> I’ve lost weight due to an illness. I get compliments daily on how great I look, and acquaintances ask me how I’m doing it. “I stopped eating dairy, grains, sugar, and alcohol” is true but implies that my transformation into scary-skinny is by choice. On the other hand, “I can’t keep food in my digestive tract! Doctors are stymied!” seems a bit TMI. How do I get people to stop complimenting me without opening up a personal discussion?
Anonymous / Boston