a HUGE understatement. My hubby and I are obviously overweight, why else would I be on spark learning how to eat normally.

My mom is a nonstop yoyo dieter who ingests MASSIVE amounts of manmade chemicals on a DAILY basis. She's an old school Atkins junkie, who believes that carbs were given to us by Lucifer himself. I was raised to believe that corn and potatoes were worse than cake and candy...

We eat whole grain carbs at mealtime and lean protein and as many veggies as I have on hand. My husband's mom is diabetic. His dad is not. His mom sits ALL day long and snacks. His dad works all day long, is constantly doing something outside and eats whole grains and lean protein and all the veggies he can get his hands on. My husband is JUST like his father. BUT he eats too much.

My mom is convinced that he's a diabetic and MUST one day come to terms with it. What will you do when you find out? You guys eat carbs ALL the time. You'll have to change everything. You HAVE to eat meat and TONS of protein. "Diabetics only get 1 and a half slices of a bread exchange a day." The 'conversation' stopped when I started to clench my jaw.

Diabetics should get half of their calories from CARBS. HALF!!!! For my husband at his goal weight, that means about 1000 calories worth. Yep that's sounds like a slice and a half of bread to me!!
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