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Windthebloodybobbinup Wed 14-Sep-16 16:31:15

Ever since DC2 came along and we went back to newborn sleep patterns DH has started drinking those disgusting stinking monster drinks. He's now on 2 a day and every time I bring up how unhealthy they are he says- but you drink coffee and tea, it's the same thing hmm(he doesn't drink hot drinks) also, a tiny (large) part of me cringes at people seeing them in our house or him drinking them- they are the kind of thing I associate with my 16 year old students! AIBU to attempt to put my foot down? I also really worry about their impact on his heart and general health.

Jasonandyawegunorts Wed 14-Sep-16 16:33:43

I'm assuming your DH is a fully grown adult, and monster drinks are those energy drinks?

gamerchick Wed 14-Sep-16 16:33:44

You can't put your foot down its none of your business. He's staying in the 'safe' 2 a day guidelines.

He's nuts though for the amount of sugar in those things though and I like my energy drinks.

RainbowJack Wed 14-Sep-16 16:34:02


I dislike them too but he's an adult.

ParanoidGynodroid Wed 14-Sep-16 16:35:28

Let him drink what he likes, forgawdsake!
It's a bit sugary, I'm sure, but he's an adult and can drink what he likes.

Oysterbabe Wed 14-Sep-16 16:37:09

Put your foot down?! Poor bastard.

Tootsiepops Wed 14-Sep-16 16:39:11

I have a nine month old baby and have to start the day with a can of redbull otherwise neither of us would make it out alive.

I think YABU. You do what you've got to do at the newborn stage.

ParanoidGynodroid Wed 14-Sep-16 16:39:39

Apart from threatening to put your foot down, YAalsoBU for also, a tiny (large) part of me cringes at people seeing them in our house or him drinking them
Who cares?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 14-Sep-16 16:39:40

YABU but I know exactly how you feel, they are SO bad for you and 2 a day is an obscene amount of sugar as iirc they have 17 teaspoons of sugar in each.

They smell so sickly sweet too don't they ?

gamerchick Wed 14-Sep-16 16:42:11

They have 27 grams of sugar in each can. My arse would expand if I put away that much every day.

ChocolateButton15 Wed 14-Sep-16 16:43:26

Totally agree they are so bad for you! I do cringe when I see people drinking them, but don't think there's much you can do with him being an adult. They are very addictive!

gonetoseeamanaboutadog Wed 14-Sep-16 16:43:29

Put your foot down?! Poor bloke. That's not even funny.

NerrSnerr Wed 14-Sep-16 16:43:32

You can't ban a grown adult for drinking a soft drink of his choice. You are not his mum.

HighwayDragon1 Wed 14-Sep-16 16:43:42

He's an adult!!

My breakfast is a croissant and a red bull. If DH tried to tell me not to eat or drink something I wouldn't eat it, because I'd have shoved it up his arse.

Smrendell Wed 14-Sep-16 16:50:21


Happyinthehazeofadrunkenhour Wed 14-Sep-16 17:05:34

Are they the same as drinking a couple of cans of coke? Don't really see what the fuss is about. Do you think 'Chavs' drink them? Is this a snob thing? Ask him to try Purdeys Multivit instead!! grin

Lunchboxlewiswillyoumarryme Wed 14-Sep-16 17:05:57

Whatever gets him throu

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 14-Sep-16 17:07:00

Idliketobeabutterfly Wed 14-Sep-16 17:07:13

Yikes, are you his mother or his wife?

Happyinthehazeofadrunkenhour Wed 14-Sep-16 17:10:18

Interesting read dame, doesn't mention Redbull though which I'm partial to with a hangover!

Happyinthehazeofadrunkenhour Wed 14-Sep-16 17:12:08

Beg your pardon dame..Yes, it does. blush

iklboo Wed 14-Sep-16 17:23:26

DH has the sugar free version. It's not the drink itself that bothers me but the bleeding awful burps he does afterwards!

PeachBellini123 Wed 14-Sep-16 17:25:02

They are horrible but you can't tell him what to drink!

JaniceBattersby Wed 14-Sep-16 17:26:50

You definitely can't tell him not to drink them.

But fuck me, that's a lot of sugar.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 14-Sep-16 17:30:18

Tons of caffeine plus tons of sugar. You see kids swigging this on the way to school!

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