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Have You Ever Hidden Food?

Do You Hide Food?

In order to help my father not overeat, my mother has started hiding food. She'll place bags of chocolate deep inside the cabinet and boxes of cookies in her dresser drawers. While I think her behavior is a little extreme (if she doesn't want him to eat it, she shouldn't eat it either!), I'm wondering if anyone else has done this. Have you ever hidden food because you don't want someone else to eat it? Or because you don't want someone else to know you are eating it?

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flavacrisp flavacrisp 7 years
haha no. My husband eats better than I do when it comes to treats, so no hiding for me, except if I need to hide something from myself! Unfortunately, I always find it... ;)
amber512 amber512 7 years
I haven't had to for years because I haven't lived with anyone other than my husband for years! He does not eat my food. He knows better, lol!
LinneyKim LinneyKim 7 years
When I lived at home with my parents, I had to hide food from my dad. Otherwise, he'd it all and leave me nothing! For example: For Valentine's day this year, my mom got me chocolate covered espresso beans. I offered some to my parents because they were sooo good! The next day after I got home from work, my mom told me that she had to hide them for me because she caught my dad sucking those babies down! Now I live with my boyfriend and he doesn't really care to eat a ton of sweets/snack foods.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
I don't have to hide food, but I do sneak into the kitchen to eat it. I like to enjoy my indulgences in peace.
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 7 years
no, but no one really wants the food i like, so i guess it's a win-win for everyone? hahaa
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
I'm with the group with kids...if you want any for yourself you have to hide it. I learned this from visiting my sister when her kids were younger, she had the Oreos in the cabinet behind the canned veggies, very smart.
ngocnguyen ngocnguyen 7 years
Girl scout cookies, need I say more?
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
Heh I never had to do this. I do however stack the fridge, freezer and pantry strategically, for my husband's sake, who wants to lose weight. I'll place everything so that things like chopped up vegetables and fruit are easier to reach than cheese and ice cream. And it WORKS.
darc5204 darc5204 7 years
Sounds like hiding food from your brother is a normal pattern. I used to do it, especially with my favorite cereal. My teenage brother could eat the whole box before I woke up in the morning!
gingirl gingirl 7 years
lemuse20, same with me! My middle brother would eat anything in sight, even if it was something I bought for myself (say if I had friends coming over and I bought snacks). My mother would get so mad if we hid food because "families should not fight over food!" And then her boyfriend moved in, who was worse than my brother. He would even eat leftovers I had brought home from a date! Lol, I can laugh about it now because I no longer live with them, but still. Oh, and since my boyfriend's mother is an ultra-health-food person, I'm going to have to hide some of our less than healthy snacks when she visits this month. Cookies, potato chips, iced tea - into the back of my closet! I'd hide the dairy too if it wouldn't go bad.
lemuse20 lemuse20 7 years
I've learned that I had to do this in order to have something for myself, and not eat it all at once just so I can have it, since growing up with my brother who assumed anything he found was free game to eat.
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