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I always get a lot of comments "you eat a LOT!" or "wow, I cant believe you finished that!" "you're still hungry? we just ate?!"<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/popcorn.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Popcorn">... its starting to make me really self concious? like other girls dont eat as much as I do when we go out. Sometimes I can eat more than a dude?<br><br>
I would say that I eat ~2000+ calories a day, but I run 35-45 miles a week and my BMI is in the lower half of the healthy range. I mean, I think anyone would say theyd like to lose 2-5 lbs but I am not obsessing over my weight by any means. (because of the running I can gain a lot of water overnight from swelling so I stopped fretting about it)<br><br>
I just... the comments... should I be eating less? I am a smaller framed person, but I am still small... for now? will this catch up with me in the long run? I used to just shrug it off but its starting to get to me... How would you deal with it?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":huh:">
 

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I think that you know yourself, and if you're listening to your body, then you're fine! You run quite a bit, so your body is just taking in the calories that it needs to replenish your body. I run 10km about 6 days a week, which ends up being about the same amount as you run (but in km!). I understand my body, and listen to it. So I eat at regular intervals throughout the day to keep it happy. In regards to the calories-- I'd imagine if you know what you're taking in, then you're probably aware of what you should be taking in per day. So if you're under or at the daily allowance of calories per day for your body weight/height/age, then bask in the goodness of it! Perhaps your friends, or other people who are commenting are envious that you are able to eat so much without gaining. To deal with it, just simply say, "Well, I run 35 miles a week, and that allows me to eat so much. I like to stay fit, so instead of dieting or cutting my food intake down, I choose to workout so I can eat!" Oh, and it won't catch up with you in the long run. UNLESS you stop running and your daily allowance of calories go down. Because we all know what happens when you are taking in more than you are expending: you gain fat. The end <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
I hope some/all of that helped... Good luck! And don't forget to gloat! You should be proud that you're allowed to eat that much!<br><br>
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I think I eat a lot, too. But like you, I exercise a lot - 5-6 times a week. I lift weights, use the elipitical and run. I sincerely think that my exercise level makes it easy for me to maintain a healthy weight, without much effort. Consider yourself lucky!!!
 

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Don't eat less! If you're at a healthy weight you're eating the right amount of calories for your weight <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> this is a good thing!<br><br>
Bare in mind, a lot of women are self concious about what they eat themselves (especially overweight or larger than average women) and so eat less in public than they would normally, inorder to not look "greedy" or whatever. I know women who do this.<br><br>
Another thing to bare in mind is that how much physical food you eat does not correlate with how many calories you eat nessersairy. If you often eat high-fiber low-calorie-dense food (ie: fruit, vegetables, etc) then you'll need to eat physically more food than if you eat high-calorie food (ie: pies, chips, cheese, nuts, etc etc etc). Therefore, if you eat food low in calories per gram, you need to eat physically more food, and when eating out with other people you'll be used to eating more food so even when eating the same food you'll be able to/want to eat more food than them. I don't think that made ANY sense but I know what I mean.<br><br>
Anyway, whatever the reason it doesn't matter, you have a healthy weight, you eat the right amount for you. If it's upsetting/bothering you, then say so. Maybe just say in light hearted way, that what they're saying is putting you off/making you feel uncomfortable. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I think as long as you're being healthy, you should just ignore what these people are saying. I agree that I think some of them are just jealous! I eat lots, and I don't work out as much as I should. I think as long as you're not eating when you're not hungry and eating when you are hungry, listening to your body and getting the right nutrition, that is all that matters.<br><br>
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I'd also throw in that if its omnis making comments about what you are eating, a plant-based diet is a lot larger IN VOLUME than an animal-protein based diet is.<br><br>
It takes a lot more broccoli than Big Macs to make 300 calories (for example)!
 

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I'd also throw in that if its omnis making comments about what you are eating, a plant-based diet is a lot larger IN VOLUME than an animal-protein based diet is.<br><br>
It takes a lot more broccoli than Big Macs to make 300 calories (for example)!</div>
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Great point, this is what I wanted to add. I feel like I'm eating all day long (constantly grazing) but when it comes down to it, I'm probably eating the same amount of calories (or less) as an omni.<br>
I went to a friend's house for a dinner party where everyone ate chicken and pasta- I just ate the pasta. I was ready for a snack an hour later and they were all still full. They make comments too, such as "you're still hungry??" or "how are you eating right now?"
 

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If you are eating healthy, exercising, don't worry what others think!!!
 

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Agree with all of the above. People can be so clueless sometimes, and don't understand how what they say can hurt others.<br>
Come up with a list of things you can say back to them if it happens. I know this helps me.<br>
"Wow, you sure ate that fast!"<br>
"Control your jealousy."
 

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If you're running that far, you're burning about an extra two days worth of calories per week. You NEED to eat a lot! Screw em, they're just jealous.
 

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People comment on how much I eat all the time and I honestly tell them its because of my vegan powers. Unless the person won't let it go, then I just tell them to go jump. Theres nothing wrong with eating a lot, its just that society doesn't expect girls to eat a lot and there is a lot in the media right now about womens body image/diet. don't eat to impress other people what you're eating is none of their business.
 

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Every once in a while, my food server will make a comment about how they can't believe such a skinny person could eat so much. I know they intend it to be a compliment, but it's kind of annoying. And I don't eat that much all the time, or I would not be slim. I can't remember anyone else saying anything to me, though.
 

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Tell them to think of food as fuel. You burn a lot more than they do so you need to fill up more often.
 
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