Body

Please Don’t Tell Me About Your Diet. Here’s Why.

(Inspired by Julia Shiplett’s recent New York Times piece, “Reasons I May Be Eating Right Now”):

It makes me feel guilty.
It makes me feel superior.
I judge them for being overweight.
I am afraid of becoming overweight.
I judge myself for being afraid of becoming overweight.
I think health and nutrition are obvious and don’t need to be discussed.
It reminds me that we share the same questions about and struggles with health and nutrition.
I don’t think it’s an appropriate topic for public discussion.
I wonder if I would feel better if I talked about it instead of keeping it all inside my head.
It’s boring.
It’s interesting. It makes makes me wonder if I should try the (fill-in-the-blank) approach.
It makes me wonder if I should be stricter with myself.
It makes me wonder if I should be more lenient with myself.
It makes me long to stay in control of my diet and weight as I get older.
It makes me long to be less consumed by concerns about diet and weight as I get older.

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