July 3, 2024 at 9:10 pm

Mom Is Concerned About Her Daughter’s Weight, So She’s Making All Her Kids Eat The Same Diet. Now Her Husband Is Saying It’s Not Fair To The Other Kids.

by Matthew Gilligan

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The woman who wrote this story is in quite a pickle…

She shared her thoughts on Reddit’s “Am I the *******?” page and it sounds like she’s in some serious hot water with her family.

Is she doing anything wrong?

Well, there’s only one way to find out!

Start now!

AITA for forcing my family to eat healthy?

“I (44F) have 3 kids: 16M (James), 15F (Liana), and 12F (Sarah).

James is 5’9 and about 160 pounds, which is perfectly healthy.

Liana is 5’5 and at 149 pounds, which seems pretty normal, and I’m not concerned because she and James are both very active.

She has one big concern.

However, Sarah is only 5’2 and weighs about 155, and she refuses to participate in sports and such because it makes her feel self conscious.

To try and counter this, I’ve taken to making much healthier, lighter meals, taking away soda and unhealthy snacks (like potato chips and snack cakes), and taking family walks after dinner.

This week, Liana had 6 1/2 hours of dance practice a day (it’s a special prep camp) and became upset because I packed her a lunch instead of allowing her to go out to eat during her lunch break.

I packed her a salad and a few turkey wraps most days, along with a few sides like hard boiled eggs.

She feels left out.

I gave her enough food to have energy during practice, but she became mad because the dance team at her school has a habit of all going out to eat in small groups/sometimes as one big group and basically carb loading and eating all the junk food they want during intensive weeks/days like these because “all the calories will burn off anyways”.

My husband (44M) took her side. My husband says it’s unfair to be so strict on James and Liana who are much more active than Sarah is.

He told me that I shouldn’t be expecting my more active children to eat the same diet as Sarah and that I was setting unfair expectations among my eldest two children.

In addition, he told me that I shouldn’t be completely banning sweet treats from the house because James and Liana knew how to eat them in moderation.

My husband told me that I was going to make James and Liana resent me for this, and I rebutted by saying that it was unfair for us to expect our obese child to diet by herself and this argument continued on.

AITA for forcing my whole family to eat healthy?”

Check out what folks said about this on Reddit.

This person said she’s an *******.

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This person spoke up.

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Another Reddit user shared their thoughts.

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This person didn’t hold back.

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Yeah, don’t do this to your kids.

Bad move, mom!

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