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    Bet got a reaction from jodea in The crazy things people say   
    Conversation I just had (and damn this person for stressing me out while I was eating....)   Person passing by my desk at lunch: What is that?
    Me: It's my lunch
    P: but what is it?
    Me: Chicken, green beans and sweet potato
    P: What kind of lunch is that? That's dinner
    Me: Well, it's food.
    P: What kind of diet are you on again?
    Me: It's not a diet it's a Whole Food Program
    P: What is Whole Food?
    Me: Real Food, nothing that comes in a box or is processed.
    P: That's weird
    Me: Whatever (you fat disgusting pig....yeah, you're diet must be really healthy....).
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    Bet reacted to Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    Just like a square is a rectangle but a rectangle is not necessarily a square. So grains are carbs but carbs are not necessarily grains. Why is this such a hard concept to grasp?
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    Bet reacted to Carlaccini in The crazy things people say   
    I had this discussion with a friend of mine
     
    Friend - Well it's not healthy not to eat carbs.  Our bodies need carbs.
     
    Me - Oh I couldn't agree with you more.  Definitely our bodies need carbs
     
    Friend - but then why are you cutting them out if you feel that way
     
    Me - Oh but I haven't cut them out.  I eat plenty of them. 
     
    Friend - But you cut out pasta and bread - how can you be eating carbs?
     
    Me - I eat sweet potato, beets, squashes, celery root, parsnips - these are all carbs.
     
    Friend - no they are not - they're vegetables!
     
    Me - Mental Facepalm - lets' just call them carby vegetables.
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    Bet reacted to sjosey77 in The crazy things people say   
    "Are you on the Flintstone diet?" 
     
    SMH
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    Bet got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    Ugh, just had this reaction to a 'gluten free' thread on another forum (not food related)
     
    So you decided to go Gluten-Free because  
    you saw a dietician, doctor, physician or some sort of expert, explained your issues and were given this advice?The placebo effect and confirmation bias has made this gluten-free fad an amazing financial success.

    I need to get my head around the next possible craze and start it soon. I should write a book on the New-Age Paleo, Gluten-Free, Organic, Fair Trade, Vegan, Atkins diet.

    All kidding and cynicism aside, if it makes you feel better good on you. I personally don't eat quite a few foods because my stomach can't handle them. I have never been tested for any allergies, or conditions though. I should probably take my own advice. Personally, I would reccommend you continue on your normal diet and start cutting out the ones that consistently bother your stomach step by step.       It just peeves me that people making positive steps to control their own health are being told it's just a fad. Yeah, it's a fad that I don't want to have to go running to the bathroom a few times a week.
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    Bet got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    Ugh, just had this reaction to a 'gluten free' thread on another forum (not food related)
     
    So you decided to go Gluten-Free because  
    you saw a dietician, doctor, physician or some sort of expert, explained your issues and were given this advice?The placebo effect and confirmation bias has made this gluten-free fad an amazing financial success.

    I need to get my head around the next possible craze and start it soon. I should write a book on the New-Age Paleo, Gluten-Free, Organic, Fair Trade, Vegan, Atkins diet.

    All kidding and cynicism aside, if it makes you feel better good on you. I personally don't eat quite a few foods because my stomach can't handle them. I have never been tested for any allergies, or conditions though. I should probably take my own advice. Personally, I would reccommend you continue on your normal diet and start cutting out the ones that consistently bother your stomach step by step.       It just peeves me that people making positive steps to control their own health are being told it's just a fad. Yeah, it's a fad that I don't want to have to go running to the bathroom a few times a week.
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    Bet reacted to EileenRBe in The crazy things people say   
    Two AARGH moments today related to crazy things in our culture at large.
     
    (1) My employer wants us to help make our state a Blue Zone state, which supposedly means we rank as healthier. We're supposed to agree to "pledges" available online. Some of the actions are using smaller than 10-inch dinner plates (but then where will I fit my veggies), keeping a scale in a prominent place, putting snacks like pretzels into smaller portion-sized bags (yeah, I'd better do that with my pretzels), and dedicating the top shelf of my refrigerator to fruits and veggies (how about all of the shelves).
     
    (2) a recipe contest through a local grocery store requires the recipe to use local ingredients, to "make half your grains whole grains," and "select lean proteins" a la the ChooseMyPlate.gov guidelines. Guess I won't be entering that one.  
     
