Honey Sue Posted June 17, 2013 Share Posted June 17, 2013 I'm on day seven of my first Whole 30 and it's going really well so far. However, I've realized I'm going to find myself in three situations which might be...well, maybe not bumps in the road because I still intend to eat Whole 30-compliant food when in these situations, but I still think I might need some help on how to handle possible (and probable) discussions that might come up. 1. I'm going to a big BBQ party where you're supposed to bring your own protein, but the hostess will make sides, sauces etc. I would prefer to pring my own bowl of salad, simply dressed with some olive oil and balsamic, which I know is Whole 30-compliant, but it will surely cause some raised eybrows and annoying comments ("why can't you eat an ordinary salad?", "there's just a little potato in this dish, it can't really make that much of a difference", "I'm almost sure there's no sugar in this dressing", "don't you like my food, I've really spent a lot of time on it"). I would really like to know how to tackle this comments or at least how to cope with stupid remarks and rolling of eyes. 2. I'm going home to visit my parents and my mother told me she's made a great potato dish with potato (duh), pears, parmesan, gorgonzola and cream. A couple of years ago this would have made me really excited but now I could actually feel how my stomach would explode if I tried this. I told her that I don't eat potatoes (which I more or less haven't done for two years) and she said "But when you're here you'll have to!". I'm sure she doesn't mean any harm or to be mean, but I'm not sure how I should explain to her that I really can't eat her food. After all, she's my mom and I don't want to make her sad. 3. I'm going to attend a sports competition during a weekend and I've planned to bring a cooler with food so that I can have my good clean meals as always. However, the rest of my team usually insists on eating together and we usually end up with some sort of pizza/burger/insertrandonjunkfoodhere. Of course I would like to spend time with my team, but I still don't want to eat junk. I could eat before we go out, but there might not always be time, or after, but by then I might be so hungry I could eat one of my teammates. I already know they think I'm being to complicated with my "non-eating" and "diet", and I'm getting tired and quite sad of trying to explain that I really can't, or won't, eat just anything, not even as an exception. Would be really grateful for some help here. I just want to be able to give a simple answer without making people sad or angry and without having to defend my choices every single time I have to eat together with others. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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