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Okay as some of you know my mother is kinda crazy. And sometimes not in the good way. It has gotten better since I've moved out, but that's because I don't have to be around her. Anyway I went out with my family on Tuesday for M's and my birthdays since they are only a week apart we just lump our birthdays together.

So since I'm in a nutrition class I've been rtying really hard to cut down on my fat intake. Which means I've been cutting a lot of cheese out of my diet, sad I know but it's something I need to do plus if I do it I hope to help lower M's cholesterol from leading by example. I knew we were going to go to Red Robin for dinner so I hopped on their wed site and played around with their nutrition guide. I was able to have a gardenburger minus the sauce but add real blue cheese and stay within my fat intake. After I ate me burger I was still a little hungry but I didn't want to eat hte fries that came with my burger so I asked my dear sweet M if I could munch on some of his noodles from the pasta he got. They were cheeseless I might add. So I'm eating the noodles and the next thing I know my mother smacks my arm and glares at me.

Of course I'm confused and over at my mom and tell her that they are just noodles, and she replies, that I'm not supposed to have "too many carbohydrates" Oh my this was priceless. I'm the one going to school to get my dergee in this and here she is lecturing me in what I should and shouldn't eat. So I tell her that no I'm not soopsed to inhale simple carbohydrates like candy bars, table sugar and stuff like that but out of the Macronutrients, carbohydrates are supposed to make up at least 65% of a normal persons food intake. And complex carbohydrates like, breads, cerals, NOODLES, vegatables, and stuff like that. And that the noodles were far better for me than fries.   The funny thing was in nutrition class that day we learned about culutres that eat carbohydrate rich diets vs people that don't because of where they live and other things. And even if you live in a place where you can't grow carbohydrates sadly people there still have and die of heart desise, high cholesterol. Human beings were made to run on carbohydrates. But yes complex ones. So I tell my mother this at dinner and she gets upset and looks so sad. I really didn't know what to do or say after that. Lucky for me the annoying singing started and they came out with an ice cream sundea, which I didn't even eat!  Okay I stole the cherry on top but that was it!

Bless my mother she is trying but her methods are confusing and a lot of times hurtful.