I’ve been friends with Sam(not real name) for years now, and he’s always been a bit bigger than other people our age.
Lately, though, I’ve noticed that he has been getting bigger and bigger, and I’m really worried about his health. He’s severely overweight, and he insists that it’s just because he has big bones and not because he’s fat. I’ve tried to talk to him about it, but he always brushes me off and says that there’s nothing wrong with him.
The problem is, he eats fast food every single day.
I’ve tried to get him to make healthier choices, but it’s like talking to a brick wall. He’ll say that he’s going to make a change, but then the next day I’ll see him with a fast food bag in his hand. I’m really worried about his health and I’m scared that he might not be around for much longer if he doesn’t do something to help himself.
My friend doesn’t think that his weight is a problem, so I’m not sure how to approach the subject. I don’t want to make him feel bad or make him feel like I’m judging him, but at the same time I just want him to be healthy. I’ve tried to find ways to help him without making him feel like I’m saying something negative. I’ve taken him grocery shopping with me and tried to suggest healthier foods that he might like, but it doesn’t seem to make any difference.
I’ve also tried to encourage him to be more active.
We used to go on walks together when we were younger, and maybe if we started doing that again it would help. I’ve suggested going to the gym or joining a sports team, but he always finds an excuse not to. I think part of the problem is that he’s embarrassed about his weight and doesn’t want anybody to see him exercising.
At this point, I’m not sure what else I can do. I’m scared for my friend and I worry about his health every day. I hate to see him like this, and I just want to help him in any way that I can. I’m not sure if he’ll ever take the steps to make a change, but I hope that one day he will.