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To go for a family meal out when DD I trying to lose weight, but has a cold so can't taste?

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Williams80 Wed 24-Aug-16 16:30:39

Hi, not sure if I'm BU or not. DD is 15 and is currently losing weight (doing really well) and I'm very proud of her. She is currently getting over a bad cold, she's feeling fine but hasn't got her taste back yet. However, we have decided to go out for dinner tonight (there are salads and stuff so I guess she could do healthy but I suppose even they have sauce). She has asked if we could possibly wait until the weekend until she gets her taste back so if she is to have something quite unhealthy she'll have enjoyed it. Which I understand. However, would we be unreasonable to still go? confused

Amelie10 Wed 24-Aug-16 16:36:42

Yanbu, she's a big girl, she can understand

Chocolateraisins123 Wed 24-Aug-16 16:44:45

I dont think it would be very supportive of you to go tonight.

Thefitfatty Wed 24-Aug-16 16:48:36

Is there a particular reason you're going out tonight? If it isn't a special occasion I think YABU. Your daughter is 15 YABU to make her diet and think that eating out and only having salad without dressing is ok!
A 15 year old should be taught healthy eating and exercise not you can't ever eat out and if you do it's plain lettuce leaves only.

And if she has so much weight to lose that you don't want her to eat out and only eat lettice leaves support her and don't go.

OpenMe Wed 24-Aug-16 16:49:46

I can't imagine going for a meal where I knew one of the party wouldn't enjoy it. OTOH, does losing your sense of taste, to that extent really happen?

Williams80 Wed 24-Aug-16 16:50:07

No, I was thinking of her because she cannot taste. I don't mind if she has the largest meal there, she doesn't either as its a one off. I said salad because she can't taste so wouldn't be worth it.

Queenbean Wed 24-Aug-16 16:50:16

Ummmm this sounds very harsh on your daughter! She has politely asked if you could do it at a time when she can enjoy the food

You would be pretty mean to ignore her and go ahead with it anyway. The weight loss is irrelevant here.

Williams80 Wed 24-Aug-16 16:50:38

Yes! Have you never had that?

NavyandWhite Wed 24-Aug-16 16:55:44

Can you not go twice? 😬

NickyEds Wed 24-Aug-16 16:57:13

Don't be so mean! Wait until she can enjoy it too.

lougle Wed 24-Aug-16 16:57:53

Is there a particular reason why you're going tonight? If she can't taste the food then it's pointless. I don't know why we needed to know she was on a diet, tbh.

This really comes down to whether you are willing to put your DD before yourself. Somehow I'm suspecting we've got the answer.

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