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    Eating with co-workers... Will they stop commenting? How to deal?

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    you eat lunch? why dont you eat enough breakfast?
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    simple solution: quit eating with them
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    I usually just shrug and say, "I like this stuff...."
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    Well, it depends on what type of remark it is and the tone and intent behind it. Most of the comments I got were just curiosity, as I'm a fan of Indian and Thai food and end up cooking "unusual" stuff like curries. There wasn't any judgment, just a little bafflement from the fast-food munching hordes (and even when it was something like a BAS, I'd get questions because they found the answers interesting, in a "oh, what's Sudenveri got today?" sort of way). It can get a little old eventually, but there's no malice, so you should just take it in stride.

    If, on the other hand, people are being rude about it - "Why would you eat that?!" - well, then you might want to re-evaluate spending time with them. That's not an issue of food, that's just manners.

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    Depends on what's ok to say at your workplace.

    If it were my coworkers, the response would be "I don't give you s**t for what you eat, so go f**k yourself." It would be, naturally, partly in jest, but it would get the point across.

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    You owe them as much explanation about your food as they do about their food.

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    I just posted about something similar to this!

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    I dont have this problem. So can you explain what kind of comments are you getting? Most of the comments I get.. is that looks soo good or I wish I was having that (especially when they look at their crappy healthy choice meal)! Otherwise, if I'm just eating a salad no one says anything... who doesn't eat salads?
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    Luckily I sit with people that are very good friends, so it's all in jest. They poke at me and I poke at them. I've learned to ignore other people's comments. I just tell them that's what I like and move along.

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