4 Ways To Brush Off Judgmental Food Comments

07/24/2011 10:54 am ET | Updated Sep 23, 2011
  • Tina Haupert Health.com

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine joked that I shouldn’t snap a photo of what I was eating for my blog because it wasn’t “healthy.” Granted, I was eating a cheeseburger with Doritos, potato salad and a brownie -- obviously, not the most nutritious foods to pile onto my plate.

I knew that my friend was only kidding when she made the statement -- she regularly reads my blog, so she knows that I eat healthy most of the time and allow for splurges once in a while -- but her remark made me think about how other people view my lifestyle choices as a “healthy living” blogger.

My blog’s tag line is “sharing my life one bite at a time,” so I’m not surprised when readers make assumptions about my food and exercise habits. Putting myself out there on the Internet allows others to judge me more than the average person; it’s all part of the job. It used to bother me when people commented on my choices, but I’ve learned how to deal with them, which has ultimately made me a healthier (and stronger) person. Here are a few tricks I use to stay positive in the face of negative food judgments.