A fitness fanatic has been defended after revealing that he refused to eat the same food his girlfriend eats after claiming that he is healthier than her.
The unknown man took to Reddit to share that he sticks to a strict diet and workout routine to maintain his ripped physique.
However, his girlfriend is a ‘foodie’ and ‘eats a lot more’ than he does, and because of this, she has requested he change up his diet because she often feels judged by him.
He took to the social media platform to question if he was in the wrong in a thread titled, ‘Am I the A**hole,’ after declining to eat the way she does everyday.
A fitness fanatic has been defended after revealing that he refused to eat the same food his girlfriend eats after claiming that he is healthier than her (stock image)
At the beginning of the post, he explained that he is a big fitness buff and always makes sure he eats the correct amount of calories.
Because of this, he tends to eat the same thing every day so he can ensure he is staying on track.
He said: ‘I’m fairly into health and fitness, and a large part of that is eating the right amount of calories overall + protein intake.
‘I find tracking calories to be tedious, and never was a big foodie so as a result I’ve lapsed into eating the same foods almost daily, and that works for me even if it’s “boring.”‘
The exercise enthusiast explained that he usually eats ‘oatmeal with fruit/nuts, eggs, protein shakes, and vegetables’ every day.
And while the diet keeps him on track for his fitness goals, it has been interfering with his relationship.
He noted that his lover has claimed she is ‘uncomfortable’ with how ‘healthy’ he eats.
‘My girlfriend says she feels uncomfortable by how healthy I eat. She’s very healthy herself, but a foodie, and tends to cook/eat a lot more elaborate meals than I do.
The unknown man took to Reddit to share that he sticks to a strict diet and workout routine to maintain his ripped physique
‘She says my daily intake makes her feel I’m secretly judging her for eating less healthy than I am,’ the fitness fanatic said.
However, the man adamantly denied judging his partner and said he has no problem with her eating what she wants – if she ‘still manage[s] to feel and look great.’
He added: ‘I’m not, because what works works. If she’s able to eat what she likes and still manage to feel and look great, then by all means.
‘Same goes for me: if I’m able to meet my goals, and not get tired of what may seem a boring diet, then also I think that’s fine.’
Despite telling his girlfriend he isn’t bothered by her eating habits, she is still requesting he begin shifting his diet to match hers.
‘The issue is she disagrees, and asks me to start eating her cooking/follow her diet. I don’t mind doing so once or twice a week, but doing so every day would be detrimental to my goals, so I declined,’ he explained.
At the end of the post, he said that after refusing his girlfriend got ‘angry’ and branded him ‘inconsiderate.’
He then questioned if was an ‘a**hole.’
People flooded the comments section and ran to his defense as they branded his partner ‘insecure and ridiculous’
People flooded the comments section and ran to his defense as they branded his partner ‘insecure and ridiculous.’
One person said: ‘NTA, tell her stop being insecure and ridiculous. food is fuel and diet is extremely personal, tell her you won’t compromise the comfortability of what you put in your body simply because she feels unwarranted shame. Your health is your own, she won’t feel the effects of your altered diet, you will.’
Someone else said: ‘I mean, you aren’t wrong, but OP please don’t phrase it like this. This will only end in a fight if you do.’
Another person commented: ‘People can eat together but not eat the same meal. There’s still the social aspect.’
‘Not the a**hole. You’re an adult and can feed yourself however you want. That being said, I love cooking for my love, and I love fancy dinner dates where we can dress up and try new foods, especially if we’re traveling. I’d be sad if I didn’t have that with my partner, and it might be a deal breaker. I dated someone with a similar “boring” diet and what ended up happening was I did everything I wanted with someone else until I realized that I was missing out by not having that in common with my partner,’ one person added.
Someone else commented: ‘Not the a**hole, no way, don’t let someone force you to do something you don’t enjoy.’
One person added: ‘Not the a**hole. It seems like this is an insecurity of hers. I know a few people who had comments made about their eating habits in the past and are now insecure and hyper aware of the possibility of people judging them in regards to eating. Go easy on her.
‘There’s clearly a reason she’s bothered by this and there’s a fair few comments here that seem to be lacking the other side’s perspective and talking shit about her. Empathy and understanding is the way forward and helping her get to the root of the issue will hopefully help begin to dispel the insecurity.’