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Navigating Food Boundaries: A Friend's Coffee Dilemma

Discover how one friend's journey to set food boundaries when love, cream, and coffee collide sparks a discussion on self-respect and maintaining personal choices.




Hey there, my health-conscious and self-responsible pals,


Let's talk about food and boundaries, shall we? ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ

I'm the type who loves sharing food but also wants full control over my own plate. Call me the chef, not the sous-chef. ๐Ÿ˜„ And yes, I have certain dietary preferences. Who doesn't, right?


Back in the day, I was super picky. I'd tote my own grub everywhere, scrutinize ingredients like a detective, and probably drove my friends a little nuts.


Out of sight, out of mind was my motto. But as I optimized my health and got into a groove, I found some flexibility. I don't bring junk home, always have my water handy, and carry wholesome snacks. Whole foods with simple ingredients are my jam. Eating out? Well, I can loosen up there.


Now, let's dive into today's food for thought (pun intended). I was hanging out with a friend in a new relationship. This friend is all about wholesome eats โ€“ fasting, no sugars, supplements โ€“ you name it. Pretty disciplined and like to encourage others.


Here's the catch: my friend's place now has cream for coffee. Their partner enjoys a bit of creamy goodness, and it's right there, tempting them.

So, here's the burning question: How do you set food boundaries?


Are you the "do what you want" friend, but cream ain't happening in your fridge? Or are you all about discipline, keeping your own path? Maybe it's even time for a heart-to-heart chat?


Let's hear your wisdom, folks! How do you balance food harmony when the tastes don't quite align? ๐Ÿต๐Ÿฐ


I'm genuinely looking forward to your insights!


๐‘ซ๐’๐’„๐’•๐’“๐’Š๐’”๐’”

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Interesting! I just had a similar dilemma yesterday! I declined a dinner invitation as I am on day 5 of a fast and didn't want the temptation. As I was composing my text I re-read it and realized how silly that seemed to me! He is currently going to AA meetings daily to deal with drug and alcohol addiction. Talk about perspective! Kind of made my one meal without temptation seem trivial. And yes, he can try to remove temptations but they will always be there. It is up to him to learn how to manage those temptations. I realize cream and alcohol addiction might not be in the same category for most, but he doesn't expect other's to changeโ€ฆ

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