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    How to not seem like a DoucheBag when you're explaining Primal Living?

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    Hi Everyone,

    Please pardon my french in the Title but I'm at a Lack for Words.

    I come from a biiiiig hispanic family that loooves to eat rice and beans with every meal. Every time I have to explain to someone that I dont eat grains they look at my like i've grown horns then I get the infamous question "porque?" (why?). Or I'll meet friends at a bar with great craft beers and order a glass of wine. Again i get the crazy looks.

    What the simplest & most straight forward way to explain to my friends and family my choice to eliminate grains from my diet without sounding sounding pretentious (and without giving a biology lesson).

    Thanks in Advance,

    Analise

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    I just say, "Grains and things jack up my stomach." That seems to work. And it is true since they tend to make my midsection fatter
    somehow I manage to leave my intelligence and decorum at the door wherever I go. I doubt your journal will be an exception to that - not on the rug

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    The simplest explanation is how awesome you look.

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    I would say:

    "It's an anti poison lifestyle. And it's unfortunate, because most people don't even know about what they eat. Enjoy!"

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    "Grains and I don't get along well. Its just better for me and my health to avoid them."
    "No fate but what we make"- Sarah Connor, Terminator 2
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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    Yeah, I explain it away by saying that grains give me horrible indigestion for days, and it makes me so sick that those foods don't even sound very appealing anymore.

    Maybe a slight exaggeration... but not by much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChefGrok View Post
    I would say:

    "It's an anti poison lifestyle. And it's unfortunate, because most people don't even know about what they eat. Enjoy!"
    just about anything other than this kind of response might work. it's tough. it may be easier to tell them that you just feel better eating this way, and not critique what they eat. certainly don't call it poison. that's just a bad idea.

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    Have you tried saying it in Spanish? Jk gl
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenn View Post
    Have you tried saying it in Spanish? Jk gl
    you're a dickhead.

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    Just say you are eating like your ancestors did if they could !

    Real food, which your body prefers to the mass produced carbs. ??

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