Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Dont want to offend my friend...but... page

  1. #1
    Charity's Avatar
    Charity is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    3

    Dont want to offend my friend...but...

    Shop Now
    Im bringing a bag full of veg to her house since I'll be staying with her for two nights and her house lacks anything grown from the ground or shot from the outdoors. Is this rude?

    I just want to stay focused and I know if I followed her typical carby diet I will end up feeling horrible. (plus she is a dedicated baker)

    I also need advice for staying strongly primal, I know she'll temp me with her sugary goodness (aka badness)

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    Doddibot's Avatar
    Doddibot is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    215
    I don't think bringing food when you're a guest is rude. I see it as polite to bring some food to lessen the burden you're placing on her.

    Though if she's a vegetarian, she might not approve of you bringing over some tinned wild salmon.
    "Thanks to the combination of meat, calcium-rich leaf foods, and a vigorous life, the early hunter-gatherers were robust, with strong skeletons, jaws, and teeth." - Harold McGee, On Food And Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  3. #3
    PumpkinHead's Avatar
    PumpkinHead is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    23
    I agree that it's not rude, especially if you can explain why (even if you say Doctor's orders). If I were in your friend's place, I wouldn't be offended. Maybe curious, and I may be tempted to partake in said veggies, but definitely wouldn't be offended, haha. If she does say something or acts offended, just try to explain to her why you are bringing them.

    As for staying strongly primal - I'm just beginning to take the primal plunge and I'm struggling with just the idea of facing carby goodness while following this lifestyle, so I'm afraid I won't be much help. I think the peer pressure might be worse than your own pressure - if you can find ways to politely turn down her offerings, you'll give yourself strength to pass it up. Hopefully she'll understand! Good luck!

  4. #4
    secretlobster's Avatar
    secretlobster is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Fairfield, CT
    Posts
    553
    I don't think it's rude at all. I imagine if she stayed at your house you would provide vegetarian options for her, yeah? Maybe you could bring some food that suits both your dietary needs so that you can share.

  5. #5
    quelsen's Avatar
    quelsen is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Lexington Kentucky
    Posts
    2,972
    truly depends on how good the freind is. many of our relationships are based on things that we hold in common in a public manner. real freinds may have very little in common except the feelings they hold. I went to spend time with freinds this weekend and i did bring my own food, everything i ate i carried. They were intrigued but not offended.one of then asked me to comment on thier food. I declined :-)
    Optimum Health powered by Actualized Self-Knowledge.

    Predator not Prey
    Paleo Ketogenic Lifestyle

    CW 315 | SW 506
    Current Jeans 46 | Starting Jeans 66


    Contact me: quelsen@gmail.com

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •