Now don't be scared. I'm not going to give you any advice on how to lose weight. I have just kept a running tab of (horrible) advice I have received from family, friends, people I don't even know. And I thought I would share... (You're welcome) I can't list all of them - these are just some of my favorites.
Eat yourself skinny - according to this friend, if you just eat more of the "right foods" you will lose weight. Maybe I need a list of those "right foods".
Nothing tastes as good as thin feels. Um, really? You obviously have never eaten a Krispy Kreme donut.
If you would just work out every day for a month, you could go down to a size 12. Thank you Captain Obvious. I am a size 12.
Have you ever thought that maybe your stomach is depressed? Huh? Now I can't take any sort of credit for that one. This was said to a friend of mine. But it happens to be one of our favorites. Wow, maybe my stomach needs therapy.
So here's a little tidbit for those that are giving advice. And believe me, I am sure I have given advice that was unsolicited. We all do it. But here's the thing: Fat/chubby/overweight people know that they are. It is no surprise to them/us. And while you think you have the best intentions, unless you are asked for dieting advice, please don't offer it. It's kind of like when you see a chubby girl and you think she is pregnant and you pat her belly and say "when are you due". It's just wrong.
See? Now I am giving YOU advice. What a tangled web we weave...
What's the best/worst advice you have received?