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2/8/13 1:44 P

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IDJ,
there is an alternative that might work for your husband. Don't push the veggies at all, instead make sure that all the meat, dairy and eggs he eats come from pasture-fed animals, not factory-farmed and grain-fed animals. It's the best way to get your nutrients with eating very few veggies. You can always include a few dried or fresh herbs with the meat dishes for flavoring or some lemon for a marinade. Other plant foods your husband might like that are healthy and good for you are all kinds of nuts (except peanuts, which are not really nuts).
You can always make veggie or salad side dishes for yourself and make it clear that you like them but don't expect him to eat them.
There are people groups who eat almost no carbohydrates or vegetables or fruit and are very healthy with almost no heart disease.
If you need more ideas about this take a look at the low-carb team on Spark as there are several people eating a diet similar to that. emoticon

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2/8/13 10:49 A

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I love veggies, but my hubby hates them... I have to try and sneak them into the dishes, if he sees anything with veggies, he leaves the house and goes thru a drive thru... Sad. emoticon

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2/5/13 4:50 P

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There's no such thing as a gluten-free choice, sadly.

Unless the kitchen is 100% gluten-free, it offers cross-contamination.

Of the 12 tries I've made, 8 have cross-contaminated me -- this is with full knowledge of my disease and with them believing they were complying.

I'm happy if your family members aren't quite like me. I believe 40 years of being poisoned (Celiac means genetically incapable of digesting, not an allergy) have left me far worse off; ie: I also cannot digest many other foods. I believe 4 decades of my guts being sand-blasted did this.

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2/5/13 4:11 P

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We have 4 nieces all with Celiac disease. More and more restaurants are offering gluten free choices. Our nieces are doing fine through research of restaurants and making good choices. I eat gluten free when we visit and I find it very tasty for the most part.

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2/4/13 9:51 A

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I eat almost all (not the alcohol or sugar, obviously) healthy food. I cannot eat out, due to Celiac (100% intolerant, it's not an allergy; it's genetic: I cannot digest that protein AND a bunch of other things like peppers, broccoli--I have a long list of 'healthy' things that are no-gos!).

My point is: you can make DELICIOUS foods. I'd rather eat what I made this weekend than anything out -- and I loved me some garlic bread crust Dominos back before I had testing!

The trick is remembering there are NO good and NO bad foods. There are foods your body loves and foods your body hates.

My body hates broccoli. Sadly, I love it, too.

It's not all labelling -- and certainly don't go by the mainstream's propaganda machine meant to make corporations richer! It's all experimentation -- to find foods your body loves and foods to avoid AND to find foods you love to EAT that are also loved by your body!

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2/3/13 9:30 P

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Corleygee,
if you really want this the best I can recommend is to stop focusing on weight all together but on health and body composition. It's much more important to lose body fat and gain muscle than it is to lose weight.
I also would highly recommend a very low-carb, high-fat diet with lots of veggies, a little fruit, lots of nuts, eggs and some meat and maybe some full-fat dairy, all from pasture-raised animals. It will require paying more money for food and also more cooking.
This will have to be a commitment to a new lifestyle that lasts for the rest of your life, not just a diet. But the rewards will also last a lifetime and will be in the form of very low medical costs, lots of energy to enjoy life and feeling good about yourself.
Check out some of the low-carb and/or paleo teams on Spark for a great support system.

Cheers,
Birgit

P.S. There are some very yummy paleo/low-carb pizza recipes that are made without any grains or other high-carb ingredients. But you'll have to make them yourself. Just google low-carb pizza. emoticon

Edited by: HOUNDLOVER1 at: 2/3/2013 (21:31)
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2/3/13 8:49 P

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Hi, I am trying something different this time around. I want/need to lose weight and change my habits to become healthy, I am female, 5,9, 19, and 195 lbs. I just recently gained 20 lbs......I have always been extremely self conscious and I am more than ever right now. It is keeping me from being myself. I want to lose 40 lbs by the end of june. It IS possible I am not sure if I have enough motivation or dedication to do it. Bad food tastes so good! Healthy food doesn't taste bad, but pizza would taste so much better! Even some salads are bad for you!! I guess I just need some inspiration.

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