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You’re a “Skinny B****”

Have you ever gotten backhanded "compliments" from anyone after making a serious body transformation?

Check this out — we got an email just yesterday from a women in our Boot Camp

It had to do with some comments she heard from family and "friends" over Thanksgiving.

how to fit into skinny jeans"Thanks to you guys and your boot camp, I fit into my "skinny jeans" and wore them on Thanksgiving — for two reasons — one, I felt great about myself and two, they helped control my intake because it was more difficult to overeat like I’m used to on Thanksgiving.  But rather than getting compliments on my recent changes, my sister called me a "skinny b*****" (telling me it was a term of endearment) and my family continuing to tell me to eat, eat, EAT!!!!  Why is it that after making a ton of change and improving myself, am I the one who is the "bad guy" in all of this?"

And, similarly, we also heard from someone else who said that all her family kept saying to her were things like "when are you going be done with this health stuff?  Just eat already … aren’t you getting a little carried away?"

It’s interesting.

Because as someone who leads a pretty healthy lifestyle, making time for exercise, eating clean 90% of the time, and doing the other things we talk about on a daily basis…

We hear the same things.

We’re not suggesting standing on a podium and preaching about how everyone else should change their diets if they don’t eat well … that will fall on deaf ears.

But why is it that when you are making great changes, have made huge improvements, look and feel fantastic….

Do people try to shoot you down with their "compliments?"

People who eat well and take care of their bodies are always expected to change … but it never seems to be the other way around. 

Maybe instead of hearing "c’mon, eat these Big Mac and fries just ONCE" it should be "c’mon, eat this apple and put down that coke just ONCE."

Just our two cents.

Considering it’s suggested 50% of the population will have diabetes — one of the most preventable diseases in the world — by 2020, I don’t think I’m going overboard with these thoughts.

Do you agree?

 

 

7 Responses to You’re a “Skinny B****”

  1. Timothy Ward November 30, 2010 at 10:39 am #

    Many of my clients are going through the exact same thing. It is ridiculous. I didn’t know that going from 20% body fat to 9% body fat and being stronger, faster, more athletic, and healthier than ever was a bad thing. I don’t know if people are just jealous of success or if they have been brainwashed to think that in shape = anorexia. Maybe it is both.

  2. Tracy November 30, 2010 at 11:53 am #

    This question doesn’t have anything to do with this article, but I’m wondering why when I eat a serving of oatmeal for breakfast with 5 grams of protein, I am hungry within an hour. But when I eat 1/2 cup of egg beaters with fat free cheese melted on top, about 17 grams of protein, I am really full and sometimes can’t finish it. Is it because of the protein difference. I’ve also heard that oatmeal is not all that good of a choice. What is your knowledge on this? Thanks,

  3. Jim from Functional Fitness Facts December 2, 2010 at 8:02 pm #

    When someone doesn’t have the discipline and motivation to live a healthy lifestyle, they oftentimes feel jealous of someone who does. All of us who do eat a healthy diet and exercise on a regular basis have had people question why we do it. I used to work with some people who implied that there was something wrong with me because I wouldn’t eat doughnuts at meetings.

  4. Jim from Functional Fitness Facts December 2, 2010 at 8:03 pm #

    When someone doesn’t have the discipline and motivation to live a healthy lifestyle, they oftentimes feel jealous of someone who does. All of us who do eat a healthy diet and exercise on a regular basis have had people question why we do it. I used to work with some people who implied that there was something wrong with me because I wouldn’t eat doughnuts at meetings.

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