Do they think you don't know? When they say things like - "are you sure you should have another helping?" or "don't you think that's a little tight?" or "where's the girl I married?" or "he's my big Teddy Bear." Overweight people know they are overweight. While there are some people comfortable with it, most are not. Many are struggling moment by moment to regain control and for the most part they don't need anyone pointing it out. The turning point does not usually come with someone else's coded message.
I don't know what happens that gives people the determination to find a way to take back control. I do know that when they are ready, opportunities and methods present themselves.
I've really only had one client whose family was pressuring her into getting herself physically fit. She was very skeptical of the hypnosis but did exceedingly well. She did believe that what her family did was out of love for her and that was the difference. Most people are hurt and offended by the pressure of family and friends and now the employer. Being overweight and out of control can be a personal crisis and sometimes you feel like you are drowning with no one to pull you out. My best advice is to take some step - big or small - but just take a step in the direction of better health. Walk around your block a few times daily. Eat a low carb breakfast every day. Drink more water - Crystal Light doesn't count. Do isometric exercises while you are sitting at work, on the couch or at a red light. Don't get the rolls with the salad and have the dressing on the side. There are dozens of tiny ways to take your life back and you can start right now. Add new ideas over time and you will see the wonderful results of your efforts. If you want to add some behavioral changes to that, virtual gastric band hypnosis is a positive option and has had very successful results. Anyone can improve their condition no matter where they are now but you don't have forever to make the decision. Is today your day?