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Dieting

Everyone who wants to lose weight has to go on a diet.  Since most of the people are somewhat overweight, this becomes a hot topic to talk about.  Although both men and women go on diets, I will primarily focus this towards the women population as it is more of a discussion topic for them.

When you see someone and notice a weight change, you usually want to mention that they look better or that they lost weight.

"Have you lost weight?"
"You look better, did you lose weight?"
"Have you been dieting?"
"Wow.  You look so good."

Another time dieting discussion starts is during meals.  When a person is trying to eat less, people question why and a conversation about dieting begins.

"Is that all you're going to eat?"
"Why aren't you eating anything?"
"Did you already eat?"
"Are you on a diet or something?"
"Are you not hungry?"

And then the person will usually respond by saying:

"I'm trying to lose some weight."
"I started to diet so I am watching what I eat."
"I want to lose some weight before I take family pictures next month."
"I'm on a diet."

Some people look so skinny and they still say they are going to go on a diet.  Here are some comments you can say.

"You do not need to go on a diet."
"You look great now.  Why do you want to go on a diet?"
"Yeah right.  Like you have to lose weight."

Remember that it is ok to talk about dieting with friends, but if you are among people you do not know too well, make sure there isn't somebody who is overweight already.  You don't want to talk about dieting in front of these people because they might be self conscious about their weight.

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