The Equality Patrol wrote:
Ah yes, backhanded sexism, be careful what you say, women are sooooo weak that the wrong combination of words can complete ruin them. Boys are tough, you can say whatever you want around them but be gentle in front of the poor, poor females. Even an echo of the word "fat" will send them straight into 3 years of anorexia.
How about rather than coddling everyone all of the time, we simply ridicule any moron who doesn't realize that human beings have to eat? I know, not PC, but jesus aren't some girls tired of being treated like children?
Come on, you know that isn't realistic. Do you have a wife or a girlfriend? They get real touchy about this. Better off to avoid it entirely.
Or, "no you're not fat" (lie)
Its a shame though for a coach that just knows his runner could immediately drop 25 seconds of her 5k pr if she could just push herself away from the dinnertable a little sooner.
But crazy things start happening with women's brains when they start thinking about weight. For some reason nearly all cannot handle it. And just about every women I've dated had an eating disorder at one time in their teenage years. The ones that didn't basically were just always fat. They never had the discipline to stay way from food.