Dinner Time

By elaine52 Latest Reply 2013-05-11 16:53:26 -0500
Started 2013-04-23 18:22:21 -0500

When is the latest one should eat dinner? I live in the household with my son, daughter-in-law and grandsons, sometimes they don't have dinner until 9 or 10 o'clock. I prefer eating no later than 7 o'clock, how do I get this across to them without seeming like such a 'bitch', excuse my language..

11 replies

Fefe12 2013-05-11 16:53:26 -0500 Report

Sounds like your trying to have the family eat togther. Why? Whos doing the cooking? If its you, eat and set their portion aside when they get home and have your snack or a glass of wine with them. If your waiting for them to make dinner, set yours aside for the morrow and again sit with them later in the evening. Dont stress its not good for you. You can still keep the family togther and still eat when you choose.

NonnieCee 2013-04-24 18:52:23 -0500 Report

I agree with some of the earlier posts. Just explain to them that with your diabetes you have to stay on a routine and to keep your levels level you may need to have a meal sooner than they wish to eat. If they love you and understand its for your best health, they shouldn't have a problem with it.

sNerTs1 2013-04-24 12:37:17 -0500 Report

Gosh I don't know how to help with this one. I've read through the responses and they all seem like sound pieces of advice! I as a rule, try not to eat any later than 7. Don't know if that helps you at all. *Hugs* Cheryl

Scarlet03 2013-04-23 22:55:17 -0500 Report

If they get home after you eat, I would tell them where the left over food is, and they are more than welcome to eat then…

On the other hand, and Ive done this, I would explain that eating late for you isn't good for your blood sugar or over all health…and they should respect that…

When I stay at my parents house…and my mom is a diabetic, I eat when they do…If Im up earlier than them…Yes…Ive have breakfast before them cause Im on insulin and shes on pills…Unless, its necessary, I tell them thank you, I'll eat later…or I'll sit with them and have tea…

What Im getting at is this…have your dinner at the time you want, you can always, since and enjoy family time later…its a matter of respect for you…
they should be the ones making the adjustments for meal times, not you

95ncountin 2013-04-23 21:48:18 -0500 Report

In a "people skills" kind of way explain that it's unhealthy for you to eat that late. You will eat with them when you can but many nights, you will need to have supper earlier. You can always sit with them while they eat. Just my opinion.

manapua72 2013-04-24 11:22:18 -0500 Report

In many countries where the people in general are much healthier then us in America , they eat real late dinners … So that being the case I wouldn't say it's unhealthy to eat late …

manapua72 2013-04-23 20:31:13 -0500 Report

Don't bitch @ them … I know it's nice to have meals together … Yet don't cramp their lifestyle … If you feel u need to earlier which I think u should , then by all means do so … Don't pressure them to eat when u feel u need to though … Not good … This is just my option though …

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