Most of my client work in an office and this comes with a HUGE problem... other people in the office!
This in itself isn't a problem BUT people aren't just people, people are a bag of judgement and emotions.
so when my client pulls out a food prep container and people start saying 'ooo what have you got? that smells funny', 'are you losing weight, you don't need too, you look fine', 'why are you eating that, don't you just want a doughnut?', and all that stuff.
which might be true, they person might be at a healthy weight, that doesn't mean they're happy, some people feel sluggish and heavy at the weight they are, I'm now 96 kilos (211 lbs) and I feel heavy, It's a healthy weight for someone my height and that trains but when I move/run I feel heavy and sluggish, so I do need to drop my body weight for ME, not for the scale but for my own... mental health I suppose. so some people might fit into that 'healthy scale' but not feel it, and that feel is more important, you must feel comfortable in your skin.
So stop telling people that they don't need to lose weight and they look fine, it makes people feel guilty for wanting to feel their best.
The 'Your food smells/looks funny' comment.. you just need to fuck off with that. it's food, the person finds it delicious, get over yourself and focus on what you're doing. stop judging someone's food when you're sitting there with a cake, chocolate bar, packet of crisps, bottle of full fat coke and a sausage and cheese muffin. Focus on your own things and fix your health.
Then the 'Don't you just want a doughnut?' is a very very very worrying idea when it comes to dieting. if you go on a diet that says 'what's your favourite food? okay yeah never eat that again'
that's the best and quickest way to make sure someone never adheres to their diet.
When you're dieting you need a certain amount of 'free' (can't think of a better word) calories, these are calories that don't count these are calories that you allocate specifically for your favourite foods, like biscuits etc. but this is the last thing to sort out, first is calories overall, then protein, food quality like veg, fruits etc and then sort out the rest of you caloric allowance.
so if that person wants a doughnut, eat a doughnut, just eat 1 not 10.
It's insane how much judgement there is in an office space, stop judging other people, instead why not ask if you can help them? or join them? or see if they can help you to lose weight. if you all your going to do is comment on the other person then take a look at your own health and if you're eating loads of poor quality foods then fuck off.
Have a wonderful day.
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