10 Things You Should Never Say To A Fat Person

People love to give health and fitness advice to fat people that they’ve heard a million times before! To avoid looking like an ass here’s a list of things you should never say

Claire McGregor

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1. I/ My friend/My sister/My next door neighbour’s best friend’s parrot has tried this fabulous new diet. Maybe it would work for you?

I can guarantee said fat person will have heard of, tried and failed at a version of pretty much any diet you could name. Probably more than once. Lack of knowledge about diet plans will never be the problem! The fact that no diet works long term is the problem. Suggesting another one is trying to keep the person running on a hamster wheel. One that may actually threaten their health more than just staying the size they are.

2. Have you tried low carb/gluten-free/vegan?

No but cutting out entire food groups unnecessarily is not something a fat person needs to do. Is not something anyone needs to do in fact. Unless they have a moral objection or an actual food allergy it’s just calorie restriction in disguise. Being a fat person and receiving unsolicited advice about diets is annoying and often upsetting. You wouldn’t just suggest a diet to a thin person without being asked. You wouldn’t suggest a diet to fatten someone up who is clearly underweight even though this can be equally dangerous to a person’s health. Extend the same courtesy to fat people.

3. Are you sure you want to eat that?

Grrr! My most hated one! Firstly it is no one else’s goddamned business what another person eats and you have no right to comment on it. No not even if the person is your partner, family member or best friend. It doesn’t make you helpful, bluntly it just makes you an arsehole. You wouldn’t do it to thin people so why is it ok to police the diet of fat people? Answer — it’s not! Unless the food is actually going to be dangerous to the person due to allergies etc keep it zipped!

4. Have you considered bariatric surgery? I’ve seen…

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Claire McGregor

I’m a writer taking my time to learn what good writing’s about and get my blog off the ground. I want to connect and learn. My Blog https://www.cmoomuses.com