When - if ever - is it okay to tell someone to lose weight?
Hypothetically speaking, would it be okay for me to tell, say, an aunt, that I think she should consider going on a diet in light of the fact that heart disease runs strongly in our family?
After all, it would be okay for me to harass this same aunt about a smoking habit, right? People do that all the time.
Now let's switch the scene. What if I was talking to a friend, who was obviously unhappy due to recent weight gain. Would it be kosher for me to say, "I think you'd be much more confident if you lost those 15lb you've gained?"
Why? Why not? Tell me your thoughts. This is an open post. =) I'll be chiming in to let you know what I think in the comments!
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