Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Not on a Diet!!


I am tired of being asked if I am on a diet! I am not on a diet nor have I ever been on one.

Why would someone who is as skinny as me go on a diet? If I was on one, I must be either anorexic or bulimic which I am not.

I am thin because I have a high metabolic rate. I have always been a skinny girl, even as a child. I am neither ill nor on a diet, I just happen to be rather thin.

And newsflash, I am not the only one of my kind out there. Believe it or not, some of those ultra skinny people walking around probably have a very good appetite and eat all their meals. I know a few myself.

Just as there are people who eat and remain scrawny, there are those who eat sparingly and are still overweight. So not all large people are gorging themselves out, and not all the skinny ones are eating like birds. Sometimes people just can't help the way they look.

I was brought up to eat healthy and at the same time not to deny myself the good stuff.  As much as I love my oats and green tea, I am a sucker for desserts and calorie rich north indian cuisine.

As my body shows no sign of piling on the kilos despite my current sedentary lifestyle, I am bracing myself for more of: "Why so thin? are you on a diet?"  Sigh....

5 comments:

jesscet said...

ah.. am envious of you.. i really have to watch what i eat!
but ya, know how those comments can be annoying!!
so how're you doing my dear? :)

Gladys said...

You are one very lucky woman!

jothi said...

Hei thanks dear! but life on the other side of the divide is not all that great either, each time I look at an ultra skinny person, I wonder if that's gonna be me at some point...

E said...

I see, you've not updated your blog yet, so I decided to read other older post of yours and came across this. I completely understand where you're coming from. I used to be VERY skinny in high school and always, I get questions like that, which can be really annoying. No matter how much I ate, I wouldn't gain weight.

But after I left high school, my body and hormones changed, so I'm not as skinny as I used to be. But I still have a dear friend who is in the same situation until today.

Jothi said...

Hi! thanks for dropping by, this comment just came in, blogger's been a bit wonky I think. Yeah the whole point of the post is that sometimes people just can't help the way they look (skinny or not). So acceptance is key. While on the other hand, its impolite to go around commenting on people's weight.