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Let's open a topic about overweight people

19thJul 11, 2020 by Admir
if you're willing to share your opinion, feel free to do so in the comments.
How do you set a balance between confidence and awareness? Like, if you make overweight person overconfident about their weight, they might never ask for help thinking it's fine to be that way. Obviously, you mustn't ever judge them because it will only make things worse. What to do when they are not aware of how it impacts their life? What is a good approach in your opinion?
I know people feel okay about their weight, but do they always ask for help? Obesity is one of the leading factors for many diseases, including heart diseases. How do you let someone know they should try to change something without hurting their feelings?

Comments

honestly as a fat person i am well aware of my weight and the risk factors literally every waking moment of my life LOL! if someone comments on my selfie saying building me up for being confident, it feels nice but not as nice as it would feel to be skinny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sent by brookie_cookie,Jul 11, 2020
brookie_cookie Yeah, exactly. I think many people are aware and that's really good. But, how to help them in the process of losing the weight? Should we let people deal with it or is there a way for their friends to get included without seeming to judge them
Sent by Admir,Jul 11, 2020
I WOULD BE SO MORTIFIED IF MY FRIEND EVER SAID ANYTHING TO ME ABOUT HELPING ME LOSE WEIGHT LMFAO! its one thing if i reached out but otherwise, carry on! its my life!
Sent by brookie_cookie,Jul 11, 2020
LOL okay, I get it. It certainly is one way of looking at it, being that everyone has a choice to do whatever they want with their body and sometimes it's no one's business.
Thank you!

Hope to hear more opinions.
Sent by Admir,Jul 11, 2020
its also kinda like telling a smoker/drinker etc they are killing themselves lol...they are well aware but thats what they are choosing to do i guess!!
Sent by brookie_cookie,Jul 11, 2020
I'm sure they know the risks already it's not as black and white as you're framing it as. One of the main factors in obesity is poverty so it could be incredibly hurtful in multiple ways to tell somebody who can't afford to eat healthy that they need to eat healthier
Sent by mathboy9,Jul 11, 2020
I agree, but not raising awareness is what I dislike. People need to know how smoking/drinking/overeating can negatively affect their life in the long run and if they still don't want to do nothing about it, that's none of your business. I just wish people raised awareness more because some people really are not aware. I don't think you should push for something if someone doesn't want to change anything about it though. We agreed people have their own decisions to make. :)
Sent by Admir,Jul 11, 2020
mathboy9 So how do we help such people, that's my question? Is there anything we can do?
Sent by Admir,Jul 11, 2020
admir if they aren't asking for help then there's no reason for YOU in particular to try to educate them. I'm sure there's many more people with less impulse control who will just spring this stuff on them without considering whether it's smart like you are
Sent by mathboy9,Jul 11, 2020
It's a sensitive issue and it's embarrassing to even ask for help when trying to lose weight. Some people can eat healthy and exercise and still not lose weight. I was diagnosed with PCOS and it's extremely hard to lose weight because of it. It's not always as simple as eating healthier and exercising more.

As a friend you should just support that person and be there if they try to implement lifestyle changes. One of the hardest things about getting healthy is a lack of a support system and accountability, so being that for a person can help.
Sent by EmmaM,Jul 11, 2020
Some times I feel that they have to realize it themselves and want to change up their diet.

You don't want to make them feel like you're judging them, that could definitely just push them away.
Sent by valgarfield,Jul 11, 2020
mathboy9 Thank you for your answer. There is a reason for ME to educate people because that's in description of my profession, but I wanted to hear about your approaches and views too.

EmmaM Exactly, absolutely agreed. Many people feel scared to face their problem because they think there's no way to go back to previous state. PCOS is difficult to deal with and decreases self confidence so I feel you and I'm glad you are fighting it! Support is extremely important and that's one of my points too.
Sent by Admir,Jul 11, 2020
valgarfield Do you think when they decide it's time for a change, it's smart to offer yourself as a support system? Let's say, they want to start going to gym, would you say you want to go with them and work out together & motivate each other to do better?
I feel like that would be a good thing.
Sent by Admir,Jul 11, 2020
admir yes I definitely think that is a great idea to do! Showing them support will make them feel like they are making a good choice!
Sent by valgarfield,Jul 11, 2020
admir oh that makes more sense i thought you were just going up to random people you know LMFAO
Sent by mathboy9,Jul 11, 2020

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