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How do you go about convincing a man to eat healthier?

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      Mzd3 wrote Sep 13, 2012
    • My hubby has type 2 diabetes, and his Dr warned him about how he had better eat healthy or else. Do you cook for him? Maybe only offer healthy choices.




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      Marya1961 wrote Sep 13, 2012
    • My hub never had good eating habits until he met me, often makes me wonder why so many mothers don’t take the time to train their sons to eat well, but that is a whole other story...I slowly introduced green leafy veggies into a salad for him (spinach, red leaf lettuce, etc.) and he never made a fuss so I continued with it, I substituted any greasy, fatty food for a leaner cut with less fat (again, when I season it properly, no fuss), luckily, he loves most fruit, so that was not difficult...anytime I would make a casserole type dish, I would use skim milk and low fat dairy products, again, seasoning it with great spices.  The trick is to make low-fat meals, but investigate which spices mix well with different foods and the taste will be there, but not the bad stuff.

      It has taken a long time, but now the man is much more choosy about what he eats...he takes a probiotic supplement, eats whole grains, low fat dairy, lean meats, leafy veggies, fruit and he is in the best shape at 51 years of age than he ever was through all of his childhood and early years.

      I can feel for you, T, it is so difficult to change a man, so I started our son (now 25) on a routine of healthy, clean eating and he thanks me every day...hopefully, he will become a nutritionist and help others.heart




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      Tuliplady wrote Sep 14, 2012
    • I thought I’d made soem progress with hubby, he’s eating a lot of foods that he never used to, but.....  The other night I made us steak salads and served the salad dressing on the side.  He not only dumped ALL the salad dressing on the side, he went to the frig and slathered everything in sour cream besides.    I guess I’ll just bump up the life insurance policy and feed him another stick of butter!!

      The other two men in my life, my best friend who is borderline diabetic and my boss who is hyperactive, I try to encourange/nag them.  Sometimes they listen, for a day, or at the moment I’m with them and they‘re making a food choice.  The rest of the time they eat garbage.




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      Jolynn333 wrote Sep 14, 2012
    • I used to be like Tulips Hubby.  I used to make veggies and put the butter right into the pan (I grew up in MN...I’m forgiven)  But my honey does not eat that way....we had 1% milk and whole mile in the frig....Real butter and Smart Balance.  I think it just happens over time with an appreciation for the others desire to eat healthy.  We are down to only 1% in the frig and I dont butter anything (but mine) and all dressing go on the side.  If it does not happen by example....the added life insurance is a great idea estatic




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      Msowens wrote Sep 15, 2012
    • cook healthier!




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      Vikki Hall wrote Sep 16, 2012
    • Ok the easy part would be to toss all the junk in the house and only bring in good healthy food. That will either force him to eat what’s there or MOVE his butt to go get what he’s craving.
      Other than that he has to want to for himself. You can’t convince him!




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