I never thought that my friend who was doing the HCG protocol was judging me because I wasn't or all the people at work who drink diet coke were judging me because I drink normal come. I didn't realise people thought like that.
I'm the only person I know who drinks Coke like me, it's always been a bit of a joke, I thought people would be supportive!
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12-10-2015 15:52 #171
12-10-2015 16:02 #172
We should aim for responses along the lines of 'hey that's great, if you want an exercise buddy we could go for a walk next weekend' or 'cool, I'll be sure to cook something healthy next time you're over for dinner'.
We would never say to a friend who is trying to quit smoking that they didn't need to quit!!!
12-10-2015 16:03 #173
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12-10-2015 16:12 #174
To be clear, I do think she looks great and she carries the weight well. But she's one of the huge number of the population who area overweight and I guess it's increasing her risk of related illnesses. But I could and would never, ever, ever say that or agree with her when she says she needs to lose weight. Not ever.
12-10-2015 16:21 #175
Have only read the last few replies and totally agree with them all. I think as a society we're so obsessed with food and health and there is so much conflicting info out there, I genuinely think many overweight or obese people find it all too hard to sift through and hence get stuck in a viscous cycle. I think for really obese people food is an addiction but all these diets etc don't help in the long term, it's a mental issue that needs addressing - the physical comes later.
I struggled with body issues from the age of 5 (yes!! 5!!), due to a very body-conscious ballet teacher that told us all to watch what we eat from a ridiculously young age (or we would get fat and nobody likes a fat ballerina! I can still hear her voice in my head). I have come to terms with it by focussing on health and not weight, but still have days where my body issues creep up.
These days there is even more emphasis on weight and diet in media etc than ever before. I truly feel sorry for the kids growing up amongst it, they probably hate themselves.
I hate it when people comment I am too healthy or anal about what I eat. I have all sorts of people telling me to relax as I am pregnant and need to eat for 2 etc (load of crap!). I think they are seeing it as some kind of sub-conscious attack on them for not eating healthier/doing enough exercise. I get paid out on at work because I refuse to partake in cake days and have salad rather than burgers for lunch. Does it make those people feel better to put a smaller, healthier person down?
I think we should stop placing so much emphasis on weight and diets and just all try to be healthy (mentally and physically) and not judge each other. In a perfect world, lol.
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12-10-2015 16:35 #176
And here's another example of how terrible food labeling is;
The new and improved nutri-grain now has a 4 stat health rating. But reading the info on that box it still has 26% sugar?!? If you ate a bowl of that for breakfast it's a quarter of a bowl of sugar! How does that get a four star rating?
12-10-2015 16:38 #177
12-10-2015 16:45 #178
Spin off : what does obese look like?
Otherwise I just think everyone's on a different journey. I've made so many changes this year since Mum got diagnosed with breast cancer, wanting to know why it might have happened and what I can do to reduce my risk. I never once thought other people should be doing what I'm doing.
It also annoys me a but that it's not socially acceptable for a slim person to be concerned about their weight, it's OK for me to put effort in to making sure I stay that way.
addit. I'm judgemental when people feed their kids crap though. I know a couple of people who are really into healthy eating, losing weight etc but they fill their kids lunch boxes with sugary crap that I know they know better about.
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12-10-2015 16:52 #179
I agree, making healthy lifestyle choices shouldn't be limited to a certain cohort of people. Being slim isn't a free pass to eat crap and make poor food choices.
Though it certainly allows a little more freedom when it comes to Tim Tams.....
12-10-2015 17:04 #180
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