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A man has been slammed by Facebook users after he revealed that he wanted to ask his girlfriend to lose weight.

The man, who chose to remain anonymous, made the admission on the popular Humans of New York Facebook page – a photography project featuring a number of portraits and interviews collected in the streets of NYC.

In the post, he explained how his girlfriend's weight had bothered him since the beginning of their one-and-a-half year relationship, though he had hoped he would be able to “get past it.”

He went on to explain how he loves everything else about her, and doesn't want to end the relationship over that “one little reason.”

“It’s been 1.5 years. And I feel horrible, but I just can’t get past it. And I feel like a bad person for being bothered by it. I can’t bring myself to tell her,” he said.

“We’re going to couple’s therapy next week, but I still don’t think I’ll be able to say it. Is there any right way to ask someone to lose weight for you?”

Comments immediately began to flood in, with many users expressing their outrage at the man's comments. 

 "If you're concerned about her health, approach it from that angle. If you're concerned about her appearance, you should probably just stay single," one user wrote. 

Another said: "No. You are the one with the problem, not her. Do her a favour and end it." 

Speaking to The New York Post, couples counsellor, Rachel Sussman, gave her thought gave the issue: 

“When you see your partner change significantly, it may change the way you feel about them,” she said. 

“He might find [that he’s] attracted to someone else, that he has intimacy issues, that he loses attraction to his partners after a certain period of time — or he might be super immature.”

Other users were quick to jump to his defence, with one even describing his dilemma as a "natural issue." 

"He’s asking for your advice, not your validation to hurt his girlfriend, which is obviously the last thing he wants to do. So stop attacking him for dealing with the way he feels in a really reasonable and self-reflective way."

Either way, I think we can all agree that Facebook probably isn't the best platform to seek advice for such a sensitive issue and an open and honest conversation bewtwen the pair is what's really needed.  



It's not uncommon for actresses and actors to change their appearance for a role.

Some are asked to lose weight, some are asked to gain it. But when Margot Robbie was asked to lose a few pounds just for the sake of it, she knew it was a bad choice and refused to do it.

The Focus star plays the role of Jane in the upcoming remake of Tarzan, and told Australia's TV Week that she didn't want to "look thin" for no reason.

"It's the 19th century [in the film] – if she's got a bit of weight on her, it's probably a good thing.

"I'm not going to look thin just for the sake of it." she said.

However, she also had another excuse to not stay on a super-strict Hollywood diet: "It was my first time living in London properly and I wanted to try every pub."

Ah, a girl after our own hearts. 


A study conducted over the course of a day has found that a lot of people think that eating a gluten-free diet, even if you’re not a celiac, is healthier and can help you to lose weight.

Word to the wise: it’s not, and it doesn’t.

In fact, eating gluten-free foods when you don’t have to can actually be bad for your health, as a lot of gluten-free foods are not fortified with essential vitamins and minerals. People with celiac disease are advised by their doctors to balance their diet with a vitamin supplement.

A study by nutrition experts at the University of Florida has found that one third of 97 participants believed that eating gluten-free was healthier. Also, 60% of participants thought it could treat medical conditions, and 32% thought that doctors prescribed gluten-free eating for weight loss.

Just eat your sandwiches, guys. Get them into ye!


Cranberries generally have a lot of health properties. The superfood helps fight against cancer, controls cholesterol and it even helps you lose weight.

If that isn’t enough to convince you to make this tasty juice, then we’re not sure what is!


  • 600g frozen cranberries, thawed (or fresh if you prefer)
  • 1.5l water
  • 200g sugar


  1. Place the cranberries and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce to medium heat and cover loosely.
  3. Simmer 10 min. until the cranberries have burst.
  4. Strain through a colander lined with cheesecloth.
  5. Try no to press on the fruit to extract more juices, it will make the juice cloudy.
  6. Pour the strained juice back into the sauce pan and add sugar.
  7. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3 min.
  8. Let cool to room temperature before cooling the the fridge.

Just over one hundred days ago, Lakeisha Shurn decided that she wanted to change her life.

Being overweight had left her with low self esteem and a lack of confidence so she decided to do something about it.

Every day she filmed herself working out in the gym and with the help of her friend she created this inspiring video.

Lakeisha hopes that it will “open a door for others who are trying and can’t seem to get anywhere.”

However, the inspirational woman is not quite finished. Thanking her supporters on Reddit, she said: “The next 100 days will show just how far I’ve come. And, the next 200 days will prove just how strong I truly am.”

You go girl!