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To never change my eating ways?

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DeanaPiana Sun 16-Apr-17 11:06:08

For example, I'll have very next to raw steak and chips for a pub grub dinner but won't hesitate to eat chicken nuggets and chips for pub grub lunch/whenever I'm at a breakfast cafe. This is usually paired with a apple tango (if available).

I always have a WKD with my dinners out, lemonade at the moment due to pregnancy. I often get comments that my pallet has never changed. Sometimes even raised eyebrows. My Dad finds it hilarious.

If 'out for coffee' with friends, I'll always choose a refreshing option, such as a smoothie etc. Again, has resulted in some baffled looks, especially during the Winter.

I'm a huge lover of fruit (any fruit at all), and tomato soup etc. Will eat whatever vegetarian DH eats for dinner and don't bring meat into the house. DH never really comments on my eating out habits but this is largely due to his upset of my carnivorous ways grin

So, AIBU and should I eat differently, or are other people BU. Or, do I just have oddly faffy family and friends? shock

AHedgehogCanNeverBeBuggered Sun 16-Apr-17 11:27:18

I'd probably forgo the blue steak during pregnancy but TBH the risk of harm is very low so YWNBU to continue eating it.

Not everyone gets weird cravings or morning sickness with pregnancy, I'm glad you're still able to enjoy your favourite things.

DeanaPiana Sun 16-Apr-17 11:30:42

AHedge You must be joking! I've had horrendous sickness but that's what I eat when I'm not pregnant etc or at least not sicky pregnant

NoCapes Sun 16-Apr-17 11:34:29

I'm not really sure what the problem is?
Are you asking whether you should stop eating/drinking things you like? Why would you do that?
And why don't your family/friends like you eating things you like? Do they want you to eat things that they like and you don't?

I really don't get it confused

DeanaPiana Sun 16-Apr-17 11:35:51

NoCaped I don't know. I'm trying to find a happy medium.

I don't know if I'm being quite socially awkward by eating such childish foods etc

Sewingbeatshousework Sun 16-Apr-17 11:43:58

I eat like a child, I'm pg with DC3 & am early 30's 😁

I also still eat blue steak. I drink mostly fuzzy juice and eat more sweets/chocolate than us 'acceptable', can't eat anything remotely spicey or with pepper or it. People are constantly commenting on it and it really grates on me.

KateDaniels2 Sun 16-Apr-17 11:48:32

Blue steak is childish food?

KateDaniels2 Sun 16-Apr-17 11:49:26

And i thought wkd was alcholic?

Wolfiefan Sun 16-Apr-17 11:50:22

I am confused too. What are people commenting on? How do you think they expect you to change? confused

LapinR0se Sun 16-Apr-17 11:51:36

Your post is very unclear so impossible to comment

Sewingbeatshousework Sun 16-Apr-17 11:53:32

I don't think blue steak is childish, I pointing out I still eat it while pg. op said she's changed to lemonade while she's pregnant no longer wkd.

I do feel like having a limited 'palete' can cause problems when eating out/at other people's houses.

Ginkypig Sun 16-Apr-17 11:55:29

It's on the menu so it's expected to be chosen. I assume though if you were in a place that didn't have those types of things on the menu you would be open or happy to eat "adult" food too?

I think eat and drink what you want. It's only a problem if your eating those things because you won't eat or try other things.

For what it's worth I know people who
Don't drink tea or coffee
Only like juice type alcohol
Will have "kids" food in pubs ie chicken nuggets or fish fingers etc
They are all perfectly normal people!

I also know people who do similar to above but only because they have issues around food and that's not good for them to live with.

CrazyOldBagLady Sun 16-Apr-17 11:59:01

Do you mean that your family and friends are teasing you for choosing the exact same thing every time you eat out? I think you should eat whatever you want to eat, but if it is always the same, then expect a gentle ribbing as a lot of people will find this to be a bit quirky.

longlostpal Sun 16-Apr-17 12:02:04

I can't see anything particularly unusual in your choices, except the WKD (is that even still available??). It sounds like you're compromising already by eating vegetarian at home. I actually also eat mostly vegetarian but have an extremely rare steak a few times a year -- I think it's pretty common for women to crave this, probably means we're not getting enough iron or something.

Teabagtits Sun 16-Apr-17 12:05:12

I eat chicken or macaroni cheese when out. It never changes. There's nothing wrong with being habitual. If anyone has a problem, it's theirs to deal with. Although how anyone can eat chicken nuggets is beyond me ;)

DeanaPiana Sun 16-Apr-17 12:12:55

Thank you for the replies.

I do feel quite bummed out/upset if what I want isn't available at certain places but it usually is. They're very bog standard dishes.

Yes, I do mean are people right in commenting or should I ignore it completely? Who is being unreasonable here?

I love WKD! Yes, it's still available. It's my birthday in September and I am hoping to sneak a bottle. DH can't stand alcohol in pregnancy and is completely against it, which is understandable. His baby too and what not.

user1491572121 Sun 16-Apr-17 12:17:36

YABU for saying "pub grub"

What an ugly expression!

KateDaniels2 Sun 16-Apr-17 12:17:54

I do feel like having a limited 'palete' can cause problems when eating out/at other people's houses

Is that what the op is saying because i am genuinely not sure.

I was actually commenting on op saying her food is childish. But it doesnt sound it. It sounds normal.

user1491572121 Sun 16-Apr-17 12:18:33

And now "bummed out" shock

What are you!? A 1960's hippy?

DeanaPiana Sun 16-Apr-17 12:21:01

Thought pub grub was a general term for cuisine of the pub variety blush

DeanaPiana Sun 16-Apr-17 12:23:53

Kate But chicken nuggets and chips teamed with lemonade is a child's meal. That's why people comment.

I don't even know what to say about my food choices to people. I feel like I shouldnt have to explain myself at all!

It's so pants that people cannot accept my love for these foods.

User 1960's hippy?! Seems a normal phrase to me

KateDaniels2 Sun 16-Apr-17 12:28:02

While chicken nuggets is seen as a kids meal, its not likr you eat like that all the time.

Thats why i said your eating seems quite normal. Its sounds varied.

Not wanting to drink coffee is that unusual either. I work with quite a few people who will have a smoothie or milkshake instead of coffee (we have an onsite starbucks) when getting drinks.

You eating sounds normal. Loads of adukt like chicken nuggets and lots don't drink. I dont. So a pub meal would be a soft drink.

KateDaniels2 Sun 16-Apr-17 12:28:38

Not wanting to drink coffee isnt that unusual.

kmc1111 Sun 16-Apr-17 12:30:37

I don't find any of that 'childish' food beyond maybe the nuggets, but I would be a little amused by somebody who always eats the exact same, very select things.

People have preferences of varying degrees obviously, but there's a difference between always ordering a chicken dish or creamy pasta dish or mild curry dish, and always ordering the exact same tiny handful of meals wherever you're eating. I'd probably be a bit concerned about inviting you anywhere because those are actually meals that would exclude a ton of places, and if it's all I'd ever seen you eat I'd start to assume it's all you will eat.

MrsMeeseeks Sun 16-Apr-17 12:33:10

Sometimes you eat nuggets. That's unusual? Can't see anything weird about the rest of your post, except that it doesn't seem to have a point.

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