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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 [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 [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 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!