Pushing food at you?

@dawnald (84146)
Shingle Springs, California
August 18, 2008 11:58am CST
What do you do when people push food at you? You're going out to dinner and mom puts a plate in front of your face. or You've already declined seconds and you get asked over and over again if you want more. or Somebody knows you're on a diet and they are pushing dessert at you, trying to send food home with you, etc. Do you speak up for yourself and say no or do you take it?
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@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I used to take it. But I think I've grown alot over the past few years and I stand up for myself more. If I don't want it I will just say no until they stop asking me. Especially if I'm trying to lose weight. If I'm in a situation where the person will be insulted if I don't take food home with me then I take it and either give it to my kids if they want it or just throw it away at home.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Aug 08
I try to say no but many times the significant other says yes. Oh well, he's in charge of taking the trash out. lol
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@Natara (171)
• Canada
18 Aug 08
It would depend how many times they ask. The first few times I'll say, no thank you, I'm full. If it starts becoming a problem I might say "Will you stop forcing me to eat more if I've said I'm full."
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Aug 08
There is definitely a point where you have to put your foot down for your own health, sanity and/or self respect!