Suzy

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    Suzy reacted to jhuss22 in The crazy things people say   
    My fiance joined me in the whole 30 challenge (day 4 woohoo!) and came home with this conversation the other day:
    He was explaining the whole 30 and what it entailed, and described all the rules, no dairy, etc
    His co-worker responds with "oh my doctor gave me this great idea to deal with cravings! You take a spoonful of sour cream and take 20 minutes to eat it....by that point your craving is gone!"
    LOL My fiance just answered "well, I can't have dairy"
    Co-worker: "oh, well you should try it because it works really well!"
    Fiance: *shakes head* and walks away
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    Suzy reacted to Emily in The crazy things people say   
    That's hilarious! I picture them announcing over the loudspeaker "this person actually has real food with them!" and a big, Far-Side style red arrow suddenly pointing at your head as everyone turns to look at you!
    Hooray for planning ahead!
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    Suzy reacted to Phanniemae in The crazy things people say   
    *sigh* I just went through San Diego airport security. My purse went through with my tupperware of flank steak and squash. The TSA guy said, "Really? Really?" and then pulled over a co-worker to observe. For real, dude! Yeah, people plan ahead instead of eating dried up sandwiches!
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    Suzy reacted to Nadia B in The crazy things people say   
    Yep, everything homemade equals healthy by default in her world. It's only store bought cupcakes that are nasty. I wonder when the magic transformation from bad stuff into healthy food is happening? Probably when you open dry muffin mix at home and it becomes homemade
    Her best so far is "I am watching what my family eats, I even bake with Splenda!".
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    Suzy reacted to missmunchie in The crazy things people say   
    Oh man, I love this string! More laughter, horror, and drama than the Oscars.
    I talked to one of my (obese) coworkers about what I was doing the other day, as he pulled out his "healthy" lunch of a box of Wheat Thins, flavored yogurt, and pretzels. It was so sad and ironic that he was telling me his "really healthy" roommate was pushing him to eat better and this was her approved food! And obviously she knows better because she's really skinny and works out 2+ hours a day.
    Back in college (before I knew what a whole food was!) a friend came over and made these sugar-bomb rum-spiked smoothies. I was asking her what she put in them and she kept saying, "don't worry about it, they're low fat!" I tried to explain that a 300-calorie sugar bomb does not a healthy snack make, but she just kept repeating "low fat" until I gave up and had some wine instead.
    My MIL at every family gathering: "Oh, you can have a little bit. Just one bite. It won't hurt anything ..."
    And I picture the overweight, sick, zombie sugar army staggering to the chorus of, "Join us ... join us ..."
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    Suzy got a reaction from Renee Lee in The crazy things people say   
    A co-worker who has severe central obesity, PCOS, and horrible mood-swings: "Wow, Suz! You look so good! Your pants are baggy you've lost so much weight! And your skin looks incredible. What are you doing to get that way?? I wanna lose weight!"
    I went into the Whole30 and how much I love it, but then I said, "I respect that you're a vegetarian. You can actually modify your diet to make it a little more compliant without eating meat. You would have to give up grains and eat a lot of eggs."
    Me, a couple days later: "I can't tell you how happy I am doing a Whole30. Have you given any thought to it? We can do it together!"
    Her: "I'M NOT DOING YOUR STUPID MEAT DIET! And I think it's really boring to talk about weight all the time!!!"
    Who brought up weight? She did. I just left it alone after that. However, I heard that she's been giving her own version of the Whole30 around my workplace and has gotten several people to think of me as kind of a food nut. Whatevs. I lead by quiet example now, as Melissa has suggested.
    Another thing that bothers me is the people that are really worried that I'm depriving myself and that I can't sustain this kind of effort for long. Soon, they think, I'll binge on cream horns. I'm not saying I haven't slipped, but I've kept my weight off and inflammation down for the most part. I'm learning new things and getting better every week. I love my lifestyle, and that's what counts.
    For the road: Mom: "So there aren't very many foods you can actually eat." Says the woman with only broccoli and spinach in her veggie repertoire.
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    Suzy reacted to Renee Lee in Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue   
    Pomme, take it one step at a time. The basic Whole30 template is sufficient for most. I'd do it as written, them reevaluate at the end of the month to see if trying the AIP is necessary
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    Suzy reacted to HealingWithin in Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue   
    I have fibro as well and being Paleo has helped immensely - not cured - as I think other lifestyle factors are at play (at least for me).
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    Suzy reacted to Johnny M in Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue   
    I have a good friend who had very serious fibromyalgia. She did not specifically do a whole30 but she converted to paleo eating last october. Last January I went rock climbing with her because all her symptoms had been reversed and she was off her medication.
