Will you change your eating habits for your partner?

@ajithlal (14618)
India
April 20, 2009 9:59pm CST
Will you change to veggie for your partner because your partner is a veggie and vice versa? Do you think its good to stick with the same eating habit even though your partner has different eating habits?
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
26 Apr 09
My husband tried to eat less salt because I was on low salt for high blood pressure. Unfortunately, that led him to having low blood pressure. Neither of us are Vegetarians, so that hasn't come up. But I can't have tomatoes and he can't have onions, so we just go out to eat and I eat his and my onions, he eats his and my tomatoes.
@mira91 (986)
• Singapore
21 Apr 09
Well, if i was the vegetarian and my bf was the meat eater, i would certainly not force him to eat the same things that i do and i guess it'll be the same way for him too...So no, i will not change my eating habits unless it's really a big thing that's making things really complicated then maybe i will...Besides, i could lose weight being a vegetarian..haha,
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@MsAmazin (15)
• United States
21 Apr 09
I don't eat red meat but my partner does. When we first got together we both infomed the other of our eating habits. Neither of us felt the need for the other to change their eating habit, since neither of us ate pork, which is a good thing. that would have been both of our requirements of the other.Now as far as changing one"s eating habits because of how their partner eats, in my opinion is strickly up to that individual. Like I said previous, the only requirement I have of my partner and him of me is not to eat pork.
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• Philippines
21 Apr 09
I will not change my eating habit for him. There would be no thrill if that will happen.
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• Malaysia
21 Apr 09
I cannot please someone else as I have my own likings. He should respect me as I respect what he eats. I would not change because of him. I cannot stand being a vegetarian.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
21 Apr 09
Nah, I don't think I would become a non-veg for my partner. I mean we would like each other the way we are Then why should we change ourselves to make them please. Sometime it can backfire on us!
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@ajithlal (14618)
• India
12 May 09
I also think we shouldn't try to please our partners by switching on the food we don't like too much.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
12 May 09
Un certanity is another problem for it, I mean what if that person would leave me even after me adjusting for her!
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@ajithlal (14618)
• India
7 Jun 09
I also think if the person leave us for some other reason our sacrifice will be wasted.
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@youless (104245)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Apr 09
Yes, I will. Actually my husband and I have different diet habits because we come to different places. So I will try to adjust to the food he likes, as well as he tries to eat the food I like. I love China
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@ajithlal (14618)
• India
3 May 09
I also think some adjustments can be made.
@ajithlal (14618)
• India
29 Apr 12
I think it is good to taste recipes of different places.
@ajithlal (14618)
• India
18 May 12
I think habits does not affect the love or relationship and each people should have their own taste on food.
@ericajoyce (1746)
• Philippines
21 Apr 09
Hello ajithlal. No, I wouldnt change my eating habits eventhough my partner has his own eating habits. I think I will only change if I have bad eating habits.
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@ajithlal (14618)
• India
27 Apr 09
I also think one needs to change only if he or she has bad eating habits.
• Philippines
28 Apr 09
I agree with you..
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@ajithlal (14618)
• India
28 Sep 12
I also think each partner should respect the feelings of others and the personality of others and should not interfere with the eating habits of other person.
@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
21 Apr 09
I will not change my eating habits. I will see if I like what he is doing, but even now my husband is a meat and potato guy who does not like vegetables (I have to sneak them in by making curried rice and adding peas, and red and green peppers, make stews, make macaroni casserole with vegetables) and I love salads. So if there was a choice that now I have to eat less healthy because he is not, no way. I will eat as I always did.
@ajithlal (14618)
• India
12 May 09
I also think we need not make major changes in our eating habits.
@ajithlal (14618)
• India
14 Jan 13
I think it is good to stick on one's own eating habit and to make only slight adjustments as needed.
@pardhu8 (391)
• India
21 Apr 09
No,i'll never insist to change their food habits.I respect their feelings because some may feel uncomfortable to change from their habits to ours.So,i never force them to change.I'll leave to them itself it's own choice to change or not to change.
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@ajithlal (14618)
• India
21 Apr 09
I am a veggie and I don't like to change my eating habits. I thinks it makes me also uncomfortable.
