My brother and I, live with my grandmother. I [18F] have a job, and pay rent. My brother [17M] does not have a job, and obviously isn’t required to pay rent because he’s a minor. That’s not a big deal obviously, the kids gotta focus on school.
However, the issue comes in, when I give my grandmother money for my rent, which is divided up into the car payment, my room, and groceries.
My brother believes he has dietary restrictions. He has never been tested for any of these restrictions he believes he has, and yet the kid has chosen to only eat meat, and some other things with high protein and very little carbs.
He also loves to berate me and my grandmother for our eating habits, often calling us fat, and telling us that our food is disgusting, when we go to make normal meals, or eat snacks. Now, I am the furthest thing from fat, my BMI is very close to 18, so hearing him say that bothers me. I often try to avoid him when I eat so I don’t have to hear him comment. However, this is hard because he’s a tall kid, and when he wants to follow you around- there’s no way to get him to stop.
Today I made the brave decision to put peanut butter on my bread. My brother was in the kitchen and we were looking at the four jars of peanut butter in the cabinet. Three of them were unopened. I grabbed the jar that was opened, and when I opened the jar to put the peanut butter on my bread I noticed that there were fingerprints in the peanut butter.
In jest, I asked my brother if he had just eaten it with his hands, and he kinda smiled and turned away.
I pretty much said whatever, and grabbed a new jar of peanut butter, and grabbed the knife to put the butter on my bread. He stopped me. He didn’t want me to “double dip” the knife that I was using to put the peanut butter on the bread, because he didn’t want cross-contamination from the bread crumbs.
I kinda bickered with him for a minute trying to explain that it wasn’t that serious, and there was another jar of peanut butter he already started that I had not “exposed to bread.”
He got really upset with me, and I’m not gonna lie, I was annoyed too. He’s always trying to gatekeeper what I eat and how I eat it.
So, this is where I may be TA: I scooped the smallest glob of peanut butter and put it as deep into the bread as I could, getting as many crumbs on the knife as possible. He was upset and stormed off.
When he went away, I finished putting PB on my bread slices, and gasp the... keep reading on reddit ➡
Because I eat it all in one sitting. Every. Single. Time.
Same with any keto dessert. I make keto cookies and then eat half the batch. I don’t think I can handle being around any sort of dessert, so I am just going to go cold turkey on this one.
Can anyone else relate? So far, what helps a little bit is flavored sparkling water (key lime pie la croix, for instance). Does anyone else on here strictly never have any dessert? How’s that going?
On another note, I think I need to quit the wine as well. I usually end up having over 3 glasses and then making poor food choices in addition. Has anyone quit drinking along with keto? I want still want to have a social life (post covid) but I don’t want to be tempted, so maybe I’d try to order diet soda.
Happy Thursday y’all!
Edit: all of your kind and motivating responses are making me feel some type of way. I am joyfully overwhelmed by the amount of support you all provide here, especially when absolutely no one in my “real life” can relate. Love you all. We can actually do this together.
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i don’t get why people like it. whenever i see a tasty recipe, peanut butter is also included in some type of way and that ruins the whole recipe:
i like peanuts, but peanut butter is just not it. AND people who add peanut butter to their smoothies need help.
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I made them for christmas for the first time, and omg I loved them so much!!! they are so much better than just stir fried in a pan, they are perfectly bite sized and the texture is so creamy and soft and rich!!
could I add other types of mushrooms other than the portobello ones for variety? I was wondering about shiitake mainly, since I've got a bunch of dried ones.
My grandad taught me this trick when I was like 7 and old enough to make a grilled cheese, and it was like magic to me, and is still really, I just thought about it and I really don’t know any food chemistry so naturally brought me to reddit to seek out my tasty answer.
If so, what did you think? Would you be willing to try one?