Someone help! my husbands ruining my diet!!

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Posted: 11 Nov 2007, 18:04
I just started about four days ago, and I'm doing great.....but my husband on the other hand is not. He is constantly hungry and nothing fills him up. He is sick of vegetables and is having major carb withdrawals. anyone have any suggestions??

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Posted: 11 Nov 2007, 18:06
send him to the neighbors house for a few weeks, months, LOL!!!!!!!!

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Posted: 11 Nov 2007, 18:06
JUST kidding.......................maybe a frying pan????

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Posted: 11 Nov 2007, 18:59
Perhaps making the same meal but with two different spins on it; like the meatballs recipe posted tonight; he can have more than you? Also, you can make spaghetti and serve it over spaghetti squash, you can add meatballs on his and some extra cheese?
I have a recipe for chicken cordon bleu' thats much lower in fat than the one posted here. My husband loved it and ate a ton of it and it was filling! I had mine with a salad, but I made green beans as a side for my hubby.
I think with a few ideas it can work. Let me know if you want my chicken cordon bleu recipe. Best wishes to you!
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Posted: 11 Nov 2007, 19:01
Is your husband on the diet also???
If not, fix something neutral, like the main course. From there, I usually fix a serving size of what I plan to eat and then I fix other sides & rolls that my family enjoys. It really doesn't take that much extra time and everyone is happy!!
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Posted: 11 Nov 2007, 19:31
I would try to make meals that he likes only in a healthier version from the kitchen page, here. I love making things in my crock pot, too! Very Happy If I make something in it my hubby always gets full and I can have a smaller, moderate portion and add some veggies/salad and we're all happy! Smile Also, I try to keep things that aren't good or on the diet in the house. I can't be tempted by what isn't here! I love to keep lots of good tasty stuff available, so it's easier to stick to it. Good luck!

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Posted: 12 Nov 2007, 18:42
Is he wanting to stick to it or is he grudginly going along with it? If he is wanting to stick to it, make sure he is getting enough food for himself. He may need more calories than you. Make sure he is satisfied and if he is still hungry after 20 minutes of eating, he can have another serving. After a few days the cravings should subside at least a little.

If he isn't really ready to do it yet, you might be on your own. In that case, it is better not to expect him to go along with it until he is ready. Nobody can be forced to diet and if he is craving carbs after 3-5 days he may not be following the diet when you're not looking. That would not be good for him either. Just go on with your plan and let him do what he needs to do. When he is ready he will follow through.

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Posted: 12 Nov 2007, 20:25
There may be food allergies going on here. It isn't uncommon to crave the food that's poisoning you, at least, until you've detoxed from it.

My boyfriend craved carbs and sugar for a few days longer than I did at first. The cravings were mostly done after 5 days.

String cheese and sugar free jello seemed to help Jeff a lot in the first few days.

I do think that it will be better really soon. Smile

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Posted: 29 Nov 2007, 17:52
my hubby has lost 6 pounds while eating on this plan. He eats more than I do because men have more muscle mass then women do and need more calories. In the morning I make him an omelet with egg beaters, turkey sausage or bocca burger pieces, onion, and a little salsa. when the omelete is ready I put some low fat shredded mexican blend cheese on top (1/4 cup) and let it melt.. He loves that.

LUNCH: usually he gets some healthy chili with black beans that he loves. I made a bunch and froze it freezer baggies. He also eats pickels, mozzerella sticks with turkey slices wrapped around them and his favorite.. when he's hungry .. he eats a tablespoon of natural peanut butter.

Dinner.. chicken, fish, beef (in larger portions than mine), veggies (lots of them) and for dessert.. the riccota mocha (choclate) is great.. but he usually prefers having a sugar free fudgecicle, or sugar free chocolate pudding. If he is still hungry later that night, he snacks on the cheese sticks, pickels, sliced turkey breast (that come from the deli refrig section of the market). he is happy and has had no cravings at all excpet for cookies (his favorite) and the cookies are right there in the pantry under his nose.. but he hasn't touched them.

hope that helps. You can also check out my food journal and see ....hubby eats what I do "plus"

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Posted: 30 Nov 2007, 11:06
I second this motion! On my last weight loss journey my husband would actually ask me to stop at a store on the way back from my WW mtg and pick up a treat - what an oxymoron!! He did, however, lose 6 pounds during my last journey just because there wasn't as much junk in the house. Luckily, this time he is dieting with me - of course, he only has 5 pounds left to go while I'm still looking at 25... sigh. so I will very soon be dealing with this problem again. Nothing worked for me except just making sure he knew how important it was to me that I lose this weight. He would grumble, and buy a treat at his once-a-week trip to the store, but I stuck to my guns and he just kind of accepted it as the new way of life in our house. Good luck to you!!

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