Dieting and trying to stick to a healthy lifestyle is hard enough without somebody being a jerk about it. Have you ever been trying to make healthier decisions for yourself and heard things like this from your ‘friends’ and family?
“Are you too healthy for us?”
“Calories don’t count on the weekend!”
“One meal won’t kill you.”
“Come on, live a little!”
Think about it in the opposite direction. What if someone you were with ordered a bacon cheeseburger and loaded cheese fries with an extra-large Coke and you said something like:
“Oh my gosh that’s like a THOUSAND calories!”
“Would it kill you to eat something healthy for once?”
“That is going to go straight to your (insert body part here)?”
No…everyone would openly dislike you. So why is it okay for people to comment on your HEALTHY decisions when you are trying to do something that is GOOD for you?!
Sadly, we can’t change people, but hopefully some of these tips help you survive those conversations that I’m sure you have frequently with your healthy lifestyle.
Here is the bottom line: They’re jealous. They envy your discipline and willingness to change.
This is a THEM problem, not a YOU problem.
So when they choose to give you a hard time about these choices you are making that align with your goals - here are some things you can do to make eating well around others who are not easier:
So just remember, at the end of the day, this is their problem - not yours. Know that YOU are strong enough to do this and it is simply them trying to pull you down. I mean…we feel a little bad for them, so have some sympathy on them for heaven’s sake.