Xandra

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    Xandra reacted to SugarcubeOD in Cooking with ghee butter...?   
    Here's the recipe for Better Butter on PaleoMomma.  It's funny you mention that @Xandra because I was just expounding on the amazingness of Better Butter.
    https://thepaleomama.com/2013/10/22/well-fed-2-releases-today-favorite-paleo-cookbook/
     
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    Xandra reacted to Phanniemae in The crazy things people say   
    Xandra-Nailed it!!
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    Xandra got a reaction from Talie1706 in The crazy things people say   
    Really, it should be the other way around: "Other than real food, what kinds of processed, artificial, homogenized, hydrogenated, chemical-laden, or hormonally imbalanced imitation food products do you consume?*
    *Please attach another sheet if necessary."
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    Xandra got a reaction from Talie1706 in The crazy things people say   
    Really, it should be the other way around: "Other than real food, what kinds of processed, artificial, homogenized, hydrogenated, chemical-laden, or hormonally imbalanced imitation food products do you consume?*
    *Please attach another sheet if necessary."
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    Xandra got a reaction from Talie1706 in The crazy things people say   
    Really, it should be the other way around: "Other than real food, what kinds of processed, artificial, homogenized, hydrogenated, chemical-laden, or hormonally imbalanced imitation food products do you consume?*
    *Please attach another sheet if necessary."
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    Xandra got a reaction from Talie1706 in The crazy things people say   
    Really, it should be the other way around: "Other than real food, what kinds of processed, artificial, homogenized, hydrogenated, chemical-laden, or hormonally imbalanced imitation food products do you consume?*
    *Please attach another sheet if necessary."
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    Xandra got a reaction from Talie1706 in The crazy things people say   
    Really, it should be the other way around: "Other than real food, what kinds of processed, artificial, homogenized, hydrogenated, chemical-laden, or hormonally imbalanced imitation food products do you consume?*
    *Please attach another sheet if necessary."
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    Xandra got a reaction from Talie1706 in The crazy things people say   
    Really, it should be the other way around: "Other than real food, what kinds of processed, artificial, homogenized, hydrogenated, chemical-laden, or hormonally imbalanced imitation food products do you consume?*
    *Please attach another sheet if necessary."
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    Xandra got a reaction from Talie1706 in The crazy things people say   
    Really, it should be the other way around: "Other than real food, what kinds of processed, artificial, homogenized, hydrogenated, chemical-laden, or hormonally imbalanced imitation food products do you consume?*
    *Please attach another sheet if necessary."
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    Xandra got a reaction from Talie1706 in The crazy things people say   
    Really, it should be the other way around: "Other than real food, what kinds of processed, artificial, homogenized, hydrogenated, chemical-laden, or hormonally imbalanced imitation food products do you consume?*
    *Please attach another sheet if necessary."
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    Xandra reacted to wheresanita in Don't over think this.   
    Thank you for this! I worked a rogue night shift this week (between day 2 and day 3 of my W30) and was having some guilt twinges regarding my every 2 hour egg/meat/coconut milk/veggie 'muffin' - but it allowed me to get through the night without having graham crackers and peanut butter (an ICU staff nutritional staple!). It's not what I do on a normal day, but I survived my shift with my W30 intact so it was a victory. I think we are very hard on ourselves sometimes. I was actually feeling GUILTY about the 'egg muffings' because I felt I was 'snacking'. Then I remembered that we hear a lot about context here. And in that moment (or those 12 hours) I was doing what I had to do to maintain my W30. And I felt better. Yay me!!
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    Xandra got a reaction from Talie1706 in The crazy things people say   
    Really, it should be the other way around: "Other than real food, what kinds of processed, artificial, homogenized, hydrogenated, chemical-laden, or hormonally imbalanced imitation food products do you consume?*
    *Please attach another sheet if necessary."
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    Xandra got a reaction from TessTurbo in The crazy things people say   
    I am having this exact same experience with my mother, who having tried vegetarian diets before and failed, is now on a vegan diet "to reverse heart disease". She's explaining this to me while eating a bowl of mussels in broth, drinking a glass of wine, and then offering me some vegan cookies, because "they're healthy". Um no thanks, but good luck with the new diet, my timer is set….
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    Xandra reacted to VioletRose in The crazy things people say   
    I also get a lot of hate from my vegan co-worker. When I ate my lunch, she looked at me like I was  killing bunnies and drinking the blood in front of little children or something. Like I was disgusting. (FYI, my lunch was a grass-fed steak, with veg and it was awesome.) 
     
    Also, this comment was made yesterday (not by her, but by a 'friend'): 'You are going to gain so much weight, just you watch. You eat way to much fat. And giving up bread has got the be the craziest thing I ever heard' 
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    Xandra reacted to StaceFaceAK in The crazy things people say   
    As my boyfriend and I decide what to do on a Friday:
     
    Him: You want to go out for dinner tonight?
    Me: Sure, that sounds great! Where do you want to go?
    Him: Well....[pause].....where can you even eat?
    Me: Pretty much any restaurant. Most places serve real food, you know...
     
