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Ever Bought Junk Food or Sweet Treats, Then Thrown Them Out in Regret?

Ever Bought a Treat, Only to Throw It Out in Regret?

My hubby has an even bigger sweet tooth than I do, and last Saturday he couldn't resist coming home with a decadent maple cheesecake he bought at a new bakery. We each had a few delicious bites after lunch, but he just couldn't stay away (little did I know, he was sneaking into the kitchen and chowing down). Later that night after dinner, I said, "You want a little cheesecake to share?" And he looked a little upset and blurted out, "No, sorry, I threw it out. It was so good, I couldn't stop eating it!"

Has this ever happened to you?

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AmyLyn AmyLyn 7 years
I always bring it to work to share! 10 cupcakes for 10 people is much better than 10 cupcakes for me, plus its nice to share my hard work for others to enjoy.
Allytta Allytta 7 years
it's disrespectful to throw out food where i'm from and I also have been drilled with this 'never throw edible things away' lecture, but i don't care. it's my money and I can do whatever I want with it. it's not like I can send it to starving african children by post when I decide i don't want it anymore. i applaud such thing only because it's done in attempt to be healthier and take control of your eating habits, that's the most important thing for a human. NUTRITION!
zyasia zyasia 7 years
I've done it and i'm not going to be guilted into feeling bad about it either. there have simply been occassions when i really wanted something sweet or some measure of junk food. i've been known to eat half and then either throw the rest away or it sits in the refrigerator until it's stale. cravings are what they are and i'm not about to scarf down something i don't want.
Zulkey Zulkey 7 years
Guilty as charged and I'm amazed by the judgment and armchair diagnoses coming from some of the people who never have.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
Usually I end up freezing desserts when I know I'll feel guilty about eating them all within a short span of time. But most of my desserts these days are sugar free and sometimes they contain rather indigestible ingredients. Those go in the trash.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I think that is insanely wasteful and I'd never throw foods away. I've made treats before that were REALLY good and after DH and I eat what we want of them, I either take the rest to work or share them with my neighbors. Just throwing stuff away is a total waste of money, IMHO.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Yes, in my past, when I had a bad relationship with food.
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
i could NEVER do this. too many people can't even get clean water...i just can't throw away perfectly good food with a clean conscious
2muchtv 2muchtv 7 years
My eyes are bigger than my stomach. I think I'll eat more, but usually after 3-4 bites, I don't want it anymore. So at most, I'll throw away a serving, because no one wants to eat anyone's leftovers. As for purchasing an entire item, just to eat a portion, I don't do that, and can't imagine a reason for doing so. At the very least, take it to work and share with your colleagues, or give it to a neighbor. I'm fully against the clean plate mentality (If I can't eat what's on my plate, I'll store it to eat later), but trashing perfectly edible food is just wasteful. It helps to purchase treats only if I've been craving it for a week, and the excess tends to go to family/friends.
Beauty Beauty 7 years
No way. My grandfather survived both World Wars, and I grew up with "never throw food away" being drilled into my head. If I can't eat a treat, I share it or force myself to choke it down. Ticamorena, I didn't grow up where you did, but traveling in Central America made me much more aware of the haves/have-nots. Going to Guatemala permanently changed the way I view consumption and consumerism.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 7 years
Who would do that? At least find someone else who wants it. It's called willpower.
tangentlines tangentlines 7 years
This sounds like an eating disorder to me.
Fitness Fitness 7 years
I agree with you — it is a waste of food and money, but my hubby has no button for moderation and will keep eating and eating until it's all gone. So instead of eating entire cheesecake to himself, he thinks it's healthier to throw it out. Him and his family have no willpower against food, especially sweets!
flavacrisp flavacrisp 7 years
maybe something little, like once. but never a big thing. i ususally just don't buy stuff like that. not a fan of wasted food.
darc5204 darc5204 7 years
If I have leftover sweets from a party, I take them to work or give some to my neighbors. I really don't like to waste food. Avoiding food waste is not how people get fat; it's the portions they put on plates in the first place. It's not like having leftovers is a waste.
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
I try not to buy too much unhealthy food but I've been known to throw it out when I had a few pieces of something, if it is in the house, I will "know" and think about it until I eat it. Sometimes I take it to work and let others eat it.
Mariana48 Mariana48 7 years
I've done it, but usually with small stuff like a chocolate bar or stuff cheap stuff like that, and even then I tend to first find someone to give it to like a roomie or something before throwing it away.
Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 7 years
I have never done this, but I wish I could. I've tried freezing it and honestly if I have junk in the house I eat it. It's not rational. However, I think it's strange he didn't offer you what was left and give you the choice to throw it out. The guilt thing over wasting food is how we got to be so fat. The clean plate club, etc.
benheld benheld 7 years
We throw a lot of parties with fun desserts and appetizers. It makes the parties great....but you don't want to be snacking on all that stuff for the rest of the weekend. Usually we try to send some stuff home, and then the rest gets thrown out.
I've done it, but only because someone else bought the treat for me. I try to refuse but my boyfriend's parents keep trying to stuff me with junk and they send me home with all this cake and stuff after family gatherings. I really do have a sweet tooth but I'm living a healthier lifestyle so I have thrown it out. Recently I've just taken to giving it away at school or at work.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I've done it once or twice with like, the other half of a candy bar or something like that, but never something big. Usually if I want a piece of cake I just buy the individual pieces they have at the grocery store.
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