jennor

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    jennor reacted to LisaLulu in Fed Up!   
    At home we only eat good real food because that's what I cook. When we go to parties and such we are more lenient with treats and food choices (like cake). The kids are all for the sweet treats on special occasions, but because we only eat real food at home, they refuse to eat 'junk meat' like chicken nuggets, hot dogs and hamburgers when people offer it to them outside the home. They find it disgusting.
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    jennor reacted to CaseyD in Fed Up!   
    This was an excellent documentary. But, it is very frightening and sad. It makes me want to work extra hard at helping my kids understand the foods they put into their bodies so they can make informed decisions about their diets. Even to the extent of understanding how food industry actually bring scientists in to formulate their food to hit our brains hard. Just disgusting, and shameful how that's even legal. So, food companies are allowed to try to make their food addictive...
     
    On that note, I really like the parallel between tobacco and food products that was made.
     
    We were at a birthday party today and there were several babies just over the age one, of course all with their sippy cups. The babies were shuffling them, and most of the moms were like, "(name), don't drink that, it's not yours!" While I had to be very on top of it because all the other sippy cups had Kool Aid in them. Seriously, blue sugar water they were just letting these babies drink. My poor son was crying the whole drive home because he did end up drinking out of a couple of them before I got to him.  It is frightening how o.k. parents are with just giving sugar to their kids all day long. 
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    jennor reacted to HealthCreators in The crazy things people say   
    We had a party where the color of the cream inside a cake would tell everybody is the hosts were expecting a baby boy (blue) or baby girl (pink). The answer was girl... we were very happy for them (although we could see that the guy was secretly still wishing it was blue).

    I was happy sipping my tea, when the mom-to-be's mother offered me a piece of  thecake, which I kindly declined. She persisted, I persisted politely. And then she said: you cannot refuse the cake, this party is about the cake....

    :-) Funny, I thought it was celebrating a new life. Didn't need cake for that!
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    jennor reacted to Deb. in The crazy things people say   
    My favorite is "well what CAN you eat"
     
    I say "meat, fish, chicken, fruit and vegetables" 
     
    Then they don't know what to say.   
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    jennor reacted to Derek` in The crazy things people say   
    The two that really get under my skin are:
     
    "You're following a fad diet." 
     
    or 
     
    "You're orthorexic"
     
    Apparently, those are your only two options when you're filling your plate (and your belly) with meat, poultry, eggs, vegetables, fruits, and nuts - you know, the kind of stuff that humans are suited to eat.
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    jennor reacted to Sissy13 in The crazy things people say   
    This one is from work after telling co-workers that I was following Whole30:
    "We're catering lunch; well, except for you because it won't be one of your 30 foods."
    I think it's funny that there is a perception that the 30 means a finite number of allowed foods.
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    jennor reacted to clairechapman in The crazy things people say   
    From a coworker who was sitting across from me drinking a Diet Coke and eating a teriyaki bowl that was 3/4 white rice and 1/4 tofu drenched in sugary teriyaki sauce, while I drank water and ate grilled steak and sautéed veggies:
     
    "You're lucky you're so naturally fit. I could be as skinny as you if I didn't have to work for it."
     
    (Hint: Everyone has to work for it!)
     
     
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    jennor reacted to Britishgal in The crazy things people say   
    Me: We aren't buying that ham it is full of cr*p
    Mother: Don't be ridiculous, its not for you, its for the children
     

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    jennor reacted to Betsie_n in The crazy things people say   
    After I had been Paleo for several months, my friend asked, "Are you still watching your weight?"
     
    I'm 5'6", female and my starting weight was 222lbs a year ago and I've lost 45lbs prior to starting my W30. Same friend has twice reminded me that it's possible to lose too much weight. The first time she said it I was 191lbs (dangerously skinny!) and then again when I was 179lbs (really dangerously skinny!). She's about 5'4", weighs maybe 110 (maybe!) and says she's been at the same weight since she was 14 yrs old, except while pregnant.
     
    Would it be appropriate for me to say, "Shut the F up, you skinny biotch?" LOL - seriously, I would never ever say such a thing and she really is a dear friend, but SERIOUSLY???  Cluelessness....
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    jennor got a reaction from MeadowLily in The crazy things people say   
    Lots of people are doing the 5:2 alternate fasting here in Sweden too. I have to say that although it is not for me, it seems to work for people who are more sedetary.
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    jennor got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    My mum is contemplating doing a whole30 in August. Yesterday she called me.
     
    Mum: How do I get enough vitamin B if I don't eat bread???
     
    Me: Who eats bread in nature? Only humans eat bread. Monkeys don't need bread. Bread is a highly processed food, with the B-vitamins usually added back in to compensate for that. We survived without bread for thousands of years. Just eat whole foods and you will be fine.
     
