S’PORE GIRL TRIES TO EAT HEALTHY & LOSE WEIGHT, GETS FAT SHAMED BY FAMILY MEMBERS

I have always been on the heavy side. My whole family is actually. I used to be bullied in school when I was young. I always pretended like I didn’t care and that it didn’t bother me, but it did. I recently started trying to become healthier by gymming regularly and eating more veg and generally smaller portions. It’s only been a few weeks but I feel a lot better.

The problem is that my family is so unsupportive. My mom especially keeps telling me to eat more and puts more food on my plate. My brother teases me for trying to be slimmer. My dad keeps asking if I have a boyfriend or something. I hate eating with them because I have to constantly be on guard. It’s already hard enough trying to stuck to healthy choices instead of sliding back into my old habits. I feel ashamed for wanting to be healthy even though I know it’s a good choice.

Does anyone have experience with this? How can I stick to my goals when it’s so hostile? Eating outside all the time isn’t an option because healthy food is really expensive and my family always eats at least one meal per day together.

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