kat2021 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?
kat2021 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
kat2021 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...
kat2021 reacted to Nadia B in The crazy things people say
This has happened to me today, I posted in my log, however I feel like sharing in this thread too
I love liver and all organ meats. I am walking down the aisles of the organic store. I see this pack and get all excited.
Conversation while paying. Cashier: "Oh your dog is gonna love them!" Me:" I don't have a dog". Akward silence. I stare at the pack. It's a dog treat. Facepalm.
kat2021 reacted to you_surname in The crazy things people say
THIS question is hilariously hilarious.
A friend asked me the same thing the other day. I said, "Wow, good question. Let's do an experiment. Let's each eat 4 cups of kale, 3 cups of spinach and 2 cups of broccoli every day for a week, and keep the rest of our eating habits the same. If neither of us poops more or poops better than usual by the end of the week, then I'll look into reintroducing grains to my diet."
She said she appreciates my dedication to science, but she didn't want to enroll as a subject in the poop study. Oh, well.
kat2021 reacted to GLC1968 in The crazy things people say
I have to post this. It's not really something stupid that was said - rather the opposite. Nothing said and nothing stupid...for once.
I've been paleo since Aug of 2011. I've been to see my parents (they live in FL, I live in Oregon) about 5 or 6 times since my switch because I travel to their area for work twice a year. I've been to see them three times now while on a Whole30 (I even put copies of ISWF in some stockings at the holidays this year!). Every time, it's a food battle with my mom and mostly because she likes to question me and my motives (not because she disagrees that my food is healthy). Every visit, I try to be as non-confrontational as I can and I often buy and prepare my own meals or dishes on the side.
This past visit, I arrived and she immediately pulled out all the stuff she'd bought for me: a big container of baby greens, organic apples and blueberries, compliant chicken apple sausages, a new bottle of olive oil and avocados!! My parents don't eat ANY of these things (except olive oil). I didn't ask her to prep anything either. She just got it all right, without having to ask. All these visits and what do you know...she was paying attention!
For dinner that night we had grass fed lamb chops, roasted veggies (in olive oil) and a greens loaded salad (my dad skipped the greens - he can't eat them for medical reasons...don't ask). No sugar. No bad oils. No grains/legumes/starches. I didn't even have to ask.
AWESOME. Truly. (plus, they loved the dinner and are eating more like that even when I'm not around!)
kat2021 reacted to Connie H in The crazy things people say
While I realize that the purpose of this forum is to poke fun at "other" people who say stupid things, I must confess my own bent towards stupidity. Before starting my Whole 30 (I am on my second one; I relapsed pretty badly ) I realized how insane and pompous my behavior towards certain "unhealthy" foods was too. For instance, "Oh no, I don't eat avocados. They are too fattening. I'll just have the queso with my chips, thank you very much!" Or how about this one: "No bananas. They are too high in carbohydrates and are bad for you. I'll have a cup of ice cream instead. Oh, make that ice cream and Fritos. Yeah, that's better!" Fortunately one day, I heard myself say these things (out loud ) and then looked in the mirror and said to myself "You're an idiot".
kat2021 reacted to Roz Griffiths 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"
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!
kat2021 reacted to Robin Strathdee in The crazy things people say
This makes me furious, and I may have called the mother, tbh. My girls came home from school one day (they're 3 and 5) and asked me what calories were and if they were bad. My response was, "No, they're not bad. They're just a measurement grown-ups use to figure out how much energy a food can give their bodies." In our house, where 99% of the food is anytime food, that's all they are.
kat2021 reacted to BrianaDell in The crazy things people say
I love that story! My background is in dance and so sometimes I play creative movement games with my nephews. Once their father came out and just laughed at me saying "what crazy things are you making my son do?" but we have a great time. Last time I was in my hometown, the 5 year old wanted to workout with me in the backyard. We did box jumps, lunges, squats, push ups, frog jumps, sprints. Everything. And when i was tired, he said "do we have to stop?" It's so awesome to see and reminded me of how joyful every movement can be. We should always workout like children.
kat2021 reacted to jeepifer in The crazy things people say
Which reminds me, this same daughter, that plays hockey 5 days a week in winter, soccer and track in the summer, came home from a field trip and had only eaten a tiny bit of her lunch. I asked her why, and she replied, "Elise's mom says calories make people fat and my meat has a lot of calories."
OMG! She's healthy and active, loves salmon and asparagus and veggies. This woman has her freaking out, at age 7, about calories. I was so furious I didn't even know what to say!
kat2021 reacted to missmunchie in The crazy things people say
Oh man, I love this string! More laughter, horror, and drama than the Oscars.
I talked to one of my (obese) coworkers about what I was doing the other day, as he pulled out his "healthy" lunch of a box of Wheat Thins, flavored yogurt, and pretzels. It was so sad and ironic that he was telling me his "really healthy" roommate was pushing him to eat better and this was her approved food! And obviously she knows better because she's really skinny and works out 2+ hours a day.
Back in college (before I knew what a whole food was!) a friend came over and made these sugar-bomb rum-spiked smoothies. I was asking her what she put in them and she kept saying, "don't worry about it, they're low fat!" I tried to explain that a 300-calorie sugar bomb does not a healthy snack make, but she just kept repeating "low fat" until I gave up and had some wine instead.
My MIL at every family gathering: "Oh, you can have a little bit. Just one bite. It won't hurt anything ..."
And I picture the overweight, sick, zombie sugar army staggering to the chorus of, "Join us ... join us ..."
kat2021 reacted to Kirsteen in The crazy things people say
Went into an in-store cafe to treat myself to a black coffee. Was served it and then had the following conversation.
Server : Is that all or can I tempt you with one of our cakes or muffins.
Me: No thanks, that's fine.
Server : Oh, ok here then and puts shortbread type cookie on my saucer.
Me : No thanks, don't waste that. I won't be eating it.
Server : But it's free!
Me : (thinking to avoid an argument) It's ok I'm gluten free.
Server : Oh, no problem I can get you a gluten free one.
Me : (wishing I'd never brought it up) No thanks, honestly don't bother.
Server : Oh you people that stick to your new year's diet.
Me : I'm not actually on a diet.
Server : What! You're not on a diet and you still don't want this even though it's free??
kat2021 reacted to Kirsteen in The crazy things people say
My friend said "Oh it's all right for you, you've always been able to give things up (having a severe gluten reaction, I've had no choice) but I couldn't possibly eat like you - I like my food too much"
Another friend " Oh I couldn't possibly eat like you - I couldn't afford all that meat and fresh vegetables are really expensive" while, I kid you not, filling her supermarket trolley with Over Â£80 of cakes, bisciuts, sweets and processed crap.
kat2021 reacted to juju in The crazy things people say
"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."
kat2021 reacted to Flynn in The crazy things people say
"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"