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You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...

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When you walk into the kitchen at work and dry-heave watching someone squeeze the "cheese" packet onto his Velveeta mac-n-cheese microwaved frankenmeal.  I bit my tongue so hard it hurt

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...when you have to move the drinks you won't be drinking for the next 30 days out of your fridge to make room for the food! Hubby had to move all the beers, ciders, and sodas (we bought a bunch of soda cans when they were $0.10 each for people who come over and haven't touched them since...) to our not-even-turned-on built-in fridge in our apartment until the next 29 days are over. Fridge tetris for the win! And hubby even initiated the moving (he's learning!)

 

...I feel like I over-prepared food this week, but at the same time...I'm constantly terrified that I don't have enough. This is hubby's first W30 (awwwwww) and my second full 30 days...and I feel WAY more pressure feeding him too. Last 30 it was just me, since he was out of town the whole time. I can eat bizarre meals just fine, but with him, I feel like I need to have everything be better and all perfect. No strange food combinations that are compliant but just random thrown-together stuff. *sigh*

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When you are on a road trip, sipping a glass of cold silky zucchini soup, sprinkled with shredded chicken and this seems perfectly normal to you.

 

When you travel with your own homemade ghee.

 

When you sit in a restaurant with family, and you're not eating because you just couldn't feel sure about what they put in their food.

 

When you stay up late cooking...all the time!

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Fran, I use teeny tiny little Rubbermaid containers with red lids. Got 'em in the grocery store. When I make clarified butter, I pour some into a couple of these containers and then put them in the fridge until they are needed for going out to dinner! I'll take a photo tomorrow.

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You start lusting after having a large food processor, and when when one is unexpectedly gifted to you you practically get turned on and definitely get embarrassed that your father witnessed that.   :blink:

 

You become an arrogant prick (or to be a bit more optimistic, an excited enthusiast) around everyone you know, making sure that they understand the importance of reading ISWF, and, after a couple weeks they still haven't checked it out yet, becoming even more obnoxious.

 

And I definitely am the judger of other food carts at the grocery store and get totally embarrassed when people see me even just looking at (much less buying) SAD foods for my husband.

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BEST. THREAD. EVER.  :lol: Haven't read all the previous comments, so forgive me if any of these are repeats!

 

...they complain that apples are too sweet.

...coworkers start assuming they're vegetarian because of all the vegetables they eat. (True story! Ummmm...since when does eating vegetables make one a vegetarian? And how could you NOT see the chicken thigh nestled next to my roasted cauliflower?!)
...they start salivating over organ meats.

...they turn down even the "healthy" sweets like homemade, nut- and date-based energy balls, because that sh** is some serious SWYPO.

...they carry meatballs in their purse instead of chocolate.

...they sit there and smirk while eating their zoodles and meat sauce because only they know it's not actually pasta.

...they're the only one who passes up dessert at holiday meals and opts for herbal tea.

...they start using strange words like "cauli-rice", "zoodles", and "no-gurt".
...their ears perk up whenever someone mentions bacon, avocado, coconut milk, or coconut oil.
..."saturated fat" = fightin' words.

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...when you gauge the temperature in your house not by the thermostat, but by the state of the coconut oil in your pantry.

 

"I think it's time to turn on the A/C...the coconut oil is nearly all liquid"

 

"Chilly morning today.  My coconut oil was very firm today and I had to break it up with a knife before scooping out some."

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your Mum is taking her annual trip to New York to see your brother for Thanksgiving and has expressed surprise that your shopping list for this trip consist less of J Crew and Club Monaco as in previous years and more of these strange things called " coconut aminos" and tessemae dressings.  

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You have the spice cabinet of a professional chef

 

Frozen broccoli tastes sweet

 

Food Network has become porn...Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.  

You actually start planning a Triple D Road Trip in your head and want to hit at least a dozen diners around the country.

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...coworkers start assuming they're vegetarian because of all the vegetables they eat. (True story! Ummmm...since when does eating vegetables make one a vegetarian? And how could you NOT see the chicken thigh nestled next to my roasted cauliflower?!)

 

True story: I've been trying to explain my gluten intolerance to our ops manager for about a year and a half now. In her brain, this has translated into the idea that I must be a vegetarian. When she ordered pizza for the team, she made sure we had a cheese pizza because she knows I'm "picky."

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