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    bakerina got a reaction from Roz Griffiths 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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    bakerina got a reaction from Roz Griffiths 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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    bakerina got a reaction from Roz Griffiths 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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    bakerina got a reaction from Roz Griffiths 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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    bakerina reacted to Kirsteen in The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30   
     
    Miracle noodles have no carbs and no calories because our body doesn't recognise them as food and cannot use them. If I said to you put this gas in your car but by the way the car won't recognise it and the engine can't use it - you'd think I was mad. Yet somehow humans now think it's acceptable to eat *food* that our bodies can't use. Sorry but this is one of my pet peeves W30 is about eating real wholesome nutritious food that will nourish our bodies not 'stuff' that will provide us with absolutely nothing  so please, please no miracle noodles
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    bakerina reacted to Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
     
    One that is probably getting a kick back from a company that develops lap bands.
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    bakerina reacted to melbournegirl in The crazy things people say   
    Or be calcium deficient if you don't have dairy.
    When health professionals ask me if I do anything to compensate for not getting dairy from calcium (they want to hear I am taking supplements!) I say yes I eat meat, leafy veges, eggs, nuts and seeds which are all natural sources of calcium.... and just when they are about to suggest I need to take a supplement I shut them up by saying I get my calcium levels tested regularly and they are fine!
     
    So the thing is, they test calcium levels via a blood test..... measuring how much calcium you have in your blood... so how can people not understand that if you eat animals you will get calcium from the blood in the meat!
     
    And where do they think animals get their calcium from??? meat and veg!
     
    Then you get the stupid people who say but yeah maybe all animals are calcium deficient and we just don't know it because we haven't tested for it.....  Really????
     
    Me.... if that is the norm for animals then it cant be a deficiency it must be the standard......
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    bakerina got a reaction from Roz Griffiths 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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    bakerina got a reaction from Roz Griffiths 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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    bakerina got a reaction from Roz Griffiths 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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    bakerina reacted to Peaslepuff in The crazy things people say   
    Coworker just came up to me. I'm eating half an avocado, mashed, with a bit of lime juice and salt added (it's super yum!).
     
    Coworker: You know avocados are high in cholesterol, right?
     
    (Avocados have no cholesterol, but I'm pretty sure she meant fat)
     
    Me: Well, they have healthy fats. And there's a difference between good cholesterol and bad cholesterol.
     
    Coworker: Really? Huh. I didn't know that!
     
     
     
    We've had similar conversations before about eggs. 
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    bakerina reacted to mary-t in The crazy things people say   
     
    Wow, that is off the charts.  What doctor pushes surgery (and a life-changing one at that) when the patient is having such success????  Good for you on the progress that you've made!  Impressive!
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    bakerina reacted to Renee Lee in The crazy things people say   
     
    Jesus Christ...
     
    Great job, btw!
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    bakerina reacted to [email protected] in The crazy things people say   
    "I could never do that" is another one. But I've also heard that when I tell people I have to give myself injections on occasions to manage my bleeding disorder. I just say "of course you could, if your health depended on it. If I don't do this I'm going to end up with a very painful injury that will take a good while to clot and a really long time to heal. I'll be at increased risk of infection to the wound because it takes longer to heal over. If I don't do it myself, the other option is sitting around in the ER for hours waiting for someone to do it for me, and that is again putting me a higher risk of infection, and with the wound being on my (insert limb here), those plastic chairs really don't help with the pain". And everyone I've had that discussion with admits they would in fact suck it up and do it themselves. W30 is no different. We just do what we have to to be healthy.
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    bakerina reacted to Renee Lee in The crazy things people say   
    Haha! Welcome to the dark side, Peaslepuff!
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    bakerina 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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    bakerina 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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    bakerina reacted to Nadia B in The crazy things people say   
    Dialog of two co-workers:
     
    Co-worker 1:- Do you want some of these? (Pack of something cracker like)
    Before wedding cabbage dieter/co-worker2 - Are they healthy? 
    Co-worker 1: Yes! They are low-fat and with fiber. Nadia probably screams NO. 
    Me: Exactly.
    Co-worker2: Well, they are low in calories and pack says they are healthy. (Grabs the pack). 
     

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    bakerina reacted to notacommittee in High Cholesterol!!!   
    I would suggest you take a look at this site before you panic: http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/cholesterol-and-disease.html - it can get a little scientific and technical but this is your health; it's worth wading through a few $5 words for. Cholesterol is a LOT more complicated than just "high" or "low" cholesterol; the type matters, the ratios matter, the particle density matteres..."high vs. low" makes a good story for news headlines but it isn't that simple in the real world. Also, even though blood cholesterol content is probably significant for health, for the majority of people it's very debatable whether dietary cholesterol raises blood cholesterol, just like eating fat doesn't make you fat. Again, not as simplistic as the media like to have it.
     
    As you point out, there's no way for you to know that W30 eating caused your high cholesterol, since you didn't have it tested beforehand. Also, I'd really suggest that you get it tested a few more times, since cholesterol can vary widely with things like pregnancy and menstruation, significant fat loss, etc. So just one test is useful but not definitive; maybe you could get two or three spread out over a few weeks to get a clearer idea.
     
    Whatever you do, definitely do a lot more research before you panic. Everyone kind of thinks "cholesterol = DEATH" because that's what we hear from the media all the time, but it's not nearly that clear-cut. If you post your specific numbers, people would be able to give you much more useful help.
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    bakerina reacted to aliciadunn in The crazy things people say   
    My two favorites:
     
    1 - "I could never do that."  I know, Whole30 is tough, but it's not an impossible task, and the reward is huge. People turn up their nose as if I'm doing something totally crazy. It's food. I don't get it. Instead of "I could/would never do that" how about a good old fashioned "good for you!"
    2 - "You're not going to raise your kids this way, are you?" Let me preface this annoying tidbit I often hear with the fact that I don't have kids and I'm not pregnant!!! Yet people are already judging my future children's POTENTIAL diet. (Side note - yes I do plan to keep my kids on my same meal plan , but it's not something I've put any significant thought into yet.) I don't walk around criticizing how people raise their kids, even if I disagree. Live and let live!
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    bakerina 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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    bakerina reacted to Ophelia in The crazy things people say   
    People always ask why I have a cooler with me and I tell them that I'm transporting black market kidneys.  That or urine samples.  
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    bakerina reacted to eronn_actually in The crazy things people say   
    Today my grandma told me that "Bill O'Reilly says you need to do ___ and you'll never have to diet."
     
    Regardless of your political views, I think we can all agree that Bill O'Reilly is no expert on nutrition or a healthy diet.
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    bakerina 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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    bakerina reacted to Roz Griffiths 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*