Do people question why you eat healthy?

  • Pompous

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    Jan 07, 2016 2:23 AM GMT
    Just the other day I was eating my lunch in the work breakroom with a group of associates and one particular woman asked if I was on a diet because she saw I was eating a salad with baked chicken, fruit, and walnuts in it. I said no, In which she responded "you're eating healthy... just to eat healthy?". (while she was eating a slice of pizza)

    WHAT HAS THIS EARTH COME TO?!

    Is it just me or do people question your motives for eating healthy but at the same time say nothing when they see you eating fast food every day? Its kind of annoying.
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    Jan 07, 2016 2:32 AM GMT
    I get shit at work for eating like that. There are a few dudes I work with who are pretty thin who eat like hogs. I hate them.
  • Pompous

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    Jan 07, 2016 2:46 AM GMT
    javelin7 saidI get shit at work for eating like that. There are a few dudes I work with who are pretty thin who eat like hogs. I hate them.


    Bro, my friend was eating a sweet potato and this lady had the nerve to tell him that their unhealthy. She was munching on some fried pork rinds while she told him that. I just don't get why people feel the need to comment on what another individual is eating.
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    Jan 07, 2016 2:49 AM GMT
    Sweet potato is good for you. We had this girl at my job who was a hardcore athlete, mud runner, etc. She ate sweet potatos all the time.
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    Jan 07, 2016 4:24 AM GMT
    Yeah, and I tell'm it's because I found some healthy stuff that tastes better than unhealthy stuff...with the exception of McDonald's coffee. That shit is awesome!
  • bro4bro

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    Jan 07, 2016 4:48 AM GMT
    I don't eat lunch, because I go for a run after work and I couldn't possibly run as hard as I like to if I have solid food in my stomach (I compete at mid distance). I don't miss that meal a bit; in fact on the rare occasions when I do have something to eat at lunchtime (business lunches and such) I don't function well at all for the rest of the day.

    People I work with look at me like I'm from Mars.
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    Jan 07, 2016 4:56 AM GMT
    bro4bro saidI don't eat lunch, because I go for a run after work and I couldn't possibly run as hard as I like to if I have solid food in my stomach (I compete at mid distance). I don't miss that meal a bit; in fact on the rare occasions when I do have something to eat at lunchtime (business lunches and such) I don't function well at all for the rest of the day.

    People I work with look at me like I'm from Mars.
    On Mars you'd be fat as fuck if you ran there the way you do here. The gravity there is way less, so you'd have to run almost twice the distance you run now to use the amount of calories that you use on this planet. It's hella lighter there.
  • SilverRRCloud

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    Jan 07, 2016 5:00 AM GMT
    Nope. They do not comment. They have learnt their lessons.icon_twisted.gif

    Thanks Lord, for the fact that I am spending my time in an environment where most people believe in minding their own business.

    Frankly, I would never comment on whatever a co-worker or anyone else out there is chewing on. It is their life, so they are calling the shots.

    A few guys I know, though, have developed complex diets, and are prone to giving the waiter a major list of what they eat and what they cannot eat, etc.. I have noticed that most other people are now distancing ourselves from such guys. We are usually out for a small lunch. No one has got either time or patience to worry about the other dudes diet idiosyncrasies. There is a menu card out there. Tell them what you want, and move on. Or pack up your iceberg and chew on it all you want.

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    Jan 07, 2016 6:38 AM GMT
    My coworkers keep commenting that my food taste good. One woman even says I want to make her eat more vegetables. For the most part everyone is respectful. We are a diverse groups so we'll talk about all of the different types of food we have had. One woman did ask me if I was a vegetarian and I lied. I don't like getting into that conversation because people get defensive even though I don't judge. Fuck, poppeyes chicken is delicious as hell. I'm not the kind of vegetarian that scrunches my face up when meat is brought up. I'm happy I did because when I said no she started defending not being a vegetarian. I don't judge others for their diets or fitness level. That's never helped me so why would I do it to anyone else.
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    Jan 07, 2016 6:40 AM GMT
    SilverRRCloud saidNope. They do not comment. They have learnt their lessons.icon_twisted.gif

    Thanks Lord, for the fact that I am spending my time in an environment where most people believe in minding their own business.

    Frankly, I would never comment on whatever a co-worker or anyone else out there is chewing on. It is their life, so they are calling the shots.

    A few guys I know, though, have developed complex diets, and are prone to giving the waiter a major list of what they eat and what they cannot eat, etc.. I have noticed that most other people are now distancing ourselves from such guys. We are usually out for a small lunch. No one has got either time or patience to worry about the other dudes diet idiosyncrasies. There is a menu card out there. Tell them what you want, and move on. Or pack up your iceberg and chew on it all you want.

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    I hate iceberg with a passion. Its cheap and disrespectful to the customer. Romaine, kale, or spinach is not that much more expensive.
  • badbug

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    Jan 07, 2016 7:20 AM GMT

    I look in people's carts at the grocery store and i judge them harshly.

