If you’ve recently lost weight or you’re currently losing weight, you’ll know what I am talking about. But if you’re at the start of your weight loss journey, this post will prepare you for some irritating comments you might hear.
During weight loss:
1) Is this really how you’ll lose weight?
Well this one is said in a sarcastic uncertain way. They just won’t believe, or more like accept, that losing weight only requires changing your eating habits and exercising.
2) A bite of this will not hurt!
Although it might not exactly hurt, but a bite can unconsciously lead to other bites. Also, a bite from this and a bite from that are added calories.
3) Are you really gonna eat that? Or Are you supposed to be eating this?
I am trying not to swear here, but did someone give them a diet police badge?? No one has the right to ask you what you’re about to eat or why you chose to, especially when you’re the one who’s been eating healthy. If you decided to have a cheesecake, then do it! It’s not like you’re ‘dieting’ or depriving yourself from food. You’re eating healthy, but it’s okay to have your favorite dessert every once in a while.
4) Don’t you think you’re overdoing this?
This has been said in response to “I don’t eat processed sugar”. I am not “overdoing” anything, because simply it’s not something that is being done, it’s a lifestyle. I chose not to incorporate processed sugar in my diet just like you chose to overload your body with high fructose corn syrup, but do you see me complaining? Beside that there is something called fructose in fruits that I can eat to get the sugar I need.
5) How much are you planning to lose?
This is annoying when my answer is followed by “don’t you think it’s a lot? I mean you don’t wanna end up looking like a skeleton, right?”. I seriously have nothing to say but “It’s my body and I know how much I should lose and when I should stop.” This has been said to everyone who asked me that freaking question.
6) I can’t lose weight no matter how hard I try *followed by more whining*
Listen, there are two scenarios here: 1) you have a problem in your body, something to do with your metabolism or thyroid for example. 2) you have a perfectly normal body but you don’t have the will to do it. Either way it’s not my problem. You can visit a doctor or a nutritionist if you’re case 1, or find the motivation you need if you’re case 2. I don’t have to sit and listen to your pessimistic view on weight loss, because I am working my a** off here trying to accomplish something. If you want my advice I’ll be more than glad to help, but if you’re here just to dispirit me then goodbye.
After weight loss:
1) So, are you going to start eating normal again?
I don’t even…never mind! Seriously? It. Is. A. Lifestyle. I am not ‘dieting’ for God’s sake! I AM NOT DIETING!! There’s no going back. Unless of course I want to gain the weight back!
2) Please tell me you’re not planning to lose more!
Please shut up!
3) You look good now, don’t lose more.
I am not sure whether this means I actually look good, or it means ‘we don’t want you to lose more because you make us feel fat’. I’ve been told this when I lost 5 kgs, when I lost 10 kgs, and when I lost 15 kgs. So I am not sure they’re being honest with me. I am a girl, and I know how girls are. It’s very common when a woman or a girl loses weight her peers will start telling her to not lose more.
4) Oh my God! You shrank!!
I’ve been told by one of my friends “you didn’t lose weight, you look like you were sucked in!” This was supposed to be a joke. Ba dum tsh! The reason why I look a lot smaller now is because I have a naturally small body frame, not because I’ve lost too much weight. In fact, I still need to lose 8 kgs to reach my goal.
5) Are you ill?
This one really takes the cake! Some people, who haven’t seen me in a while, actually asked me if I was sick. I don’t get. I mean people are supposed to look better after losing weight. People think I look pale now, but it’s because my skin cleared after I started to eat healthy and my facial features became more apparent. It’s not my problem I have a naturally very white skin. Blame my genes!
So, have you heard any comments about your weight loss that annoyed you? If so, please share it with us.