to think my dh is trying to starve me?

(138 Posts)
superbagpuss Mon 29-Jul-13 19:08:17

today in my packed lunch

half a sandwich
bag of hula hoops
grapes
small tangerine
tiny twix

for dinner

one veggie burger
two scoops veggie and potato mash

this was the same size portion as DT age 4

I know I'm an adult and can buy/ cook my own food but wondered if I'm being greedy? is that another food for an adult?

Anniegetyourgun Mon 29-Jul-13 19:10:44

Those aren't meals, they're snacks.

Ezio Mon 29-Jul-13 19:11:06

that seems pretty normal for an adult, plus small portions mean small waist.

I think that was probably meant to be a snack and you were meant to buy lunch? The dinner is just an appetiser? There must be more to come.

I'd be faint and wobbly on those portions. How much does he eat himself?

Half a sandwich?! Who the fuck eats half a sandwich?!

maja00 Mon 29-Jul-13 19:13:12

Did he get yours and your 4 year olds' lunch boxes mixed up?

What did he have for dinner?

Onesleeptillwembley Mon 29-Jul-13 19:13:23

Really, Ezio? glad I don't live at yours. shock

Maybe he's nicking your food as he prepares it. I do it to OH.

I don't get the half a sandwich, what happened to the other half?

A bit small, but not by loads. Most people eat too much.

You need to talk to your partner about why though, not us!

80sMum Mon 29-Jul-13 19:15:22

I would cut out the hula hoops and the Twix and replace them with something like yogurt, or small pot of bean salad or similar. Half a sandwich should be whole sandwich.
Evening meal should have more vegetables.

Ezio Mon 29-Jul-13 19:15:31

Onesleep Im on slimming world, small and make every morsel count, i have chocolate in my fridge i cant touch, stupid unwanted fat.

<gets in a strop>

Anniegetyourgun Mon 29-Jul-13 19:15:34

<wonders if Ezio is the OP's DH>

LifeIsSoDifferent Mon 29-Jul-13 19:16:03

shock half a sandwich?

I agree that this must be a starter and the main and pudding will follow soon

SpooMoo Mon 29-Jul-13 19:16:06

Your lunchbox sounds like a kid's lunch - not enough for an adult!

Anniegetyourgun Mon 29-Jul-13 19:16:10

oh, sorry, xpost grin

superbagpuss Mon 29-Jul-13 19:17:37

I didn't know if it was a lot and I was being greedy, I don't have a great relationship with food

half sandwich was one piece of bread folded over, could be as low on bread and I would want DT fed first

he had more mash then me at dinner but he doesn't eat a huge amount. I weigh more than him and always have done

I do have the option to buy food at work but we are on an economy drive at present

thebody Mon 29-Jul-13 19:18:39

if your in a diet maybe he thinks he's supporting you.

you know eat less excercise more! 😃😃

pointythings Mon 29-Jul-13 19:18:53

Not enough. Go for a whole sandwich, stuffed silly with delicious salady bits as well as some lean protein. Lose the Twix and have a yogurt instead, replace the Hula Hoops with some home made pita chips.

A veggie burger is fine for dinner, but have the mash on its own and then load up on salad or other vegetables. You should be eating somewhat more than your 4yo (though obviously not twice as much).

superbagpuss Mon 29-Jul-13 19:19:02

80smum I can't take yogurts to work as no fridge
the crisps and mini twix were a treat, normally don't have them at all

superbagpuss Mon 29-Jul-13 19:20:02

thanks pointythings but duh had already made dinner for me for when I got in so I had no say in what I had

Onesleeptillwembley Mon 29-Jul-13 19:20:09

Because you're on a diet and would be ok with that doesn't make it normal for most people, Ezo.

EndoplasmicReticulum Mon 29-Jul-13 19:20:09

That wouldn't keep me from the biscuit tin. I need a whole sandwich.

Was the veggie burger in a bun? Dinner might be OK if so, but I'd want some actual veggies with it too. And pudding.

passmetheprozac Mon 29-Jul-13 19:20:19

Were you full on these portions? What sort of work do you do? It really depends.

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