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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.”


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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