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9/8/11 8:01 P

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CREATIVECOLORS, your husband and my eldest son must have a similar build. My son is 6'1" and weighs 132 lbs. He eats every 2 hours, a lot of food over the day.

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8/29/11 8:53 P

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WOW!! That is quite the discrepancy! My DH should eat better but doesn't. Makes it hard when yours NEEDS to eat a ton!

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8/29/11 7:59 P

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I thought it would be hard for me and my family. I'm almost 1 week in paleo. However, my husband has to eat at least 5,000 calories a day just to maintain his weight. He is 6'4" and weighs 140ish. He has extreme hyper-metabolism along with Huntington's Disease. So, this means he eats anything and everything. He does like "healthy" food, but they just don't pack the calories he has to consume. He sees several Dr.'s so I don't bug him a lot.
I cook for my family and myself. I usually eat the same meat and veggie, just skip the starch or grain.



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8/29/11 4:34 P

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emoticon I do not even think about it we do it so naturally now, but my middle son does not follow Paleo - he does have some grains in his diet. As a type 1 diabetic, his diet is closely monitored by the children's hospital - we make dietary considerations when meal planning for him.

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8/29/11 8:26 A

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I am incredibly lucky- we've been together 45 years, we both cook and we both seek out healthy fresh foods. No arguments from our kids either and now they are both good cooks.

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8/29/11 6:13 A

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We`ve been together for 25 years. I`m a low carb, paleo person and he is a carb junky. Lately he has tried to stop some of the carbs but still a long way to go. I think though he sees how I am doing and it is motivating him a bit finally.

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8/29/11 5:11 A

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My spouse and I have been together for 21 yrs and we've never agreed on nutrition. It's just awful what he puts in his mouth. I believe he's metabolic syndrome now and in absolute denial about all his heath issues, i.e., high blood pressure, sleep apnea, T2 Diabetes, gall stones, kidney stones, poor circulation in his feet and lower legs, etc. I fear that his lack of motivation to help himself will leave me a widow years sooner than later. This past spring I made the decision that I wanted to live and heal myself as much as possible and I could no longer eat "his way". I've made Paleo my WOE now and I can't imagine going back to my old habits. I feel so much better. It really saddens me that he refuses to eliminate one thing that may help to turn his health around.


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8/28/11 11:11 P

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My husband and I figure out our own breakfasts and lunches. His definition of a good breakfast is a bowl of cereal. Mine is a bit different. His idea of a healthy lunch is also different than mine. But we do eat the same thing for dinner so we try to take each other's likes and dislikes into consideration.

Even still, though, the rule in our house is that if you're not cooking, you don't get to complain about the food. Luckily my husband doesn't usually complain. The only thing he mentioned was wishing there was some kind of grain product available at dinner, so I do make sure that bread, crackers and potatoes (he'd have to cook the potatoes himself) are available for him. So far, he hasn't added them to his paleo meals, but the option is there. I think the knowledge that he's not "cut off" helps a lot.

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8/28/11 9:29 P

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Most of the time I can work around the dietary issues. My husband follows Paleo with me, and the boys... well it is a progress. They are older and their eating habits are typical of teens - but I like to think they are more aware of choice (necessity of good nutrition and sustainable farming methods...). I buy the groceries, and preapre the meals... so whatever I cook goes!

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8/28/11 8:58 P

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Thankfully my DH is on program with me BUT wave a bag of chips in front of his nose...:-). He has however experienced a carb crash so has begun to understand how quickly metabolized carbs can create havoc with one's well-being. That happened this afternoon and a call came in for some quick protein in the form of dry venison sausage- case made. I declared total primal two weeks ago, he is still a work in progress BUT as I am the primary cook (not the BBQer) I also control the grocery list and what we will eat this week. No grains, lots of full fat yogurt, berries, cherries, beef and pork and fish (haddock, bay scallops)- whatever is primal/paleo on special. A quick trip to the local farm market mid week for a top up of veggies- all good. emoticon

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8/28/11 8:29 P

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I deal with conflicting views with my husband all the time surrounding not a particular diet but around food in general. He does not share my views on health, couldn't care less about organic or farming methods and used to balk at our grocery bills. Now he has come around some based solely on taste of things but still when left on his own in the store will buy Code Red and M& M's. Luckily he is not picky with meals and likes my cooking.

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8/28/11 8:00 P

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This depends on the person and what they are looking for in a diet. I do Primal and my wife prefers weight watchers. I love meat and greens and she does not like eating so much protein. My blood sugar is not stable with any other diet. Not even Atkins, cause I don't get enough carbs, it just depends on what the person prefers and the way their body reacts to a system of eating.

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8/28/11 7:35 P

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You're Paleo or Primal. She or he is low fat, calorie counting. Both of you believe, nay, you both know you are pursuing a healthy nutritional plan, but you seriously differ on how to get there. I see a lot of posts in the regular threads about people dealing with others in their immediate lives who do not want to consider nutrition in the first place -- this queiry is not about those.

How do you, or would you, work through these conceptions and actual dietary needs? Has this in actual life come up for you?

(Not necessarily about partners, could be housemates, or family/father/mother/siblings.)


Edited by: CEDARBARK1 at: 8/28/2011 (19:39)
Got rid of the ticker cuz my scale decided to flatter me unduly. I haven't re-gained, just got a better, honest, scale.

Just because you steam it, doesn't mean you can't add herbs and spices. (A gripe at those insipid restaurant "healthy choice" menu selections.)



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