Dear Kelly, I have a friend who is underweight yet says things like "I have to punish myself in the gym because I ate a burger". I'm wondering if you or your listeners can suggest a subtle way for me to get her to realize that she needs help? At this point, I'm really worried she'll become anorexic.
Weight loss, and weight gain, is a personally journey. When I weighed 225 lbs. the comments I heard from friends and family only made me want to eat more. When I got down to 132 lbs., which is very thin for me as 138 lbs. is healthy and comfortable, friends and family kept telling me that I was too thin and that I needed to eat a sandwich. Those comments made me want to eat less and work out harder. I don't know what my listeners will suggest but, from personal experience, I don't think you should say anything. Love her and accept her as she is and hope that she realizes soon that she needs to workout less and eat a little more. I finally did, but now I need to lose 6 lbs. to get back to my comfortable 138! Play you gotta pay.
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