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friend shaming ....is that friendly??

Sunday, April 04, 2021

A friend of mine posted a recipe of sorts of baked pineapple drizzled with a little spoon of honey for flavor as a snack.
A friend of hers commented about how high the carbs would be and that she was supposed to be doing low carb. This other person went on to brag about the weight she has lost and how the friend was falling behind.
Is this motivation??
Is this encouragement?
Body shaming, food shaming, shaming someone for whatever reason equals getting results????
Mostly it makes the person feel so bad about themselves they end up failing because they feel like they already have.
I have nothing against keto, I did it myself for awhile....but I love oranges and milk so it didnt last.
Low carb I still practice as much as possible.
But I found that keto was too restrictive.
I am NOT shaming anyone who does keto. It is a great plan if you want to go that way.
Personally I love a couple of pineapple chunks in my salad.
It is what it is whatever you want to make it.....
But make it about YOUR health and happiness....not to be better or stronger or more committed than someone else.
At the moment, my biggest issue is lowering my cholesterol which is higher than it should be and I do NOT want to go on a statin.
So this is my focus for now.
Eating foods that will not contribute to my cholesterol rising, reducing stress, adding exercise and trying to just enjoy life without the shaming of others who must not be enjoying theirs enough.
Happy Easter.
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  • NASFKAB
    Very true some people cant understand how words can hurt.
    66 days ago
  • GORDON66
    Social media can be a cesspool. Take care and be safe!!!

    Leslie

    XXXOOO
    XXX
    69 days ago
  • AZMOMXTWO
    awesome point I use to post small encouraging quotes until some one said it was wrong now I just post in my goals if you don't like it scroll past it

    I do not ever put down some one if I disagree with their post I just go past it

    Have a Fantastic Day

    Happy Easter

    A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.
    Mahatma Gandhi
    69 days ago
  • GRLTAZ
    Well said. It is YOUR journey and you should make it about you. I know there are many people in our world with their own issues and ways of dealing with them and they sometimes mean well and some times are being mean. I try to see the good in them for we are all made the same. I struggle with trying to be supportive here and i still get flack some times. Keep sparking !
    69 days ago
  • LIVINGLOVINLIFE
    People think they are helping? But in reality they are very hurtful. Thank you for this very important blog.
    69 days ago
  • WLHOPE
    If you truly want to lower cholesterol track only saturated fats and keep them like under 10. All other fats don’t matter. My doctor had me do this and dropped cholesterol 60 points in 3 months.
    69 days ago
  • ENDUROVET
    Happy Easter!

    I could not believe the comments on a friend’s Facebook post - she was hospitalized last week with a bleeding ulcer, had to receive 2 units of blood etc etc. Some of them were incredulous that red wine and Advil could do such damage - are you calling her a liar??!!??
    And of course there was one who claimed it was her “dirty keto” diet which almost killed her - wow!
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    69 days ago
  • LUVSCLASSICS
    Exactly, This is about yourself, your health, what YOU choose as your menu, put into your body, do for your body.

    I, too need to lower my cholesterol!! After Easter menu, sister likes traditional ham, my plan for myself is
    Eating Plant Based. Easy way is to Meal Prep, Lentils, with vegetable broth, and water, add spice of choice, cumin 1 tsp, raw carrots, celery.
    I receive Plant-based e-mail newsletter from T. Collins.
    Have you read “ Forks Over Knives” book, also a magazine, can check-out from library digitally, on-line.
    69 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/4/2021 9:38:39 AM
  • MDOWER1
    I'm with you
    69 days ago
  • no profile photo MLR_00
    Agree
    69 days ago
  • CHERYLHURT
    Agree
    69 days ago
  • SHAKERATTLEROLL
    emoticon You said it all in a nutshell (as the saying goes). We are all here to encourage, lift up, offer advice when asked but not to down someone. Have a good day
    69 days ago
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