Do you get this question a lot from friends, family, girl/boyfriends, and the like, when you decline joining them for binging one some nutrition disaster of a meal.
You tell them “no, I’m on a strict diet” or the like and they say “Why do you bother?”. And you get that slightly superior vibe of “I could if I wanted to but it’s not worth it, so I don’t see why you do either” vibe from them.
Apparently somewhere down the line “going out to buy an ice-cream” became a social event, were it’s rude to decline a invitation, and stopped being just a choice to binge out on unhealthy “food”.
Personally I think it’s just that when you decline people became afraid that what they’re doing is wrong, and they get angry when you decline, maybe because they feel you’re judging them binging out, or because it’s harder for them to do it when they don’t feel it’s accepted, it’s easier for them to justify it if they can drag you along with them because “then you did it to so it’s okay if I do it” - basically using another person pigging out as justification for it to be ok for him or her to pig out as well.
Just something I noticed