I agree with this article to some extent but I also disagree some. Actual saboteurs do exist. Absolutely. However, I think that people are quick to jump to judgement and place blame on people for being 'food pushers' when they're just being normal. Remember, not everything is about you. When someone brings brownies to work, it's rare that they thought, "I'm going to go to the expense and effort of bringing brownies just so I can ruin Jim's diet." Usually it's more or a run of the mill friendly gesture. As for people offering extra helpings, maybe they're just remembering the things/quantities you used to like and are trying to be accommodating. Your diet is likely at the forefront of your mind...but it's not exactly the most important thing going on in your aunt's life.
I think that this suddenly thinking that anyone who offers you a cookie or brownie or whatever is doing it just to sabotage you and then responding as though that is a certain truth is part of why people on diets often lament that their relationships are strained. Again, absolutely sometimes it is because people are jealous and uncomfortable with the changes in your diet and exercise and body. But sometimes, it's because of your behavior. So just take a minute and check in honestly and err on the side of giving people the benefit of the doubt. You are responsible for your own choices and willpower. Practice "No thanks." and "That was/looks delicious but I'm full."
- 6/9/2015 12:59:47 PM