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Mia

03/12/2015 6:04AM
Wondering how folks deal with people telling them they are "already skinny" and don't need to watch what they eat, pushing food on them at parties, etc. I especially feel bad when people say things like, "If you're on a diet, there's no hope for me!" I never know what to say. I don't want to be underweight, but I want to be VERY trim, and I hate being made to feel guilty about it. I don't think people are trying to make me feel bad, but they do!
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Adriane S.

In my experience, the more specifically I justify my actions the more offended people may become ("oh I don't work out so I watch what I eat" might offend someone who neither works out nor watches what they eat). So I try to go the "this is just what I'm choosing for myself, I'm not judging your choices" route. Good luck the next time you encounter someone who talk to you in this manner.

Mia

Thanks Adriane, that was actually exactly what I needed to hear. I don't need to get into specifics and give people more ammunition or reason to feel judged by me. I'll just chalk it up to a personal health choice and try to quietly shift the conversation to something else.