    Obviously our choices are limited on the Whole30, but the idea that I couldn't eat at a restaurant still baffles me a little...I'm eating REAL food for pete's sake...
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    Xandra reacted to kwantum in The crazy things people say   
    My 9-year old daughter who's eating more whole30 compliant than she realizes : "Mum, i feel so sad for you that you can't have ice cream"
    Me : "No need to be sad for me - I like the way I feel when I eat like this"
    Daughter : "Still, it's so sad for you"
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    Xandra reacted to TessTurbo in The crazy things people say   
    My grandparents lived to 93 & 97, I believe in large part because Grandma cooked from scratch at every meal. A meat. A vegetable. A salad. And usually potatoes. But if a potato is the worst thing in your diet, you're probably doing all right.
    Some relatives (well-educated people who should understand science better than most) have embraced a hard-core, plant-only, no-oils, no-fats form of eating based on the work of some cardiologist. I keep getting their 'just watch this...' links about the evils of fats & meat. They boil a lot. And -- having always had slender builds -- they now look emaciated.
    The vegan relatives bought me some non-stick pans "so you can cook without oil." Did they think I was deep-frying in Crisco every night?!
    Seriously, I keep waiting for their hair to fall out and their skin to flake off...
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    Xandra got a reaction from Talie1706 in The crazy things people say   
    Really, it should be the other way around: "Other than real food, what kinds of processed, artificial, homogenized, hydrogenated, chemical-laden, or hormonally imbalanced imitation food products do you consume?*
    *Please attach another sheet if necessary."
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    Xandra got a reaction from Talie1706 in The crazy things people say   
    Really, it should be the other way around: "Other than real food, what kinds of processed, artificial, homogenized, hydrogenated, chemical-laden, or hormonally imbalanced imitation food products do you consume?*
    *Please attach another sheet if necessary."
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    Xandra reacted to Gaileo in The crazy things people say   
     
    My favorite variation of this that really shuts people up: "If I eat that, I will regret it for weeks." Usually they understand the gravity of the situation at that point, but if they still push it, I go into a little bit of detail about my potential digestive distress and NO ONE wants to hear that 
     
    I also have a coworker that always brings lots of chocolate to work to share. He is really extreme about pushing it on people. I've given up fighting it; at this point I just thank him and take a piece. Then I either take it home to my husband or give it to a different coworker. 
     
    Edit: I also meant to say I am glad to see this thread is still kicking around, it is one of my favorites and I haven't been around for a while. 
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    Xandra reacted to Farback in The crazy things people say   
    Here's another response;
    " if I eat that, the voices come back."
    They'll walk away.
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    Xandra reacted to Farback in The crazy things people say   
    We recently had a major snow storm here, and we had a standby crew stay at the fire station for the day. (We're a volunteer department, I'm the Chief). We were getting some snacks from the grocery store to tide us over, and the people who were going shopping said' oh yeah, the Chief doesn't eat crap, what would you like?' I asked for some fruit. They came back with the usual processed garbage and a pack of green grapes and tangerines. I was happy to see by the end of the day that everyone had eaten all of the fruit and several bags of chips and other toxins remained unopened.
    I occasionally, once every couple months, will have some Chinese food. Way off the reservation, but a treat. About 15 minutes after eating it a couple weeks ago, I said to my wife 'You know, for someone who eats the way I do, eating Chinese is like cheating on your wife. You immediately regret it.'
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    Xandra reacted to HIlaryDilaryDock in The crazy things people say   
    I walked into work this morning and someone shoved a plate of Peanut butter squares right in my face. After politely declining....twice, my other coworker tells her, "she's on a cleanse".
     
    First -- I'm not on a cleanse, I just eat better than she does.
     
    The peanut butter offender pipes in, "My daughter is a nutritionist and you have to eat a balanced diet - you will have to start adding things back in – it's not healthy".
     
    I just looked at her and said, "Yes, there are definitely differing opinions and theories out there about diet".
     
    My other coworker says, “you are eventually going to need to add in whole grains. How are you getting vitamins?â€
     
    Seriously?  They need to mind their business. I didn't comment about the square of sugar they inhaled – they shouldn't comment about my eggs and apple for breakfast. Put me in such a pissy mood!
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    Xandra reacted to Angela Poliquin in The crazy things people say   
    My husband, eating a white tortilla, "this doesn't have wheat.  want one?"  
    Me:  Um, it's a flour tortilla.  Flour is made of wheat.
    DH:  But it doesn't say "wheat tortilla."
    Me: Look at the ingredients list.  What does it say?
    DH:  wheat flour.... oh.
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    Xandra reacted to luckylily in The crazy things people say   
    New Years health talk in the lunch room at work...
     
    Coworker: I started doing Weight Watchers again.
    Me: Oh?
    CW: Yeah, it works, I lost 30lbs last time.
    Me: Ummm....did it really "work" if you have to do it again?
    Coworker: I lost 30lbs last time.
     
    I actually feel like the "I'm doing WW again because it worked for me before" is something I hear a lot and just doesn't make sense.