I can't imagine doing this living with my folks. We used to live quite a ways away and whenever we'd visit for a few weeks, all bets were off. Now we live close again, and visiting there even for a few hours is usually huge temptation. Plus they really love baked goods and always ask me to bake stuff at their house. At least the cake is there and I don't take it home, but how often do you bake something and not have any? Annoying, but I am learning to manage.
9/24/12 5:45 P
I'm worried about this for when I go visit my family. We've changed our eating around so much and I hope that we don't backslide with all the celebrations going on for the week we are there. I know that his side of the family will be "treating us" to dinner out rather than home cooked meals.
I have the same problem. Living with my parents has led to a near inability to lose weight. My mom considers eating healthily to be having a vegetable with dinner. There is no portion control, and when I do try to rein it in I am ridiculed. For me it has become a issue of choosing myself over them. I deal with the ridicule and only eat a few meals at home and do my best to control portions.
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9/16/12 9:34 P
when I lived with my parents, I bought my own food for breakfast and lunch, dinner, I offered to cook so I could tweak it to my specifications.
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9/16/12 6:40 P
Probably no difference than living with children. You are in charge of your life, enjoy it and make it work. Your parents and/or children can NOT force you to eat poorly. But you can surely be a positive light in their eyes by doing the best you can for yourself, even if they won't join you. Keep the faith.
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9/16/12 10:11 A
Anybody else find dieting difficult when living with parents? I find having to eat with them leads to me eating massive portions of carb-heavy meals. But not eating with them leads to moaning! D:
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