Okay so my birthday wasn't last week its actually today, but I did celebrate it with my family this past weekend. My family overall has been skeptical but supportive of my Specific Carbohydrate Diet experience. In our family, family meals are of high importance. Food is a medium through which we can gather to bond, with many meals stretching over 2 hours of table time. So in the beginning of this diet I did seem to hurt my mom's feelings because I was excluding myself from the amount of love and time she was putting in kitchen.