What do you tell someone who refuses to leave the house due to their weight?
They are scared to go out due to being made fun of. They weigh 280 pounds.
- LitaLv 64 weeks ago
You accept that it's their right to be a shut in even if you personally disagree.
- FoofaLv 72 months ago
Maybe you offer to take them hiking or for a walk so they can start to rid themselves of some of that extra weight.
- Common SenseLv 72 months ago
You tell everyone to stop going grocery shopping for that person. All people who are enabling an obese person is guilty of keeping that person in a bad mental state of mind...never mind the health risks of being overweight and not eating a good diet.
- Anonymous2 months ago
sometimes I watch on television a show about people who are overweight and never leave the house either. they are afraid people will make fun of them. it is a sickness with them that they eat so much. yes we have to eat but not so much that we get overweight
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- marys.mommaLv 72 months ago
There are probably additional reasons for that. Maybe it's very uncomfortable for them to stand, walk, or ride because of their bulk, for example.
What's the food situation at their house? Are there people who bring in meals and snacks so this person can eat to their heart's content? Do they have a delivery service of their own? Perhaps limiting the available groceries to very healthy, basic, not-very-interesting items would encourage them to go out, at least to local stores and restaurants.
What do you tell someone like that? Well, I don't think "telling" them anything would do any good. They have the power to just sit there and refuse to leave. Either think of a reason to make staying home more uncomfortable than going somewhere, think of a way to make going somewhere for fun an attractive idea, or let them stew in their own juices until their health fails completely.
It's a lot like getting someone to stop smoking. Or drinking.
- PearlLv 72 months ago
i would tell them to just ignore them, they have a right to go places
- linkus86Lv 72 months ago
You ask them if they can think of anything that might help them overcome this hurdle. That way it is their idea, not your criticism. Once they have come up with the answer, then you enable them in anyway to get them to act upon it.
- RavenLv 52 months ago
Excuses. They are using their weight as a cop out to be lazy. If they used their legs more than their mouth then their abs insecurity issues wouldn't be a problem.
This person is the type who expects everyone to revolve around them because they're fat and afraid of society. You should get them a Peloton for Easter.
- 2 months ago
tell them to shut their mouth... and put down the fork...... get the hell out and exercise
- Anonymous2 months ago
This person need to be encouraged to venture out where there won't be judgment.
Can they get into a car you're driving? Take them to a place outdoors where there aren't a lot of people. Large parks are rarely crowded except around facilities like playgrounds and athletic fields, for instance.
Or take them to a place where people aren't judgmental buttwipes but have a little class and a lot of kindness. Visit a Quaker meeting, a museum, a classical concert, a library.