Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Food for Thought.

Does anybody else eat more than their husband? I've never been a salad girl, even when Garth and I were dating. I'm a burger and fries kind of girl and always have been. But the more we're married, the more I realize I tend to eat about the same amount as Garth, or more.
Last night I ate more than Garth and he looked at me and said, "Where does the food go?!" Which got me thinking, is it normal that I can out eat a 200 pound man? Hmmm...

55 comments:

Tasha said...

Hilarious! You work out ALL the time so you need energy! I eat a lot too. My husband eats more than any normal human so I can't compare myself to him. He could seriously be in some sort of carnival where people pay to watch him eat. It's really unbelievable! :-)

tootie said...

Ha! I think I eat more than my husband, too!

Perfectly Pleasant said...

There are some foods I can totally eat if not more at least as much as The Boyfriend.

Shannon said...

I eat more than my husband alot too! I eat more than a girl should, that's for sure! He's constantly making jokes because of this!

Ashley said...

i often do! well - i guess not so much more anymore - he has become a bigger eater (he's 6'2" and only weighed 140 when we started dating 6 years ago, but he's bulked up since).. but i've always got those nagging quotes in the back of my head from magazines about how women should not be eating as much as their men.

Lauren said...

Haha!! I can definitely do this, especailly when we're talking about some of our favorite thin crust pizza.

Amber said...

Girl, I can put away some food too! I would say I defintely eat as much as my husband, if not more.

Justine said...

Well, it depends what we're eating, but typically my husband eats more than me. He also doesn't gain weight like I do. Totally not fair.

the future mrs Hinz said...

matt is 1 foot taller and has 75lbs on me - and i can still out eat him at times!!! but now i have started to notice it and use him as my "guide" to try not to eat more than him!! haha - glad to know im not the only one

Brett Alexandra said...

Finally someone I can relate to!! I DO THE SAME THING and we were actually just talking about it last night. I always eat more than him. That's hilarious!

Brown Girl said...

There is NO way I could eat as much as M, I would be huge!! He is 6'5" and can eat like a horse...sometimes I wish I could eat like him though.

Skyelynn said...

Oh if the food is right, I am all over it! Probably mostly sweets though. We have often joked about having a hot-dog eating contest...I just love the idea that he thinks there would be a challenge! HA!

katie + bret said...

haha, that is funny. Bret is the most picky eater ever so he naturally does not eat much and I eat everything in site! Trust me when I say I LIVE to EAT, not eat to live. Yes, I outeat my hubs and I am proud of it!

Revel in it Lindsey!!

Taryn said...

I am not going to lie- I often eat more than he does- but sometimes he will make me sick just watching how much he eats. Maybe that give and take is how the 70lb difference is maintained.

Sunshinemeg said...

Haha, this cracked me up! If it comes to cookies or cake, I am pretty sure I can out eat a 400lb man, not that I am proud of that or anything. In fact, I probably shouldn't even share that. Hahah. I think your normal. Lol.

Megan said...

I've never been a salad girl either! I will take a burger and fries over a salad any day!

Lea Liz said...

My husband and I joke about this all the time, I am such a BIG EATER and always have been he is too but for some reason I can always out eat him!! He is a big guy too about 230 lbs..haha so yes its totally normal :)

pocket full of pink said...

This is hilarious because we were just talking about this last night! I eat SO much food and am ALWAYS hungry. I feel like sometimes I even reach over to clean off HIS plate! Too funny.

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

With the way you work out I think this is very normal. Everyone in my family has always commented on the way I can put away food...I have always been an eater and that will not change

Mrs. Realife said...

YES! Mr. R is ALWAYS pointing out that I eat more than he -- I'm like 80 lbs lighter... have NO idea where it goes!! LOL

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

Haha! Yes, I can eat as much a Bobby and we discuss that frequently! I don't know how I do it but I most definitely do!

Tiffany said...

That is definately fine! I tend to keep up with M when we're eating. I think a lot of it has to do with working out.

brown eyed girl said...

I totally eat more than my husband too! I don't know how to feel, either!

Lil' Woman said...

yeah right, if I ate more than Big Man I would be like 500lbs.
He eats like there is no tomorrow.

C said...

Haha! YES! Sometimes this happens to me too!

Mary Michal said...

I tend to out eat my husband. He jokes that I'm either talking about how hungry I am or I'm eating. Plus, I insist on having at least 3 meals a day. He typicaly eats one. So I find it perfectly normal that you can out eat your husband.

Justin and Jenn said...

