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Don't Be A Human Trashcan

Friday, September 10, 2010

When your friends and coworkers bring food for you to eat - don't be their personal trashcans. While they are doing it to be nice, they are also doing it to keep from eating it themselves.

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    2223 days ago
  • _VALEO_
    "While they are doing it to be nice, they are also doing it to keep from eating it themselves. "
    Makes so much sense. Some persons need others to hide what they are actually eating.

    Where does this habit of bringing food in the office comes from anyway?

    It's very strange from my external point of view where we eat at regular times in very specific places, and never between meals, and office is for... well work, not eat.

    Don't feed your keyboard! lol
    2234 days ago
    You are 100% correct!
    2234 days ago
    You are absolutely right. We have no need to be someone else's garbage can.
    2235 days ago
    I agree, great advice!
    2235 days ago
    Good advice.
    2235 days ago
    This is very relevant to me and my colleagues who love to bring in junk. Sometimes I buy loads of fruit and leave it in the staffroom. It is always eaten. emoticon
    2235 days ago
    2235 days ago
    I'm stay-at-home, but my husband has a terrible time at work with all the goodies others bring in. He might be a man, but he still has to watch his weight and his health. This is an excellent point you've brought up, and I'll share it with him. Thanks.
    2235 days ago
  • MARTY19
    I agree. Be polite but refuse.

    2235 days ago
  • KITKA82
    Great advice. Might I ALSO add that it doesn't hurt to be choosy sometimes. For example, when someone brings in something homemade or half-eaten, think about the fact that you really don't know what conditions they live in. They might not wash their hands... They could have pests at their house... their pets could be all over the kitchen, resulting in fur in your food.

    I have a friend who was invited to a co-worker's home for dinner-- spaghetti. She talked all the time about "FiFi" who liked to help in the kitchen. My friend assumed that FiFi was her daughter. Until she saw FiFi leap onto the counter, and proceed to stir the spaghetti sauce with her paw. emoticon
    2235 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/10/2010 1:17:35 PM
    Good advice! Love, Dawn emoticon
    2235 days ago
    I tend to luck out, that my coworkers are also working towards eating healthy :) so on mondays and wednsdays, I eat what they bring for dinner :) which is always, thankfully healthy! and I pick out my own portion, so I know how much I should eat of whatever they bring!
    2235 days ago
    Excellent point. Also a good reminder at dinner, whether at home or at a restaurant. When I've eaten what I'm hungry for, that's all I need. Listen to your body. There's no need to clean that plate when your tummy is full! A choice morsel can go in the fridge or a doggie bag for another time, but the rest belongs in the trash, the sink disposal or the compost heap, not in my already satisfied tummy!
    2236 days ago
    "No" is a very good word so use it! HUGS!
    2236 days ago
    When I think that it would be wasteful to throw something away, I remember how much $ I spent at ww to lose weight. Why put it back on by " not wasting" ?

    Good advice, Linda. emoticon
    2236 days ago
    You have to almost threaten my coworkers about not bringing their homemade baked goods. Sometimes I can resist and others I don't. Happy Friday Everyone.
    2236 days ago
    No kidding!
    2236 days ago
    Well that is true. I love to bake and take things in because I do not want it in the house. I work will men, so they love it. lol
    2236 days ago
    LOL This applies very strongly to my office.
    Can I add something?

    No matter how much your coworkers and friends try to push you to eat that junk nicely say "No thank you" and then turn a deaf ear to all the negative comments.
    2236 days ago
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