Lack of support from a spouse makes things a lot harder.
I have some ideas for you. It will take work, so prepare to take a week to think it all through and make the changes necessary.
step 1: inform hubby that your will make some changes about what you will buy and that you will limit yourself to natural foods and not buy processed crap because your health and his is important to you
step 2: empty all the kitchen cabinets and fridge of anything that is not a natural food and put it in a separate area ina box away from the kitchen (like a shelf in the garage);any processed foods that your husband won't miss throw in the trash or donate to the food bank
step 3: If there are a number of foods that your husband wants to continue using buy another fridge and/or cabinet for him to put that stuff (maybe a mini-fridge will do)
step 4: Make it clear that you will not pay money for garbage that is advertised as food when YOU go shopping and that you love him too much to enable his unhealthy behaviors so he will have to buy some things himself
step 5: now back off and let him eat whatever he wants but set an example by what you eat; you can only control yourself
step 6: make a plan to be in the kitchen only when he's not preparing foods you are trying to avoid and ask him to never tempt you with them; in exchange promise to never nag him about what he eats and keep that promise.
step 7: cook a tasty but healthy meal once a day to help him discover how good natural foods are. Be willing to learn how to use herbs, spices and new ingredients to make food really tasty. Especially onions, garlic and and natural fats can make most foods more flavorful. Peanut butter cookies made with whole wheat flour, natural peanut butter and Xylitol or coconut crystals for sweetening are good for you. Look for healthy options for all his favorite treats.
Hope this works for you. It has for me.
Edited by: HOUNDLOVER1 at: 12/3/2011 (22:48)
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