I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that it’s not okay to start a conversation with someone by telling them that you hate them. Even if it is followed up by something like, “You’re so pretty.” As in, “I hate you. You always look perfect.” I mean, where do you go from there? Kind of a conversation killer if you ask me.
Same goes for . . . well, so many things associated with weight. Your subtle encouragement of a friend on a diet may come off as judgmental, pushy, or as “fat shaming.” Your “admiration” of a thin friend may not sound like admiration to her. Either way, there are stigmas involved with weight that can lead to depression, anxiety, and eating disorders – whether you are talking about being fat or thin.
So, how do you keep from making a weight-y faux pas? Below are some of the biggest blunders – and what to say instead.
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