(Closed) If I buy it… I eat it, HELP

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
3182 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

There are certain things I won’t buy because I know I’ll end up eating it. If my fiance wants something like that, he can get some himself and eat it at work (ahem . . Reese cups). I guess the point is that ideally they would be supportive of your efforts to eat better and understand that that means you won’t be buying certain things. Maybe try introducing them to healthier versions of things they like? Like sugar free fat free pudding instead of ice cream? I’m assuming it gets a little more difficult with the grandfather. I know I would feel much more comfortable telling my fiance what he could have in the house to eat rather than my grandfather. Is there a separate place they could keep some of the junky stuff so it’s not in your face all the time?

Post # 5
870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

What I do in that situation is buy snack foods I don’t like. My Boyfriend or Best Friend likes salty snacks and I’m not a fan of potato chips or pretzels so I buy those and make sure to leave out things like cookies and ice cream (food I can’t control myself around). If you like everything then maybe just buy healthier snacks and food? Like lowfat cheese fruit or yogurt? It’s really tough having to buy for people that aren’t trying to be healthy too.

Post # 6
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Like PP, if I like it and know I’ll binge on it, I just don’t buy it. For example, I LOVE potato chips. I could probably eat an entire large bag in just one sitting. For that reason, I don’t keep chips in the house.

FH has a wicked sweet tooth. I know that if it’s PMS-time for me, I’m more likely to indulge in something sweet. What I do then is ask FH to buy himself stuff that I don’t like (mint chocolate chip ice cream for example) so I know there is no way in heck I’ll eat the sweet.

What helps me sometimes when I want to eat something that isn’t the best for me, I’ll remind myself that i have more control over myself than a cookie, chip, etc. I’m not going to let a food have power over me. This is easier said than done and takes practice.

Post # 7
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

They should also eat healthy! But what I do is, I find things that FI likes that I don’t (vanilla cookies, for example…I hate them). Also, buy things you like that are healthy, and when you have the urge to grab something else, grab the healthy instead.

Post # 8
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I buy things that I don’t like to satisfy my husband’s sweet tooth.  He wanted Oreos yesterday so I bought the kind with peanut butter in the middle, which I don’t like.  As for the other stuff, would it kill them to start snacking a bit healthier (especially your FH)?  I know that a lot of people get into the junk food snacking when they are younger but if he keeps it up, it won’t be good for his health.

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