"No thanks. Sweets aren't really my thing."
Now that gluten sensitivity has entered CW, and stores are responding with gluten-free stuff, this situation has been cropping up more and more often.Friend: Have some cake/cookies/pancakes!
Me: Oh no thanks.
Friend: Why not?
Me: I don't like to eat wheat.
Friend: Ohh, I'm sorry, let me get you the plate of GLUTEN-FREE cookies. Have some gluten-free cake/cookies/pancakes! Oh, just a little bit!
How do I refuse baked goods (which I don't really like), now that I no longer have the Prilosec excuse?
5'0" female, 42 years old.
Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs.
Current weight: 101.5. lbs and holding steady. Spring yardwork here we come!
Co-worker 1: Needs to lose ~50. Now he wants to start Mayo Clinic Diet. Yeesh. Give it up, man.
Co-worker 2: Needed to lose ~55. Lost 20 from stress. Started Primal in Sept, lost 20 more, but gained 10 back on a carb spree. We're working on it.
You don't really need an excuse. Saying "no thank you" with no further explanation should be sufficient, and if someone pesters you after that, then they're showing very bad manners. If you feel you must explain, then you could say that besides gluten, you're also avoiding sugar and fake sweeteners.
There is always the old, "It doesn't like me," line.
"Ohhhh my gawd, have you ever read the ingredient list on those? horrible stuff, all those toxic chemicals that have been linked to so many health issues, im surprised they can even legally sell these things without a warning. They should be required top put a skull & crossbones on the label, id rather drink turpentine, its probably safer...."
continue along that line of rant until they get the hint...
Or you could just say, "no thanks.. I dont eat fake food."
Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise', I wash my mouth out with chocolate.
I simply tell them that I'm allergic to grains, gluten free or not.
Which is true in my case. Allergist confirmed it through tests, otherwise I would probably eat it.
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"no thank you I'm not hungry"
"sorry I'm diabetic"
"did you wash your dirty poop hands before you handled those?"
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