Why? Seeking an answer !!

United States
August 6, 2007 6:55pm CST
Hello, I have a wierd question and I thought maybe someone on here may know the answer or atleast have some idea as to why. The Question is: When I'm home alone (just me and the baby) I can eat a whole plate of food no problems and not feel too stuffed. However If you give me that exact same plate of food for dinner when my boyfriend is home, I can't eat it all, I'm stuffed half way through it and I just give the rest to him or the dog. I'm not doing it on purpose. I honestly try to eat all my food, I feel comfy with my b/f, we've been eating together for years. Why is it that I can't seem to finish a plate when he's home, but I can eat half the house when he's gone? Any idea's on this one? ANYONE?
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5 responses
• Malaysia
7 Aug 07
I think something is bothering your mind whenever he is around. Maybe you are not happy with your boyfriend, because he had done something which you do not agree with it. Try to find the cause of it, and I am sure you must know a little why you are feeling like that when your boyfriend is around.
• United States
7 Sep 07
thanks for the input.. I am happy with my b/f though, I'm having a much easier time eating now. I'm not sure what changed, but all is well now.. thanks again
@lilaclady (28236)
• Australia
7 Aug 07
Gee thats a strange one, maybe you are so in love LOL that it upsets your eating habits, or maybe it is when he is there you just have a lot more on your mind and of course I guess it could be that when you are on your own you are eating as a comfort thing...
• United States
7 Aug 07
Thank you for t=your opinion too. I might be eating as a comfort thing. I do love him alot, but I don't think it is messing with my eating habits. I tend to have a lot on my mind once he comes home. Maybe that is it! Good Thinking! Thanks again.
• China
7 Aug 07
When you are alone, you just feel lonely. Thus, you have to get rid of the lonely feeling by eating more. That's my answer, which maybe can help you find the true answer.
• United States
7 Aug 07
Well that is something to think about. Thank you for your opinion
@seabeauty (1480)
• United States
14 Oct 07
It is most likely because he is a distraction. With him being there, you are too busy talking and so you can't talk with food in your mouth. LOL, that would be hard to do.
@AD11RGUY (1266)
• United States
14 Oct 07
There are some great responses here to your question! But one I didn't see here was this: When you are alone with baby, you have no distraction and therefore the meal gets your full attention. When b/f is there, I'm sure you talk, laugh, hopefully still gaze into each others eyes and so. During these moments of distraction, the food you've ingested is being digested and getting you closer to being full. A simple way to see how this works is to make the same meal 2 different times. The first time (eating both "alone"), eat as normal and casually note how long it takes. The second time, make yourself eat slower. Take an additional 20 minutes or so to consume the same amount by chewing more thoroughly and not immediately taking the next bite. Bet you'll see the difference.