To The People Who Think It’s Fine To Comment On What I Eat

Hiya everyone! Just before I get into this post, I thought I’d mention that I recently started a Youtube channel! I upload every Sunday (and maybe have some surprise videos as and when) so chances are, you’ve missed a cheeky upload! Please go and subscribe and show me love because it’s scary business!

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Right now I’m writing this post angry. Very sad. I’m in fact balling my eyes out out of sheer anger and upset. I don’t even know if this post is ever going to be posted and if I do post it, I’m definitely going to be posting this a MONTH or so after these events because I don’t want to cause unnecessary drama or whatever.

Basically I did a tweet a while ago, where I was genuinely curious why when I’m on my period or at least in the week coming up to it, I tend to eat a lot. Seriously, my tummy is a bottomless pit. Nothing satisfies me. I can eat a full three course meal (I’ve never actually tested this but I kinda want to …) and still be fucking hungry afterwards. I just wanted to know if there was any science around it. I got that to be quite honest, a lot of my friends and people who follow me sent me links to articles on the matter and gave me literal science advice which I’m grateful for. If anyone was wondering it’s because your body is losing a lot of blood and thus iron and it’s craving everything and anything to get more iron in your system. So technically, eating iron rich foods would probably satisfy the issue but NO my brain is like POTATOES, PASTA, RICE, BREAD, ALLLLLLL THE CARBS.

Anywho, I got those replies which were great. I’m grateful. I also got a few replies and direct messages dictating and commenting on my direct. Granted I should’ve expected that stuff because I put myself out there with a question on food but that doesn’t take away from the issue here. I got comments along the lines of “it’s the choices you’re making with your diet Sophie” and “it’s because you’re vegan Sophie” and “it’s all the fucking panini’s and mock meats you’re eating Sophie”. Okay I’m exaggerating here but only ever so slightly.

I did a post a while back called Don’t Comment on People’s Food Intake because it’s fucking true. You shouldn’t be commenting on any person’s intake because it’s none of your fucking business.

I eat so good and I’m chunky, it’s clear I ain’t depriving myself of any food hahaha. I’m not even saying that to talk down to myself, I know it for a fact. I eat so fucking well. The majority of my meals are wholefoods and plant-based. I’m eating a damn meal right now where there’s a bed of rice with broccoli, cauliflower, sweetcorn, red kidney beans, sundried tomatoes, kale, mushrooms and onions. That’s fucking healthy. I often eat quinoa pasta with pesto. I eat a lot of sweet potatoes for fuck sake. I have spinach on tap.

I hardly ever eat mock meats because they aren’t gluten free for the most part, that’s just a stereotype on veganism that we all basically eat mock sausages and burgers and bacon but it’s not necessarily true.

Even if I did eat all of that, it doesn’t fucking matter. I don’t know why Susan from Kent (literally no one who messaged me on private is called that hahah, I’m not outing someone here!) is that bothered by a nineteen year old vegan loving life.

The thing that hurts the most is that I know I eat good. I try not to track calories and nutrients because of my disordered eating past but on the odd occasion I have done so just to check I’m doing good and I’m not slipping up anywhere ya feel? On every occasion, I. AM. DOING. JUST. FINE. It just bothers me a lot because I get super upset and overwhelmed when people comment on my weight or the food that I eat. It’s super sensitive to me.

Moral of the story here is: don’t fucking comment on people’s food intake. I don’t give a fucking shit if you are an individual who is thriving on a standard American diet. I don’t give a shit if you’re thriving on the keto diet or the raw vegan diet. Let others eat whatever they want as long as it’s not directly harming them. It literally is none of your business.

My tweet wasn’t even about my diet or my intake or whatever, I was just genuinely curious about the science behind why I was fucking hungry more on my period. I got that but I also got this shit. Don’t be like Susan from Kent, be a nice human.

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21 thoughts on “To The People Who Think It’s Fine To Comment On What I Eat

  1. Well said! 👏 I’m annoyed for you that people decided to comment on what you eat so I can only imagine how annoyed YOU are! I’ve been told in the past at a party I should eat more and this person continued to say things along the same lines each time I saw them. In that moment I was really embarrassed as it was said in front of my friends who looked awkward but looking back I saw I was the only one actually eating any of the birthday cake so the comment was a bit confusing when I thought it through 😂 anywho I’m straying from the point! It just angers me so much that people think it’s okay to say these things when I bet they wouldn’t want it said to them. Great post as usual! ❤xx

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  2. Ah I started a channel too! How do we find each other?
    As for you post – YES!! I feel the same way. I do not ask for anyone’s opinion on my food yet I always seem to get it.
    Keep doing you girl!

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  3. I’ve had people tell me my chronic fatigue is caused by being vegan. Not sure how that happened when I’ve had CFS for 8 years and been vegan for 2 lol. I’m sorry you’ve had to put up with this, and that you’ve been so hurt by it. It never ceases to amaze me how many people think it’s ok to try and dictate other people’s choices 😐 I’ve been anorexic and bulimic, so if close friends and family tell me they’re worried I’m not eating enough, I’ll listen because I know my judgment isn’t always sound on that issue. Comments about my eating/weight from other people do not go down well with me lol. I’ve got a lot less sensitive to it over time, though. I can usually shrug it off now.

    P.S. I know it’s supposed to be iron, but all I want is sugar around that time. Like, GIVE ME THE VEGO BAR AND NO-ONE HAS TO DIE TODAY 😂

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    1. ughhhh that annoys me so much! I’ve had digestion issues most of my life but people say it’s because I’m vegan too! Like nope, if anything veganism has helped me because I’m not eating what I’m intolerant too anymore!

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  4. Yes! These people who assume they are experts on everyone else’s health/nutrition and think they have the right to tell you what you should and shouldn’t be eating are so harmful even if they don’t know it themselves. I avoid comment sections on ‘what I eat in a day’ videos for the same reason because I know that someone’s judgemental comments will kick my disordered thoughts into overdrive and that’s a slippery slope. Thank you for speaking out on this. 💚

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  5. Love this post and it’s so true. It’s no one else’s business what food you put in your body and I’m glad you’re writing this to stand up for yourself. Don’t let negative people like that get you down. 💕

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  6. Yes! Preach girl! Totally agree with this. People have commented on my food intake before (and my weight) telling me it’s because I’m vegan when actually they don’t know anything about me and the various stomach issues I’ve had. Really nothing to do with them. Loved this post, cannot express that enough haha xx
    Alys
    https://alysjournals.com/

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  7. I have the same issue about wanting more food around that time of month. Usually I crave sweet a bit before and salty during and after. I have found that iron supplement does help.

    As long as someone isn’t exploiting animals with their diet, who cares if they are eating vegan meats? I occasionally indulge. So what?

    People are so stupid. Don’t listen to them, and keep being fabulous you!

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  8. Unfortunately some people don’t think before they tweet (or speak) and don’t realise how what they say can affect a person. I had a friend at school who would eat junk food for lunch and bring lollies and she is naturally slim and doesn’t put on weight. Food and what people eat doesn’t always equate to weight. As long as you’re happy with what you eat and the way you look, there’s no harm and I’m sorry you had to deal with that x

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