Roz Griffiths

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    Roz Griffiths reacted to Peaslepuff in The crazy things people say   
    Okay, I don't want to flood the threat, but this literally just happened:
     
    Coworker: I went to CVS last night to get some biotin and B12 and I also found a non-sugar coated gummy vitamin!
     
    Me (thinking hmmmm): Oh yeah? That's cool; what brand?
     
    Coworker: CVS brand, mimicking the One A Day vitamin.
     
    I asked to see the bottle and the first two ingredients are glucose syrup & sucrose!   
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to Renee Lee in The crazy things people say   
    Haha! Welcome to the dark side, Peaslepuff!
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to Peaslepuff in The crazy things people say   
    Oh! I need to add my own thing. When I first heard about Whole30 I ranted to my cousin and one of the things I said was "But it's not healthy to cut out entire food groups! That's the whole POINT of the food pyramid!"
     
    That was the morning of the day that I was supposed to meet with my mom's friend about Whole30, and I was planning on going over there and politely telling her that it just wasn't for me. My cousin was so confused when I came home with a ton of vegetables and meat and fruit.
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    Roz Griffiths got a reaction from Physibeth 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 got a reaction from GFChris 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 GFChris 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 reacted to Terresa in The crazy things people say   
    _________________
     
    It's called deflection.  While you're defending your choices, you should be kept sufficiently distracted from noticing his.  At least that's what's supposed to happen. 
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to AndreaM in The crazy things people say   
    My boss the other day: "Be careful with that. High protein, low carb diets will wreck your kidneys."   SMH!  
    (A few weeks ago)A good friend of mine ranting about people who buy grass-fed and organic: "There's no point in buying organic or grass-fed. Anyone can say their product is organic or grass-fed. Did you SEE them grow that sh*t? Did you SEE what the farmer fed that cow?" ------then, today I find out she ordered online a 90 day supply of the latest MIRACLE "all natural" fat burning pills. Had to resist the urge to say, "Any supplement company can claim their product is all natural. Did you SEE what they put in it????"    She keeps asking me if I want to split the 90 day supply with her. DOUBLE SMH!!!!
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to carolinaBlue in The crazy things people say   
    Conversation during dinner last night:
     
    Hubby: What's this red thing?
     
    Me: Tomatoes quartered, seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, tossed with coconut oil and roasted in the oven.
     
    Hubby: Hmm. It's really good but you know I don't like tomatoes.
     
    Me: I know. Give it to me & I'll have it for breakfast.
     
    Hubby: Oh, I ate it all. But this pasta is really good. Have we had this before?
     
    Me: It's not pasta. I julienned zucchini and summer squash, seasoned it up and then sauteed it
     
    Hubby: I hate zucchini.
     
    Me: Ok, just give it to me and I'll have it for breakfast tomorrow.
     
    Hubby: Oh, I ate it all.
     
    Me: (Silently giving him a confused look)
     
    Hubby: Why are you looking at me like that?
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to mhaynes96 in The crazy things people say   
    I finally have a contribution!
     
    At a birthday potluck celebration at work, where the only thing I was eating was the fresh fruit.
     
    Coworker #1 (to me): Why aren't you eating anything?
     
    Coworker #2: Because she is on the caveman diet.  
     
    Coworker #3: What's the caveman diet?
     
    Coworker #2: It's like the caveman. They only eat one big meal once a day.
     
     
    Uh, WHAT????  What's crazy is that I have NEVER used the words "caveman diet" to anyone at work!  I always say I am not eating processed foods!  If anyone asks more questions, then I explain Whole30 to them.   
     
    *shakes head*
     
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to MrsStick in The crazy things people say   
    Ophelia - that's my husband to a T! 
     
    "I don't think that you should completely eliminate any food groups. It's not healthy." -- Him, when I told him (while he was gone) that I was going to eliminate grains and dairy for a month.
     
    *insert me losing weight and looking fantastic*
     
    *insert me still keeping mostly grain-free, except when they're gluten free and on occasion, but successfully reintroducing everything else and maintaining a decent weight level despite eating more candy with him*
     
    "I've gotten fat!...I'm going to have to restrict my calories. Oh, and I forgot to eat lunch today so I had a snack of Quaker Oatmeal Squares." -- Him
     
    Me: *bangs head against wall*
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to Ophelia in The crazy things people say   
    My mother-in-law about my friend and I who are doing Whole30, "I don't know why you guys do that to yourselves!"
    Two days later, "I need to get on some sort of diet or do SOMEthing! I think I'm going to go back on Atkins."
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to Derval in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    Same here in Dublin, it's for the "nicely-off" folks to potter around whilst drinking their lattés!
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to MrsStick in The crazy things people say   
    "That smells awful. What is [email protected]"
     
