It can be difficult and a bit touchy to deal with a friend or family member who is really trying to diet.
A lot of questions and potentially awkward situations can arise and you can potentially offend someone on a diet without even knowing it.
Take a look at what happened here and see if you think this woman acted like an a**hole.
“Yesterday me and a few of my girlfriends (we’re all mid 30s F) whom I only see 1-2x a year (due to kids/distance) were finally together again, and having brunch.
One of the girls “Jenna” has gained a lot of weight in the past few years due to stress and Covid. She is still absolutely gorgeous, and also none of us ever mention her weight to her or to each other at all.
She herself started a conversation with us about how she’s trying to lose weight, and that she is currently on a diet of only 800 calories a day, while still running and working out. The rest of us said that that’s very little for an active woman in her 30s, but she said no because she knows what she’s doing, and she just wants to lose weight fast.
I told her that I have a family member who did such a hardcore diet a few times, and it resulted in an eating disorder and osteoporosis, because she didn’t consume enough nutrients. And that therefore it might be a good idea to talk to a nutritionist or a doctor just to make sure she stays healthy while losing weight.
She got SUPER angry at me and said that it’s none of my business, and that because I’m naturally skinny I have no idea what life as a fat person is like, and I shouldn’t offer any opinions.
Again I never ever mentioned her weight at all, I just got worried and suggested she consults a medical professional just to make sure she’s going about a diet in a healthy way.
Check out what Reddit users had to say about this.
One person said she’s NTA and that her friend might be damaging her health.
And this individual brought up two good points about what’s going on here.
Another Reddit user said she’s NTA and talked about when they dealt with an eating disorder in their past.
Now it’s your turn.
Let us know what you think in the comments.