Things To NEVER Say When Trying To Lose Weight

By on July 15, 2013
Going on a diet isn’t hard. The hard part is staying on the diet and sticking to it. Studies show that it is easier to stick to a diet and exercise regimen when there is support available. That reinforcement can come from family members, friends, co-workers, gym buddies or online friends you’ve made. Where the support comes from does not matter as long as it is being received. If some type of support system is in place, you are less likely to give up on the weight loss program and yourself.

However, even with a support system in place, dieters can run into problems. All too often, this alleged support system can break down and stop pushing willpower your way. Family members and friends are probably the worst when it comes to this. There are certain phrases that people will say to you about your weight loss efforts that just really get under your skin.

  • “Are you seriously going to eat that?” No, I just have it on my plate for the heck of it. Of course I’m going to eat it – I’m entitled to a splurge every once in a while for my hard work and dedication, right?
  • “Make sure you don’t get too skinny…you’ll look sick!” I still have plenty of muscle here and I don’t plan on looking anorexic!
  • “You really should consider avoiding carbs.” I’m trying here!
  • “Want some of this chocolate cake?” Um, no, I’m on a diet! You shouldn’t even be offering it to me!
  • “You’re looking great! You were huge before!” Oh, thanks so much.
  • “Atkins didn’t work for me. You should try Weight Watchers.” Well, just because it didn’t work for you doesn’t mean it isn’t going to work for me. In fact, Atkins is working for me.
  • “What is wrong with your clothes?” Uh, I’m in between sizes because I’m actually losing weight!
  • “You lost 10 pounds? Wow, you look the same to me.” Oh, gee, thank you so much for boosting my confidence.

It is because of these above statements  that many people have decided to keep the fact that they are trying to lose weight to themselves. This actually does more harm than good because they do not have a support system. They end up failing at their diet because they had no one to encourage and motivate them.

If you’re trying to lose weight, make sure to forward this article to your support system. Make sure they know what things not to say to you while you’re on your diet. And for those of you are that are part of a support system, try to avoid saying these phrases. More than likely, your loved one is trying their hardest to lose weight and really need your 100% full support.

About The Author: Susan Patterson

Susan Patterson is a natural health writer with passion for living well. Her writing includes regular contributions to some of the most visited health and wellness sites on the Internet, e-books, and expert advice. As a Certified Health Coach, Master Gardener and Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor, Susan has helped many people move towards a better understanding of alternative health options. Susan practices what she writes and is an avid fitness enthusiast, whole foods advocate and pursuer of sustainable living.

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