Love this interchange between Stefani Ruper and Jimmy Moore in Stefani’s latest Live. Love. Eat. podcast (lightly edited for style):
Jimmy: These issues [referring to Safe Starches panel at AHS12] are important to talk about, but at the end of the day we’re still talking about millions of people out there who are still eating crap. And if we could get them to eat potatoes and white rice instead of Ding Dongs, Ho-Ho’s, and Coca-Cola’s, we’re 90% of the way there with them.
Stefani: Yeah, it’s a very interesting bit of discernment I think that we have to do as leaders or what-not in the paleo field. Are we going to try really, really hard to try to optimize the specific perfect diet for people within this group? Or are we going to try and reach out to the 300+ million Americans out there who all they need to do is stop eating Ho-Ho’s?
Me, I’d rather get folks 90% of the way than cause them to throw their hands up in the air because they don’t have the time, energy and/or education to choose a camp in the various diet wars.