One of the most common counterpoints I get is, "so why are we told by everyone that saturated fat clogs up our arteries and causes heart disease"... I end up feeling like it's me against the world. Why would people listen to me?
Its horrible in my office - yo-yo dieting 30-45 year old women talking about how many points their horror bars are (y'know the 20 calorie sugar spike bars with fat free chocolate chips, the psuedo sugar coating "SUGAR FREE - 20 CALS!") - their "healthy" low fat yoghurt and fruit breakfast, their 200 calorie pasta dinner with a few little beads of fat free chicken in. It's just low cal carb spike after low cal carb spike.
Then I'll get "oo you shouldn't drink that much milk I read in the paper some 17 year old athlete dropped dead and he was drinking lots of milk"
"How do you not get fat eating all that"
I'd take it as a compliment if I hadn't, 24 hours before, told them exactly why me eating 3500 calories (1500 of which is fat) doesn't make me fat, where as their carb nightmare diets do make them and keep them fat.
The next day it's "Apparently celery is a super food, you burn triple the calories digesting it than it has in it" - for the love of god... truly believing that adding a few sticks of celery to their diet is going to help loose a few lbs of fat....
They protect the notion too - as if I just have this farout wacky "gym guy" diet that only works for 20 something males and all their f***ing glossy magazines are right, the "Beyonce diet" where you drink a lemon/water drink three or four times a day FOR TEN DAYS!!!! really... look it up....
Just talking about it hurts my very soul...
It makes me think I could be an award winning personal trainer now, get one of these women, force a normal diet minus a few hundred calories, hey presto, an amazing new diet - they can call it the quadruple fat diet, and their friends can do it (but you know, half the fat and half the calories because their vacation is coming up and they are doing 100 situps to get a slim waist)
*pushes stack of post its off desk* Thick bastards... *whine*