    Sigh. People really have a hard time letting go of grains.
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    jennor got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    My mum is contemplating doing a whole30 in August. Yesterday she called me.
     
    Mum: How do I get enough vitamin B if I don't eat bread???
     
    Me: Who eats bread in nature? Only humans eat bread. Monkeys don't need bread. Bread is a highly processed food, with the B-vitamins usually added back in to compensate for that. We survived without bread for thousands of years. Just eat whole foods and you will be fine.
     
    Sigh. People really have a hard time letting go of grains.
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    jennor got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    My mum is contemplating doing a whole30 in August. Yesterday she called me.
     
    Mum: How do I get enough vitamin B if I don't eat bread???
     
    Me: Who eats bread in nature? Only humans eat bread. Monkeys don't need bread. Bread is a highly processed food, with the B-vitamins usually added back in to compensate for that. We survived without bread for thousands of years. Just eat whole foods and you will be fine.
     
    Sigh. People really have a hard time letting go of grains.
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    jennor reacted to veromama in The crazy things people say   
    This is very well said! Love it.
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    jennor reacted to missmary in The crazy things people say   
     
    This is a tricky question. I'm someone who eats pretty darn close to the whole30 every single day, but I am not "on" a whole30. It took a while, but basically, I had to get to the point where I make my own decisions. I own them. I can't say: I don't eat that because Dallas and Melissa say I shouldn't. I say: I don't eat that because I don't want to (because I know it makes me feel like crap afterwards). This was an important distinction for me. Doing a true whole30 requires careful vigilance about minute quantities of ingredients that can feel a little out of balance. Now that I'm post-whole30, I'm willing to continue to be careful and read labels and avoid soy like the plague, for example, but I give a tiny spec of sugar a pass because I know my body can handle that quantity. I give baby red potatoes a pass when they appear on my plate at a restaurant. The way I'm eating just feels more natural and sustainable that way.
     
    Now, you may find post whole30 that you don't want to reintroduce anything ever. But even if you don't, you are now doing meadowlilly's plan, which just so happens to be exactly the same as the whole30. It's your choice, and you can continue to make that choice for as long as you want.
     
    Or another perspective, which I've seen play out on the boards: sometimes when people don't take these choices on as their own, they may do a whole30 or a whole60 or a whole100 or whatever and then once it is "done" the rebel takes over and they go right back to SAD. Not being "on" something means I'm never "done" I just make choices one by one as they present themselves, using my whole30 experiences to guide me.
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    jennor got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    Peg, I also just eat what I eat and leave the rest. No need to make a big deal out of what I or others eat.
     
    I have been told to have a Diet Coke - "It has no sugar, you can have that!"
    Hmm, it has no sugar but it is also just a chemical concoction. I honestly would not want to pour that down my insides. But I just politely say "No thanks, I'd prefer sparkling water if you have any."
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    jennor got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    Peg, I also just eat what I eat and leave the rest. No need to make a big deal out of what I or others eat.
     
    I have been told to have a Diet Coke - "It has no sugar, you can have that!"
    Hmm, it has no sugar but it is also just a chemical concoction. I honestly would not want to pour that down my insides. But I just politely say "No thanks, I'd prefer sparkling water if you have any."
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    jennor reacted to Peg541 in The crazy things people say   
    Honestly I don't give people that much information about what I'm doing. No explanations. I eat what I eat period. I'm trying to save my own life I don't care if I make converts. I just do it.
    That cuts the comments down drastically. Even my daughter has quieted down. That's amazing.
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    jennor reacted to Chocoholic382 in The crazy things people say   
    Just found this thread--I have so much to contribute!! At the handful of events where I sat, complaint-free, with my glass of water because all food was non-compliant, here are a few of the many comments I've received:
     
     
    The How's-That-Deprivation-Treating-You line of comments:
    "Are you sure you can have the water here? I'm not sure they imported it from Swiss mountaintops." "Enjoying the air over there? I know you're not enjoying anything else!" "Here, you wanna smell it?" "How many days until you can have real food again?"  
    The Healthy-Eating-Makes-You-An-Alien line of comments:
    "I feel like we shouldn't look at Chocoholic while we're eating. Like we should avoid eye contact the way I do when my dog's near the table." "Aww, is there no weird stuff for you here?"  
    The You're-Ruining-Life-Itself line of comments:
    "That's no way to live."  "You only live once." "I'd rather die happy than live on lettuce."  
    The I-Can't-Wrap-My-Mind-Around-This line of comments:
    "You can't have WINE? It's healthy!" "So what's even left to eat?" "How's the diet?...Oh right, detox. Cleanse?" "But you don't need to lose weight, so why are you doing this?"  
    I swear I'm not making up a single one.
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    jennor reacted to AllyB in The crazy things people say   
    "That was quite possibly the worst meal I ever made!"
     
