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Posted: 14 Jan 2010, 18:40
my husband doesnt like to eat dinner until 8:00 and i would prefer to eat earlier because i hate going to bed with a full stomach. i eat good during the day...small calorie meals, but at dinner i feel like i eat more. i think i am not losing weight because of the dinner situation...any suggestions???

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Posted: 14 Jan 2010, 19:28
I am in the same boat because my husband gets home from work at 8 or 8:30 during the week(sales). I usually try to plan a healthy snack and consume lots of water to keep full and or have huge salad before he comes home if I want to eat with him. Sometimes I just have to eat dinner though because if I wait too long I can really overeat, especially at night. I think he understands for he knows I am working hard to change my lifestyle and lose weight.Maybe just talk with your husband and let him know how you're feeling or if you allow yourself a healthy snack before bedtime, maybe have that while he has dinner?

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Posted: 14 Jan 2010, 20:19
My boyfriend and I had to go our separate ways for dinner. He's a bodybuilder trying to eat over 4000 calories a day and I'm on a 1200 calorie a day plan. The two just didn't go together.
Sometimes he eats what I'm eating, but much more of it. But usually we just make our own dinners. Honestly it takes a lot of pressure off me and makes dieting much easier.
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Posted: 14 Jan 2010, 23:31
One of the things that I have gotten into the habit of doing is cooking a meal for three... I eat 1/3 and my hubby eats 2/3. He isn't building muscles, but he's a bottomless pit that is skinny as a rail. It works for us. He also doesn't like veggies, so if I cook a starch/meat, I add in the veggies to my own portion. Sometimes it is SO much work and i wish he would just make his own food... lol!

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Posted: 15 Jan 2010, 08:43
Is 8:00 a preference or does he get home late? If its a preference try getting him to move to 7-7:30 and slowly work on him. Afterall, he gets dinner when you are done making it, so he shouldn't be complaining. Try making your day time meals a little more filling and eat lots of veggies with dinner so you don't feel so full

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Posted: 15 Jan 2010, 08:47
Fortunately my husband eats when I cook. Problem for me is I work 6 to 2:30 so I get home around 3:30 and am ready for dinner at 5. He is not so much. I snack lightly and try to have dinner done between 6 and 7 so I can eat and if he's hungry he can join in. If not he serves himself when he gets hungry.
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Posted: 15 Jan 2010, 16:33
thanks to everyone for the suggestions! he is stubborn and doesnt want to eat earlier, so i guess i will just have to eat less starch and more veggies....he doesnt like veggies, he is a meat and potatoes boy! thanks againSmile

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