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Ahhh, good words of advice, Rob at "fakeaddress". Good job doing important research and clicking on a link through eBay. ...How the heck did that happen? It's unlikely that "the cashews are full of doom" would be the final title of an important alert about the dangers of cashews, although if anyone's wondering, from my unscientific research as a plebeian nut eater, cashews are poisonous straight from the plant (the skin, that is) and require careful processing, usually in the form of heat. For that reason, many raw foodists are concerned about their raw cashews actually being uncooked or merely unroasted, which gave rise to purveyors of truly raw cashews where the skin is removed by...uh, careful knife skills? I've tried both raw and ...er, "raw" cashews, and I couldn't tell much of a difference, but my taste buds aren't too good. Anyway, don't quote me on anything; everything I just said may have been false, except for that last sentence.
Oops, that was a digression. Anyway, I have to admit I feel lucky that I don't get more hate comments since this is an open forum and there are lots of great people out there who want to voice their sub-positive opinions, which for someone like me is extremely destructive. Thankfully, I know I'm not actually that fat, so I can't take the "fatty" comment to heart. If I were fatter, I'd actually feel really bad right now, which is why I really should get too fat.
I just thought I'd point that out for your enjoyment. So. Enjoy!
...Actually, I have more thoughts about this related to the acceptance of demeaning other people for certain habits. I don't drink, smoke, or do drugs, but can I tell other people that they suck for doing so in excessive, regretful quantities? I could, but I don't think it's necessary unless they're really screwed up, in which case I couldn't do anything to help them.
I think it was "Super Size Me" where a guy was interviewed saying that while it's acceptable to berate people for something unhealthy like smoking, it's insensitive to point out to fat people that they should eat less. Although eating unhealthily in (lack of) nutrition and quantity is likely to lead to being overweight, it doesn't always happen. And overweight people may just be at their weight way no matter what they do. I guess those are the exceptions. Not everyone who smokes is going to get lung cancer or die at an early age either.
...That wasn't a very good comparison since smoking and eating aren't exactly the same but I'm just blabbing out crap. That's what you get for having a blog.
The only people who called me fat growing up were my family members and really close friends (jokingly, I think). I didn't mind the friends as much as the family members. :P But hey, they're family so I can't exactly disown them. Many people seemed so proud of me when I managed to lose weight. I didn't get any backlash for gaining it back, besides having a bunch of clothing I can't fit into anymore.
But...it's not weight I should be so concerned about much as health (obviously they're related, but losing weight doesn't necessarily make one healthy, although it may be the main factor; it all depends!). Let's not forget that for a smidgen of time, I actually did want to be a nutritionist (until I decided I didn't like conventional nutrition, although to be unconvention you have to take the conventional route first...doh). I'm far from the healthiest person alive, but I hope to not destroy myself too much. How ya doin, pancreas? [waits for a reply] ...Uh oh.
Here are 10 Habits That Mess Up A Woman's Diet. Woman's. Men, what kind of problems do you have with dieting? I can identify with most of these habits except for the Happy Hour one and the last one (not that I've never eaten emotionally, but I don't honestly think that's a big problem; my life is rather dull). Can you imagine what would happen if I drank liquids with calories in em? Totally screwed! Water is tasty!
A commenter on that blog post wrote that "Once your body gets used to not eating refined sugar and processed food, it adjusts quite well and cravings really do go away." I do see that happening...I mean, we'd all benefit from eating smaller quantities of refined food. However, when I ate raw food, I craved sugar. A lot. I never craved sugar that much before. Perhaps I was doing something wrong, which is an interesting thing about diets that promote health (as opposed to those for just...weight loss, although not necessarily); when they don't work, many times the dieter takes the blame instead of seeing the diet as faulty. However, refined sugar and processed food are usually bad for you, so god knows what happened to me.
Once again, blogging has consumed my life. I'm going to watch Gilmore Girls now.