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Fair to Request “No Junk Food” at HOME?

80CATS80CATS Posts: 26Member, Premium Member Posts: 26Member, Premium Member
So, hubbz and I are both overweight BIG EATERS, I am actively trying to lose, he is not actively trying to, but does work out regularly.

Anyway, I have asked that we not bring junk food into the house, but rather go out for single servings when we want those foods (ie: hit an ice cream shop and savor a cone rather than keeping ice cream in freezer, etc). This helps me *tremendously*, as I am a recovering binge eater and a NIGHTTIME eater (anyone else who suffers this knows it’s so hard to control, like being a zombie, so making sure there’s no junk in the kitchen to sleep-eat has been very helpful to me).

We have no kids (CFBC), eat out fairly often, and definitely get our TREAT on...just outside the home...

Last night, I found a pkg of peanut M&Ms he had “hidden” (poorly LOL), and asked him to stick them in his car—which he happily obliged—it got me worrying though that my request is maybe unfair? I asked him if he felt “oppressed” by my request, and he kept insisting it was no big deal, but I just wanted some outside opinions:

IS IT FAIR TO KINDLY REQUEST that my (fellow plus sized) partner refrain from bringing junk food in house?

TL; DR: fair to ask others to honor a “no junk in the house” rule?


  • seltzermint555seltzermint555 Posts: 9,666Member Member Posts: 9,666Member Member
    What works best for my husband and me...having just very specific "junk" that we avoid keeping in the house.
    I responded in more detail on another thread I can't find right now. But for example, I can't control myself around Oreos and he can't limit portions on ice cream. So we have other "treats" and junk in the house, just not those categories specifically. Neither of us care much about chips so when we do have those, it's not an issue. And so on.

    Btw we're CFBC too (I rarely see that mentioned here)! Cheers.
  • lorrpblorrpb Posts: 10,643Member Member Posts: 10,643Member Member
    Explain to your husband what you shared with us about the background and reasoning. If he’s ok with it, as he seems to be, great. If doesn’t like it, or is unwilling to cooperate, then a compromise will be needed.
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