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>I sympathize with others over dealing with people who have to comment on 
>our food choices even when we have tried to be discreet. I've found a 
>very useful way to respond to people who ask me unwarranted and personal 
>questions of all sorts: turn it around by asking them a question.
>Just say, "Why do you ask?" or "Why does my choice bother you?" or "Do 
>you really want to hear, or are you just offering an opinion?" Okay, the 
>last one is a little on the miffed side.
>Julie in San Jose

How about Ann Landers' suggested standard response to discourteous questions:

     "If you'll forgive me for not answering, I'll forgive you for asking."