    Today i saw a lady buying her young children spaghetti o's, and i wanted to lecture her. I didn't but i wanted to. I could understand, if it was an economical thing but she had a cart full of pricey shit for herself. If i was a slighlty better human being i might have said something but it was just easier to not say anything, in the end i don't really care all that much, her kids will grow up to be assholes like the rest of humanity anyhow. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 07, 2016 7:32 AM GMT
    badbug said
    I look in people's carts at the grocery store and i judge them harshly.

    Today i saw a lady buying her young children spaghetti o's, and i wanted to lecture her. I didn't but i wanted to. I could understand, if it was an economical thing but she had a cart full of pricey shit for herself. If i was a slighlty better human being i might have said something but it was just easier to not say anything, in the end i don't really care all that much, her kids will grow up to be assholes like the rest of humanity anyhow. icon_smile.gif


    You are a better human being for not saying anything. I hate it when people randomly give you unsolicited advice. Makes me think they are crazy. Since I do eat cheat meals once or twice a week I try not to judge. Just seeing a snippet of someone's life is not enough to tell you if they are doing the best they can at that moment. Humans are complexed and flawed and deserve to be treated with compassion because of this.
  • Amira

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    Jan 07, 2016 11:47 AM GMT
    Where I work my coworkers all are conscious about what they eat. Usually my lunch is an apple, and veggies/tuna depending on my mood. And just about everyone I work with works out as well we just all happen to have our own thing.

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    Jan 07, 2016 12:17 PM GMT
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    bro4bro saidI don't eat lunch, because I go for a run after work and I couldn't possibly run as hard as I like to if I have solid food in my stomach (I compete at mid distance). I don't miss that meal a bit; in fact on the rare occasions when I do have something to eat at lunchtime (business lunches and such) I don't function well at all for the rest of the day.

    People I work with look at me like I'm from Mars.
    On Mars you'd be fat as fuck if you ran there the way you do here. The gravity there is way less, so you'd have to run almost twice the distance you run now to use the amount of calories that you use on this planet. It's hella lighter there.


    There's so little oxygen on Mars you might actually be pretty thin. People who live at high altitudes are usually thinner
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Jan 07, 2016 1:15 PM GMT
    Yes, I always get thrown a lot of sarcasm, especially at work when someone would bring in donuts or candy. I'm just not a sweets eater, and stay away from sugar for the most part. it's amazing how many people just devour all of the sugary junk without stopping to think how bad it is for their systems.
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 07, 2016 2:49 PM GMT
    MrFuscle saidMy coworkers keep commenting that my food taste good. One woman even says I want to make her eat more vegetables. For the most part everyone is respectful. We are a diverse groups so we'll talk about all of the different types of food we have had. One woman did ask me if I was a vegetarian and I lied. I don't like getting into that conversation because people get defensive even though I don't judge. Fuck, poppeyes chicken is delicious as hell. I'm not the kind of vegetarian that scrunches my face up when meat is brought up. I'm happy I did because when I said no she started defending not being a vegetarian. I don't judge others for their diets or fitness level. That's never helped me so why would I do it to anyone else.

    I'm curious to know if your coworkers think you're "on a diet." The OP was talking about how people treat you differently when you're not on a diet and you eschew mainstream food. I think the notion is that healthy eating must serve a purpose, otherwise "cheat meals" would be the default regular meal, probably partly because unhealthy food is so much more accessible.

    For me, it almost seems like it's considered by some to be asocial when I refuse junk food when it's offered. Like you're a party pooper if you don't participate with the crowd.

    And don't even get me started on how hurt my mom's feelings would be if I didn't eat everything she put in front on me. It's like a slap in the face to say no to toxic food made or purchased with love.
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    Jan 07, 2016 4:33 PM GMT
    Pompous saidJust the other day I was eating my lunch in the work breakroom with a group of associates and one particular woman asked if I was on a diet because she saw I was eating a salad with baked chicken, fruit, and walnuts in it. I said no, In which she responded "you're eating healthy... just to eat healthy?". (while she was eating a slice of pizza)

    WHAT HAS THIS EARTH COME TO?!

    Is it just me or do people question your motives for eating healthy but at the same time say nothing when they see you eating fast food every day? Its kind of annoying.

    Salad with baked or grilled chicken (never fried) is often exactly what we have for lunch ourselves. We're both trying to lose weight, and keep our cholesterol in check. We're seeing success on both counts, me not as well as him.

    I wouldn't call it eating "healthy" in a fanatical way, just sensible given our medical histories. He's had 2 strokes and a near heart attack, resulting in open heart bypass surgery. With my age, cholesterol level and hypertension, neither condition which regulates well enough for me yet, I'm a stroke waiting to happen.