    Exclaimed my mother when she _insisted_ that she cook dinner for a family gathering and wanted to do it 'whole 30' style because that was our latest 'fad'.  However, when I said 'whole foods', she took that to mean, no fat, no spices, no nothing.  I offered to cook.  I offered to go to a restaurant.  But no, she wanted to host everyone for a 'meal'.
     
    We had roasted pork loin with no seasoning on it.  Zucchini that was cooked to death and mashed sweet potatoes (which was the only edible thing.
     
    Then she added "I don't know how you stay on this diet!" as she broke out the Heath bar ice cream.
     
    My teeth were so sore from trying to chew the shoe leather pork loin that I refrained from commenting that it wasn't the diet, it was the chef!
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    jennor reacted to DanielleM in The crazy things people say   
    So my boyfriend and I are pretty much paleo at home- I am far more strict about it than he is (cheese and creamer in his coffee are the big things he can't let go...and beer. he likes his beer.) Anyway, he brings his lunch to work, which is usually leftovers from whatever paleo meal we had the night before. 
     
    I made a paleo Shepard's pie with mashed cauliflower on top. Apparently it was pretty fragrant when reheated- and people in his office complained. They sniffed around until they found his cubicle. "Oh, of course, it's Erik the foodie. What are you eating, broccoli? Ewww." (it wasn't broccoli at all, btw. I think they just don't know what real food smells like!)
     
    He then proceeded to come home and look through all of our paleo cookbooks to find the most fragrantly annoying foods he could.  
     
    In December, his work was doing a Secret Santa thing. He knew the girl who was his Secret Santa liked to eat- so he put a note on her desk saying she wasn't to bring lunch all week leading up to the "gift exchange day" and that she should leave a note with anything she couldn't have or didn't like. 
     
    He then brought her a Paleo lunch every day that week. She was so excited at how delicious everything was, and told everyone that she had the BEST Secret Santa ever. And, of course, everyone was jealous and tried to find out who it was. (We even had to buy a different color set of tupperware so she wouldn't see Erik's lunch and figure it out... AND he made sure he didn't bring the same thing he brought for her each day...)
     
    Well, when they finally revealed themselves, everyone knew it was my boyfriend "The foodie." He gave her all the recipes he made so she would have them for later. 
     
    And half of the people in his department asked if they could borrow our cookbooks to try. At least one is now a convert. And a few of them have bought paleo cookbooks of their own.
     
    My not-so-paleo boyfriend, converting people to paleo so subtly they don't even realize it. 
     
    And his same co-workers call me "the girlfriend with the crazy diet...."   
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    jennor reacted to sjosey77 in The crazy things people say   
    I guess the fact that I was eating a ton of veggies made a female coworker ask, "Are you eating for you and the baby?"
     
    First of all, I AM NOT PREGNANT, nor do I look pregnant.  
    Second: I would never say that to another female even if she was pregnant. 
    Third: We are not even friends so she has no reason to speak to me as if it is ok to say whatever is on her mind.
    Four: She is much larger than me (I know petty but she just called me pregnant)
    Fifth: It took everything I had not to say a snarky comment back about her health. (The comment was incase you were wondering , "Gee, I guess we all can't have your girlish figure and be as fit as you while eating that"  
     
    Rant over.
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    jennor reacted to jodea in The crazy things people say   
    "I just don't understand why you would do that to yourself!" This was uttered last night by a colleague who trained 6 days a week for a year, and barely drank any alcohol in that time, preparing for an Ironman. If she doesn't understand, who will!
    Oh, and my best friend freaked out and practically threw a tantrum today when I said I won't be drinking at her birthday gathering next week. Good to know I'm such bad company sober!
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    jennor 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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    jennor reacted to Nadia B in The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30   
    Hi there. 
     
    I am not a moderator, but here are my 2c. Technically they are fine. However, how do I put it nicely? It is not an ideal choice. We want to get healthy and eat nutrient dense food - this product has no nutritional value or health benefits. We want to change relationship with food - this might be a desire to replace pasta ( I say might, please let's not get into SWYPO talk, they are nasty). Zucchini/sweet potato/carrot noodles or spaghetti squash would make a perfect substitutes if the dish is calling for this kind of texture.   
     
    This website made me laugh out loud. "The soluble fiber found in the Miracle Noodle slows digestion and prolongs the sensation of fullness and is an essential part of any weight loss program. You also absorb more nutrients in the foods you eat with The Miracle Noodle due to the slowing of digestion". Really? Meat and fat will give you sensation of fullness, people