Overheard in the real world...

I popped into a vintage clothing during lunch on my prowl for some authentic rodeo gear (i.e. cute plaid and boots to woo the cowboys) for the Pendleton Round-Up I'm attending next weekend. Sifting through the racks, I heard a girl come out of the dressing room and ask the woman at the register to help her zip up the back of the dress or tell her if the dress was too small.

The preggers store manager replied to size 4 girl, "too small, but you know how you can lose 15 lbs and fit into that in two weeks?" No. How? "Don't eat any sugar or wheat. Seriously." Oh, ok. "Yeah, it kind of sucks because you can only eat vegetables and meat, but it really works. You can't even eat fruit because it has sugar in it. My friend wanted me to go on the diet with her for Halloween, but since I'm pregnant and my baby really likes fruit right now, that's not gonna happen." To which, I hope size 4 girl raised her eyebrows and made a crinkly face. Instead, the girl purchased an apron and something lacy that apparently did fit.

Seriously people, if those are the extremes you're willing to go to just to lose a few pounds, don't do it. It's not worth it and it won't be permanent because no one can live on such a boring diet. Well, I can't anyway. Carbs are my friend and why shouldn't they be? They fuel the bod. And 15 lbs...is she crazy? You might be able to lose 5, but not 15.

Comments

I think that's called South Beach, and it works until you start eating sugar/wheat again.
heatherdc said…
omg. Being a nutrition major I can't even dignify this with a decent response. ha Ahhh I would've probably said something unpleasant.
Single said…
Size 4 should have slapped Preggers! Ok, that might be a bit much, but you catch my drift. What a rude salesperson!
Laura said…
Is it wrong that I think that kind of sounds like a good idea? At least cutting out the wheat. I like fruit though :)

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