“You’re So Thin. Go Eat A Burger!”


I’ve had a fair number of people tell me this. I’m not sure if they are trying to be funny, but it is really annoying! Could I go up to a heavier person and tell them to “eat a salad”? No. So, you shouldn’t be allowed to tell me to eat fatty foods. Also, I love burgers so I have no problem eating another one. I just don’t need you telling me to do so.

People often comment on my weight. Usually it’s some form of telling me I’m really skinny. I don’t know why people feel the need to point this out to me, I own a mirror! Are you jealous? Don’t be, I’d much rather have a curvier body. Do you think I’m anorexic? Well, I am not. Are you simply stating a fact? Because this is something I already know. I don’t understand the point of this. Do you go up to blondes and say to them, “Wow, your hair is so light!” Yeah, didn’t think so.

If you couldn’t already tell I absolutely hate being told this. I don’t find it funny in any way. I almost feel like you are shaming my body. Stop telling me what to ingest because I don’t sit around and tell you what to eat. I am perfectly aware that I need to make strides to be healthier.

There are so many reasons why people may be skinnier or heavier, medical issues, mental health etc. So if you truly thought you were helping someone by simply telling them to eat a burger, think again!

5 thoughts on ““You’re So Thin. Go Eat A Burger!”

  1. Sabiscuit says:

    Don’t respond in any way when people say these things to you. Just stare blankly at them and if necessary, walk away. What they’re doing is called mean-girling you. People think you care about their opinions on your body because you’re making friendly conversation. If you shut them down by not responding, they’ll learn not to do that.


      • Sabiscuit says:

        No, it’s not mean, as that stuff drags on into decades. I can translate to low self worth and unhealthy things to fit in. Do not tolerate it. People should treat you with respect and respect your boundaries. Talking about your body is not on. There are people I’ve known for 20 years who still tease me about being the skinny girl. Can you imagine growing into an adult with a job and responsibilities only to realise that the people you socialise with are not treating you with respect? It starts with patience and a tolerant attitude.

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  2. fittycomittee says:

    Igonre them. There obviously jealous of what you look like. Many girls would probably kill to be as skinny as you. If they say it in a rude way you just say “no, you know what I’ll eat 5 burgers” and walk away

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