At the store this morning the question came back to me as I was heading down the freezer aisle towards the exit. I would say that about 98% of the items for sale in the grocery store are things I wouldn't consider eating and barely consider food. Packaged, processed, huge ingredient lists -- a product of science not nature. In my cart: broccoli, berries, eggs, cheese, cream, almond milk, and organic milk for my kid.
My diet isn't crazy at all!
My answer to my doctor was that I went back to eating a low carb diet after coming across a considerable amount of information that it was plausible for endurance athletes to perform as good if not better on this program when I was looking for ways to fuel during the marathon swim relay.
But really the Standard American Diet (SAD) is the crazy diet.
When I was eating a high-carb vegan diet I didn't eat most of the junk at the store either. But I am much happier now not being hungry all the time. I don't miss the sugar highs/lows. I cannot imagine being on a boat for 8-9 hours circling Manhattan swimming with my teammates trying to time GU gels and swim; it turns my stomach just thinking about it.