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These last few months are thankfully over-lots of food, too much food and the constant “trial” of trying to get dh to take a re-boot of his diet is wearing a might thin.

It’s very hard to get a man of 59 to stop eating all the foods he loves when he has no weight to lose and looks perfectly healthy ON THE OUTSIDE to change.

What I hate the most is his push to have me “go online and do what the Mayo Clinic says and remember I have to lower my salt, sugar and carbs” and then he holds up dinner for 20-30 minutes so he can stop at CVS or Wal-Mart for the distinct and only purpose of buying items with all of that topping the ingredient list.

His reasoning?  “I don’t eat it all at once.”

Really?

Case in point:  I roasted a butternut squash with chili powder, turmeric, garlic and pepper.  I tossed it with spaghetti squash, evoo and toasted walnuts.  A la “meatless Monday“.

Next morning I found the following “evidence” in the trash (meaning he ate this after 10 p.m. and I was asleep):

8 oz swiss cheese (high in salt and cheese)
1 bag popcorn (high in salt, fat and carbs)
1 4 oz pepperoni (salt, fat, red meat and preservatives)
1 very large apple (sugar, carb)

I guess he thought the apple would counter-balance all of the rest and felt proud that he also didn’t demolish the 10 oz bag of potato chips I found hiding in the laundry room!

Do any of you have a “child” spouse like this?  It’s very difficult to even get through to him.  After all, if 3 general practitioners can’t make him understand that meds for high blood pressure, cholesterol and thyroid can’t do any good without some help-how can I?

This week-asking for some commiseration.  Share your stories and hints on how to get a known “junk food junkie” to take his health seriously.

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