I recently saw a picture online of four generations of women, a mom, her mom, her grandmother and her daughter. Now the mom of the little girl was more full figured, you need to see the comments. “She needs to lose some weight”, “women need to be careful not to allow themselves get too fat” , “It’s a nice picture, but she needs to lose weight”. It’s funny how people take it upon themselves to comment on people that they barely know.
And this happens a lot. Last week during one of our sessions, one of the attendees said that she decided to lose weight because she felt big and when she started losing weight, her mom got worried and told her that she looked sick, and that people would think she had AIDS. And because of this comment she sabotaged her progress and fell back into a unhealthy habits to add back the weight.
I don’t understand why people feel the need to comment on other people’s weight. Two friends would meet after a long time and one would say “wow, it seems you’ve added some weight, that’s nice”, it always feels like a bad handed compliment.
All of these just keeps increasing the insecurity that people feel about their bodies. Please stay out of people’s business and bodies. And since I know that that may never happen, here’s my advice to you, learn to critic the comments people make about your body. Don’t take some to heart, ensure that you are doing all that you can to take care of yourself and your body, and dust off the negative comments.
Live healthy. Live happy.