Saturday, July 26, 2014
Sex, religion, and politics should not be discussed with new acquaintances. I didn't violate that rule. However, there is another subject which has a deep rooted belief system.
On a hike this morning, a gal (a nurse) behind me had said to those in her immediate vicinity that red meats and saturated fat foods cause elevated cholesterol.
I should have said that that wasn't my experience. That should have been the end of my comments. But NO.
I related that I had dropped grains from my diet and upped saturated fats. The result was that cholesterol was reduced by over 80 points. It was obvious she wasn't buying any of it. It violated her belief system regarding saturated fats.
The conversation died a natural death and I moved to the rear of the hiking group.
Unless asked, I no longer will talk about my way of eating and my health. Too controversial.
The lesson was learned.