I since starting CWP (only 4days ago!) I have so far had many comments and opinions from many people. Below is a select few:
1) "Oh that's ridiculous! You are fine as you are!"
My reply: "well, thank you. But I'm going to try anyway."
My thoughts: Really? Really? No, I am not fine. I am quite clearly overweight. I am quite clearly 4 sizes bigger now than when you first met me and I want to be healthier.
2) "Oh that's awful! Don't do thaaaaat!!! Hey, have you thought that you could just do [x, y or z] instead?" (This one so many times!!)
My reply: "I actually want to do it this way"
My thoughts: no, of course [x, y or z] hadn't crossed my mind at all. Never. ;-) The decision to begin a VLCD just popped into my head from thin air. I have not researched it, I have not been to GP, I have not agonised over when best to start, I have not looked at all potential options, I have not looked at all the potential problems associated with VLCDs. I am in fact a complete moron who knows nothing. Thank you for your suggestions, I will completely shift my reckless decision and follow the rules you said, just because.
3) "you have to eat something? Just shakes or soups? That's just unhealthy!"
My reply: "I think that long term, it's a tad more unhealthy to be 4 stone overweight than actively trying to lose weight."
My thoughts: you are kidding me right?
4) "just one little bit won't hurt, come on you've earned it!"
My reply: "no really, I'm fine."
My thoughts: no really, I'm fine, but if you say it one more time I'll grab the damn cupcake and shove it in your face. I don't want any risk of being knocked out of ketosis. I want to beat this. I am doing really well and actually, I am not struggling to force myself not to have it, I am genuinely choosing not to eat it.
5) "well my [friend/neighbour/partner/workmate/dog] did that one and they put it all back on you know."
My reply: "that's a shame. But you know, every person is different."
My thoughts: yes, I have heard all these horror stories before. I can't promise that I won't be one of those people, but I'm still going to try. I still want to do this. My way. My journey. My story. My ending. I don't want to know the ending. It'll ruin the surprise.
I will add more as they come in.....please also add any pearls of wisdom you have had! Look forward to hearing them! ;-)