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    So Christmas is just around the corner, and dinner with the family is going to be filled with pies, stuffing, potatoes, and cookies. When I started the Primal diet I was captured by the fact that so many people were in great shape when they didn't spend their whole day thinking about food. This is great news to me, a person who has always obsessed over food.


    In the same vein, I've never wanted to be that guy. You know? The guy who asks for a meatless dinner at his friends house because he won't eat meat? Not can't mind you, but won't. I see a lot of people talking about primal dinners for the Holidays, or asking for Primal dishes and I wonder if that is not the same thing? Just a new food obsession, but one that is healthy.


    For me, my plan is to enjoy my normal Christmas dinner, but to offset it by fasting the day before, and IF the day after. This is something I'd probably do anyway since I will be so stuffed. I figure that Grok would have never passed up a good meal because Grok didn't get to be picky about what he ate. I figure that if I don't have any control over the meal choices - which I don't at the holidays - why spend time worrying over it. Just enjoy friends, family, and a plate of tasty food.


    Opinions?


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    I'm incorporating Primal treats into my family's dinner. I've spent the last 3 days at my mom's house, her baking CW treats, and me baking Primal treats. Dad has sampled both and likes them all.


    As for Christmas dinner, I'm begrudgingly eating the CW ham (mom wouldn't spring for the GOOD one). Mom's also making mac n cheese (which I'll skip,) sweet potatoes (mine will have butter, not marshmallows,) and I asked her if we could also make broccoli, to which she agreed. I figure it's a fair compromise.




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      I still dunno. If it is easy sure, but I'd rather not skip things if I am only going to eat them like this one day a year.

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        Middle of the road. At family events, I try to eat plenty of things that are paleo or somewhat paleo, and eat smallish amounts of desserts and bread.


        Thus, I'll have plenty of meat, potatoes and veggies, even some stuffing, but only very small amounts of cake, pie, cookies etc. This is more in line with my own tastes, now that I am not addicted to sugar.

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          I&#39;m really selective about my non-Primal digressions. If somebody picks a dessert or something up at the store, I&#39;ll usually take a pass. But if they made something special in their own kitchen, I&#39;ll have a bite and tell them how delicious it is. To me, anything made with love is worth a taste <3

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            I&#39;m never, ever a pain-in-the-butt when I&#39;m a guest. To get invited to someone&#39;s house and make an issue out of what they serve you is incredibly rude.


            There&#39;s usually lots of leeway as far as personal choices. I load up on the veggies and meat and take dabs of everything else. If you don&#39;t make a big deal out of it, chances are that nobody else will notice what you&#39;re eating.

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              I with you kuno1chi. Store bought - meh. But if it&#39;s homemade, I try not to insult them by turning it down. They took the time to make it so might as well sample it. The other day someone stopped by my desk with a small slice of sugar pie. Who am I to turn down a french womans sugar pie?!?! It&#39;s a once a year treat at x-mas and boy is it worth it!

              I grok, therefore I am.

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                LTC and DM---

                Just wanted to say that you have a permanent invite to Casa de Kuno1chi

                :-D

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                  Sweet potatoes with marshmallows? Whaaaa...? Is that part of the sweet or savoury course?

                  We eat them as a vegetable in the UK in place of potatoes, so that seems weird to me (then again us Brits don&#39;t understand how Americans can pour syrup on their bacon either).

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                    Kuno1chi, I&#39;ll let you know when we&#39;re driving from Ontario through California! :P

                    I grok, therefore I am.

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                      Marshmallows on yams and syrup on bacon??! What&#39;s this world coming to???


                      Pretty sure I saw the whole marshmalllows on yams thing on an episode of Dexter.

                      I grok, therefore I am.

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                        Not my thing, either. But I would discreetly smear most of the marshmallows into the plate (and maybe accidentally drop a spoonful into my lap napkin) while happily scarfing the yams, all the while declaring how festive they look.


                        Thanks for the invite, Kuno!

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                          It&#39;s okay, I actually don&#39;t know many people who LIKE sweet potatoes slathered in marshmallows and brown sugar. We always had it at extended family gatherings, and it would be the sad little dish with one scoop taken out. Now drizzle some sweet potato cubes in olive oil, season with spices generously, and roast them up until they get golden brown on the edges and I&#39;m a happy girl It&#39;s still a treat to have them, a 20% thing, but yum!

                          You are what you eat,
                          and what you eat eats too - Michael Pollan

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                            At the restaurant I work at (Texas Roadhouse) we serve sweet potatoes "loaded"- pop them open, stuff in marshmallows, some cinnamon honey sauce, and even more marshmallows. That&#39;s part of my job.


                            My family liked them so much, they requested I make them for Thanksgiving (and now Christmas Eve) dinner. I prefer mine with lots and lots of butter instead, or maybe a big dab of sour cream.

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                              Yes, those candied sweet potatoes are a tradition in my family, too, but I never cared for them. Way too sweet, even before I went primal.


                              I&#39;ll be a guest on Christmas, and I plan to eat to enjoy all the cook has prepared. Sure, I&#39;ll balance my plate with primal foods, but one day of stuffing, rolls (if homemade), and pie isn&#39;t going to kill me.

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