    We eat sensibly & reasonably. And rather nicely, I think, with no big effort, we don't miss an unrestricted diet. We love chicken & fish, and treat ourselves to a little beef about once a month. Unless these uninvited food critics have very favorable genes, it's some of them who will find themselves up shit's creek in a few years.
  • rocketfish229

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    Jan 07, 2016 5:18 PM GMT
    I sometimes have people comment on how my lunch always looks good because I always bring in home made food. Had zucchini lasagna yesterday and today I'm having sweet potato shepherds pie. Mainly my coworkers and manager would comment that I don't partake in the unhealthy foods they bring for everyone at work. They have pizza and donuts occasionally and I just say no. Now if they had the fresh hot glazed donuts from the Krispy Kreme store, then I might be forced to take one or two or three icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 07, 2016 5:41 PM GMT
    It is rude to make unsolicited comments or advice of any kind to casual acquaintances or coworkers. When someone makes comments about or questions my food choices I simply ask them from what institution they got their degree in nutrition.
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    Jan 07, 2016 5:57 PM GMT
    Not anymore cus they are dead from various diseases.
  • badbug

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    Jan 07, 2016 7:04 PM GMT
    When someone makes comments about or questions my food choices I simply ask them from what institution they got their degree in nutrition


    That's dumb. If you eat at a restaurant, and get bad food...would it be an argument if the chef came out and asked you at what culinary institute you graduated from? Can you not criticize the president, because you don't have a degree in political science? What about football? Can't say anything about the play calls of a coach or the fumble of a player cause you've never played pro? How about Isis? How can you criticize Isis, you've never been a terrorist?

    You do understand doctors used to prescribe cigarettes right? You may not want to put all your faith in academic institutions that are businesses like any other.


    you are a better person for not saying anything



    I am not sure. I think i avoided confrontation because it is unpleasant at times, rather than trying to educate someone about feeding their children unhealthy foods. Maybe she gets defensive and tells me to fuck off, but some part of her has to face the idea that maybe canned spagehetti o's for 3 year olds isn't the best. Maybe she googles it, to prove herself right. Maybe she does nothing.

    The point is, maybe i risk some embarrassment and someone elses momentary annoyance, with the possible chance it leads to someone making better food choices for their children, who are reliant on the choices of their parent(s). Risk/reward scenairo is pretty good from that point of view. Maybe 49/50 the person ignores you. Maybe 1/50 they start making better choices, or maybe it's another straw on the camel's back that will eventually break and they'll start making better choices sooner?


  • HottJoe

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    Jan 07, 2016 7:45 PM GMT
    I imagine many parents feed their kids spaghetti O's because that's all their kids are willing to eat. I don't know if publicly shaming people helps enough kids to make it worth it; I think we decided it was worth it with cigarettes. That said, I do think think it's terribly irresponsible to let kids eat what they want. Kids needs their parents to tell them what to eat and when to go to bed, and parents who don't bother to raise their kids right are just setting them up for short, sickly lives in which they never get to live up to their potential or maximize their lifespan.... I also think the FDA has allowed for food manufactures to create a toxic environment. Tbh, some of the food kids eat should be prohibited from children altogether, like alcohol, because it's killing them. Yet, the commercial says, Trix are for kids. Smh.
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    Jan 07, 2016 8:14 PM GMT
    Some interesting issues being touched upon here. If some person can second guess what **I** eat, ostensibly for being suspiciously "healthy", then why can't I turn around and do similar to them? To include questioning their greasy, high-calorie, fatty fast food for being UNhealthy?

    And what about kids, that were mentioned above? Parents are supposed to do what's best for theirs. But I know a great many parents haven't got a clue. They may as well be caring for some stray cats they took in.
  • interestingch...

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    Jan 07, 2016 8:38 PM GMT
    Growing up in my parents house, we had to eat what was put in front of us, if we didn't eat it then nothing else was available and you went hungry. Luckily my parents bought organic food right from the start of my life and generally i'm healthy apart from a kidney stone. Not looking forward to that.
    I have always been able to eat big meals and not put any weight on although hitting 40 has had a little affect on the waistline and can no longer see my abs which were just there naturally. I have pretty good skin and most of my friends don't look as healthy as I do, I rarely eat fast food unless nothing else is available, I have been to Mcdonalds maybe 10 times in my life.
    I have done research into holistic diets and medicine and apparently if you mix 1/4 of a glass of organic red grape juice with water 1 1/2 hours before each meal, it does something to your metabolism and burns off the fat, obviously you need to eat an organic diet along side, don't eat red meat, just fish, foul and lamb as a side dish type of size. Plenty of fruits, nuts and vegetables.
    If anyone tries this then please let me know how you get on with it. It will take a little time to work but progress is progress and its better than starving yourself.
    Supplements are not a substitute for a healthy diet, you are what you eat, also avoid GM, do however eat full fat food but avoid anything with aspartame in it. That stuff is poison.
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    Jan 07, 2016 8:49 PM GMT
    In my book pizza is healthy food.

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