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Help! I'm an "obnoxious glutard". (and you may be too!!)

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created October 04, 2011 at 5:57 PM

This really funny piece in ecosalon this morning was seriously eye opening for me. I read it, reread it and then read it again and realized that I had had almost this exact conversation with someone this weekend. I really, really thought I spoke about my food plan in a simple and non-obnoxious way but I can clearly see that this is not the case. There is work yet to do, lol. Other than not being thin, tan nor a trophy wife this is me talking and I'm scared. Very, very scared.

Does anyone else recognize themselves here? Have anyone recovered from "obnoxious glutardism"and have tips for the rest of us?

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

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on October 07, 2011
at 03:05 AM

Thank you Sara for a hilarious story! I felt like I was sitting right there with you witnessing the train wreck. It touched a bit of a nerve in me but it's good to have the mirror held up every now and again. I'm sure I'll never be quite that bad but these are things I definitely want to keep in check.

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on October 05, 2011
at 07:21 AM

Kale and T-bone. Sounds Good! I would add some butter as well!

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on October 05, 2011
at 07:19 AM

Too Funny! Thank You Shari!

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on October 05, 2011
at 02:54 AM

d'oh !

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on October 05, 2011
at 12:43 AM

Stabby- Obviously she didn't do her homework. She's avoiding things that are bad for her thyroid... but eating kale.

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on October 04, 2011
at 10:49 PM

Wait until somebody tells her about the saponins in quinoa. Then she's down to kale.

4ec0fe4b4aab327f7efa2dfb06b032ff

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on October 04, 2011
at 10:48 PM

I casually mentioned I ate paleo when I started a new job recently. Didn't say much more than that, but now I constantly have people in my office saying "would a caveman eat that" or some such nonsense. That taught me my lesson.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on October 04, 2011
at 09:09 PM

Obviously you've never been to Sausalito Travis. Be glad for it because unfortunately she's not making up any of it :(

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on October 04, 2011
at 07:58 PM

Oh man...I hope the writer made that up. Although, I guess it's not all that much out of the realm of possibility.

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on October 04, 2011
at 06:42 PM

This gave me a good chuckle. I'm pretty sure I'm a recovering "obnoxious glutard" I just don't bother to justify it anymore.

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on October 04, 2011
at 06:24 PM

I have no tips for recovery, but I imagine I sound a lot like this woman when I list the things I no longer eat, heh. 8)

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on October 04, 2011
at 06:20 PM

Thanks for this laugh!!

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on October 06, 2011
at 09:18 PM

Thanks so much for the link and the mention! As the author of the article, I normally don't mind people's "food issues" since I am hardly innocent myself - I avoid all grains and starches and the ever evil gluten, and I try to insist on organic, local, fresh as much as possible. But this woman was just BEYOND. I had to share. :)

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

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on October 07, 2011
at 03:05 AM

Thank you Sara for a hilarious story! I felt like I was sitting right there with you witnessing the train wreck. It touched a bit of a nerve in me but it's good to have the mirror held up every now and again. I'm sure I'll never be quite that bad but these are things I definitely want to keep in check.

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on October 04, 2011
at 09:12 PM

I think the thing to do here is not talk diet as a subject of casual conversation. I hate hearing other people's unrelenting talk of their own consumption and nonconsumption, and I won't burden other people with my thoughts on what and how I do and don't want to eat unless they have specifically asked, and even then, I give the Cliff's Notes and keep it casual. There's no reason to add to all the informational noise around eating that everyone in our culture is exposed to all day long???people will come to what they believe for themselves on their own, and evangelizing is always intrusive, whether for diets or for gods.

4ec0fe4b4aab327f7efa2dfb06b032ff

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on October 04, 2011
at 10:48 PM

I casually mentioned I ate paleo when I started a new job recently. Didn't say much more than that, but now I constantly have people in my office saying "would a caveman eat that" or some such nonsense. That taught me my lesson.

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on October 04, 2011
at 10:22 PM

So funny and so guilty. I am trying hard to censure the way I talk about food but when people ask me questions like what is my opinion on gluten-free grains I just can't help myself but talk like an encyclopedia.

What helps is the thought that I want to help these people not scare them off. Love does not equal fear or annoyance. That and I think of my husbands pained face when I go off on a psycho rant.

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on October 04, 2011
at 06:18 PM

thanks for the mirror :) but in my defence he asked....

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on October 04, 2011
at 08:30 PM

I cannot explain why, but there is something I find rather unappealing about any woman who only eats kale (cooked,raw or organic). For some reason,this thought alone would be a passion-killer. The inclusion of Quinoa wouldn't improve matters either. A raw grass-fed T-Bone steak on the other hand............

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on October 05, 2011
at 07:21 AM

Kale and T-bone. Sounds Good! I would add some butter as well!

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on October 04, 2011
at 07:40 PM

Good article for lunchtime reading, of course. I can't imagine living only on quinoa and kale but there are plenty of people who can't figure out why I buy organic. Thanks for posting!

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on October 04, 2011
at 08:15 PM

pretty funny! and oh so true!

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