I am trying to do things the right way, increasing activity, working out, drinking more water, eating better, cooking better for my family, etc. I have been going to the gym every day and one of my neighbors has been coming with me and she is OBSESSED with the HCG diet and something about cayanne (sp?) pepper, its driving me nuts! I have explained to her my reservations about it, that I think eating only 500 calories a day is insane and unhealthy, and she is cutting out major food items and if she wants to cut those things out fine, but I don't think it will last long term so its kind of a trap she is setting for herself. But hey, not my body, not my problem. Except for the fact that she talks about her diet and her shots and tries to convince me that its an awesome diet every day while we are driving to the gym. I try to block it out but omg its so frustrating knowing she is reaking havoc on her body and then trying to convince me to do it!
Then the other day I was talking to my sister (she is in the military and not by any means overweight right now) and she was saying that she was waiting on her herbalife box to come in the mail and how she is going to replace two meals a day with the shakes and all this other stuff and again, I explained my reservations with the diet but told her to just be sure to take her vitamins.
I know Fad Diets are all over the place and every one and their cousin has tried one at one point and maybe its just because I am trying to get healthier so I notice it more? idk.
How do you handle loved ones trying to convince you that their Fad Diet is healthy and isn't as bad as you think? Has anyone dealt with this before or am I just weird for noticing it?
on Mar. 10, 2013 at 11:07 PM