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    kitmao got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    "Quitting whole food groups is extreme and unhealthy." - said to me while they were literally eating a Little Debbie snack cake.
    "Oh, I quit sugar by using xylitol and stevia instead. Plus, xylitol is really good for your teeth."
     
    Oh, and the person who said the first quote also once said to me that "they" know hunter-gatherers ate wheat. When I started trying to explaining that grains off a wheat plant from thousands of years ago and bread are very different things, they said that of course they didn't just eat the individual grains. They collected them to bake bread.
    Yes, our pre-agricultural ancestors were building foil ovens and baking bread in the Savannah. Probably with the fresh butter they churned. 
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    kitmao got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    "Quitting whole food groups is extreme and unhealthy." - said to me while they were literally eating a Little Debbie snack cake.
    "Oh, I quit sugar by using xylitol and stevia instead. Plus, xylitol is really good for your teeth."
     
    Oh, and the person who said the first quote also once said to me that "they" know hunter-gatherers ate wheat. When I started trying to explaining that grains off a wheat plant from thousands of years ago and bread are very different things, they said that of course they didn't just eat the individual grains. They collected them to bake bread.
    Yes, our pre-agricultural ancestors were building foil ovens and baking bread in the Savannah. Probably with the fresh butter they churned. 
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    kitmao got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    "Quitting whole food groups is extreme and unhealthy." - said to me while they were literally eating a Little Debbie snack cake.
    "Oh, I quit sugar by using xylitol and stevia instead. Plus, xylitol is really good for your teeth."
     
    Oh, and the person who said the first quote also once said to me that "they" know hunter-gatherers ate wheat. When I started trying to explaining that grains off a wheat plant from thousands of years ago and bread are very different things, they said that of course they didn't just eat the individual grains. They collected them to bake bread.
    Yes, our pre-agricultural ancestors were building foil ovens and baking bread in the Savannah. Probably with the fresh butter they churned. 
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    kitmao reacted to MrsPefy13 in The crazy things people say   
    My husband is lactose intolerant so dairy was a minimal part of our lives even before I started the whole30  My mom is forever assuming he can't have eggs because "they're in the dairy aisle at the grocery store so that makes them dairy."  I have tried explaining the difference, and she just smiles like I'm crazy. hah!
     
    My grandmother-in-law is bakes her holiday ham in cola (yeah, yuck) and insists that "the sugar cooks out" so it's healthy.... uh yeah, sure it does.
     
    When I first explained the whole30 to my husband he wanted to do it too because he recognized it was a good way to get healthy.  As I was telling him how it eliminates all grains and dairy (he lives off of waffles/pancakes, white potatoes, and sandwiches) he holds up a piece of provolone cheese and says increduously, "can I at least have this?!"
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    kitmao reacted to Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    Wow Chocoholic...with friends like that who needs enemies? 
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    kitmao reacted to Chocoholic382 in The crazy things people say   
    Just found this thread--I have so much to contribute!! At the handful of events where I sat, complaint-free, with my glass of water because all food was non-compliant, here are a few of the many comments I've received:
     
     
    The How's-That-Deprivation-Treating-You line of comments:
    "Are you sure you can have the water here? I'm not sure they imported it from Swiss mountaintops." "Enjoying the air over there? I know you're not enjoying anything else!" "Here, you wanna smell it?" "How many days until you can have real food again?"  
    The Healthy-Eating-Makes-You-An-Alien line of comments:
    "I feel like we shouldn't look at Chocoholic while we're eating. Like we should avoid eye contact the way I do when my dog's near the table." "Aww, is there no weird stuff for you here?"  
    The You're-Ruining-Life-Itself line of comments:
    "That's no way to live."  "You only live once." "I'd rather die happy than live on lettuce."  
    The I-Can't-Wrap-My-Mind-Around-This line of comments:
    "You can't have WINE? It's healthy!" "So what's even left to eat?" "How's the diet?...Oh right, detox. Cleanse?" "But you don't need to lose weight, so why are you doing this?"  
    I swear I'm not making up a single one.
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    kitmao reacted to Tayleo in The crazy things people say   
    I got foiled at a friends house. I told them my restrictions and then asked questions when I got there. They made roasted pork with apples...
    Than half way through my chop the wife said "Wait, does soy sauce have soy?.."
    So I had to start over today.
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    kitmao reacted to Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
     
    Wow that stinks. Maybe you need to invite her over for a real whole30 style meal. 
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    kitmao reacted to AllyB in The crazy things people say   
    "That was quite possibly the worst meal I ever made!"
     
    Exclaimed my mother when she _insisted_ that she cook dinner for a family gathering and wanted to do it 'whole 30' style because that was our latest 'fad'.  However, when I said 'whole foods', she took that to mean, no fat, no spices, no nothing.  I offered to cook.  I offered to go to a restaurant.  But no, she wanted to host everyone for a 'meal'.
     
    We had roasted pork loin with no seasoning on it.  Zucchini that was cooked to death and mashed sweet potatoes (which was the only edible thing.
     
    Then she added "I don't know how you stay on this diet!" as she broke out the Heath bar ice cream.
     
    My teeth were so sore from trying to chew the shoe leather pork loin that I refrained from commenting that it wasn't the diet, it was the chef!