Friday, October 18, 2002
Forgive my whining. I just got off the phone with Airhead Patient. I had called to tell her that her lipid levels had increased significantly from the previous year and to review her diet.
Me: "You need to watch your diet and cut back on your fat."
Her: "Like what?"
Me: "Like red meat, dairy..."
Her: "Oh. Well, but I don't eat red meat and I don't drink milk."
Me: (becoming exasperated) "OK. You need to cut back on olive oil. Mayonnaise. Cheese. Ice cream..."
Her: "Oh, I have been eating a lot more ice cream. But it was all-natural ice cream."
Me: "It doesn't matter. Fat is fat, it doesn't matter how organic it is."
This is what I deal with every day, people.