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    How do you deal with family and friends?

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    Well the question says it all lol. It's quite obvious to me that I feel a whole lot better when I eat paleo. However my family is worried about my grain free diet and thinks it's extreme and unbalanced because well you need grains! It's annoying because I want to eat in peace without having to defend my choice. I don't care what they eat and I don't try to lecture them so I wish they would offer me the same courtesy.

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    With friends and family there are two kinds: the busybodies for whom it's none of their business what you do, and then the opposite, when you are the busybody butting into their business wanting to change their diets which is none of your business. The only solution is for everybody to mind their own business. But if you're on the receiving end of busybodies, your only solution is to mind your own business when it comes to their butting in. That's supremely difficult because it's so annoying and intrusive and involves trying to set boundaries without offending people, which is often quite impossible. Good luck to you.
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    I dunno, I don't "deal" with anyone. I go through life like a freaking tiger. And tigers don't give a crap what a goat thinks about them.

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    I bet you show those whipper-snappers at Chipotle who's boss by refusing both rice AND beans! Just like the beast you are!

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    Just give them Mark's book… tell them to read it or stop nagging.

    oh yeah, and when ever you tell somebody about Primal/Paleo start with the veggies and fruits that you are eating never ever start with the eggs…
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
    I dunno, I don't "deal" with anyone. I go through life like a freaking tiger. And tigers don't give a crap what a goat thinks about them.

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    This.

    I just challenge family members to a friendly round of their own chosen physical activity if they start lecturing. Nothing worse than getting beat at your own game by someone you think is unhealthy. Then I beat them at Trivial Pursuit to round out the ass-whipping.
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    Throat punches and/or karate chops to the babymaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
    I dunno, I don't "deal" with anyone. I go through life like a freaking tiger. And tigers don't give a crap what a goat thinks about them.

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    Well I don't really care what they say I'm going to continue to eat what I want, it's just annoying when suddenly everyone around you suddenly turns into a nutrition expert and starts lecturing to you how you're eating so unhealthy and are putting your health in jeopardy. And it's not even worth trying to justify yourself! Even if you present the most convincing arguments in the world they won't hear it out because they firmly believe what they believe so you might as well be talking to a wall which is pointless. It's just like hey this is my choice, leave me alone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seashel087 View Post
    It's just like hey this is my choice, leave me alone!
    Have you told them that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
    I dunno, I don't "deal" with anyone. I go through life like a freaking tiger. And tigers don't give a crap what a goat thinks about them.

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    that poor little goat. I have a grand'kid', and hes the cutest little wild goat you could ever meet, praps I better not introduce him to you Mr A !!!!!!
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