Sometimes I wonder if people try to convince me to eat more than what I'm comfortable with because I'm overweight. I used to be a normal weight, then I put on more than a few pounds after starting college, and I've definitely gotten bigger. Perhaps they think that, because I'm fat, I want to eat four platefuls of food.
I think I'll definitely try dividing one plate's worth of food over two plates if we go to a buffet again. Thank you all very much for the advice.
Lol.....sometimes I wonder if people want me to eat more than I'm comfortable with because I *used* to be overweight, and after a LOT of work on my part (going to the gym every day, cutting out fried food, alcohol, and pop with sugar in it, and trying to make healthier choices in general), I'm finally within shouting distance of a normal weight. A lot of people have reacted to this strangely....guys showing interest in me when they didn't before, girls acting snotty towards me as if they think I'd try to steal their boyfriends, and yes, people who try to get me to eat more than I normally would, or miss a day of working out, because they think I'm "too hard on myself," or whatever. Umm, no......number one, I'm 5'10" and around a size 14, so I'm FAR from anorexic, and number two, I can't stand it when other people try to tell me what my body needs.