Posted by Sue
Eighty percent of Americans over the age of 25 are overweight. Obviously, relating well to your chubby friends and co-workers is going to become a very valuable social skill in the future… Because I’m nice like that, I’m gonna help you out with a few tips:
1) Do not share weight loss tips with your chubby friends. My gosh people. We know how to lose weight. If there is one thing chubby people know how to do its DIET. Do you KNOW how many diets I’ve been on? I’ve lost a TON of weight. And then regained it. And lost it and regained and lost and regained and lost and regained. And lost it again. I’m not lacking knowledge about weight loss methods, believe me.
2) Don’t tell me how to keep it off either. I know all about that too. I know WHAT I need to do, I just struggle with actually doing it. I could probably write a BOOK about how to eat healthy, maintain a healthy weight, eat a balanced diet, etc. I just don’t especially like living the behaviors that make all that happen.
3) If your chubby friend says, “I am SO FAT,” do not ever attempt to be honest, straightforward or tactfully helpful. Just say, “You look great.” Repeat after me. “You look great.” That’s it. That’s all you need to say. Trust me.
4) Don’t complain about being fat in front of me if you are more than four sizes smaller than I am. Just DON’T. Because, what are you trying to say, that I’m Gargantutron or something? I know, I know – if I were a good friend, I would listen and try be supportive and would not read anything into what you are saying. And then right after that I would turn into a magical fairy and sprinkle my happy pink sparkle dust all over the universe.
How ’bout you – you got any tips?