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Return The Diet Tip Favor, Positively


This post from made me realize that we must arm ourselves in a positive way against those that would have us hiding or shaming ourselves. While getting through to any major news outlet is nearly impossible (corporate sponsorships and all) there must be a way for us to turn those unsolicited dieting tips into a positive moment. So here’s what I propose: A neat & handy card, like a business card, only with a positive message and a website for them to look into if they so choose. This way they can simply go about their business OR they could see what it is that has you so happy and not wanting to diet! This is my first draft, please comment with your suggestions:

self acceptance card draft 1

This was it’s not super confrontational. When they give you a diet tip or other such nonsense, simply hand them the card…or better yet, say, “Oh! I think you might like this!” and then hand them the card. Maybe it will feel less defensive that way? I don’t know. Just a  first draft and I am open to other options, for sure!

If you do like the card as is and would like the pdf for your own use, comment and I will email it to you! Yay!

19 Comments to

“Return The Diet Tip Favor, Positively”

  1. On November 2nd, 2010 at 8:49 am Erin Says:

    send me one i so need these. I am actively recoviering from a 20 year battle with bulimia and diet tips drive me insane…this will help me tell folks to back the hell off without gettin all upset, argumentative and anxious.

  2. On November 2nd, 2010 at 10:59 am Not Blue at All Says:

    I will send it to ya tomorrow as I left my laptop at work. =0)
    Thank you for even wanting it though. I was a bit skiddish about even posting. But you made me happy about it, now!

  3. On November 2nd, 2010 at 1:02 pm Twistie Says:

    Once again you make me squee with delight. I love it.

  4. On November 2nd, 2010 at 1:03 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    Wow, really? *shakes head in disbelief* Thank you!

  5. On November 2nd, 2010 at 1:09 pm Twistie Says:

    What’s not to believe? This is an awesome idea attractively packaged.

    So there.

  6. On November 2nd, 2010 at 1:12 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    *bows head* Thank you! You’re too kind.

  7. On November 2nd, 2010 at 3:19 pm sesmo Says:

    It would look fabulous on a Moo card (

    I would put the belly love photo on the other side.

  8. On November 3rd, 2010 at 8:18 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Oh I hadn’t thought of that! Lovely idea! Wondering what the significance of the moo card is? I’ve generally just printed my own cards or done them through Thanks for the suggestions, love them!

  9. On November 5th, 2010 at 6:32 am Kath Says:


    This is a bloody awesome idea and as I have used Moo cards before, as soon as No Spend November is over, I’m getting some made.

    I love this so much notblue, I am speechless. I know, that never happens!

  10. On November 5th, 2010 at 9:11 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Oh Kath, you’re too funny! Thank you!

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  12. On November 5th, 2010 at 7:45 am Rachel Smith Says:

    This is fantastic!!! Yay! I would love a pdf – what a great way to set boundaries AND educate, without having to use up alot of mental and emotional energy. Whew! Thanks for coming up with that!

  13. On November 5th, 2010 at 9:09 am Not Blue at All Says:

    I just sent that over to ya! Can’t wait to hear from anyone who uses them. Thanks!

  14. On November 5th, 2010 at 8:17 am Christi Bass Says:

    Oh, I love this. Will have to start following your blog now! Thank you for such a kind and compassionate way to respond to the dieters.

  15. On November 5th, 2010 at 9:09 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Oh, thank you!

  16. On November 5th, 2010 at 2:37 pm kate Says:

    you rock not blue! i am so in awe of all you brave and smart FA people – i want to be one! am on the journey : )

  17. On November 5th, 2010 at 2:44 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    But you ARE one! We’re all on this journey together! I have to say, I have never felt so a part of a movement or a community until I found FA four years ago. It’s been the absolute most positive thing, ever! Welcome to the club! Ha-ha! =0)
    (Also, thank you!)

  18. On November 5th, 2010 at 5:26 pm kate Says:

    thank you so much! i look forward to reading more and getting more inspiration : )

  19. On December 22nd, 2010 at 12:41 pm NotBlueAtAll » Blog Archive » New Podcast: Feat. Brenda & Julie of The Busty Traveler! Says:

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