"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, 44 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently keeping food tracker.
I (try to) follow by-the-book primal as advocated by Mark Sisson, except for whey powder and a bit of cream. I advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and should tweak Primal to their own needs.
I just say "no thanks" and leave it at that. I also don't say anything about not eating wheat, I just say I don't want any of whatever they're trying to push on me. I don't think people need an explanation, saying "no thank you" a few times works and they leave me alone.
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.