Roz Griffiths

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    Roz Griffiths got a reaction from Delaine Ross in coconut water?   
    Coconut water is fine as an electrolyte replacement type drink if you're doing a lot of exercise - other than that it's kind of sugary for everyday use. And part of the idea of a whole30 is to get away from using food & drinks as "a treat"...
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to kaybee in The crazy things people say   
    The "no carb" thing really drives me bonkers. It's like people just can't get their head around it, they need it to fit into a little box they already think they understand.
    The W30 FB page can drive me nuts, too. Particularly when people say something like "I woke up today with a 104 degree fever, chills, and hacking cough. I think this 'diet' is making me sick and I should quit". Yes, it must be that. Eating healthy is making you deathly Ill, not the severe flu that's going around. *rolls eyes*
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to Mom2A&M in coconut water?   
    It should be thought of as fruit juice. It's tricky marketing that made it be called "water"
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    Half of zero grains is zero grains. Make a grain free chicken dish and see what happens. Is there a stipulation on the fat content other than lean proteins?
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to MrsStick in The crazy things people say   
    Me on Skype to my mom: I tried cooking rutabaga this week. I roasted it with sweet potatoes, carrots, and mushrooms. It was pretty good...
    Her: It's okay, I forgive you.
    Me: 
     
    The only thing I can come up with is that, at least during the World Wars, people ate rutabagas as a food of last resort. She wasn't alive then, but maybe it's a prejudice she was handed down from her parents? Germans don't eat rutabagas for that one reason. She isn't German, but she did grow up underprivileged in the 50s (the house she grew up in didn't have indoor plumbing, even when she left for college...in the 1970s).
     
    Who knows.
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    Roz Griffiths got a reaction from Nadia B in The crazy things people say   
    Had this chat with my mum over a forthcoming visit
    Mum: so, we got your email, i'll try & do something without gluten then.
    Me: ...or dairy
    Mum: of course. You can still have a yogurt though?
    Me: no, that's dairy. And sugar.
    Mum (incredulous): what, even the low fat ones??
    Me: sigh
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    Roz Griffiths got a reaction from Suzy in The crazy things people say   
    My mum (because I'd explained my first whole30 as an elimination diet): "So, this gluten allergy you thought you had - it's all better now is it?"
    Me: *sigh*
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to holly262 in The crazy things people say   
    My inlaws last night -- "Can't you just eat ONE s'more? For our anniversary?"
     
    I'm not sure how consuming marshmallows will give them any more years to celebrate!
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    Roz Griffiths got a reaction from holly262 in The crazy things people say   
    My cigarette-smoking, beer-drinking, ice-cream munching, biscuit-snafflin, non-exercising OH:
    "I don't know where you get your energy from"
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    Roz Griffiths got a reaction from Nadia B in The crazy things people say   
    Had this chat with my mum over a forthcoming visit
    Mum: so, we got your email, i'll try & do something without gluten then.
    Me: ...or dairy
    Mum: of course. You can still have a yogurt though?
    Me: no, that's dairy. And sugar.
    Mum (incredulous): what, even the low fat ones??
    Me: sigh
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to MrsStick in The crazy things people say   
     
    Right. Because low-fat yogurt isn't also made with milk.........
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    Roz Griffiths got a reaction from Nadia B in The crazy things people say   
    Had this chat with my mum over a forthcoming visit
    Mum: so, we got your email, i'll try & do something without gluten then.
    Me: ...or dairy
    Mum: of course. You can still have a yogurt though?
    Me: no, that's dairy. And sugar.
    Mum (incredulous): what, even the low fat ones??
    Me: sigh
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    Roz Griffiths got a reaction from Nadia B in The crazy things people say   
    Had this chat with my mum over a forthcoming visit
    Mum: so, we got your email, i'll try & do something without gluten then.
    Me: ...or dairy
    Mum: of course. You can still have a yogurt though?
    Me: no, that's dairy. And sugar.
    Mum (incredulous): what, even the low fat ones??
    Me: sigh
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    Roz Griffiths got a reaction from Nadia B in The crazy things people say   
    Had this chat with my mum over a forthcoming visit
    Mum: so, we got your email, i'll try & do something without gluten then.
    Me: ...or dairy
    Mum: of course. You can still have a yogurt though?
    Me: no, that's dairy. And sugar.
    Mum (incredulous): what, even the low fat ones??
    Me: sigh
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    Roz Griffiths got a reaction from Nadia B in The crazy things people say   
    Had this chat with my mum over a forthcoming visit
    Mum: so, we got your email, i'll try & do something without gluten then.
    Me: ...or dairy
    Mum: of course. You can still have a yogurt though?
    Me: no, that's dairy. And sugar.
    Mum (incredulous): what, even the low fat ones??
    Me: sigh
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to NinjaSarah in The crazy things people say   
    Conversation with coworker that just happened. Stuck at work another hour and having a "snack"
    Hb egg, apple and almond butter. (No ready to go veggies today)
     
    Cw: whatcha doing?
    Me: eating an apple
    Cw: no you're not
    Me: you're right, I'm cutting my apple to eat it.
    Cw: you brought a knife to work (picture" stepped in dog poo" horror)
    Me: it's a paring knife
    Cw: but it's a knife! You could get in trouble
    Me: it's less than 3 inches long, it's ok. And (my mistake here ) it's not like I'm in the kill all things stage Said with a smile & joking tone, to a work friend
    Cw: .....kill? What kind of diet is this? Are you going to stay home then?
    Me: I wish I could. But no. It's figure if speech "B". it'll be ok.
    Cw: what's that goop? (Pointing like a 3rd grader at my container if AB)
    Me: *sigh*
     
    happy Friday!
    not yet...
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to MrsStick in The crazy things people say   
     
     
    The sad thing is, in Germany, that's the drink they hand out at the end of races. My hubby participated in a half-marathon while we were still there and at the finish line they had beers to give to everyone.
     
