Okay, so my boyfriend and I recently moved in together.... His mom was going through a divorce so being the type of guy he is, he decided (with my ok) that she and the 3 youngest girls all move in with us- so we all split rent on a huge apartment... Everything is working out better than I would have anticipated ( not perfect by any means)- I do have one major problem. His mother LOVES cooking for the family (she's Mexican) and makes delicious foods! She is cooking 24/7... The family is used to this and we all typically sit down and eat together. The problem is I can't possibly eat these foods everynight- red meats... Fat.... Grease.... Fried... I'm accustomed to a bit of a different diet "health" concious foods... Small servings... Fresh vegetables... Fat free milk-salads-brown rice/fish etc.... Would it be insulting if I began cooking for myself? How would I do this in the nicest way possible? She is from a completely different culture and already finds my small servings odd- oh and I'll mention my boyfriend and I are both adults, I'm 21 and he's 24- also she is constantly on me about eating more and bringing/forcing food on me... How do I refuse politely? Occasionally it's nice and hard enough to stick to my "diet" without it being forced on me :-( any suggestions?
But sit down&talk to her nicely explaining that you would like maybe for her to include more veggies & such for the WHOLE FAMILY
I'm use to all that grease red meat stuff haha my culture is even more worse then that because we LIVE off of carbs & fats LOL
but yeah just talk to her politely & let her know whats up & she'll be happy that you're being honest with her