If I want to ensure my siblings won’t assume it is there for the taking, then I will tuck the food in a more discreet location of the cabinets / refrigerator. Otherwise, I cannot think of any reason why I would hide my food.
Yes. I don’t have a lot of treats. So, the last thing I want to do, is to reach for something I’ve been looking foward to gnoshing on, curled up in a chair with my favorite book-and it’s gone. Some treat-snatcher visitor has come and taken it.
Hehe, yes. I buy chocolate on a regular basis and I hide most of it because my kids tend to go a little insane after eating candy. I keep about ⅓ of the bag out on the counter and dole it out 1 piece per day. Mommy gets the rest.
Hey, don’t judge me, if mommy gets chocolate, mommy stays happy! LOL
Not any more. In college I had a roommate with food issues. I would bring Ho-ho’s back from a visit home. I would get two or three, she would have eaten the rest. I learned to hide those in someone else’s room.
I was fat as a kid and teased mercilessly, so I developed some food issues. My mom was a health food freak, so I wasn’t allowed to have junk food, plus she was kind of controlling and critical about the food stuff because I was fat. That didn’t help my mindset, either.
Once upon a time, I used to binge eat and yeah, I hid food. I still feel shame around certain food choices and I race through the grocery store trying to avoid people seeing what I’m buying and, thus, their judgment.
I used to steal money from my step-father (who I generally hated and thereby sort of justified it to myself) and use it to buy all sorts of junk food. I’d bring it home and hide it and then eat the shit out of some Suzy Q’s or whatever.
Once I left the house and started living on my own, I started working on this because I hated it, it made me feel really bad and ashamed. It helped a lot that the only person watching what I ate was me, so the only disdain came from myself. Living with people over the years, I sometimes have the urge to hide a food item if I feel embarrassed about wanting to eat it, but I fight it and keep it out in the open.