When Justin and I started dating we went to a buffet with his family...it was then he realized my secret. I out ate him and his brother & that's a major accomplishment because they're human garbage disposals. Ha!

Lucky in Love said...

I eat WAY more than my husband and I just don't care anymore.

I, on the other hand, know exactly where it goes. Ass. Hips.

Jessica said...

I tend to eat more than Luke at dinner...I thought I was the only one! But he eats a HUGE breakfast and a huge bowl of ice cream before bed, so I figure it evens out so that we probably eat about the same. I've always thought it was kind of weird since he weighs so much more than me! lol

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

I defintly don't eat more than my husband, he has a never ending hole in his stomach. I do however know how to put back the food myself and have never been a "salad" girl. I love food too much!

New England Girl said...

I can't even IMAGINE eating more than my boyfriend!! He eats like a cow, especially when he's training, and sometimes when we're eating together I am amazed that a human can consume so much!! The only time I can "outeat" him is the breakfast, and that's only because he has this weird thing about eating a lot right away in the morning.

Annie said...

LOL!
At meals I usually eat the same portions as my B. In a given day I would say I eat much more than him. He skips breakfast and sometimes lunch, I don't skip meals! ha!
He weighs about 70 more pounds than me, he is also a foot taller than me. My metabolism is slowing down, I love food but I might need to start cutting back, lol.

lola said...

hahaha that's awesome -- in moderation of course! Although you get so much exercise, so that whole saying may not even really apply!

The Pink Chick said...

You have a rockin' metabolism, so it is normal that you would have a large appetite! I have a struggling metabolism, so I have to be very careful how much I eat. It really stinks sometime! :)

Marissa said...

I just ate french fries! Yum!

Jenny.Lee said...

I could totally eat as much as my husband!

Meg said...

I could never keep up with my hubby in a million years - he eats more in a day than I do in two. But I have never been too much of a salad girl either - I much prefer hamburgers and fries! ;)

Bluebird said...

haha! I sometimes think that I eat more than Jared too :) Though...I know where it is going, and it is NOT good.

Rachel H. said...

I've been eating more than Grant right now, but I'm hoping that it's because I'm pg, and I'll go back to normal after the baby comes.

Sara said...

Well, I generally eat vegetarian so I think I can eat more. If I have any meat with my meal I eat less, but when it's a veggie meal I do think I eat more. But, I don't snack nearly as much as he does either.

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

That is too funny! I out eat my hubby sometimes. Depends on my mood.

jen + ryan said...

SO funny you ask that because i've been eating SO much lately... let's hope it's just montly hormones and that I'm not the P-word!

Whitney said...

So funny! You are a workout machine, so you would tend to be hungrier! All those calories you are burning!

Shanny said...

heehee you made me laugh, you go girl! give him a run for his money =)

Brittany Ann said...

Linds...I owe you! I was just thinking this today! Seriously, and I was all, "I have to be the only woman that does this!" I am so relieved to hear I am not alone. I could hug you right now, I'm so happy to have a friend in this!

Kaitlin said...

I have a serious love affair with food, and eat way more than my husband!

Happiness Is... said...

I eat a ton, too - I think people just have different appetites and metabolisms!

Jules said...

You're so funny! You definitely take care of yourself and workout, so I am sure that it all balances out!

Geof eats more than me and I question where he puts it.

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

HA HA HA! This is too funny, but a really sweet honest post:p I sometimes out eat Robert, but its not a regular occurrance...But then I was never a big eater anyway...I don't think you have anything to worry about...And its actually very cute:p

Jon and Steph said...

I definitely think I eat more than my husband at times. But usually we eat the same amount. It does get you thinking.... where does that food go?? But if you're working out all of the time you definitely need the food and the protein!

sarah said...

OMG. The same thing happens to me. It is even worse if we order around other people...they always assume my fiancee is going to eat some and he is like. "Just watch her finish it..."

LyndsAU said...

I eat like a MAN! No doubt. Pregnant or not :)

AmyT said...

I have to say I'm with you - I'm not just a salad girl....I like foods!! lol Sometimes the hubs just gets a salad....and I do like a salad every now and again - but I want a meal with it. On another note - I don't tend to out eat the hubs though...but he's right at 6'7" and around 245/250. You have nothing to worry about - I say pass the food!!!

MissJody said...

Hey if your losing weight like you are and can eat like that...then your burning it off! Good for you :)Yay!!!!!!

USCEmily said...

I do this too at meals! However, I think it's because I snack less during the day than WEG does.