For the fourth or fifth time in the past month and a half, I’ve heard people bashing overweight folks for drinking diet coke with large meals. So I’ll lay it out one time just to be clear.
Yes, I’m overweight.
Yes, I like to eat large meals.
I drink diet coke not for weight control, and not because I like the taste, but because my body doesn’t do processed sugars. In fact, they make me very ill.
I know other people that drink diet for similar reasons. The derision over this makes me sick. And even if someone -is- drinking diet coke for weight loss… Well, isn’t that kinda the point? Why give them even larger hassles than they already have?
I’ve been told that being overweight is the current ‘trendy’ prejudice today, and it may or may not be true- we know it’s a health risk, and it seems to be the one thing that it’s quite all right to make fun of a person for in most films and television now, when it comes to an ‘appearance stereotype’. This doesn’t help. Lay off. It’s not that we don’t know we’re overweight. Giving us crap about our beverage choices doesn’t help us, and I can’t see it making you feel that much better about yourself.
Just my two drachma.