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    redjasmin reacted to Lesley in Fat adaption, starchy carbs   
    Ok, this might sound like a dumb question, but how do you know when you are fat adapted? Sweet potatoes are my new best friend. :-)
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    redjasmin reacted to bonnynancy in The crazy things people say   
    "Would you like some ice cream?"
    I reply, "Oh, no thank you. I'm not eating dairy at the moment.
    They reply, "That's too bad. Oh, I know... we have some yogurt you could have instead."
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    redjasmin reacted to Fenderbender in The crazy things people say   
    Conversation I overheard at the airport:
    " honey I'm getting something to eat....what would you like?"
    " oh something really healthy.... Get me a blueberry muffin and a diet coke".
    Sad thing is several years ago that could have been me...... !!!!!!!
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    redjasmin reacted to Dominique in The crazy things people say   
    Co worker: So, when the 30 days of your crazy diet is up, are you going to eat normal again?
    Me: No, I won't be integrating sugar, grains or dairy back into my diet because I don't miss them.
    Co worker: Oh, you're going to be one of those people?
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    redjasmin reacted to heathera in The crazy things people say   
    Them: "Want some of this Vitamin C supplement?"
    Me: "No; thanks; they have sugar in them don't they?"
    Them: "No, they are only 9 calories"
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    redjasmin reacted to MJam in The crazy things people say   
    My husband incredulously as I was heating tallow to make my breakfast
    him: "You are eating pure fat and still getting skinny?"
    me: yes darling
    He's just mad my boobies shrank
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    redjasmin reacted to Carlaccini in The crazy things people say   
    Renee - how about everything in moderation - including moderation!
    Yep I think we've all heard about doing things in moderation. I usually ignore that comment and walk away. Clearly I'm speaking to a brick wall.
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    redjasmin reacted to Renee in The crazy things people say   
    Carla 1#/week is actually a great average, congrats!
    When I talk about the Whole30 program, I often get negative response from people who think it's too restrictive. Their answer to health and weight loss: Everything in moderation.
    I have two problems with this:
    1: Everything: Everything? Really? So a moderate amount of cocaine is alright? How about arsenic? Sure, these are obvious things, but there also are less obvious things. Bread in moderation doesn't work if you're sensitive to gluten. Milk in moderation doesn't work if you're lactose-intolerant. There are also MANY signs of inflamation that are much more subtle than all of this. And you don't know until you self-experiment. Eating everything in moderation won't teach you anything about your body.
    2. Moderation: There are no "guidelines" for moderation. If I eat sushi once a month, most people would say that's moderation. If I go to a restaurant once a month, that's still moderation. Same thing for candies, for baked good, cheeseburger, fries, chocolate, ice cream.. But if I add all these up, it's not moderation anymore. Nobody knows what "moderation" means to their body until they remove some foods from their diet, then reintroduce. Then again, we're back to W30/strict paleo.
    And just by the way, I've never seen anyone improve hormonal response, improve their digestion, their sleep, etc. just by eating everything in moderation. Health is NOT just about weight, people!
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    redjasmin reacted to Snicci in The crazy things people say   
    Co-worker who has borrowed my copy of ISWF, but hasn't read it: "I've given up on trying to lose weight. I would have to live off of lettuce."
    Me: "No you wouldn't, have you read ANY of that book? I eat steak & eggs and good food."
    Overweight/Sedentary Co-worker who lives off of donuts & cookies: "Yeah, but that's the Atkins diet. I did Atkins for YEARS..."
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    redjasmin reacted to Rose885 in The crazy things people say   
    "You'll make yourself ill you know!"
    No actually, the complete opposite!
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    redjasmin 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 £80 of cakes, bisciuts, sweets and processed crap.
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    redjasmin reacted to NinjaSarah in The crazy things people say   
    "If you ignore a craving you'll just binge later" Me:.....What? Um, no, I won't (I thought it, didn't say that)
    "Oh, you're on a cleanse..." Me: maybe I'm not explaining it well, but no it's not a cleanse.
    "But you're little! You don't need to lose weight!" Me: this isn't about weight loss. It's about Health.
    "A little slice of chocolate cheesecake is ok. Just call it your cheat" Oy vey.

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    redjasmin reacted to Derval in The crazy things people say   
    "Oh , I couldn't give up x, y, z"
    Well, d'uh you could, you just don't want to.
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    redjasmin reacted to Jessica in The crazy things people say   
    After I finish explaining briefly what paleo/Whole30 is: "So you're doing Atkins?"
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    redjasmin reacted to CNP21 in The crazy things people say   
    I dislike it when people say "I'm not eating carbs" while really meaning grains. Vegetables and fruits are carbs too!