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    Suzy reacted to EileenRBe in The crazy things people say   
    I'm enjoying this topic!
    My contribution:
    Today a young woman and I were talking about my W30 and her experience with a similar program, The Blood Sugar Solution. She said she felt great while on it but it was a problem because as she went off it she'd get sick after having processed foods.
    I didn't ask her whether that might be telling her something important....
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    Suzy reacted to Karen in The crazy things people say   
    Friend (35 years old, 2 little kids, we go back a long time): My arthritis is getting really bad. My doctor said it's time for the big drugs now. They're risky, but they're supposed to work. I can't do anything when my arthritis is this bad.
    Me: Have you considered diet changes to help reduce the inflammation?
    Friend: I know that worked for you, but why do I need to let go of the foods that I love when there's a new medicine that I can try?
    Me: Aren't you worried about side effects? I've seen the commercials for that drug, and they sound pretty harsh.
    Friend: My doctor said they aren't that bad.
    Me: Do you think diet changes could help?
    Friend: I don't know. It's really hard to change your diet when you have a family. I don't have time to make one meal, let alone two.
    Me: Can't you just cook one meal and have your family eat it? And isn't it really hard to miss out on things with your family when your arthritis is bad?
    End of discussion.
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    Suzy reacted to GLC1968 in The crazy things people say   
    Yeah, when I was paleo before I'd heard of the Whole30 (for those that don't know, the paleo diet has been around for more than 10 years - it's only been mainstream since the crossfit world got a hold of it!) I used to get really annoyed when people would make the assumption that just because I was paleo, I was into the caveman thing and that I ate paleo pancakes every morning. The true paleo diet, the way it was meant to be, is almost identical to Whole30. Of course, Melissa and Dallas have a MUCH better way of presenting and explaining it. I never gave anyone a copy of Loren Cordain's Paleo Diet or Ray Audette's Neaderthin, but I did give away two copies of ISWF over the holidays this year.
    But, just because you can google a paleo dessert doesn't mean that's indicative of the actual diet. To really understand any particular way of eating, you have to go to the source and unlike Whole30, there is no clear source for paleo. It's a mess, for sure. M&D own 'Whole30' so they can define it and control it. No one owns the word 'paleo' so it's a free-for-all. Honestly, I can't tell you how many times I'd wished there was a clear cut definition of what I thought paleo should be that I could just point to when people asked me. Of course, now there is with Whole30. If anyone asks what the paleo diet is, I just tell them to come here. All other definitions pale in my mind.
    So that's a long-winded answer to why I thought my friend's comment was so odd!
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    Suzy reacted to Austin in The crazy things people say   
    Co-worker - "I had a Panera sandwich the other day, it was great, you should go and get one'
    Me - "Nah, I don't eat bread"
    Co-worker - "What? No bread at all? In that case, the bakery down the street does awesome calzones!"
    Me - "hmmmmm............thanks for the tip!"
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    Suzy reacted to Kirsteen in The crazy things people say   
    Went into an in-store cafe to treat myself to a black coffee. Was served it and then had the following conversation.
    Server : Is that all or can I tempt you with one of our cakes or muffins.
    Me: No thanks, that's fine.
    Server : Oh, ok here then and puts shortbread type cookie on my saucer.
    Me : No thanks, don't waste that. I won't be eating it.
    Server : But it's free!
    Me : (thinking to avoid an argument) It's ok I'm gluten free.
    Server : Oh, no problem I can get you a gluten free one.
    Me : (wishing I'd never brought it up) No thanks, honestly don't bother.
    Server : Oh you people that stick to your new year's diet.
    Me : I'm not actually on a diet.
    Server : What! You're not on a diet and you still don't want this even though it's free??
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    Suzy got a reaction from Renee Lee in The crazy things people say   
    A co-worker who has severe central obesity, PCOS, and horrible mood-swings: "Wow, Suz! You look so good! Your pants are baggy you've lost so much weight! And your skin looks incredible. What are you doing to get that way?? I wanna lose weight!"
    I went into the Whole30 and how much I love it, but then I said, "I respect that you're a vegetarian. You can actually modify your diet to make it a little more compliant without eating meat. You would have to give up grains and eat a lot of eggs."
    Me, a couple days later: "I can't tell you how happy I am doing a Whole30. Have you given any thought to it? We can do it together!"
    Her: "I'M NOT DOING YOUR STUPID MEAT DIET! And I think it's really boring to talk about weight all the time!!!"
    Who brought up weight? She did. I just left it alone after that. However, I heard that she's been giving her own version of the Whole30 around my workplace and has gotten several people to think of me as kind of a food nut. Whatevs. I lead by quiet example now, as Melissa has suggested.
