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4/25/11 4:28 P

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No worries. Hopefully we will have kids soon anyways:)

If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

What is right is not always easy, and what is easy is not always right.


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4/25/11 4:15 P

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Sorry my bad, saw the word "family" and just assumed that you had kids.

You have your siblings that you take care of, so that counts. Your husband sounds like he had a strange mum. (Most men are big kids anyway.........LOL)

Good Luck, sounds like you are on the right path, tiny steps at a time, or in your case "bites".

Watching salt intake also trying not to buy foods that have high fructose corn syrup, sugar, rice syrup, corn syrup, fructose, sucrose etc. in the first three ingredients.

No foods that have more than 3 ingredients that I can not pronounce.

If an item has more than 10 ingredients I put it on the Do Not Buy List as it is too processed.




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4/25/11 3:33 P

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Oops, I guess I did word my post a little strangely. We don't have kids yet. I do make dinner for my sibs a lot, but they're not picky. DH and I have been sitting down together to eat our meals lately (instead of sitting in front of the TV), though, and I've really enjoyed this time with him. If he's making something completely different, though, I feel like we'll go back to the TV routine. My plan right now is to give him a bite (or two) of the beans and veggies I make. And then slowly get him to eat more, so that hopefully he can eat what I'm having instead of cooking himself his own meal.

I'm really hoping that by the time our kids are sitting at that table with us, he'll be eating what everyone else is eating. I still haven't forgiven his mother for raising her kids to hate veggies. Who does that?

If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

What is right is not always easy, and what is easy is not always right.


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4/25/11 3:12 P

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So glad you found this team.

I read through the book and watched part of Food Inc.

I still eat a touch of meat but I know I feel better on the days I don't. My husband eats only fish no red meat or chicken. I think that making the changes slowly and with the information that we need so we get a rounded diet is important.

I think that you do the best you can and expose your husband to the different foods but you do what is good for you and the kids. Ask him to talk to you privately if he does not like a food rather than making a fuss at the table and perhaps you might get the kids to do new foods too.

Stay true to yourself and you might see some changes in the "family".

Watching salt intake also trying not to buy foods that have high fructose corn syrup, sugar, rice syrup, corn syrup, fructose, sucrose etc. in the first three ingredients.

No foods that have more than 3 ingredients that I can not pronounce.

If an item has more than 10 ingredients I put it on the Do Not Buy List as it is too processed.




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4/21/11 2:45 P

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Hi everyone! I'm really new to this, so I'm happy to find this team. I read The Kind Diet this weekend and decided that I would try a vegan lifestyle for 6 weeks (until June). Today is day 4, yay! I feel great about this decision!

Anyway, I've got a very picky eater at home - my husband. We live in Wisconsin where dairy is paramount. To make things worse, he only eats four veggies and he refuses to eat beans. I'm not quite sure what to do with him! I'm worried this might be the end of family meals for us. Does anyone have any suggestions/recipes that might help bridge this gap?

I will say, he had a bit of the collard greens I made yesterday. He was okay with it for a second but did not like the aftertaste. I'm mostly just happy he took one little bite!

If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

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