(Closed) If one more person gives me weight loss advice, I will scream

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
730 posts
Busy bee

So go ahead and scream. I don’t have any problem being blunt and telling people I’m not discussing something. I’m a vegetarian. I don’t advertise myself as such because that’s when the intrusive and/or purposely stupid questions start rolling in. Sometimes other people will announce it though, or someone will start bugging me about why I’m not eating something with meat in it. As soon as the conversation starts to annoy me (which is usually right away), I tell them we are done discussing it. I don’t care if it comes off as rude. 

I work in a place with all women. The break room is sooooo annoying because all half of them will talk about are their diets. I am not overweight so I don’t have to deal with anyone trying to give me advice though. I would want to strangle people if they did.

Post # 4
1475 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

So annoying! Bottom line – people’s weight, diets, what they choose to eat or don’t choose to eat is nobody’s business but their own!!!

I am kind of on the opposite end of the spectrum. I am naturally a fairly thin person. I do eat pretty healthy and work out, just like any other normal person who is just maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I don’t eat alot of junk food because it is not healthy, not because I am on some kind of a diet. Whenever the subject comes up, people are always like “Oh you can stand to eat a cheeseburger” or “You don’t need to workout” or “Have a cupcake, you are lucky you can eat whatever you want.” What am I supposed to say to that?

Anways, it is so aggravating for anyone to comment on an aspect of weight loss or what you eat.

Post # 5
7649 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Well guess I’m screwed after my peanut butter and red plum jelly on a piece of the devil bread this morning.

Oh, no, wait. I’ve lost 15 pounds so far and I eat bread almost every day.

People are so naive about weight loss, and they have no right to comment on others’ food choices. It really ticks me off. You don’t have to starve yourself on salads and crumbs. That isn’t losing properly. It’s learning to make healthy decisions, and I think a turkey burger is just fine. You go girl! By the way, this is the whole reason why I won’t eat lunch at work.

Post # 6
730 posts
Busy bee

@Sea_Ashley:  I get the same thing! I am not super thin! I’m just short, small-framed and a healthy weight for my size. I don’t mind the occasional well-intentioned comment— it only bothers me when people are snotty about it and act like I must live this horrible life of misery and deprivation in the name of vanity. Like when I’m sitting there eating cottage cheese and fruit for lunch (which I happen to love), and someone says, “Well I’d rather be fat and happy than have to give up my cheeseburgers for salad!” and they’re all pissy about it. I have ZERO desire to eat a cheeseburger, and I never said a WORD about their diet, but they’re acting like I did something to offend them just by sitting there. I know some people hate eating healthy and exercising and it really *is* like torture for them, but I don’t mind it. If I hated it, I probably would be heavier, so I don’t judge. I wish other people felt the same way.

Post # 7
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I just don’t talk about what I’m eating. I don’t make comments about how many calories I should be taking in or anything like that. I actually don’t calorie count, I eat what I want but I eat less and I work out 4-6 times a week.  I do it more for a healthier lifestyle than anything else.

Post # 8
731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@mrshunnybunches:  I feel ya!!!   I have one person at my work on a Candida clense and another on the Makers diet…..they are always telling me how I should eat this and take this supplement and eat breakfast and dont eat that…and buy organic this but not that and dont eat THAT brand of this….gawwwwww….  I will eat what I want! I dont ell you what to eat/not eat so back off it.. lol

Post # 9
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@mrshunnybunches:  I think you have a pretty good outlook on weightloss – it’s definitely about small changes here and there vs. a crash diet.

I would just avoid discussing food with people.

Post # 11
14657 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Unfortunately when you bring up food and calories, that sot of opened the door for people to talk about it.  If you dont want it to be discussed, you probably shouldnt bring it up.

Post # 14
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@mrshunnybunches:  I’m sure that was very annoying.  It’s SHOCKING to me how much unsolicited advice is offered on a regular basis.  I think that you should be able to mention something to someone without them offering a solution to you.  It would be different if you complained about the 1500 calorie turkey burger and fries, and then asked “What should I have instead?”  Some people can’t just receive information without trying to fix things.  Poop!

Post # 16
3230 posts
Sugar bee

@mrshunnybunches:  Seems to me like you are making good food decisions. I would also exclaim in disgust over a 1500 calorie plate.

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