It definitely makes things a little more difficult. I am living with my fiance and he is a VERY VERY picky eater. He doesn't like any vegetables (except potatoes and corn, which are barely vegetables) and loves junk food. I, on the other hand try to eat whole foods and am mostly vegetarian.
To deal with this I:
Keep the fridge semi-segregated. I keep all of my vegetables and fruits in the crisper drawers so I can access them easily.
When he has snacks that don't need to be refrigerated I put them in one of the resuable cloth shopping bags we have and keep the bag out of site in the kitchen. Most of the time I forget that the snacks are even there.
I try to talk myself off the ledge-- though it can be harder to stick to your goals when you live with someone who doesn't eat healthily, I find it's a good exercise for your will power. Now, when I am around junk food in other settings I am used to ignoring the temptation. Sometimes I give in, but it's getting easier.
I think that the key is compromise-- He has stopped getting the snacks that I really disapprove of (like the barrel of cheese balls- yikes!!) and I don't guilt trip him for not eating tofu. I try to make him the things he likes a little healthier and he agrees to try them. There is a way to make it work, it just take some effort and a lot of will power.
Edited by: EINAFETSJ at: 5/15/2009 (22:35)
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