Hey FitWits! I don’t rant very often, but feel that may be the only appropriate way to cover this. It’s more of a question that I have. Why is it socially unacceptable to be overweight, and then also socially unacceptable to be in shape. I know we, at America’s Nutrition, talked about how people don’t want to be overweight and “skinny” people are always portrayed in ads and on TV, but then those skinnier people in real life also hear things from others. For example, I catch grief from friends when I order fruit or vegetables in place of french fries or for cooking meals most nights instead of running to a fast food restaurant close by for dinner. I’ve also heard, “Oh do you have enough calories left for today to eat this,” in a very sarcastic manner. I actually asked my girlfriend one time why she thought people say that, and not only to me personally but to people trying to lose weight in general. She responded by saying that she wished that she had the motivation to eat healthy and run, and that it was almost a jealous response.
Since losing eighty pounds and feeling much more fit and comfortable in my own skin, I have been asked by quite a few people if I have an eating disorder. I guess I don’t understand why that is the first thought that pops into people, who I’d consider pretty close to me, heads. Read the rest of this entry »