How do I get him to eat healthy?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

if he’s not ready to change, he won’t change. he’s obviously not seeing the problem. you see it, everyone around him sees it. but he doesn’t. so, it doesn’t exist to him.

trust me on this. my FI is diabetic, and eats crap. his parents are diabetic, and have such health issues, it’s not even funny. however, he doesn’t seem to get it. so, he continues to eat crap, and feels miserable. but he doesn’t see an issue. so he doesn’t make the changes.

you can buy the healthy food and make it. but he’ll probably just go buy the crappy food. and either hide it, or argue with you over it.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Aquaria:  Start slowly by cutting different things every week. For instance, the first week make it a goal to cut out fried foods, 2nd week try to only eat white meat, 3rd week cut out white bread and stick to whole grain only, etc. Try to make it a game between the 2 of you and look for new exciting recipes to make for him! Oh and remind him he has a cheat meal once a week, that always makes me feel sane when I am dieting! Small changes make huge differences in the long run! 

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@b53191:  i agree. 

he needs to be gradually weened off of the crap and start to incorporate more and more healthy stuff.

Post # 6
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181 posts
Blushing bee

Only keep healthy food in the house and pack him lunches every day. Only go out to eat with him once every week or two. If he does not want to change, it will be hard. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@Aquaria:  If you figure it out, let me know 😛 Seriously though, no one will make a change unless they want to. If you nag the person, then s/he will just become resentful of you. I absolutely understand your concern and perhaps your man would be more receptive to changing his lifestyle if the advice came from his doctor? Lots of people gain weight after they quit smoking and I have heard that the extra weight is still healthier than smoking. It’s not an excuse, but unless he’s ready to change his lifestyle again, he won’t.

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