I counter the critics with knowledge. I ask them if they have read the book? If they say no then I let them know when they have I will listen to their concerns.
I look at my progress and know it is working for me. My Dr's are all thrilled with my success to date. If they were concerned I know they would have said something.
Oh and I also track my sodium and when I am on plan my sodium is far lower than when I am not.
New Goals 1st 199 - reach Onderland at last 2nd 195 - 1/2 my weight from my high of 390 3rd 184 - 1/2 my weight from begging wls 368 4th 161 - 1/2 my weight from day of surgery 323
Well-behaved women seldom make history. ~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral? 'When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut."-Will Roger
I handle critics before the fact. I simply do not discuss weight,weight loss or any diet. It really is a personal matter to me and I do not need the comments. Wouldn't it be a nice world if people would just mind their own business unless invited to give opinions? lol.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL. Sheridan
Fitness Minutes: (115,346) Posts: 1,136 6/19/12 11:04 A
I've only had one person comment on this and I think it's because I have been more successful on this plan than she has been on her choice of plans and she just needed something to say to make herself feel better.
Anyway, I replied with something similar to Dr. Anderson's Facebook post: "Hi Simple Diet-ers. Someone recently raised concerns about the disadvantages of processed foods and food additives. We constantly have to make choices and weigh the benefits and risks. Living in a rainforest with no environmental pollutants would be healthier than living in an urban environment. Recent research indicates that autism is more common in children living near an LA freeway than in those not near a freeway. On MD author recommends that all water used in the house (shower, tap, etc.) be filtered to eliminate exposure to toxic chemicals. Ideally we should raise our own vegetables and by only local, organically-grown fruits and vegetables. It would be safer to eat no processed or packaged foods. BUT the health advantages of living in a remote rural area, of using only filtered water for all purposes, for eating only home grown, organic fruits and vegetables are not documented scientifically. So we do not know the years of life gained and the reduction in heart disease and cancer that these behaviors would provide. AND, could we survive financially, raise and educate a family, etc. under these circumstances? THUS, we have to make choices. The Simple Diet is designed to be a health-promoting, practical, SIMPLE program for losing weight. We have documented the reductions in blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood glucose with this diet. We can calculate the reductions in heart disease and early death associated with these benefits. While our diet does use processed foods with additives, I believe that this is a good trade-off. I think the benefits of 20, 30 or 50+ pounds of weight loss outweigh the short-term risks associated with using processed foods with additives. Once a healthy weight is achieved, the Simple Lifetime Diet can be modified to include only local, organic, non-processed foods for the long haul. So, I think we need to weigh the benefits of a diet against the potential risks. Just my thoughts, Best, Jim"
Edited by: TRANSFORMIN2012 at: 6/19/2012 (01:00)
Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go.
I haven't had anyone say anything about it to me yet. However, let them say what they want. Don't let it bug you. You're currently proving them wrong with every pound you lose.
Did you know you can track your sodium or any other part of your meals you want on here? I've been tracking my sodium for a month or so now. I rarely get close to 2300 mg. If I do, it's because I cheated. LOL
Running to the refrigerator is not considered exercise.
I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday!
Pounds lost: 53.0
Fitness Minutes: (96) Posts: 18 6/17/12 10:32 P
Yes, I've had one person critise me about the frozen dinners saying they were not healthy. But this was coming from my room mate who smokes too much and eats bad food. Oh yes, and he is overweight too! Also, I told him that he should ride the recumbent bike for exercise but he says that running is better and that he needs to run. I told him that running is bad for his bad knee (which swells up when he plays soccer). He just shooed me off like I didn't know what I was talking about.
The point is, other people do not know what they are talking about when it comes to this diet. Being overweight is very bad and unhealthy. Look at the people who are getting Gastric Bypasses just to lose weight. How bad is that? A lot of them go through all of that, some even die because of it, and then they end up gaining the weight back afterwards.
Don't listen to the people who criticize you for doing this diet.
The shape you live in, shapes the way you live. - Raquel Welch
Nothing taste as good as being thin feels!
Pounds lost: 8.2
Fitness Minutes: (15,455) Posts: 3,154 6/17/12 10:14 P
You know what? Forget the critics because I know Dr. A had that in mind when he created the plan. In addition, people who use weight watchers (i.e. smart ones) entrees, lose weight on a daily basis. Unfortunately, we do have commercials showing how much weight we loss. In addition, I pay attention to the sodium on the entrees and it is not high, in my opinion.
I remember eating foods I cooked and at restaurants then laying awake at night with swollen feet because I've had to much sodium even though I drank 8 cups of water. I have not had any swollen feet from the entrees on this plan at all. I'm guaranteed 8 cups of water and 5 servings of freggies on this plan so again...to hell with those critics lol
I can simplify my life and lighten my burdens by deciding realistically what I want to do and what I have time to do. (~_^)
Pounds lost: 18.0
Fitness Minutes: (115,346) Posts: 1,136 6/17/12 10:06 P
I was wondering if anyone else is getting the chemical and/or sodium comments? People ask about the diet and then say things like "Oooo processed food has so much sodium and so many preservatives it can't be healthy. My answer to that is, being too fat is not healthy I did not get fat eating healthful unprocessed low sodium foods. I now eat more fruits and veg then ever and when I tracked my food on fitday.com, which gives you your sodium counts I did not come near RDA of 2300mg of sodium per day. So There...lol
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