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    Co-workers Turn Down Fruit

    So I thought I'd share a story from work today.

    I brought in a basket of strawberries and placed them in the general food area for people to eat. It's now well after lunchtime and it is still mostly full. It amazes me that if people bring in cookies they will be gone before lunch but if you bring in fruit no one wants any. I was talking with a co-worker about it and they said they didn't feel right taking more then a couple strawberries. This same person will take a stack of cookies when they're available though. People never cease to amaze me.

    Anyone else have a similar story where they tried to share a healthy snack and no one wanted it?

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    I actually have been the one turning down the fruit in the past, but only because I had already eaten non-fruit items and if fruit goes on top of anything else it ferments in my stomach and the resultant GI upset isn't pleasant for me or anyone around me.

    People are funny, though, aren't they? I wonder why the CW didn't "feel right" about taking as many strawberries as she could get her hands on. Did she think they were just to look at and not actually eat?

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    Perhaps she felt the strawberries were more money than a stack of cookies. Or perhaps she's just trying to rationalize her poor eating habits.

    It's very hard to make healthy choices when you have junk staring at you in the face regularly. I can empathize with people having to deal with that.

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    You brought strawberries and didn't bring the chocolate fountain? What were you thinking!

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    That's just it. People have low self-esteem and are afraid to grab the gold. You should see me at a buffet. Drinking cup full of blueberries? Check. Plate filled with whatever one Primal thing there was to eat? Check! Feeling bad for making good choices? Not happening.
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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    Admittedly, I don't have many personal stories. What does, however, get my blood boiling is when I see the words "healthy" or "skinny" in the titles of foods on Pinterest. This invariably means one of the following:

    1.) Butter or saturated oils have been omitted for either no fats with applesauce/yogurt in place, or for canola oil.
    2.) Whole eggs have been omitted for egg whites, egg substitute or a "flax egg" - barf.
    3.) Cheese or cream have been omitted and yogurt has been subbed in.
    4.) The recipe contains whole wheat flour or oats.

    Annoying as hell. My personal favorite was a guacamole recipe I saw that substituted either peas or edamame for avocado. I was like WTF I thought even CW agreed that avocado was healthy? Ugh.
    Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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    People's utter fruit-phobia makes me wanna tear my hair out sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorjor View Post
    People's utter fruit-phobia makes me wanna tear my hair out sometimes.
    Who has the phobia? CW or Paleo types?

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    Quote Originally Posted by superseiyan View Post
    Who has the phobia? CW or Paleo types?
    I have no fruit phobia....I'll totally go all Gallagher on its arse.

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    No...avocado...in guacamole? That makes absolutely no sense!

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