Espie

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    Espie reacted to Austin in The crazy things people say   
    A co-worker overheard me talking about Paleo and reeled off a hundred "can you eat...." questions at me. Afterwards, she came out with this beauty:
    "I think my son is Paleo, all he eats is hamburger helper"!!!

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    Espie reacted to DocIKY in The crazy things people say   
    Not quite the same but it cracked me up today. I went to lunch with a coworker/good friend. I brought mine, she was picking up hers.
    She said to me, "you know, your like a drinking buddy who's on the wagon now!" I couldn't help but laugh when I noticed she didn't order the cheeseburger and onion rings she usually gets!
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    Espie reacted to Tracy R. in The crazy things people say   
    I find it easier sometimes to just say I eat Paleo, other times I say I eat a simple diet of whole, unprocessed foods. I don't mind the Paleo tag and have found that often telling somebody I eat Paleo opens up discussion cause they ask what that is. My sister has given up all red meat, pork and hardly eats any chicken or fish. Her personal trainer (that she is crushing on) is a vegan and I think that is influencing her a lot. I LOVE to say Paleo to her cause it bugs her. lol
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    Espie reacted to gatork in The crazy things people say   
    This is my favorite one line ever posted in this forum. I don't understand people's obsession with bread either!
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    Espie reacted to Andrea D. in The crazy things people say   
    "So what are you NOT eating now?"
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    Espie reacted to alm613 in The crazy things people say   
    An acquaintance told me that if I'm so concerned about gut permeability and inflammation, I should just take this great liquid probiotic supplement she showed me. First ingredient- the FIRST ingredient- was sorbitol. Come on, people!
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    Espie reacted to Kirsteen in The crazy things people say   
    My friend said "Oh it's all right for you, you've always been able to give things up (having a severe gluten reaction, I've had no choice) but I couldn't possibly eat like you - I like my food too much"
    Another friend " Oh I couldn't possibly eat like you - I couldn't afford all that meat and fresh vegetables are really expensive" while, I kid you not, filling her supermarket trolley with Over £80 of cakes, bisciuts, sweets and processed crap.
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    Espie reacted to jennrider in The crazy things people say   
    My husband (on learning I wanted to make my own bacon): "Bacon: The new health food. I love it!"
    Too bad I make him eat veggies with said bacon.
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    Espie reacted to NinjaSarah in The crazy things people say   
    "If you ignore a craving you'll just binge later" Me:.....What? Um, no, I won't (I thought it, didn't say that)
    "Oh, you're on a cleanse..." Me: maybe I'm not explaining it well, but no it's not a cleanse.
    "But you're little! You don't need to lose weight!" Me: this isn't about weight loss. It's about Health.
    "A little slice of chocolate cheesecake is ok. Just call it your cheat" Oy vey.

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    Espie reacted to Alison Webster in The crazy things people say   
    I couldn't give up dairy! Where would I get calcium?
    You have to live a little!
    Life is too short to not enjoy!
    Me: maybe it wouldn't be if you eat real food!
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    Espie reacted to Tracy R. in The crazy things people say   
    I don't need to give up grains cause they don't affect me the way they do you. - my sister
    a phone conversation I had with my mom this summer, after I gave up wheat because of being sensitive to it-
    mom: So you can't have cake on your birthday? what about coconut pie?
    me: no mom, crust has wheat
    mom: oh yeah. What about cookies?
    me: no mom, cookies have wheat.
    mom: oh my, you can't eat much
    lol
    (I did end up having cake, made with coconut flour. I know not whole30, but sure was delish! That was before I had even bought ISWF)
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    Espie reacted to Laura B in The crazy things people say   
    "You're so healthy" like I'm growing a hand out of my head...
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    Espie reacted to Amy in The crazy things people say   
    A coworker will IM me links to recipes for "when I eat bread again"
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    Espie reacted to Jessica in The crazy things people say   
    "So what DO you eat???"
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    Espie reacted to Jessica in The crazy things people say   
    "So how do you get any fiber???"
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    Espie reacted to Phanniemae in The crazy things people say   
    Bf: Is coconut milk okay?
    Me: yes
    Bf: but aren't you not doing milk?
    Me: ...
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    Espie reacted to Physibeth in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
     
    I am! I think one more would tip the ship. I remember reading in something Melissa posted that Dallas can hold more eggs when he is very hungry though. 
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    Espie reacted to Flynn in The crazy things people say   
    "Fruit will make you fat" - a fat coworker who doesn't eat fruit.
    "I could never eat as much as you" - a fat coworker who eats lean cuisine every day
    "How do you eat so much chocolate and stay so fit?" - random coworker
    and my favorite..."that's the biggest salad I've ever seen"
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    Espie reacted to Jtandi in Don't over think this.   
    thanks so much for this post! I am on my first whole30 ever (or whole100 if I have my way) and have started to stress out a little bit today. I was actually upset with myself for having 3 pieces of fruit and cashew butter on two different occasions. did I stick to the rules? yes. could my food choices have been better? yes. did I drink diet coke and have cookies for breakfast like I did a week ago? nope. so that is success. I don't want to get discouraged and worry about how I can cook my veggies/meat/whatever.
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    Espie reacted to Jessica in The crazy things people say   
    After I finish explaining briefly what paleo/Whole30 is: "So you're doing Atkins?"
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    Espie reacted to Derval in The crazy things people say   
    "Oh , I couldn't give up x, y, z"
    Well, d'uh you could, you just don't want to.
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    Espie reacted to juju in The crazy things people say   
    "salad is not a food!"
    wha-what? I still wonder what they think salad is.
    One of my favorites was a vegetarian co-worker who was drinking a Diet coke and eating Fritos and a hostess cupcake told me that the grassfed steak on my salad would give me colon cancer. I looked at her lunch and then at mine and said "that is a risk I am willing to take."