Being Judged for Eating Healthy

Oooh, I’m sorry. Did eating this, offend you?

Show of hands if you’ve ever received criticism from friends or family for eating healthier? πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

β€œπ™Ύπš‘, πš•πš˜πš˜πš” 𝚊𝚝 𝚒𝚘𝚞 πšπš›πš’πš’πš—πš 𝚝𝚘 πš‹πšŽ πšŠπš•πš• πš‘πšŽπšŠπš•πšπš‘πš’.”
β€œπ™²πš˜πš–πšŽ πš˜πš—. π™Ήπšžπšœπš πš‘πšŠπšŸπšŽ 𝚊 πš‹πš’πšπšŽ.”
β€œπ™΄πšŠπš 𝚊 πš‹πšžπš›πšπšŽπš›.”
β€œπ™Έ πšπš˜πš›πšπš˜πš πš’πš˜πšžβ€™πš›πšŽ πš˜πš— 𝚊 πšπš’πšŽπš πšŠπš—πš πšŒπšŠπš—β€™πš 𝚎𝚊𝚝.”

They single you out and judge you because you’re choosing to make empowered choices for your body. π‹πŽπ‹. Like, 𝘩𝘰𝘸 π˜₯𝘒𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘢 take care of yourself. That’s sooooooo weird.

How fucked. Am I right?

I totally get how uncomfortable this feels, especially if you’re in the very beginning stages of making mindful choices. The constant nit-picking creates pressure making you second guess and can leave you feeling embarrassed.

Don’t let it, boo. You’re taking care of yourself and you should never feel guilty or ashamed for doing so.

Their judgements and criticism is about them, not about you. You’re a mirror reflecting something back to them that they don’t want to face. It’s showing them an insecurity and bringing up their own stuff about self-care. Deep down, they’re upset with themselves for failing to take responsibility of their own health.

But instead of making changesβ€”like you areβ€”they try to drag you down with them, so they project on you.

Nonetheless, even with that awareness, it’s annoying and frustrating. So, here are some responses to help navigate the situation with more ease:

>> β€œI’m not hungry, but thank you for offering.”
>> β€œThis way of eating really works for me and I feel great, so I’m gunna keep doing it.β€œ
>> β€œI don’t judge you for what you put in your body, so why do you feel the need to judge me?”
>> β€œYeah...you’re right. How dare I take care of my body, that’s sooooo weird.”
>> β€œThe food I put in my body doesn’t effect you, so I’m not really sure why you care? You should probably unpack whatever it is that’s coming up for you and figure out why my dietary choices upset you so much.

^^ (The last part is optional, but I like to be a passive aggressive bitch sometimes πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ).

Cheers to taking care of yourself and forgetting about what others have to say about it.

XX

Devi