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My husband is not one to eat sweets daily. But he does eat them periodically. However when he does he eats such a very large portion that he actually feels sick all night and into the next morning. Last night, a holiday, he ate a steak dinner with all the trimmings. Quite understandable to consume more than normal portions of food on any holiday. But then about an hour later we sat down for dessert. He ate a very large piece of a gluten-free brownie as well as a very large portion of ice cream. When he does eat sweets on any occasion he usually feels sick.

Last night he slept on the couch for part of the night due to his discomfort and flatulence. My concern is that when he does overindulge that he becomes sick. I just want him to enjoy his treats, not make himself sick. When I bring up my concern and his degree of food consumption his only comment is that ,"I don't eat sweets a lot so when I do I enjoy myself."

Has anyone else experienced this behavior? Has anyone found a positive solution?

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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My husband is not one to eat sweets daily. But he does eat them periodically. However when he does he eats such a very large portion that he actually feels sick all night and into the next morning. Last night, a holiday, he ate a steak dinner with all the trimmings. Quite understandable to consume more than normal portions of food on any holiday. But then about an hour later we sat down for dessert. He ate a very large piece of a gluten-free brownie as well as a very large portion of ice cream. When he does eat sweets on any occasion he usually feels sick.

Last night he slept on the couch for part of the night due to his discomfort and flatulence. My concern is that when he does overindulge that he becomes sick. I just want him to enjoy his treats, not make himself sick. When I bring up my concern and his degree of food consumption his only comment is that ,"I don't eat sweets a lot so when I do I enjoy myself."

Has anyone else experienced this behavior? Has anyone found a positive solution?

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Realisticly, you cant, if he wants to be sick, then thats that pretty much.

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Don't put out a full plate of brownies, or a full carton of ice cream. Portion control seems to be the issue here, and he may find that if he eats small portions that are small, without the thought that he has a limited number of portions, he's better able to self-regulate. So, cut the brownies small, put them all up except for one that he gets. If he wants more than that one small brownie, he can get up and get another one when he finishes the first. If he wants another one after that, he can get a third. But the point is that he's eating a small amount at each time and he has to make the decision to have more, instead of just seeing more in front of him.

Other than that, I would encourage you to talk to him about your concern about how this affects both of you. He may not change it, however, as he apparently gets something out of it.

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