Post # 1
I’m not vegan or all-organic, but I try to eat healthy. I watch my calories, sugar intake and sodium. I try to be cautious of what goes in my body, and stay on top of things. Weight gain is really common in my family, and I don’t want that to happen to me. Plus I feel so much better mentally, physically and emotionally when I eat well. I have so much more energy, stamina and I’m overall happier.
Well my fiance doesn’t care at all what he eats. He tries to eat “cheap”, if I let him do all the grocery shopping it’d be frozen pizza, hot dogs, chips, ramen noodles and who knows what else. We’ve only gone shopping a couple times together (since he moved into our apartment) but every time we’ve gotten into fights about food. It’s so awful but he doesn’t listen to anything I say about what he’s putting into his body and I hate that. He’s five years older than me and I’d hate for him to die first haha.
Post # 3
We’re both eating very healthy. We are both really into sports and aim to stay lean. It’s hard work for us, because we’re both enclined to gain weight easily, so the healthy eating is a must.
Although, lately the hubby has been eating a lot of junk food and dessert when I’m not there…
Post # 4
We are trying to eat healthy. Now that it is spring, I am trying to incorporate more fruits into our diets! Thankfully, my husband isn’t crazy about the junk (I am more likely to want junk food than he is).
Post # 5
He eats “organic cheap” – lots of Whole Foods frozen dinners and prepared meals. I’m weaning him off of that, though, and towards more cooking from scratch. I do think we have relatively sophisticated palates, and are both pretty conscious of the health and ecological impact of what we eat. I do regret a little bit how I’ve made him aware of things he was blissfully unaware of before, like sodium and calories. He’s fit, active, and lean, so these things weren’t taking a toll on him yet, but I’m just much more conscious of the nutritional content of things and I think that’s rubbed off on him.
Post # 6
I love eating healthy and i believe that I (we) do but i definately dont believe in the organic fad. I think amny organic foods are a ploy…organic crackers? umm? Its overly expensive and if you eat all organic you are more likely to get sick when you eat real, regular foods…. but as far as the amount of fats andw hat not that i take in, i limit myself and cook healthy.
Post # 7
We try, usually we fail to eat super healthy. The biggest thing we have done and seen results from: portion control. Usually meal sizes are huge when we eat out, so we try to section off some of the meal to take home and eat later as leftovers. We also have a couple of meat-free days a week, this was originally an environmental suggestion we read about, but it also works health-wise too.
I’ll pull recipes off Smitten Kitchen, food cans, the grocery store displays, etc. Both of us being in a job transition right now also helps- we definitely are saving money and eating healthier by not eating out as often.
We also registered for a juicer and a rice cooker for the wedding- they have been great!
Post # 8
I’m nutso about what I eat. I’d say I’m more not healthy than healthy. Its something I definitely struggle with because every time I eat healthy I feel like I’m depriving myself. (i have issues!). FI is 100% adaptable/lazy. He happily eats anything I make, healthy or not. If left to his own devices he eats crap because he doesn’t cook so he just gets fast food. But, he doesn’t really request or require unhealthy food EXCEPT that he asks me to buy him 3 pounds (yes you read that right. THREE POUNDS) of gummy bears at the grocery for him every week 🙂
Post # 9
@Corgi: Three pounds of gummy bears a week? What?
Post # 10
we try i guess.. i am definitely more conscious of what i eat ( try to eat all organic, eat 3 meals, snack, drink water etc.). FI likes healthy food (he loves water!!!) but can eat chicken wings, pizza any day and not even think twice about it. whereas i’ll feel guilty or think how bad/unhealthy the food is.
Post # 11
haha oh my gosh, three pounds of gummi bears a week… goodness.
Post # 12
We try to eat healthy but honestly we are no obsessed with it. Some times we eat everything healthy the next week we will crave fat and sugar and we would go to town with fatty foods.. But overall we try.
Post # 13
We’re a pretty good mix. We’re both fairly healthy (both vegetarians, very conscious of processed foods, etc) although we do have sweet tooths, we limit our sugar intake a lot. We homemake most of our meals, and try to stay away from frozen foods/other artificial things.
Post # 14
@lilyfaith, you sound like me! I always give in to chocolate, and cookies – but I like to home cook almost everything.. My fi and i aren’t living together til we’re married, but I’m at his apartment nearly every evening anyway, so I do cook or he does.
He doesn’t like taking the time to cook and make things, so that’s his issue.
Post # 15
We have the same issue–i eat healthy (usually, probably 90%) but DH was in the military–he eats wings, pizza, grilled cheese, etc, while I watch my carbs, work out 4 days a week, and count calories. DH does none of those things! And he LOVES chocolate and ice cream. He goes through a carton in one week. So i stopped buying it. But he used to run 5 days a week so I think he’s slowly realizing he can’t eat like that without some sort of reprocussions.
Honestly, i do the grocery shopping. We tend to buy the same things every week, too. If he goes, I ask him to specifically pick up stuff. BUT he was diagnosed with high cholesterol so I just remind him, “ya know, it’s not good for your cholesterol. Let’s eat healthy tonight” and recently he said something about starting to eat fish. FISH!!!! I’m winning, very, very, very slowly, LOL. I try to remind him (and myself) that junk food is “wasteful” in regards to cash. A bag of chips is $4!! But doesn’t really fill ya up very much. Chips and salsa can easily be a $10 addition to yoru shopping cart!
I don’t have a lot of advice but I can completely relate. I try to lead by example–I don’t OFFER to make fattening dishes and when I make dinner, I make it as healthy as I can. And as soon as I’m done plating us (yep, no self serving of dinner), i put it in the fridge. It helps keep us from getting more and more.
Also, i pull the “you have to eat healthy with me” card….and tell him it’s not fair for him to eat junk all the time while i eat healthy. I think he sees it like he’s being supportive of me, not me forcing him to eat my way. At least, hopefully.
@Corgi, sadly, I could totally eat 3 lb of gummi bears a week…slowly, nomming away at my desk, one handful at a time.
Post # 16
We try to eat lots of green things, shop at the local farmer’s market, and buy organic milk and free range eggs but sometimes the budget is tight…