Janna Posted August 7, 2008 Share Posted August 7, 2008 I can't believe dh has given me full-fledged permission to change his diet! Tonight at dinner he said and I quote "If you wanna put salad and beans in front of me and call it a meal, I'll eat it. Tell you what. I will eat whatever you feed me, and only what you feed me, for 2 weeks." Then he second guessed that, but I didn't listen to that part. I'm taking that challenge and running with it! But...how? I have been doing the Eat to Live program for 12 days and LOVE it (though there has been a *little* bit of frustration with it too). Dh has seen me cut out all sugar, bread, dairy, meat and caffeine. He has seen me stop eating with him at night, not snacking and not taking bites from his or the kids' plates. He has seen me not eat even a morsel of food when we have gone out for Chinese food and Penn Station (Subway-like sandwiches but served hot). I have plead my case with him. I have begged him to change his diet, I have even called him selfish for killing himself prematurely (you can LOL at that - it was taken in good fun and he laughed too), but nothing has worked. Dh's diet consists of *nothing* for breakfast (I used to be like that too), usually nothing for lunch and if he does have lunch it's a bag of popcorn that he'll get from Target (close to his work) :lurk5: or a burger from Hardees or the like. Then he'll come home, eat what I've prepared (which I used to think was healthy food until I read and implemented EtL) and then continue to eat until bed - chips, nachos, HUGE bowls of ice cream, pizza rolls...*shudder*. Oh, and the man LIVES on Coca-Cola.:ohmy: And his excuse is always that he's not overweight, so he must be healthy. It's true - he's not overweight at all. He has a very fast metabolism and with the nature of his job, he walks probably 8-10 miles a day, maybe more. Plus he plays competitive basketball once a week with a group of guys. But that doesn't mean he's healthy. His dad had quadruple by-pass surgery 6 years ago and has diabetes. His dad is also very thin. He's had an uncle die of a heart attack. But my dh had hernia surgery 2 years ago and he claims that if his heart were in trouble, he never would have been cleared for the surgery. So as you can see, he's stubborn with his food habits. Now that I have free reign, I want to make it palatable and filling for him, while being highly nutritious. How can I go about this without making him miserable? I did ask him to at least READ Eat to Live, and he said he would. He has yet to do that though. I don't see putting him on the EtL diet yet necessarily because I think it will be too traumatic for him. But I want to eliminate meat (which for the most part we've already done simply because of cost, as I won't buy non-organic meat) and refined foods such as white pastas and white rice. He has a hard time with beans, but if I do them right, I know he'll like them. Help me! This is too important of a challenge to screw up on! By the way, as I was typing this up, dh came over, Coke in hand, and picked up the EtL book - he's reading it! :party: Perhaps it is I who will be having the heart attack! :D Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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