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Work or Live w Someone critical of your health choices?

Ahh critics, their motivations I shall never understand.

I work with a woman who is constantly critisizing my health choices. One day I'll bring carrots and she'll say "You can't eat those carrots on a diet, they have carbs!!!!! You are going to get fat!"
The next day I'll bring a bag of grapes and hear "What are you doing! You can't eat fruit on a diet! It has sugar!"
My piece of whole grain toast? Well I've been informed I can't eat bread on a diet either.

Don't you just love the people who are "just keeping an eye out for your health?"
Like my mom, who put a case of SlimFast in the back of my car for reasons I still can't understand.

How rude!

Tue. Apr 8, 3:31pm

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The Food Police

I call those people The Food Police. They can be annoying, hurtful, and a variety of other bad adjectives. Most of the people I know who did it were actually trying to sabotage me because they wanted me to stay fat (then they could continue to feel superior). Some are just misinformed. Rise above, and ignore The Food Police, and know that you are taking care of yourself. Sounds to me like you are making fine choices on your own.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008, 3:45 PM

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Hey, I'm a vegetarian. Seems like EVERYONE is a critic. If it's not, "You're stupid not to eat delicious meat," or, "How come you have a leather sofa?" it's "Welllllll, you're not a vegan so you're not _realllllly_ a vegetarian."

It really would be better if people kept their opinions to themselves, I agree.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008, 4:04 PM

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I think all of your food choices posted are EXCELLENT choices. I would never cut out carbs or bread completely -- you do need some! However, I try not to eat any white breads at all -- ALWAYS opting for the whole wheat/whole grain variety and it seems to be working for me. Eating your fruit and veggies is very important.

What does she expect you to eat?????

What kinds of food(s) does this co-worker eat? I think she just sounds JEALOUS.

As for your mom...that's a different story, moms can be old school and she probably just thinks she is helping!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008, 4:43 PM

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Sounds like she was doing Atkins or South Beach......and guess what? She'll drop a bunch of weight, then gain it all back while you'll be thin forever!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008, 9:08 PM

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OP Here

You guys are all great, true and funny people!
You are right my mom probably is trying to help. I had a horrid back injury and a combo of being off my feet and feeling sorry for myself lead to a again of about 25-30 pounds, well I'm finally getting rid of that, and she's right there with the Slim Fast to support me, lol.

As for that co worker, she eats chocolate truffles all the do da day and always brings in lemon cakes and soda breads for everyone.

Thank god for yoplait non fat yogurt, tastes like candy.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008, 8:13 AM

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