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    Well I can't help myself - I've been driving my co-workers (CW fanatics) crazy trying to explain the whole low-carb thing.

    I try not to bring it up but then someone will make some off hand comment about my diet and then I'll go whole hog into trying to convince them otherwise (they are set in their ways and don't believe a thing I say).

    It's driving me crazy too - anyone have any experience with this?

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    Think of it this way: low-carb by itself is insanity. Why not tell them about the nutritious food you're eating? Vegetables, meats, occasional nuts and berries, like humanity has been eating for hundreds of thousands of years. This way of eating just happens to be low-carb, and is not low-carb by design, like some supplement-laden diets designed from the top down. I would try my best not to even utter the word "carbohydrate" in my conversations. Instead talk about the anti-nutrients in grains and the effects of too much sugar on the liver and tissues of the body.
    You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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    I usually go into a tangent about eating food that God put on Earth as close to its original form as possible. "Eating food the way God intended it". That usually gets a smile & interested look from my friends "Oh, that's cool!"
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    Ignore their comments. And don't bring up your diet. Just do your thing. Seriously.

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    Diet conversations are tiresome, usually - either you're preaching to the choir, or you're driving your interlocutor crazy. Most people who know me have no idea what my dietary philosophy is, and I like it that way. They know I'm a bit of a health-n-fitness nut, but that's all - the exact details of the nuttery are not very interesting to anyone other than me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imasin View Post
    Ignore their comments. And don't bring up your diet. Just do your thing. Seriously.
    My grandma used to say, "Nod and say yes." Whenever you get their comments? Nod and say yes. LOL (agreeing with imasin)
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    If you can't say something nice, say something vague.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
    I usually go into a tangent about eating food that God put on Earth as close to its original form as possible. "Eating food the way God intended it". That usually gets a smile & interested look from my friends "Oh, that's cool!"
    Sorry..that would scare me off right away... Not sure if that is what you are trying to do!

    I just show people before and after pics.. That totally works.

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    hehe... I think I've been totally annoying all my friends at work A couple are trying it, sort of half-assed, but the rest just nod their heads and go on their merry way, shoving cookies in their faces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imasin View Post
    Ignore their comments. And don't bring up your diet. Just do your thing. Seriously.
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