The D word.

Diet. Before working in an office, I was sheltered by having mainly male friends and fellow geeky girl friends. I had no idea how much dieting affects real women. I didn’t realise that women go on about them as much as I had heard about and read in magazines. Kinda naive I know and also I’m not saying all women are like this 😛

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Cliché pic no?
Working in a small office, it’s hard not to overhear conversations and I was surprised to hear conversations mainly about diets. What they’ve been eating, what they’ve given up and how many pounds they’ve lost this week. 
 
The crazy thing is, none of the people I hear talking about dieting are particularly overweight, a couple are even pretty thin. So why is it all they go on about? Why can’t they just eat right, do a bit of exercise and not watch every single thing that goes in their mouths? Easier said than done I suppose. 
 
Obviously I can see why people diet and fair enough – but there must be something more interesting to talk about. I’m not talking about extreme dieting like anorexia because that’s a condition – I’m talking about everyday people who just talk about diets like they do celebrities. It’s just a topic of conversation. 
 
I’m not saying I mind, just that it’s unusual to me. Go for it – diet, just don’t judge me and what I eat. When going to get some water today, a woman asked if I was trying to be healthy. I said no, I just like water. Food is very important to me. I need to eat quite regular small snacks otherwise my stomach rumbles and that’s just embarrassing. I feel like I’m being watched whenever I eat which I don’t like. 
 
I’m not skinny, I’m not fat. I don’t watch everything I eat. I eat what I like and that is a mix of healthy with some unhealthy things thrown in for fun (of course). I don’t own a set of scales and I’m a lot happier now being a size 14 then when I was younger and a size 10. Could I stand to loose a few pounds? Of course I could, but I’ll do it over time at my own pace. I love food way too much to give things up completely.
Don’t judge me.

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Stop laughing. 
 
I didn’t finish it, but I gave it a damn good try!
 
By the way, this is a completely biased view of dieting – just my honest thoughts on it. If you have an opinion, please share – I’m really interested to find out more 🙂 

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2 Comments

  1. I have the exact same view of dieting. I love food way too much. I’m usually pretty healthy, I drink loads of water and eat huge amounts of fruit and vegetables but I certainly have plenty of treats. I’m currently between a size 10-12 and I have lost count of the number of people who have asked if I’m trying to lose weight before my wedding in April! Perhaps I should, but I’m not! x

  2. Very cool of you to not be pushed by people to diet for your wedding. If you want to diet, it should be your decision not others. High five my fellow food lover 🙂 xx

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