Today while at work I had quite the interesting chat with a care aid in the lunch room. As I was munching away on my apple she proudly displayed her healthy lunch of a spinach salad with strawberry vinegarette...then proceeded to purchase a coke (the big ones that a equivalent to 2 cans, a bag of cheezies and a chocolate bar. In that one meal she managed to consume more calories than I'd eaten in my breakfast AND lunch. She justified that by saying that she hadn't eaten anything yet, and that for supper she would only have a small sandwich for dinner. I said that I stick to 1600 calories per day, and she said she would probably "land around there" too. My quick math says that there was about 1000 calories in that and even if she was to only consume 600 more calories...what kind of nutritional value was there? Society is so screwed up when it comes to diet and calories.
Now I'm not saying I will never eat a chocolate bar or cheezies or chips again, or that I will never drink pop again...probably not 3 in the same sitting, mind you...but what really bothered me was her attitude of "I'm still going to eat only 1600 calories and the weight will just fall off (she had previously told me she wants to lose 50lbs). Sure losing weight is part of my goal...but most importantly I want to be healthy. And to be healthy we need proper nutrition. I don't know, perhaps I'm being a little critical but I just wanted to shake my head and smack her in the head.
Do your co-workers/friends make shitty decisions with food then bitch about their weight? If so how do you stop yourself from going into full on lecture mode?