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Bellebill Sun 10-Mar-19 21:10:09

I’m sure this happens in other households but it’s starting to really get on my nerves now...
my husband who is quite a tall big fella and naturally eats more than me (and so he should what with daily calorie intake) seems to eat all the food! I’m talking cereal, multipacks of crisps etc. I’ll eat a uite a normal size bowl of cereal but his will be a mountain of special K etc so that a box will have gone in maybe 3 days (!) and he eats a packet of crisps (maybe more than one) every day if they’re there! Don’t even get me started on biscuits! I won’t necessarily eat crisps every day but maybe every couple of days I might fancy a pack, but he will never stop to think maybe he should leave a pack for me since he’s already cleared 5 out of a 6 x multipack! It’s driving me mad and I’ve started to think I might hide food for myself so that when I fancy something it’s actually there rather than racing to eat something as soon as it’s bought! He challenged me when I moaned this evening “well what am I supposed to do?” Baffles me how selfish men are!

Please tell me I’m not alone and you too live with greedy pigs?!

BiscuitDrama Sun 10-Mar-19 21:12:03

If you’ve said once to not eat up everything, then that’s pretty selfish.
Is he overweight? His behaviour seems quite extreme.

Babysharkdododont Sun 10-Mar-19 21:15:15

I don't think he's necessarily wrong, one pack of crisps a day, or a huge bowl of cereal when he's really hungry, hardly crimes of the century.
I would just put some special treats for yourself somewehyelse that he wouldn't think to look, and enjoy them in peace.

Sickofthemoaning Sun 10-Mar-19 21:16:35

What so he shouldn’t eat in case you might maybe possibly fancy something???

Singlenotsingle Sun 10-Mar-19 21:18:16

Not unreasonable at all. Just put a little stash away for yourself.

MaybeitsMaybelline Sun 10-Mar-19 21:18:23

Yanbu, I have always hidden food.with greedy men and teenagers in the house (now adults so lesser of a problem) every day is a food free for all. Buy nice things for yourself if you can afford to, and hide them.

Suggested hiding places; on too of the kitchen cupboards, in the freezer, in the oven, in the garage, in the coat cupboard, under the bed, on top of the wardrobes, behind drawers. The list Is endless.

I have no guilt, my mother is horrified at my “selfishness” whilst playing the martyr herself and never having anything of her own.

RedSkyLastNight Sun 10-Mar-19 21:18:59

If it's things like cereal and crisps, and you know he eats through them so quickly, why not just buy more?

I have same issue with teenage son but he knows not to eat food that is specifically earmarked for meals or "special" treat food. Cereal and crisps I couldn't get bothered about.

AdaColeman Sun 10-Mar-19 21:19:21

Feed him much more stodge at meal times to fill him up.
Porridge for breakfast, large portions of potatoes/pasta/rice with meals. Serve bead with every meal, make soup for a first course, stodgy puddings/rice pudding each day. Add lentils to all casserole type meals to fill him up.

Then he won't need to snack on your crisps and biscuits.

BlueMerchant Sun 10-Mar-19 21:20:01

Yes, really thoughtless. Complains if kids ask for special yogurts as they are 'pricey' but thinks nothing of demolishing a 7 pkt of mars bars in 2 days. I get really annoyed if we get a fancy box if 'posh' biscuits or chocolates for Christmas and he eats them all without a thought about me or the kids. It happens every year. Greedy f***er.

Bayleyf Sun 10-Mar-19 21:20:40

I hear you.

If I buy biscuits they're gone in 24hs, and I've maybe had two myself... solution is to buy biscuits he doesn't like.

Margot33 Sun 10-Mar-19 21:21:06

Buy more and save yourself some. Hide it well though.

OhTheRoses Sun 10-Mar-19 21:21:20

Wait until you have teenagers grin Sorry OP. He does sound a bit of a greedy pig though x

babysharkah Sun 10-Mar-19 21:21:35

@AdaColeman he could feed himself more if he was hungry!!

I'd stash some for myself tbh.

Bellebill Sun 10-Mar-19 21:22:15

How about a huge bowl of cereal every day and 1-2 packs a day, maybe 2 apples etc and then we also have two children to feed?! If I kept up with his eating habits in order that I have my share I would end up overweight and we would be pretty poor! It’s just frustrating! I’m not asking for much, just maybe him to have a second thought and I think “god I’ve drank 11 cans out of this multipack of cola, maybe I should leave the last can for her”.

Rainandclouds Sun 10-Mar-19 21:23:59

I have to try and hide food from a greedy husband. He ate a Whole packet of biscuits after a large tea when I was putting the small person to bed and left
None for me!

ChandelierSail Sun 10-Mar-19 21:24:01

I have this with DH and chocolate. I'll buy a large bar of chocolate and a day or so later will go to have some to find it gone! The whole bloody lot!

So now I buy two bars. I put his in one cupboard and the other in "my" cupboard. And woe betide him if he touches my bar!

Bananasarenottheonlyfruit Sun 10-Mar-19 21:25:33

Just buy more if it is every day items like cereal and crisps.

If you had said that he was scarfing 98% of a luxury occasional treat item, I would agree he was being selfish, but I can't get on board with a large bloke having to leave day-to-day items just in case you fancy some.

AdaColeman Sun 10-Mar-19 21:27:09

@babysharkah But he IS feeding himself more, that's what the OP is complaining about! grin

tealandteal Sun 10-Mar-19 21:27:13

My husband is very tall with a very fast metabolism but he manages to not eat multiple bags of crisps as he would not dream of eating more than his fair share. He also understands a budget. However he does need to eat a lot more that I do to feel full. Who is in charge of meal planning? That person needs to make sure there is enough proper food in so that the snacks are just extras and not making up for a lack of food. For example at lunch today we both had 1 packet of crisps and 1 biscuit bar thing buy I had one roll\sandwich and he had 3.

LivingDeadGirlUK Sun 10-Mar-19 21:28:26

Yeah its really selfish, especially if he wont go do a top up shop after eating everything.

My partner eats a lot of sone things but goes shopping to replace so I barely notice. My ex would eat everything in the house and refuse to buy more because he had already paid his half if the weekly shop money that week.

tealandteal Sun 10-Mar-19 21:28:33

Also special k is really not filling, maybe try and something with less sugar that fills him up more.

Bellebill Sun 10-Mar-19 21:28:50

@BlueMerchant that is my life!!! My sister gave us a fancy box of biscuits for Christmas, anyway I forgot about them and I found them in his office the other day “hidden” underneath some paperwork when I was looking for sellotape! Grrr!!! Sounds like this is a common problem.
Couple of extra facts - he has a brother, and his mum used to just let them eat whatever from the fridge / cupboards whenever they wanted. That is NOT what happened in my family! I used to have to ask my mother if I could get a snack out of the cupboard. Argh!!!!

Sickofthemoaning Sun 10-Mar-19 21:31:06

I would also suggest you buy a stopwatch so you can time how much water he uses, insist he takes his phone off charge if his battery has a larger percentage than yours and insist he wore children’s clothes....you know, in case you don’t get “your share”

Cherim90 Sun 10-Mar-19 21:35:49

Stash some stuff for yourself 😅 that's what I'd do! He sounds a bit selfish fair enough if he's hungry but to eat most of it and not think to leave a can or something for you, that is selfish no other word for it lol that's basically like u making tea eating it all and being like well I was hungry 🤷‍♀️😂

RedHelenB Sun 10-Mar-19 21:36:23

Tell him if he eats the last one he has to replace it?

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