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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Quit shoving your diet in my face!

Posted on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Seriously, shut up about your diet. Yes, you are overweight and should be making conscious food and lifestyle choices, but it's been 2 years and it's all you talk about. Ever. I would love to sit and enjoy my meal without hearing you whine about how hungry you are, how many calories you have/have not ingested today, how proud you are for not eating that one cookie last night, or my favourite - when you point out the nutritional evils that are in MY meal. Thanks. I'm a former anorexic and you have no idea how frustrating and damaging it is for me to have you criticize my meal choices (and everyone else's). Not everyone needs to be on a diet, thank you very much - just because you're on one doesn't give you the right to loudly state your vast expertise on 'healthy eating'. 300 calorie meals for everyone according to you. I call bullshit - you are growing increasingly cranky, and I've heard you snap at clients and coworkers, suggesting that your perpetual state of semi-starvation is robbing your brain of essential brain-function nutrients. Your food and body image preoccupation screams eating disorder but this will never cross your mind because I think you crave the attention that dieting brings. Yes, overweight people can have eating disorders too. Notice that I leave the room when you start talking about your latest food restriction, or when other people give you compliments on how strong willed you are. Sorry, but I'm not going to be part of the enabling process. Your endless diet prattle has gotten a handful of coworkers to jump on the bandwagon - even those who don't need to lose weight. At least 10 times a day I hear you talking to clients and coworkers about food, weight, and diets - most of it falling far short of the healthy eating and lifestyle benchmark. Do me a favour and if you're going to continue your neverending diet, keep it out of the workplace or at least out of my earshot. —Proud Eater of 300+ Calorie Meals

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