Wednesday, January 23, 2013
DH asked for, and received from yours truly, a juicer for Christmas. Both of us had watched Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead and were impressed by the results attained with juicing as far as weight loss and general health improvements. DH is juicing just about every day now and has kindly offered his frothy concoctions to me if I'd like to partake. I continue to say, thanks, but no thanks, because I just am not interested in drinking my nutrition. Unless it's in beer form, oh, wait, that's not really nutrition :-o
Whereas I am in total support of anything that impacts his health in a positive way, I'm concerned about a few things. Firstly, the juicing has not *replaced* anything in his diet, only augmented his regular eating habits. Granted, it's only been a month, and perhaps as the juicing becomes more habitual, other bad habits will be replaced by it - one can hope. Meanwhile, it appears the pounds are creeping :-(
Secondly, I wonder how sustainable a juicing regimen will be for him. I'm sure there are plenty of people that juice regularly for years, but DH is kind of a "oooh, shiny object!" type of faddist. Which, again, is not a big deal, the juicer wasn't that expensive, I just wonder what kind of rebound eating will happen afterward, if his belly isn't all full of beets and kale...
But the hardest thing for me so far is I haven't found a way to discuss these concerns that I feel confident won't be taken the wrong way. I worry that it will seem like I'm poo-pooing his efforts and decisions, or that I will come across as self-righteous because my health choices have worked pretty well for me. Actually, we haven't talked about his weight issues much at all because I just don't know how to do it gently enough that I won't hurt his feelings.
Anybody have any suggestions? Talk about it, ignore it, side-step it, play cheerleader? It's hard to know the right thing to do!