"Boy, you must be HUNGRY!"
When I was a resident, a female attending made the above comment to me during lunch when she saw what was on my tray. Way to make me feel self-conscious. What was on my tray:
--chicken salad sans dressing
--cup of cottage cheese
--one hard boiled egg (for salad)
--small bag of freeze dried fruit
--bottle of water
Admittedly, it did look like a lot of food because everything came in its own little container and the cafeteria just got a stock of new GIANT plates. But it was just some lettuce, cottage cheese, and fruit. The guy next to me had a salad that was as big as mine plus a whole plate of spaghetti and meat sauce drowned in parmesan cheese. So why did I get the irritating comment?
(Okay, I confess: there were like five croutons on the salad too.)
My other favorite comment that I got as recently as last week:
"How do you eat so much and stay so thin?"
I don't know, I guess I must have super duper special fast metabolism that allows me to eat like a pig and still never gain weight. Is that what you want me to say?
My husband, who eats dinner with me every night and knows that I generally eat about a quarter of what he does, would never ask me a question like that.