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BLENDEDKITTY Posts: 121
6/21/13 11:02 P

I think the most important trait is to try and stay positive. For me that's sometimes very hard. Ignore the critical and embrace the encourager!

HEAT04 Posts: 115
6/21/13 9:16 P

I totally agree!! Has it gotten worse or has it always been like that? I started in 2007 and don't remember that much judgement but I could have also just not realized it! Not sure how I choose to get to my goal is anyone else's concern. SUPPORT without judgement

TORIAMAE Posts: 1,080
6/21/13 3:05 P

I have the same issue!

Why the heck do we have to get all evangelical about the whole thing?

If you find something that works for you and want to talk about your experience, great.

But don't tell me my experience is less valid or worse yet WRONG!


ICEDEMETER Posts: 808
6/21/13 2:18 P

I absolutely agree about those with the "holier-than-thou" attitudes --- especially the ones that don't have the knowledge to back it up.

That's why I'm so grateful for those who post on these boards who so obviously have researched their choices, share the knowledge when asked, but never do the "this is the ONLY way for everyone". I've learned so much about raw vegan, and low-carb, and moderate-carb, and high-carb, and paleo, and all of the other catch-phrases from the posters who share their knowledge without any attitude. I'm a basically middle-of-the-road omnivore, but have used lots of tips and tricks from these posters to make my nutrition more complete and tastier!

Really, these posters are the ones who "make" the boards for me, and make it easy for me to ignore the others.

TOGEMON Posts: 244
6/21/13 2:07 P

MEGADANCINPEEJ... you mean they didn't have Snickers back in paleo times?? emoticon

And I've heard that avocados are VERY healthy! I wish I liked them...

FP4HLOSER Posts: 968
6/21/13 12:06 P

AMEN! My sister is one of those people so I avoid her as much as possible.

MEGAPEEJ Posts: 732
6/21/13 11:35 A

Totally agree - especially when they aren't actually DOING what they are SAYING! I just mentioned on here yesterday about the woman preaching to me to "not eat anything with a face or a mommy" that ordered chicken less than 20 minutes after saying it, and another guy at work that says how great Paleo is compared to whatever anyone else is doing and how it looks like I'm eating a lot of pasta or whatever, who eats Snickers bars on a daily basis. Yeah, that's way better.

If you don't even follow your own advice, what gives you the right to shove it down everyone else's throat?

JENSTRESS Posts: 1,394
6/21/13 11:20 A

Couldn't agree more! I love eating right, and as whole or clean as possible, but my goodness, I definitely believe everything in moderation. If I told myself I would never eat something again, that would be all I could think about eating! But to moderate myself, it makes saying no easier, because I can have it another day. I just try to be healthy. I think that is the best way. Someone tried telling me that all fats were bad the other day. Sorry, I won't be giving up my avocados because they are high in fat. They are also high in nutrition!

KCLARK89 SparkPoints: (25,601)
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6/21/13 11:11 A

If I have a "mean" comment about how someone is eating, I'll usually keep it to myself. Unless however I am on the message boards and I see a post about someone UNDER-eating. Then it becomes a little bit of tough love.

But gosh darn it, if you had a huge bowl of ice cream and it's in your tracker, then good for you! This is a lifestyle, and I bet you that the holier than thou crowd eats their share of "bad" foods too!

AURORA629 Posts: 2,388
6/21/13 10:49 A

I agree, the holier than thou crowd tends to turn me off too. You need to do what works for you and only change it if doesn't work for you anymore.

TOGEMON Posts: 244
6/21/13 9:23 A

I completely agree with you, CMCOLE. I've made my food tracker hidden because people have criticized my choices without me asking for their opinions. There are a lot of holier-than-thou attitudes about what to eat (and every other area of weight loss/maintenance)... I say just do what works for you.

HEALTHYFOREVER4 SparkPoints: (20,173)
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Posts: 234
6/21/13 8:34 A

No need to be sorry! ;) Weight loss is one of those things that everyone in existence feels they know a lot about, but of course, what some people know just isn't true at all! Just do what feels right for you, and what works for you.

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
6/21/13 6:22 A

... people trying to turn eating styles into a religion. I'm so glad whatever you're doing works for you, and that you wish to share. However, sharing is one thing; telling me how wrong I am about eating 'x' is another thing altogether. Unless I happen to ask your opinion about my menu; I prefer to evaluate my menu according to my health, my tastes and my abilities to get the ingredients, among other things.

There are many adjustments I've made to my Twitter feed (following) because I get so weary of those who "preach" that their eating style is the only one in existence, and you're less human or something because you don't adhere to every single component of their way of life.

Sometimes I have to sit on my hands on these SP boards, too - just so I don't respond in a frustrated or discourteous manner.

Sorry for venting.

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