Rip Esselstyn, in his book My Beef With Meat, shared this email he received from a man who met resistance when he decided to change his diet:
“My wife’s and my results have inspired a few folks to give the E2 diet a try, and I’ve had to warn them that they are going to be surprised how many scientist friends they have that they didn’t know about.
It’s amazing, really, I never heard a word of concern when somebody saw me eat my fifth piece of pizza after polishing off a plate of wings and a few beers. However, one word that I’m holding off on the meat and lowering my fat intake, and they come out of the woodwork.
They all seem to have kept their non-science office jobs, but suddenly they’re evolutionary biologists talking about the shape of my teeth proving our omnivorous lineage, dietitians concerned about the exact percentage of my calories coming from protein, and biochemists who suddenly are worried about the details of my blood chemistry.
My advice? Smile, thank them for their advice, and ignore them like they ignored you when you were eating crap that was killing you.”
Does that sound familiar to you? People coming out of the woodwork, wearing their evolutionary biologist hats and their biochemist hats to say you’re wrong? Wrong for eating vegetables and fruits and beans and rice? Saying you should eat chicken, and beef, and fish, and eggs, and cheese, and yogurt … in moderation, of course. Sounds familiar to me.