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  • #16
    I'm subscribing to this thread, it looks promising

    I do not define myself as I do not feel the need. Should I give a definition, I would say that I eat what I like.

    However, people notice that I eat a lot of meat, especially when I am in the cafeteria and everybody else has either pasta, white rice, or a bowl of mixed fruits salad (you know, summer, bikini, gotta lose fat...). It goes somehow like this:

    - What is that?
    - Roasted rabbit, wrapped in lard.
    - And you're slim...
    - Yep. It's genetic.
    - That's what makes me even more angry!

    or again:

    - Chicken... curry... cream...
    - No, it's coco milk.
    - Coco milk... black mushrooms... and that's it?
    - Yup, what else?
    - You should eat jasmine rice with it.
    - Mmm... no. Not really. It's just good enough like this.

    That's it.

    I tried to explain a couple of times what's wrong with carbs. When people are not willing to drop their pre-concepts, it is "not well spent time", so I decided that my stress management is more important than giving explanations or finding a label for my lifestyle. Live and let... survive

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    • #17
      I just tell people I'm a nutritional fringe lunatic and they probably don't want to get me started on the subject.

      If they push for more, I usually give them a zoo analogy. For instance:

      If you put a gorilla in a zoo and feed him some food you created in your laboratory, and he got sick or fat from it, wouldn't you try to better emulate his wild diet? I eat a diet that tries to emulate the diet of wild humans.

      Not saying it works, but I try. Seems like the most concise answer. You're sick/fat because you're a zoo human.
      The Champagne of Beards

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      • #18
        My response usually runs along the lines of: "No, I am NOT vegetarian." And: "I eat food." People are just making a small talk.
        My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
        When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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        • #19
          i.. don't really have to say anything

          you guys must be surrounded by lunatics
          beautiful
          yeah you are

          Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
          lol

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          • #20
            longrod von hugendong...giggity

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            • #21
              I call myself Proof It Does with a primal/paleo eating habit.


              "Does it work?"
              "I'm Proof It Does."
              If I just said LOL, I lied. Do or do not. There is no try.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by bloodorchid View Post
                you guys must be surrounded by lunatics
                indeed.
                The Champagne of Beards

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Leida View Post
                  My response usually runs along the lines of: "No, I am NOT vegetarian." And: "I eat food." People are just making a small talk.
                  "I don't eat garbage." (and then they look at me like a dog that's been shown a card trick when I'm sucking down a steak so rare that it attempts to eat my side salad).
                  Peak weight on Standard American Diet: 316.8 lbs
                  Initial Weight When Starting Primal: 275 lbs
                  Current weight: 210.8 lbs
                  Goal weight: 220 lbs (or less): MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

                  The way "ChooseMyPlate.gov" should have looked:
                  ChooseMyPlate

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                  • #24
                    I'm a picky eater.

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                    • #25
                      Family already associates me with paleo diet, which is accurate, so I don't really need to say anything more except to make better suggestions for fats/oils on occasion. Extended family, I describe it as grain-free whole foods. Co-workers usually ask about "what I'm eating" so I answer with, "Veggies, fruits, seeds, nuts, meat, good fats". If they bother me more, I explain that I have sensitivities to legumes (like soy) and grains (like wheat) and refined sugar, so I avoid them. I can whip out the "lost 15 lbs" card if they seem like they want to be impressed because when the topic of bacon comes up, I get a lot of "well you can get away with it".
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
                        I look them in the eye and say "Ooga-booga. Caveman diet. Focused on complete nutrition from whole animals and plants, no grains or garbage." Or sometimes, just to see them turn pale, I tell them that I get most of my calories from animal fat, "like lard, but from a cow - it's called tallow." and watch them writhe in CW agony at the thought. I derive much pleasure from watching their little minds blow.
                        I'll definitely borrow this, for next time
                        If you have a problem with what you read: 1. Get a dictionary 2. Don't read it 3. Grow up 4. After 3, go back to 1/ or 2. -- Dennis Blue. | "I don't care about your opinion, only your analysis"- Professor Calabrese. | "Life is more important than _______" - Drew | I eat animals that eat vegetables -- Matt Millen, former NFL Linebacker. | "This country is built on sugar & shit that comes in a box marinated in gluten - abc123

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                        • #27
                          I say I eat the real food that agrees with me.
                          Lifting Journal

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
                            Family already associates me with paleo diet, which is accurate, so I don't really need to say anything more except to make better suggestions for fats/oils on occasion. Extended family, I describe it as grain-free whole foods. Co-workers usually ask about "what I'm eating" so I answer with, "Veggies, fruits, seeds, nuts, meat, good fats". If they bother me more, I explain that I have sensitivities to legumes (like soy) and grains (like wheat) and refined sugar, so I avoid them. I can whip out the "lost 15 lbs" card if they seem like they want to be impressed because when the topic of bacon comes up, I get a lot of "well you can get away with it".
                            I've started using the sensitivity card, lately. People will always understand common health issues, but not optimal food choices
                            If you have a problem with what you read: 1. Get a dictionary 2. Don't read it 3. Grow up 4. After 3, go back to 1/ or 2. -- Dennis Blue. | "I don't care about your opinion, only your analysis"- Professor Calabrese. | "Life is more important than _______" - Drew | I eat animals that eat vegetables -- Matt Millen, former NFL Linebacker. | "This country is built on sugar & shit that comes in a box marinated in gluten - abc123

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                            • #29
                              If I have to put a label on it I tell people I am sort of the opposite of a vegetarian, I eat mostly meat.
                              Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by lssanjose View Post
                                I've started using the sensitivity card, lately. People will always understand common health issues, but not optimal food choices
                                Yeah, but then you get the PITY. "Oh you poor thing! No pizza? No cake?" Have yet to find a way to bash that one down. Maybe "Well I won't get fat or diabetes!"
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