    10 minutes later, "that was pretty good..."
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to Terresa in The crazy things people say   
    Just had the "that so-called Paleo thing is nonsense" conversation with a friend. She is a natural food/anti GMO proponent, but cannot and will not accept that grains were not in the hunter/gatherer diet. Well, they were certainly not a staple, which she agrees to, and they were certainly not in the forms we commonly see now, which she also agrees to. But giving them up is nonsense and a fad.
    She's an English Lit major. I have a degree in Ancient History. We both have health issues. Mine are more severe/debilitating. She is about twice my size (taller, bigger boned, more excess weight) and an authority (self-styled) on all things healthy. I am misguided.
    Do I feel superior? No, just a little frustrated. Have I told her she's wrong. No, just that her way doesn't work for me.
    I am still "misguided".
    Ok. I shall be blissfully misguided then.
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to Robin Strathdee in Don't over think this.   
    Welcome all newcomers, welcome back vets, and for those of you who never left...welcome to this post.
    I just wanted to pop in here and remind you all to take a deep breath before you dive into all the questions about what you can and can't have. The program guidelines are clear on what you can and can't have (grains, dairy, W30 muffins), but things get a little grey when people start talking about what you should and shouldn't have. Please don't over think think this. You don't have to address every food related issue you have, break every bad habit, and shun every food that gives you comfort to succeed with your Whole30. If you need to you can always extend or repeat the process, and things will get better each time you do. My advice to you is this:

    Stick to the rules like they are your port in a storm (really, they will become that).
    Take the Moderators responses seriously (we know what we're talking about).
    Take community members suggestions as advice from those who came before, but keep in mind they are not the rules and not the Mods. Everyone here is well-meaning, and everyone here wants to see you succeed, but everyone here is at a different place in this journey.
    And finally, take comfort in these words (from Melissa Hartwig, on another forum post):

    Here's the thing (and this is an interesting discussion)... there are Whole30 "rules," which are strict, clearly outlined, and very well defined. No grains - and here are all the things we consider grains. No dairy - and here are all the dairy items excluded. No Paleo-fied food choices, and here's what those look like.
    Then, there are Whole30 suggestions for success. They're not part of the official rules, but they're things that we've seen really help (or harm) people as they move through the program. Fruit smoothies for breakfast - not a good idea. Skipping breakfast - not a good idea. Eating every two hours, all day - not a good idea. These things won't necessarily affect your Whole30 results (although they might), but if we can give you additional suggestions that will make your transition and your program easier and more effective, we're going to give them to you.
    Keep Calm and Whole30 On.
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to Renee Lee in Approved Sweeteners   
    You can do whatever you want while not on a W30, but under zero circumstances do I believe that soda of any variety makes you anything but LESS healthy. Your call though!
    Personally, I can't stand the taste of it anymore. Sickeningly sweet
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to Terresa in The crazy things people say   
    I had a well-meaning, if misguided acquaintance give me some "sage" advice on dieting, when she heard me telling someone which foods I'm avoiding..
    "It's all about calories in, versus calories out," she said. "If you want to lose weight, you have to make sure you burn more than you take in. That's it. That's the secret. Doesn't matter what you eat."
    She looked at me like I had two heads when I replied that weight-loss wasn't my goal.
    "Then why deny yourself?" she asked, obviously taken aback. I explained that I'm trying to heal my stomach, which is my focus for this W30. She looked puzzled. Then shrugged, obviously concluding that this answer was a ruse to cover my true motives, and replied, "Just remember, calories in versus calories out."

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    Roz Griffiths reacted to melbournegirl in The crazy things people say   
    Away for Work today and made the comment that its not too hard to eat healthy when away when you know what to look for (I had brought in a salad I made from supermarket ingredients) and the joking response was.... It might be easy but why would you want to..... My response... My mum is on her second round of cancer, my dad died of cancer, my mum and sister have diabetes and two weeks ago I just had my 7th surgical procedure.... Stunned silence then agreement that eating healthy was probably a good thing.... LOL
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to MrsStick in The crazy things people say   
    "Wait, why are you making mayo?" (hubby, tonight)
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to Bridget in The crazy things people say   
    My almost 16 year old daughter is along for this Whole 30 with me. She has been an amazing help prepping food,whipping meals together,etc.
    She was in her bedroom and was about to light a really nice smelling Yankee Candle that she got for herself last month when we visited the outlet store. I walked by her room and saw her standing there, confused. She said " I just for a second thought I could not light this because it wasn't paleo".
    It was a vanilla cupcake scented candle...
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to kaiser179 in The crazy things people say   
    My DH has been somewhat interested in my W30 although he is not participating.
    Me: It has been tough getting used to not drinking soda, but it is worth it
    DH: Yeah ... I'm thinking of not drinking so much soda
    Me: That would be great!
    DH: Maybe I'll start drinking more milk
    Me: Okay ...
    DH: But could you buy the chocolate or strawberry syrup so it tastes better?

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    Roz Griffiths reacted to Terresa in The crazy things people say   
    A friend's father:"So, eat white bread. There's no wheat in that!"
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to Ari. in The crazy things people say   
    "You HAVE to treat yourself, you deserve it"
    Are you telling me I should put something into my body that is going to wreak havoc and I deserve the imminent sickness that will follow? Thank you...?
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to 1Maryann in The crazy things people say   
    Friend: You still on that crazy diet kick?
    Me: Nothing crazy about it.
    Friend: So when are you gonna start eating real food again?