Went Home Hungry After a Birthday Party

@salonga (28078)
Philippines
August 12, 2016 9:12pm CST
We attended a friend's birthday lunch but went home hungry. It was not because there were no foods. In fact, the buffet table was laden with various pork dishes with the big roasted pig holding the center of everyone's attention. But my husband and I no longer enjoy unhealthy dishes like these and we have for years not been eating them. So, while the guests were happily feasting on the dishes, we were like fasting.. Good thing there were slices of watermelons and pineapples sliced so we had something to eat at least and we were thankful that the busy host did not notice that we did not touch the dishes at all. Oh our way home, we stopped by a nice restaurant where we had a delightful late lunch with Asparagus tofu dish and and Baked Pink Salmon. We were filled finally and went home happily. Have you ever attended a party but did not enjoy the food?
36 people like this
41 responses
@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
13 Aug 16
This is a good attention to the party, that we should also consider those who are vegetarian and not only concentrated on fatty meat foods. There are people now who prefer the good diet and not just anything in the table.
4 people like this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
13 Aug 16
Actually, I wish all party hosts would consider that fact but unfortunately this is not the first time I experienced this.
4 people like this
@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
13 Aug 16
@salonga The variation of the foods should always be observe. Right now many people are already conscious with their diet and not everyone is enjoying the feast of the meat. But there are occasions I attended serving vegetables, most are salads.
2 people like this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
13 Aug 16
@ilocosboy You are very right. Vegetable salad is to me the best option in serving veggies.
2 people like this
@jaboUK (52063)
• United Kingdom
14 Aug 16
Yes, that often happens to me because I don't like a lot of different foods. I just like plain stuff.
4 people like this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
14 Aug 16
I never enjoyed eating lots of different food either.
2 people like this
@responsiveme (14290)
• India
13 Aug 16
Not really though I may not eat everything. BTW , my husband would have gorged on all that pork and i'd have enjoyed some too. :)
4 people like this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
13 Aug 16
We used to do that until we learned the benefits of healthy eating.
2 people like this
@CinnamonGrl (5772)
• Paradise, California
13 Aug 16
Very rarely, lol. But I wouldn't enjoy a table full of nothing but pork, either. I mean I like pork fine, but there should be a variety. I'm glad they had some fruit you could eat.
4 people like this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
13 Aug 16
I wished there was at least a veggie or fish dish lol
2 people like this
@paigea (21397)
• Canada
13 Aug 16
I would eat the food. I would try to only have a small portion, but I have trouble with sticking to that!
3 people like this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
13 Aug 16
Yes a small portion will not perhaps hurt you.
1 person likes this
@paigea (21397)
• Canada
13 Aug 16
@salonga Yes, that is my weakness though. Stopping after one portion.
2 people like this
• Philippines
15 Aug 16
@paigea i do that at buffets, a little of everything. then a new plate for the desserts. that's where i can't stop!
1 person likes this
@nonersays (2685)
• United States
13 Aug 16
Most of the parties I attend are the kind where something like a roast pig is literally the center of the party. Roasting a pig in a bbq pit. I also enjoy the food. Thats why I'm so round. lol
3 people like this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
13 Aug 16
Oh dear i used to enjoy roasted pig also, the crispy skin particularly till I decided to shift to healthy eating to avoid hypertension and other diseases.
1 person likes this
@nonersays (2685)
• United States
13 Aug 16
@salonga I knwo what you mean. My doctor is after me because of my blood pressure and my family worries. I just can't make myself give up the things I enjoy.
2 people like this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
13 Aug 16
@nonersays My husband used to have hypertension, it runs in their family. But when we turned to healthy eating his blood pressure became normal.
2 people like this
@sunrisefan (16716)
• Philippines
22 Aug 16
I would go hungry too if I attended a party with only seafood being served hehehe!
2 people like this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
24 Aug 16
My son does not eat seafood either. I am not fond of them either;
2 people like this
@sunrisefan (16716)
• Philippines
24 Aug 16
@salonga Now I have company hehehe!
• Philippines
24 Aug 16
@salonga @sunrisefan i'm curious what kind of seafood are you talking about - fresh fish? canned fish? shrimp? mussels? crab?
1 person likes this
@shaggin (32831)
• United States
14 Aug 16
I think its great that you and your husband have chosen to eat healthy. Like you said at least you did have the watermelon and pineapple to eat. Being a vegetarain my daughter and I leave most parties hungry.
2 people like this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
15 Aug 16
Actually this is not our first. In our country, most people love meat and only few value healthy eating.
@shaggin (32831)
• United States
16 Aug 16
@salonga I turned vegetarian when I was 7. No one I knew was a vegetarian. I am 32 now... I was a vegetarian long before ir was the cool thing to do :-) I really like the healthy eating and healthy lifestyle that so many are moving towards now a days!
1 person likes this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
16 Aug 16
@shaggin Wow that is great to know. Keep your healthy lifestyle.
@Shiva49 (10808)
• Singapore
14 Aug 16
Well, I can connect with this experience. I attended a bank function and the spread of sumptuous food was not to my taste as I am a vegetarian. So I had some fruits and soft drinks and went home. However i was happy for those who were tucking into them with relish! siva
2 people like this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
14 Aug 16
So good thing there was fruits there also.
