I guess different homes different ways of thinking
I know growing up my mom was always conscious about us eating right. We had whole wheat bread, tons of veggies, she didn't buy pre-made meals and such. We never got fast food except when Nana came to town and took us. She even made homemade popsicles with 100% fruit juice. I never looked at it like dieting or my mother trying to restrict our weight, just healthy eating habits. Has left me with this insane craving for oreos which I was never allowed as a kid, but grateful to have learned such young. If you eat healthy, no need for fad diets.
Silvia saw her daughter coming back, and knew what she would face from the media. Trying to offer healthy ways of losing a few pounds, seems like good advice to me