Is it ok to refuse food?

by Mrs. Ford

I have a few pounds to lose, and some days I have the wherewithal to stay away from sweets.


Is it ill mannered to refuse food when someone asks if you'd like a donut and opens the box for you? I never know if it's ok to say, "No, thank you. I really don't need that, though it looks delicious."

Thank you,
Mrs. Ford

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Definitely okay to refuse food.
by: Lauren

It is always correct to refuse food if you really do not want to eat it. Simply say, "No thank you" and that should suffice. You are not required to explain, and if you are asked for one...simply reply that you do not feel like having one right now.

That's because if you say you're on a diet or that you want to lose weight, you might have opened topics of unwanted conversation.

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