When you’re cooking for two, you have to take the other person’s diet into consideration.
Maybe you need to avoid fat or carbs…or salt.
And that’s what’s going on here with this woman…but she’s not giving up that salt, baby!
Read her story below and see if you think she’s acting like an a**hole.
AITA for not cutting the salt from the dinners I cook for me and my boyfriend?
“My boyfriend [33M] and I [29F] have been living together for the last 1.5 years (together for 2.5).
A few months ago, my boyfriend had his blood pressure measured and it came back ever so slightly high. He’s a very healthy weight for his height, tall thin (but muscley from work as a diesel mechanic), but high blood pressure is no joke so he decided to try to clean up his diet a little.
I do 90% of the cooking at home (by choice, he does dishes and vacuums so this isn’t an issue), and I genuinely cook on the healthier side. I’m only 5’3″ and slim and athletic so I focus a lot on healthy proteins, so we eat a lot of proteins and veggies and I like to play around with different sauces and things to make it interesting.
I feel like the meals I make set a strong foundation for an overall healthy lifestyle. My boyfriend loves my cooking and always brags to his friends about the things we eat.
Suddenly, my boyfriend decided he doesn’t want to eat salt in the things we eat at home…at all. I can’t work with that. We’ve never used salt excessively in our diet so asking me to cut a healthy amount of salt from our meals just seems ridiculous.
I do too much cardio and strength training and don’t want to end up with a sodium deficiency because my boyfriend suddenly decided we can’t have salt in breakfast or dinner (meals we eat together).
I brought that up to me and he suggested salting my food separately (which…fine but we all know it doesn’t taste the same) or cooking our food in separate pots, or for me to supplement in other ways (like Gatorade).
This is where the issue comes in…I would be perfectly happy to make these accommodations if I felt like it would actually help, but he’s constantly snacking on high sodium snacks (like chips and pretzels and frozen egg rolls) and I just feel like it’s unfair to ask me to change how I salt our food before working to cut out some of his unhealthy eating choices.
He’s gotten to the point where he feels like he’s disrespected if I cook for both of us and use salt, and he’ll refuse to eat or do the dishes if I tell him I’ve salted the food. I think he’s being a baby and refuse to stop salting our food.
We’re at an impasse. So, AITA?”
And here’s how Reddit users reacted.
This reader said she’s NTA. No way.
Another individual agreed and that one day her boyfriend will wake up about this.
Another Reddit user said she’s NTA and that he can cook for himself if he feels this way.
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