Food and a Quiet Day Without Incident

I am semi-fasting and eating only raw foods.  I eat when my body tells me to eat.  If my body does not tell me to eat, then I do not eat.  My body does not insist on me eating when I am fasting.  Some days I do not eat at all.  It is up to my body.

Having an individual eating schedule does not work with social functions—especially when the hosts insist that I eat the “trouble” they went to.

“But I told you not to worry about food for me.  I told you that I was likely not going to eat.”

“I know you told me that, but I went to a lot of trouble to prepare this meal for you.  It will be good for you because you’re not eating properly.  Blah Blah Blah.”

And then the hosts will plop a massive serving on my plate and guilt me into eating it.

“You’re being rude if you don’t eat what I went to a lot of trouble preparing for you.”

My solution?  Say no to invitations where food is a factor.  That is most invitations.  By not going, no one can force me to eat when I do not feel like eating.  Also, I will not get lectured about how my diet is not healthy for me.

I have a birthday soon.  The only reason I am having a birthday is that I kept breathing and eating occasionally.  No other talent was required.  And for my birthday I want a quiet day without incident.  But the same people who force-fed me at their social functions insist on celebrating my birthday with a party.

“But I do not want a party.  I want a quiet day without incident.”

“Oh, you can’t do that.  We have to have a party for you.”

“I don’t want a party.  It’s my birthday.  Why can’t I do what I want?”

And these same people do not stop asking after I have said “No, thank you.” twenty-thousand times.

I am sticking to my diet.  I will not put myself in situations where people insist that I eat.  And I know that if I agreed to attend a birthday party in my honor, I would hear, “Oh, you got to have some cake!  I made it especially for you.  It’s got bananas in it.”

No, thank you.  No, thank you.  No, thank you.

I will spend my birthday having a quiet day without incident.


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