    Another thing that bothers me is the people that are really worried that I'm depriving myself and that I can't sustain this kind of effort for long. Soon, they think, I'll binge on cream horns. I'm not saying I haven't slipped, but I've kept my weight off and inflammation down for the most part. I'm learning new things and getting better every week. I love my lifestyle, and that's what counts.
    For the road: Mom: "So there aren't very many foods you can actually eat." Says the woman with only broccoli and spinach in her veggie repertoire.
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    Suzy reacted to JL7 in The crazy things people say   
    After explaining the Whole30 to my friend, she said I must not be very healthy since I wasn't getting any calcium from milk. She told me that she drinks several glasses of CHOCOLATE milk per day, and that I should too. I just changed the subject.
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    Suzy reacted to EstherC in The crazy things people say   
    BACKGROUND TO COMMENTARY: Go into "common kitchen" at training facility that is sugar-laden filled with poundcake, donuts, instant mac and cheese, cup o'noodes, etc. (you get the picture.)
    In cleaning up my food lifstyle as well as rebuilding my immune system due to my autoimmune disease, I have no choice to be 100% on board in everything that crosses my lips. This includes better awareness of things I never used to think about or did for environmental choices only. http://www.ehow.com/info_8446890_dangers-styrofoam-containers-hot-liquids.html
    Slight soapbox moment: Here comes the styrofoam cup...(why anyone would ever purchase those to serve people based on the environmental impact alone is beyond me)
    Actual Dialogue:
    Me: [standing at sink, minding my own business, rinsing out my reusable/recyclable starbucks cup with hot water so that I can make green tea from a bag I brought with me.]
    Owner of training facility (who appears to be <50 but moves very arthritically and sickly ): "You can use our cups too."
    Me: Thanks so much. I'm good though. (not wanting to be too preachy and zipping my lip.)
    Owner: What's wrong with our stuff here?
    Me: I just would rather not drink hot beverages or really anything out of styrofoam.
    Owner: Oh. Well, guess good for you... (shrugging like I have an issue.)
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    Suzy got a reaction from Renee Lee in The crazy things people say   
    A co-worker who has severe central obesity, PCOS, and horrible mood-swings: "Wow, Suz! You look so good! Your pants are baggy you've lost so much weight! And your skin looks incredible. What are you doing to get that way?? I wanna lose weight!"
    I went into the Whole30 and how much I love it, but then I said, "I respect that you're a vegetarian. You can actually modify your diet to make it a little more compliant without eating meat. You would have to give up grains and eat a lot of eggs."
    Me, a couple days later: "I can't tell you how happy I am doing a Whole30. Have you given any thought to it? We can do it together!"
    Her: "I'M NOT DOING YOUR STUPID MEAT DIET! And I think it's really boring to talk about weight all the time!!!"
    Who brought up weight? She did. I just left it alone after that. However, I heard that she's been giving her own version of the Whole30 around my workplace and has gotten several people to think of me as kind of a food nut. Whatevs. I lead by quiet example now, as Melissa has suggested.
    Another thing that bothers me is the people that are really worried that I'm depriving myself and that I can't sustain this kind of effort for long. Soon, they think, I'll binge on cream horns. I'm not saying I haven't slipped, but I've kept my weight off and inflammation down for the most part. I'm learning new things and getting better every week. I love my lifestyle, and that's what counts.
    For the road: Mom: "So there aren't very many foods you can actually eat." Says the woman with only broccoli and spinach in her veggie repertoire.
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    Suzy 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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    Suzy reacted to Fenderbender in The crazy things people say   
    On another note, I think if go though all of human history, no one has ever done anything great, doing it in moderation! All in or go home!
    Ok .... Here's mine: at a party, " oh your not drinking?" " not even a glass of wine, it's good for your heart". No thank you, I don't drink alcohol...... .... Hushed whispers "heee must be an alcoholic in recovery"
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    Suzy 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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    Suzy 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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    Suzy reacted to GLC1968 in The crazy things people say   
    I have a friend who told me last month that she was following Whole30 as closely as possible. I said that was great and got all excited to share recipes and hints and stuff... Then she felt the need to clarify: "But I'm not doing paleo, I'm just following the Whole 30".
    Huh?
    (I was so stunned I didn't respond but I really wished I'd pointed out that while paleo is not Whole30, Whole30 is most definitely paleo!)
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    Suzy reacted to Susan W in The crazy things people say   
    I'm sorry, but I would have wanted to b#tch slap that person.
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    Suzy reacted to CBeall in The crazy things people say   
    "So, now that you're pregnant, I guess you will stop that caveman crap"