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weight loss

I went to an individual small company for weight loss. The person I was assigned to was about 400 lbs. Don't get me wrong, I don't think jobs should depend on wether your thin or not. But this was a weight loss company. Any thoughts?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:42 PM on Jan. 26, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • I wouldn't be comfortable having someone obviously also overweight/obese motivate, train and teach me to lose weight when they themselves don't practice the same principals
    Mom2Jack04

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 2:44 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • sure doesn't look good for the company they work for. I would not take advise from someone who is obviously obese.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:50 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • are they a success story, or a story in progress? Maybe they were once heavier and are losing weight with the program.
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 3:24 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • I would find it very hard to take diet advice from someone that was heavy.
    Peajewel

    Answer by Peajewel at 5:00 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Maybe they are on the program as well.
    Orionsgirl

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 5:17 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • i agree that it can be discouraging to see someone overweight when you are looking for advice... i would think about 2 things... one, are they or were they part of the program as well? and no matter if they were or not, are they giving you sound advice?
    honestly i don't care if my dr smokes and tells me not to... i don't care if he drinks coffee but preaches that you shouldn't... he is giving me good advice, just not following it himself... i would think the same for someone giving you weight loss advice...
    asil

    Answer by asil at 8:05 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • I wouldn't take advice about weight loss from someone who was 400 pounds, unless they were losing weight themselves, and had lost like 300 pounds already.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 9:39 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • i think a person should be thin that works at loseing weight places , i felt like they couldnt help me cause they were no longer thin - put their own lbs. back on , even though i been there before , it dosent seem so supportive.
    letstalk747

    Answer by letstalk747 at 12:22 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • Interesting.
    cleanaturalady

    Answer by cleanaturalady at 12:41 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • I admit that I would probably ask if THEY were on the program too, and for how long. They may not be doing it, or may have juststarted and I would want to take that into account before I made my decision.
    ethans_momma06

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 7:22 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

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