    My favorite thing lately: "She may be in the military, but she's still a homemaker at heart."
     
    ...well, yeah. I'm not about to eat food that makes me LESS healthy. There's too much at stake for that! This person still hasn't found out that I make my own mayo yet...she might explode, between all the meds she's on (menopause, continual heartburn...she takes Nexium multiple times a day!) and the shock that someone does that anymore.
     
    I can't be too mean, though, because she had me over for dinner last week and made me zucchini lasagna that was to die for. My hubby even ate it (2 servings!) and she thought it was better than her noodle-y kind. I guess it's a good thing that dairy isn't a problem...between my family and the friends I haven't seen until I just moved back to the area...I apparently wouldn't be able to eat! (What CAN you eat now that you're gluten free? Sigh...)
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to KJT in The crazy things people say   
    Just got this one:
     
    "Beer is healthy.  They say it's the best thing you can have if you're doing heavy training."
     
    There's just nothing I can say to that.  Really.
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to 1Maryann in The crazy things people say   
    Just had this conversation:
     
    Her:  You really shouldn't eat so many eggs.  Or if you do, just have the whites.
     
    Me:  Why?  All the nutrition is in the yolk.  That's the part that nourishes the embryo.  The white is basically amniotic fluid.
     
    Her:  Ew!  That's gross!
     
    Me:   Exactly.
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to Bet in Confused - Sulfites in Balsamic Vinegar   
    Look for one with 'naturally occurring sulfites'. Tropical Traditions sells one.
     
    http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/organic_balsamic_vinegar.htm
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    Roz Griffiths got a reaction from kat2021 in The crazy things people say   
    My other half has bad eczema on his feet which has been bothering him lately. As i sat watching him picking his feet (romantic night in!), i said "are you going to make another appointment with the doctor? Or perhaps you could do an elimination diet like i've been doing?". He replied "Well, i have been, haven't i? I eat the same dinner as you"
    Yes, dear.
    We'll just discount the porridge oats for breakfast, the pizza/burger/sandwich/sausage roll at lunch, the chocolate biscuits in your cup of tea (milk, one sugar), the bowl of ice cream with chocolate raisins after your Whole30-compliant dinner, the nightly can of beer & the smoking. Sounds like a pretty good Whole30 to me!

    What?
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to bakerina in The crazy things people say   
    In a discussion on a weightlifting group on Facebook, in which I mentioned that I woke up this morning with a broken blood vessel in one eye, my second one in two weeks, some dude told me that Whole30 is a "dysfunctional and restrictive fad diet," that it's low-carb, "needlessly restrictive," filled with "energy-poor choices" that are "notorious for not being able to support a decent activity level," and -- wait for it! -- the possible cause of my recently-diagnosed hypothyroidism.
     
    This is the kind of thing that makes me regret speaking to other people, as opposed to, say, breaking a chair over their heads.
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to meloict in The crazy things people say   
    In January, I saw my doctor. She mentioned I had lost a few pounds (I discovered Paleo last year.) I said yes and explained how I had changed my eating habits. She said, "Well, you'll never be able to lose it with just diet and exercise" while handing me a brochure for lap band surgery.
     
    I just had a check up - down nearly 30 more pounds & blood pressure is finally in normal range again.  No kudos from doc, just a reminder that they offer surgery (and will happily finance it for me too). 
     
    Needless to say, *if* I need to see a doctor again, it won't be her!!!
     
    Same doctor is extremely concerned my 2 year old doesn't drink milk. (Dot breastfed for 13 months and I just never gave her bovine juice.) She eats like I do - tons of fresh veggies plus meat and fats. She does eat more fruit than I do though.  Dot is off the chart in height and 75% in weight. Her iron levels are excellent and other blood work shows that she's solidly healthy and has no vitamin/mineral deficienes. But I'm depriving her of calcium. By not giving her milk. SMH!
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to EileenRBe in The crazy things people say   
    Me to my sister-in-law, whose unhealthy weight concerns me (when she asked about my eating): I used to binge eat, but I don't feel the need to any more because I get satisfied with what I'm eating at mealtimes.
    Her: My problem is portion control.
    Me: When I was eating grains and sugar, It seemed like I always wanted more. Now I can feel when to stop and at the end of the meal I'm full.
    Her: Yes, but my problem is portion control. 
    Me: [sigh; change subject]
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    Roz Griffiths got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    Lol! Dare you to actually pack some lambs kidneys one day!