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04-28-2006, 05:55 PM
Ok...tomorrow the weekend starts and that means (for my family) getting together with in-laws and parents. Although my husband and kids totally support me, my family is confused by my eating. They are really starting to notice the weightloss and I think they are pressuring my husband and making him feel like I have a problem. :confused: At dinner, one Sunday, I ordered a large salad...but my husband went and ordered me cooked mushrooms also. My parents looked pleased when they saw it come to the table. Like because it was cooked...it was normal. :rolleyes: Sweet aren't they??? However, I felt compelled to eat the mushrooms. So, here is my question...how do I let my extended family see that I eat a lot and am not depriving myself? Since at this point I am 100% raw and not going to eat something cooked again? (History: My mom was bulimic/anorexic for three years of my childhood. So, even when she sees me eating...it's not enough...because I could be throwing it up.) Any suggestions? Thanks ya'll! ;)
04-29-2006, 03:59 PM
I think that you should just ask them to trust you. Have a chat with them and explain what you are doing and why. If you feel that you have to constantly impress them with the amount you eat it will never end and you will be always looking over your sholder.
Just explain that it is your life, your body and your choice. That you would not do something that is bad for your body and that they should go away and study it if they are not satisfied.
If that does not work then I think that "attack is the best form of defense". You should start criticising their choice of foods any opportunity that you get. When their cooked food is served just say something like "Oh isn't it a shame that they have cooked that and killed all the nutrients and enzymes especially when your body needs them so much".
That may get the message through.
04-29-2006, 05:15 PM
Maybe you need to invite them over to see how you really eat. I have the same issues from my family because of a PAST eating disorder. I have NOT told them about raw yet because I know where they will go with it.
Maybe, though, they are seeing you eat out instead of at home. We are really limited to what salads when we eat out? Most of us don't eat plain sparce salads only but that is all they are seeing.
Invite them over for lunch or dinner and make a complete raw meal. Let them see you stuff yourself and then talk to them.
Just a thought.
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