My husband has always been very health conscious. He exercises religiously and is careful about the things he eats. When we first got married (5 years ago) and moved in together it was hard for me to adjust to his lifestyle but I slowly adopted his habits so it was fine.
However, I’m currently 5 months pregnant and all I want to do is eat junk. We already have a toddler and if I eat something, our toddler wants it too. My husband wants our toddler to eat only healthy foods, which was never realistic in my opinion as to when he’s around other children he will naturally want to try some of the not so healthy food they’re eating.
So, if I’m having a snack and my son asks for some I usually give it to him. My husband was already upset I was eating junk food myself, he would make remarks about how what I was eating wasn’t good for me or the baby, but he absolutely freaked out when he saw our son eating it.
He took all of the food I bought that he deemed “bad for me” and got rid of it and won’t let me buy replacements. Pregnancy cravings aren’t fun so not being able to eat what I’m craving has put me in an awful mood and we keep arguing now, which we never did before.
Here are what netizens think:
- Have you looked up orthorexia? Throwing out your food and refusing to allow you to purchase more is abhorrent and controlling behaviour and my husband and I would be in an emergency session with our counsellor if he did that.
- I would sit him down with your doctor, but have a 1 on 1 with your doctor first and tell them how your cravings are due to lack of that item in your diet. Craving fatty foods? Lacking fats. Craving a hamburger? Usually lacking protein. It’s important that you reasonably indulge in your pregnancy cravings, because those cravings are signals that your baby needs that food item.
- My sister allows my niece to have junk food, in moderation. She buys individually-packaged snacks so it’s easier to keep to the moderation (EX: mini chip bags instead of one big bag). She taught my niece to enjoy junk food, with healthy food. My niece currently loves blueberry pancakes with organic peanut butter instead of syrup.