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I thought it might be fun to start a thread with the crazy sh*t people say. I'm sure we've all had experiences where we go WTF? Did they really just say that? Sometimes it's funny, sometimes it's just sad.

I'll start.

"It's OK to eat [white] potatoes if you boil them. It removes all the starch!" -My Dear Grandmother

"Here, I made fresh homemade lemonade and there's no sugar in it... only corn syrup!" -BF's Mom

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I dislike it when people say "I'm not eating carbs" while really meaning grains. Vegetables and fruits are carbs too!

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"People who aren't celiac but don't eat gluten are doing themselves a disservice" -- coworker of mine <_<

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At a dinner party surrounded by desserts...the crappy ones from the grocery store. " oh...no dessert? I lost a bunch of weight before my wedding too....". Whatever lady! I didn't touch a single dessert!
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Bf: Is coconut milk okay?
Me: yes
Bf: but aren't you not doing milk?
Me: ...

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After I finish explaining briefly what paleo/Whole30 is: "So you're doing Atkins?"

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"So how do you get any fiber???"

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"Oh , I couldn't give up x, y, z"
Well, d'uh you could, you just don't want to.

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"Fruit will make you fat" - a fat coworker who doesn't eat fruit.

"I could never eat as much as you" - a fat coworker who eats lean cuisine every day

"How do you eat so much chocolate and stay so fit?" - random coworker

and my favorite..."that's the biggest salad I've ever seen" :) :) :) :)

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My dental hygienist told me today that a low-carb diet will give me periodontal disease. She said that the carb digesting enzymes secreted during the eating process do not know what to do when we don't eat carbs, so the enzymes turn into sugar and cause mouth bacteria.

Never heard that one before...

I told her that my periodontal issues had greatly improved since giving up grains/sugar. She said that they will get bad again if I don't eat carbs. (I've been mostly Paleo for 3 years now.)

I didn't bother to argue. What's the point? She is convinced she is right.
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The other one is: "Why should I deprive myself?"

My answer: "Why do you eat food that does not nourish your body?"

Their answer: "Because it tastes good!"

My reply: "If your car's gas tank had taste buds and demanded lemonade instead of gasoline, would you comply?"

Their answer: "Of course not! Cars cannot run on lemonade!"

My reply: "Exactly. Your body cannot run on frankenfood. One of these days, it's going to crap out."

Their answer: "My mother ate (insert crappy food here) and she lived to be 90."

My reply: "Good for her. You are not her."


Their answer: "Whatever."
Pay the farmer now or pay the doctor later. - Joel Salatin

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"So what DO you eat???"

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A coworker will IM me links to recipes for "when I eat bread again"

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"You'll just gain all of the weight back when you start eating 'normal' again."

Gee, thanks. And define "normal"!

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"salad is not a food!"

wha-what? I still wonder what they think salad is.

One of my favorites was a vegetarian co-worker who was drinking a Diet coke and eating Fritos and a hostess cupcake told me that the grassfed steak on my salad would give me colon cancer. I looked at her lunch and then at mine and said "that is a risk I am willing to take."

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This was in jest, from a co-worker with whom I'm friends, but: "you should go crazy this weekend and eat a whole peanut!"

Then, a discussion about how peanuts are not NUTS ensued. (I am not going to eat a peanut this weekend, or an weekend in the foreseeable future!)

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"You're so healthy" like I'm growing a hand out of my head...

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"You're so healthy" like I'm growing a hand out of my head...


You're a freakin' aberration Laura! :lol:

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I was at a health food store today, which I frequent often. I purchased my natural calm mag supplement there a few weeks ago, so when I was checking out today, she asked me how the supplement was working out for me. I told her I had to stop taking it orally because of how it was affecting my tummy/bowels and that I couldn't stand the taste. She then suggested a flavoured one, to which I replied, 'but it's sweetened, and I'm not eating sugar or sugar substitutes'... She said, 'oh, no, this one has stevia, so it's okay'..

Ya, I'm pretty sure it's still a sugar substitute!
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Ya, I'm pretty sure it's still a sugar substitute!


:( I bought the sweet lemon flavor to help the BF get some sleep and it has stevia. I didn't even look at the label!! I still use it nightly...he doesn't use it so much (I think it freaks him out that magnesium is a firestarter LOL). I was so disappointed with myself and of course I didn't see it until after I opened it. I am post W30 so no biggie, and it was expensive so I kept it!

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