How should you eat if you're on a diet and your friends aren't?
August 9, 2012 10:54am CST
For two months now I've been regularly exercising. And all exercise will be futile if you don't control what you eat. At least that's what I've gleaned from various sources across the net. So I've gone from white bread to wheat bread, drank minimal soda ( a big feat for me trust me) and shifted from a high carb diet to protein inclined diet (turbo fire people). I'm from Asia, with rice as staple food so that really is something weird for most of my peers and more so for my very vocal friends. I'm not obsessing. I'm just choosing a healthier lifestyle. The problem is, most of my friends have different thoughts about my new lifestyle. For sometime now, I've been dreading eating out with friends because I can't seem to convince them that I'm really (really,really,really no matter how much I'm drooling) not into unhealthy food right now. I'm feeling the effects of my diet and regular exercise. I'm way more alert these days. I have the "energy" for the first time in my life. I'm afraid I'll fall back to the old me just to make my friends like me (and stop pestering me about what I eat). I realize that there should be a question here somewhere.
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14 Aug 12
I think that what you are doing is awesome! Who cares what other people think, if they see a big difference in your stamina or well being they may even follow your lead ;) I was from 72KG to 54KG, been there done that. It's tough but nothing beats self satisfaction (not from eating) from self achieving :) cheers!
15 Aug 12
You got that right. Achieving something for yourself is not something we should be ashamed of. Especially if it's not affecting other people negatively. You've lost a lot! I'm sure you're quite proud of yourself. And rightly deserving to be! We can be each other's very own cheering squad.
15 Aug 12
It was rough stages of losing weight, I even posted it here. Going through Anorexia, Bulimia, Yoyo diet, arghh not good but ended well. I wasnt so proud then because I was hiding that I have eating disorder, now I am very proud that I have done it the right way :) Cheers to all women who transform themselves to being better, battling the metabolism the right way! woohooo! :)
14 Aug 12
Thanks for the vote of confidence! It's not only about losing weight. I'm just afraid of the diseases I am genetically inclined to get when I hit my forties. That's why I'm trying to eat healthy now. I don't want to find out one day that I can't eat tasty food anymore because I was lax with my diet right now.
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9 Aug 12
I don't believe any diet that doesn't allow you to eat the foods you want will work. You are already fighting a losing battle because temptation always wins out in the end. You may want to allow for free days where you can eat whatever you want, but use moderation so that you dont over do it. This will allow you days where you can hang with your friends and enjoy yourself without worrying about food.