@ajithlal (14618)
• India
22 Jan 13
Vegetable diet is always good for health
• United States
9 Mar 13
Ahmmm for me no. But I am willing to mixed it up if its okay with my partner hehe
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@ajithlal (14618)
• India
10 Mar 13
I also think it is okay with some partners to have their own personality and eating habits.
@21wakoko (52)
• Philippines
9 Mar 13
no i wont change my habbit.. If she really loves me she'll accept that im not a vegetarian., But if she insisted, maybe I will.. :)
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@ajithlal (14618)
• India
10 Mar 13
I think most people does not have problem with the eating habits of the partners.
• Leesburg, Georgia
14 Jan 13
I dont think its a good idea to change eating habits for a partner. It can lead to bitterness between the couple. My aunt has a boyfriend who does not eat healthy but she does. By her forcing him to change he is getting angry with her and not wanting to be around her as much. I think its wrong for her to try to change him. Love him for who he is, eating habits and all or find soneone else. I never think its a good idea to change people...
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@ajithlal (14618)
• India
9 Mar 13
I also think it is not good idea to change the eating habits for a partner and to accept each other's personality.
@surekharathi (14166)
• India
26 Jul 12
Yes I changed my eating habit for my partner. My partner not like onion so I also leave the eating onion. In my home nobody likes onion.
@ajithlal (14618)
• India
26 Jul 12
Most people in our place mixes Onion with salads and other curries. I think it is great for you to change your eating patterns for your partner.
• Philippines
10 Apr 12
Hmm. First of all, I love eating veggies. I prefer it much more than meat actually. I'm not really fond of eating meat so I think this won't be a problem to me. But once in a while, sometimes, I still crave for a little meat, like in pizzas and hamburgers. So if I'm with my vegetarian partner, I can agree to just eat veggies with him. That won't be a problem. But if I'm just with myself or with other people, I can still eat meat sometimes and order for burgers, pizzas, shawarmas, etc.
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@ajithlal (14618)
• India
12 Apr 12
I think it is a good idea.
@Runite (307)
• United States
6 Apr 12
I don't think a relationship should be based on eating habits. :|
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@ajithlal (14618)
• India
14 Sep 12
I also think that relationships should not be based on eating habits.
@myx_03 (540)
• Philippines
27 Jun 09
Actually no, we're both like to eat. And there are some things that we have in common. But if the situation is like what you said i still don't change my eating habit. I know she'll understand me.
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@ajithlal (14618)
• India
6 Apr 12
I think most partners understand the eating habit of other partners.
@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
27 Jun 09
I'm sure a compromise can be reached but I am not sure if I would completely change my eating habits for that reason.Which would become a bit of a hassle because then I would have to cook two different meals. Sure some meals can be kinds of made the same way and then just had different things depending on the choice. I sometimes do that already. For example sometimes I cook noodles/rice/potatoes and then cook different sides so each person can try a bit of each or choose just what they like. It happens a lot when I cook shrimp because my daughter doesn't like it. So I usually cook one portion of shrimp, then one of chicken, and then one of just vegetables, and everyone mixes and matches. As I said, it certainly can work if two people have different eating habits, but there is more of a need to compromise here and there :)
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@ajithlal (14618)
• India
30 Apr 12
I also think arkaf most times when people have different eating habits there need to be some compromises to be made.
@maezee (40928)
• United States
21 Apr 09
No, I don't think we should expect our significant other to change their eating habits because of our eating habits. I'm a vegetarian, and I can tell you this: I've NEVER dated ANY vegetarians! And I don't mind. I don't expect them to change their lifestyle for me; just like I would hope they don't expect that out of me. The most important thing is that our partner SUPPORTS us and RESPECTS our decision to eat the way we do, although they might not understand it.
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@ajithlal (14618)
• India
29 Mar 12
I think we must accept and respect the feelings and freedom of the partner or the person we love. I think each has to freedom to live the life he or she likes.
@williamjisir (22885)
• China
21 Apr 09
Hello ajithlal. I think that it depends on how much I like the food for my change of my eating habits. I am glad that both my wife and I have the same eating habits generally though there is a little difference. Take care.
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@ajithlal (14618)
• India
27 Apr 09
I also think we should not change our eating habits completely.