My hubby did something similar to Atkins too - I got very worried about the amount of protein and fat in his diet.
He is now Type 2 Diabetes (though this may have nothing whatever to do with him being on the Atkins), and retired, so has even more time to spend on-line. At last he is beginning to be aware of different types of food.
He is still leery of the "excessive" carbs in fruit and veg.
Well, I can go along with that, to some extent, particularly with fruit - for him that's carbs and sugar.
But I really resent his new-found "knowledge" when it comes to veg. He suddenly doesn't want to eat stuff that he's eaten all his life. When I say suddenly - this started a few years ago.
Has his "anything measurable" improved - hardly, unless he's been given a bigger dose of one of his meds.
So I reckon, he should still be eating the veg he ate before.
Don't get me wrong - I'm not trying to limit his veg, and I understand why he limits his fruit. But when I'm preparing the veg for our dinner, I try to be aware of the type of veg, and also the colours. And that is an amazing balancing act, if not a total juggling act!
So carbs have to be the lowest GI - a root mash is good when we're having mince or something with a good gravy (potato, sweet potato, carrot, turnip, then onion or spring onion, garlic, and maybe also add in some cooked kale or spinach or whatever - - - mmmm!)
Brassicas = cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, whatever - basically the leafy greens.
Alliums - the onion family - onions of any sort, size or colour, leeks, garlic, shallots, spring onions, salad onions. There's so much goodness in this family, but it's one that DH is trying to cut way down on - his reason seems to be that onions are sweet!
Peas, sweetcorn, beans, legumes - again, DH just says carbs and doesn't want to know. Unless I offer him butterbeans. Or I just pour a can of mixed beans into the stew or whatever.
He also loves aubergine (egg plant) which I personally just so will not eat. But I have now found a baking method that he enjoys - huge thanks to a SparkFriend for that - where he used to want it fried all the time. Or I make a home-made ratatouille for him - tinned tomato is a great thing when there's nothing but tomato, and sometimes a bit of salt, in the tin.
Sometimes, I just want to say to hubby to write his own menu plan and leave me in peace.
But i have younger son and myself to consider too.
So 1 main part of the meal, and umpteen veggies later - we're all fed.
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Words can be kind or mean - the choice is yours in 2013. (FlyLady)
For 2013, I will mean
to move my feet before I eat!
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