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Woman's Outrage After Friend Serves Her Less Food At A Dinner Party Because She's 'Overweight'

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Woman's Outrage After Friend Serves Her Less Food At A Dinner Party Because She's 'Overweight'

A woman has shared her outrage online after her friend served her less food at a dinner party deeming her "overweight".

The woman, who shared the story on Reddit thread AITA, explained how "proud" she was having overcome a devastating eating disorder so "couldn't give a s**t" about her weight - or what others thought of her body.

She proudly added that while she goes to the gym four times a week, her goal isn't to lose weight but rather build up strength and fitness.

But before sharing the incident at the dinner party, the woman admitted that she was already being excluded from activities, like hiking, by her friends because of her weight and had to prove herself "overtime" to be invited.

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First red flag.

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And if you thought that was bad, the Reddit user then explained how her monthly catch-up with pals over dinner became stuff of nightmares when one friend tried to limit how much she ate.

The woman revealed that her friend, who was hosting the dinner party, and gave her half a portion of food and announced in front of everyone that she had dished her up a "little less because of all the carbs".

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She wrote: "We catch up for monthly dinners provided no cases in our state.

"One of my friends made a beautiful paella and fixed the plates up in the kitchen before she brought them out along with garlic bread.

"When she brought out mine, she said 'I dished you up a little less because of all the carbs,' in front of everybody and it confused me because I don't watch carbs (triggers ED behaviour)," the woman shared.

The woman explained how her friend fat-shamed her in front of friends (Credit: Unsplash)
The woman explained how her friend fat-shamed her in front of friends (Credit: Unsplash)
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"I looked at the dish and I had about half the portion of what my friend next to me had, and only one slice of garlic bread when the others had 3 pieces.

"I thanked her for thinking of me but told her that I don't watch carbs so I can have a full portion, and that I was excited to try the food because it looked great."

If you thought that was bad, the Reddit user added that her friend questioned whether she should have a full portion and proceeded to suggest she shouldn't because she "was looking good".

The woman continued: "She asked me if I thought I should eat a full meal, because I was looking good (losing weight) lately and she didn't want me to ruin my progress.

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"I promised her that I would be happy with a regular serve. This would not have been an issue if the portions were only slightly different, but it was an entrée vs main size meal kind of difference.

"When she brought out my plate again, I thanked her and we left it."

She was served a half-portion of paella at the dinner party (Credit: Unsplash)
She was served a half-portion of paella at the dinner party (Credit: Unsplash)

Although the woman admitted that the vibe was "weird" after, she stayed until the end of the meal to help clean up when her pal accused her of making her feel "awkward" - wow.

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"After that the vibe was weird but we still had fun," she continued. "I was the last to leave as I helped my friend clean up and thanked her again for the meal.

"While we were washing the dishes she mentioned that she was sorry that she didn't want to be the reason I 'put it back on', meaning weight.

"I replied that it wouldn't be the end of the world if I did and that I felt awkward that she mentioned the carb thing in front of a table of seven.

"She then turned it on me and said that I made HER feel awkward for saying something about the size difference and that I put a damper on the night."

In response to her story, the Reddit user was flooded with support from people who told her not to listen to her fat-shaming pal and insisted the friend was "rude as hell".

Reddit users shared their support for the woman (Credit: Unsplash)
Reddit users shared their support for the woman (Credit: Unsplash)

One penned: "She made it awkward, not you. If she was really under the impression that you'd want a much smaller portion, she should have just brought the pan of paella out and let people help themselves."

"Your friend was rude as hell. It would be one thing if she spoke to you in private (still rude but much less so) but in front of everyone like that? Not cool," another commented.

A third wrote: "So rude. Her fake friend is a horrible host to pull a stunt like that. Part of her job is to make her first feel comfortable and welcomed and instead she alienated OP by trying to watch her diet for her."

"I wouldn't even consider this person a friend. Posts like this always baffle me. A true friend would never go out of their way to make you feel like crap," another concluded.

We're absolutely speechless.

Featured Image Credit: Unsplash

Topics: Life, Real Life

Lisa McLoughlin
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