    I'm out of step with so much of what's considered healthy, yet oddly I'm healthier than I've ever been.
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    Bet got a reaction from Photo_Mom in Whole30 compliant B12?   
    I also take a sublingual B12, I haven't checked, but I'm pretty sure it has sugar in it. I am down to 3 times a week. I was severely B12 deficient and had to have shots at one point. But with healing my gut and taking HCL (which helps to digest B12) I don't need to take it that often.
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    Bet got a reaction from Physibeth in High Cholesterol!!!   
    It's not that bad, considering you had a bad diet. Now that you are on W30, if you continue, your triglycerides will do down and your HDL will go up. The food on the plan is what you need. Good fats and real food. What you were eating before is what made your cholesterol what you see there. 3 weeks is not going to make a huge change.
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    Bet got a reaction from [email protected] in The crazy things people say   
    I am just amazed by the amount of people that think you will die if you don't eat bread at least once a day.
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    Bet reacted to Jahx in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    Honestly, in my experience and as always your mileage may vary, the key to keeping the grocery bill down is simply this.
     
    Stop obsessing over the word "Organic".  By and large, if you are embarking on a Whole 30, your eating habits previously were fairly awful.  You have already been been exposing yourself to the worst foods/chemicals you could.  Frozen vegetables are fine.  Beef that isn't labeled "Grass Fed", or "Pastured" also won't cause your heart to spontaneously stop.  
     
    Embrace that simple concept, and the Whole 30 is actually *significantly* less expensive than the current diets of those for whom it does the most good.  
     
    Is grass fed, pastured, "certified" meat and produce healthier than the standard found at your local supermarket?  Sure.  I won't argue that point.  Is it something you should stress over with your Whole 30?  No.  The Whole 30 is a large enough change in ones habits that adding an additional stress is unnecessary.  I had a friend whom I introduced to the Whole 30 actually give up half way through because she couldn't find the meat and produce locally, and was having to drive an hour and a half to do her grocery shopping.  I tried to explain/convince her that it wasn't necessary, and she kept referring me back to these boards, and how she *needed* these things to make the whole 30 work.  We are talking about a single mom, who works two jobs.  Adding 3 hours of drive time to her week... it was just too much.  Maybe she wasn't committed enough.  Maybe if she saw more people advocating plain old supermarket beef/chicken/eggs and frozen vegetables, she would have just stopped by Wal-Mart where she normally shops, and she could have completed the Whole 30, and made those healthy changes.  
     
    I love the Whole 30, it changed my life (Sadly it wasn't permanent, I fell back into old habits and am starting another whole 30 sept 1st), and these boards are an absolute wealth of information, and the people here are just wonderfully supportive.  That being said, I think sometimes we focus a little too narrowly on the minutiae, and forget about the overall benefits and goals the Whole 30 is helping us to achieve.
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    Bet got a reaction from [email protected] in The crazy things people say   
    I am just amazed by the amount of people that think you will die if you don't eat bread at least once a day.
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    Bet got a reaction from [email protected] in The crazy things people say   
    I am just amazed by the amount of people that think you will die if you don't eat bread at least once a day.
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    Bet got a reaction from [email protected] in The crazy things people say   
    I am just amazed by the amount of people that think you will die if you don't eat bread at least once a day.
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    Bet got a reaction from Roz Griffiths 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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    Bet got a reaction from [email protected] in The crazy things people say   
    I am just amazed by the amount of people that think you will die if you don't eat bread at least once a day.
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    Bet got a reaction from [email protected] in The crazy things people say   
    I am just amazed by the amount of people that think you will die if you don't eat bread at least once a day.
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    Bet got a reaction from alexandra. in High Cholesterol!!!   
    First, relax. 2nd, what were your numbers? Not just the total cholesterol number, but the LDL, HDL and Triglycerides. The total # is meaningless unless it's something like 280 and above.
     
    HDL is good cholesterol. If your ratio of HDL vs total is less than 3.5, you are good. Also if your ratio of HDL vs Triglycerides is less than 2, you are good.
     
    For instance, my cholesterol was 216, 69 HDL, 69 Triglycerides 67 and LDL 133. Of course my doctors office orders were  - your cholesterol is over 200! go on a low fat high grain diet!. Um, no, I'm not going to do that. My ratios are excellent.
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    Bet reacted to LindaLee in Communion   
    As far as I'm concerned, it's not bread or wine once it's consecrated...it's the Sacred Body and Blood of our Savior.
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    Bet reacted to Tom Denham in Communion   
    Participating in communion services is okay during a Whole30. It is kind of like taking prescribed medication. The Whole30 does not want to stand between you and your doctor or you and your God.
    I took communion myself this morning. I thought about calling over the minister who was serving gluten free bread, but didn't want to make the effort. My church started offering a gluten free choice when we hired a minister with celiac disease.
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    Bet 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!