1 person likes this
@Shiva49 (10808)
• Singapore
14 Aug 16
@salonga I checked with waiters and no one could tell which food was vegetarian. Then I thought the best option is fruits as I cannot go wrong! siva
1 person likes this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
14 Aug 16
@Shiva49 You can't go wrong with fruits for sure.
1 person likes this
@Hatley (163983)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Aug 16
yes because Im a diabetic and the party food was all very sugary fantastic desserts that Im]sure were delicious but eating them would have sent me into a coma.
2 people like this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
13 Aug 16
Oh dear, I'm glad you know how to take of yourself.
1 person likes this
@Hatley (163983)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Aug 16
@salonga yes I have had diabetes for many years so learned what I can and cannot eat lol
1 person likes this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
13 Aug 16
@Hatley Good! Keep it up!
1 person likes this
@BelleStarr (34940)
• Portland, Connecticut
15 Aug 16
I am not quite sure why you think pork is not healthy it is one of the leanest meats and can be quite healthy. I do enjoy pork, I guess it would have depended on the presentation and personally, I don't eat tofu I hate the texture. Hibs eats everything and he is healthy as a horse, no health issues except his Parkinson's which is not diet affected. As a hostess, however, I would always have food for my vegetarian guests since my granddaughter is a vegetarian.
2 people like this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
15 Aug 16
Even my friends were telling the same thing but I have had studies in the past that made me avoid pork and other meats as well.
1 person likes this
• Jacksonville, Florida
13 Aug 16
No... I like healthy food. But at a party, I will pull out all the stops and dig in!!! LOL
2 people like this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
14 Aug 16
I have tried digging too.
@simone10 (22232)
• Louisville, Kentucky
13 Aug 16
When I was younger, I was always watching my weight and what I ate. Whenever I would go to a party, I would be like you and not really eat anything. If I did eat something, it was very small portions.
2 people like this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
14 Aug 16
I am also very conscious of my body. I would not want my waist to grow large.
1 person likes this
@sishy7 (27736)
• Australia
13 Aug 16
I had a bad food poisoning case before and since I'm very cautious when eating at parties especially if it's outdoor and the food has been exposed under the sun for some time... I'd rather not eat anything if I'm not sure about the food served...
2 people like this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
13 Aug 16
Food poisoning! Oh, I've heard a lot of same cases so I am just as careful and choosy.
1 person likes this
@marguicha (84001)
• Chile
13 Aug 16
Yes. More than once. But in most places there are salads I can eat.
2 people like this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
13 Aug 16
I would be so happy if I find salads there but thank God at least there were watermelons and pineapples.
1 person likes this
@rina110383 (24224)
13 Aug 16
So far, I enjoyed the food served in all the parties I attended.
2 people like this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
13 Aug 16
I'm glad you never had the same experience.
1 person likes this
@Yar_Joey (3312)
• Philippines
13 Aug 16
I dont eat pork, and if ever I am in a party where pig meat is served, I will just eat veggies, fruits, or fish
1 person likes this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
13 Aug 16
In that case, it looks like you will enjoy any party hosted by me.
2 people like this
@Yar_Joey (3312)
• Philippines
13 Aug 16
@salonga Why, you are a vegetarian also?
1 person likes this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
14 Aug 16
@Yar_Joey Not really vegetarian but I prefer vegetables and fish. I eat chicken but not much but never eat pork.
2 people like this
@epiffanie (8310)
• Australia
6 Sep 16
I am like that now too, I don't eat meat much anymore ..
1 person likes this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
6 Sep 16
That is good. We have to be careful with what we eat especially because we are not getting younger anymore.
1 person likes this
@epiffanie (8310)
• Australia
7 Sep 16
@salonga as we get older, we must listen to our bodies .. I am struggling at the moment with my cravings for sweets ..
1 person likes this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
8 Sep 16
@epiffanie Yes we have to be extra careful if we don't want to end up sick and bedridden.
1 person likes this
@Micmac (7122)
27 Aug 16
I remember once I had attended a party and I almost choked on the food there because it was way too spicy hot and salty. Most parties I go to I enjoy the food they serve. Your restaurant dinner sounds great. I love Pink Salmon!
1 person likes this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
28 Aug 16
Too spicy, hot and salty! Are they trying to kill their guests! Yes that pink salmon dish was so delightful.
1 person likes this
@Micmac (7122)
28 Aug 16
@salonga I bet the guests all went home with hypertension.
1 person likes this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
29 Aug 16
@Micmac hahaha, it looks like they were all hypertensive as they were all enjoying those fatty dishes.
1 person likes this
@zap_81 (1024)
16 Aug 16
I am highly impressed with your dedication towards a healthy life. Kudos to both of you. I do not remember coming back from a party hungry.
1 person likes this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
16 Aug 16
Thank you dear, we value our health so much. It is our wealth.
1 person likes this
@zap_81 (1024)
16 Aug 16
@salonga Even I do but your dedication was epic. You said you have been following over years so that is some dedication.
1 person likes this
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
16 Aug 16
@zap_81 thanks dear, it has been very beneficial to me, although I can't claim I am perfectly healthy, at least I have no maintenance medicine, no diabetes,no hypertension,no major health issues so far all by God's grace.
1 person likes this