Is this lady overreacting in her healthy eating habits?
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|Tue, 03-25-2014 - 1:51pm|
There is a lady who works in a company who is located next to where I work (we are no coworkers though but we do know each other and talk) , who is 28yrs old, she is married no kids. She is always taking care of her body; she goes to the gym everyday before coming to work in the morning. She has an nice very body,, flat abs, curvy hips but overall she has a nice body. But she does not enjoy the art of eating and enjoying the food, cause she is always thinking in calories, calories here, calories there or that food may you gain weight or not if I eat this or that and I mean she has an awesome body any girl will like to have her body. I was told that for lunch she hardly eats substantial lunch is more like sandwiches, or pita with lettuce, tomato, avocado and tuna and a beverage and an apple, that kind of lunch or similar meals she eats it like 4 days a week during work days. She hardly eats pasta, brown rice, steamed vegetables. For mid snacks each day she always have low fat yogurt. For breakfast I have been told that she only eats cereal and fruits. I do not know how she eats during the weekend though as I do not live with her. I have heard that her husband is total the opposite, he likes to eat meat and good food but not to the extreme and with moderation.
From time to time during week days she eats lunch outside the office and I heard that when she eats outside with other coworkers she eats the same thing as if she will eat inside the office while the other coworkers eat normal.
The thing is that last year when the company she works for had their Christmas annual party, weeks before that I offered here a small slice of banana cake that I baked and she turn it down she did not say the exact reason why she only told me: I’m in sweet abstinence for a month. I do know she hardly eats sweet but she has baked in the past cakes that she has offered me and her coworkers and she always tell us she made it herself. Anyway she told me she could not accept my banana cake because she was in abstinence for a month. Then I was told that she was in abstinence cause she wanted to look in a bikini for the office party that was going to take place at the beach that is why she was not eating sweets for a month, any kind of sweet not even a small tiny anything of anything. I was like what?? She already has an amazing body, all ladies at her work envy her body, she goes to the gym each day for 2 hrs to each their own of course but she over reacts. But then for lunch she eats so little because she assumes other foods are weight gainers. Today I offered her a small piece of lemon cake that I baked over the weekend and again she turned it down. I was surprised, as I thought she does eat sweet but rarely and I thought that the sweet abstinence was only for last year in order to fit in a bikini but today I found out that this time she is in Easter abstinence. I was like what?? Easter abstinence,, what is that I never heard that before. I thought that she was in abstinence due to the Holy week in mid April as according to the Catholic religion people should not eat meat from cows or chicken we can only eat sea food during those days of Holy Thursday and Good Friday but then I found out that she is in sweet abstinence cause she is traveling to Europe for Holy Week and she knows that once in Europe she cant refuse not to eat and she will take advantage of all the good food Europe has to offer her and she knows she will eat and more there so she is in abstinence now and working out more in order not to gain that much weight when she has to travel to Europe in mid April.
I believe that once she gets pregnant and if she sees that gaining weight during pregnancy is part of life and it is NORMAL, I hope she won’t freak out or that during pregnancy she has to eat all food groups in moderation she wont freak out as well.
If this lady only knew the meals high endurance athletes consume in order to working out and keep themselves in good condition she will faint Im sure
Is this lady over reacting about the way she believes is the good way to eat in order to stay fit?