View Full Version : Need Everyone's Help!!!!
06-09-2006, 01:03 PM
This morning my husband said, "I need to do something about my weight. I was wondering about eating raw. It's working so good for you." :eek: My husband is a confirmed SAD eater!!! Anywho...I was thrilled beyond words. However...(isn't there always a down side!?!?! :rolleyes: ) Everytime he sees some of my fruit it the fridge and has even a little...he is in the bathroom. It runs right through him. Veggies do this too. But the problem is, in his job his access to a restroom is rather hit or miss. :(
So...help me please. How do I help him slowly move to raw??? What foods would be the least problematic? We are starting over the weekend to give him a few days to see how it goes.
I love him dearly and we both put on weight when I had our kids. I gained 30 pounds and he gain 100. So...this is really a health issue as well. I really want to help him succeed.
He said this morning that I was wasting away before his eyes and he's just staying heavy. I felt so sad...and then he smiled and said..."I better not find a cookie in your mouth ever! You are looking so hot...I just want to try and keep up! " :D He has been so encouraging and I want to be that for him. Please...anyone who has suggestions...share! I want this to become a lifestyle our whole family can share. If he is on board...it will be.
06-09-2006, 01:20 PM
Sometimes the fruit bothers me too but I'm usually better on an empty stomach. Apples started upsetting me alot but now if I only eat half of one at least 2 hours after I ate a meal, then I'm ok. I've read alot about fruit and how it ferments in your stomch and all that stuff and then someone recommended me to only eat it on an empty stomach and it really works out better that way. Is it all veggies that bother him? How about salads? My friend had trouble with salad dressing and her doc told her to stay away from any vinegars, again the fermented problem. When we get together for dinner at our favorite veggie/raw place, she only gets a lemon juice based dressing and now does not have a problem. So I would suggest he tries to only try raw fruits and veggies on an empty stomach and just eat very small amounts.
Good luck !
06-09-2006, 02:47 PM
Thank you Nancy. ;) I will definitely have him give that a try.
06-09-2006, 03:44 PM
he wants to lose weight so just drink water and or juices at work then when gets home can eat all he wants . and for me i make trail mix of nuts , seeds , dried fruit that i always take with me to eat anywhere and its easy on my stomach and gives me an energy boost so might be good for him if needs to eat sometimes at work . goodday :)
06-09-2006, 04:12 PM
Thank you. ;)
06-09-2006, 04:28 PM
Wow, how wonderful! What great news. Happy for you, ShelShel!
Perhaps send him to work with hardier fare, such as whole grain cereals, crackers, nut mixtures and dried fruit.
As someone else mentioned, make sure he has his fresh fruit and fresh vegetables when he gets home.
I also think it's a good idea to start him over the weekend. Maybe he'll adjust quickly.
How do smoothies work for him? Green smoothies? Fruit smoothies? Nut-based smoothies? Do those go right through him? If you don't know, try them this weekend. They would be great nutrition for him, if they work.
06-09-2006, 04:39 PM
I love just opening a date, taking out the pit, and replacing it with a walnut halve or other nut.
You can do a bunch of these for him to snack on.. I often eat 7 to 9 a day.
Or.. you can blend up the walnuts and dates and make little balls. Roll them in coconut and he can munch on those.
There are some really great raw salads.
Today I shredded
1 large pear
I chopped up 1/2 cup walnuts and tossed it in.
Then I juiced a lemon over it all
When this gets cold it is the BEST salad! Crunchy and sweet.
Do pears give him the revenge? Sometimes mixtures work better?
Anyway.. I'd keep trying things. Could just be his body's way of detoxing the bad stuff.. you know.. pushing it out?
Try going over to raw on a 3 day weekend?
06-09-2006, 06:59 PM
start out by having lots of fresh tasty food available, a big fresh garden salad with olives, and nuts and many types of veggies, carrot, mushrooms, tomatoes, onion, etc. for lunch,
chips and salsa for snack or some truffles etc for snack or just nuts, something not quite so watery, then when he gets home he could have a huge fruit plate, I always love those for my evening meal, tons of fresh fruits, all different kinds, made beautiful on a big platter. mmmmmm and we just munch all night, well we do that all day too. LOL
we can never get enough fresh yummy fruit. LOL
06-09-2006, 07:06 PM
These are all great ideas you guys. thank you. He is a local truck driver and sort of eats on the run...not much time to sit and munch. But he lives on fast food...on a regular basis. He has tried several times to eat healthier and always has this issue, so he returns to his old ways of eating. :o I'm going to take a few of your ideas and I think just try and start him on one fruit and one salad a day. (or one veggie/fruit smoothie, or a few date/nut rolls) For this weekend. See how he does and then increase the raw and remove the cooked as his body regulates. Do you think that will work? I was thinking...maybe going 100% raw cold turkey is just too hard on his system.
Also, I don't own a dehydrator...so, I am strickly 100% raw on veggies, fruits and nuts. No fancy stuff yet. Would dehydrated food be a better transition for him?
06-09-2006, 07:31 PM
Have him start out with some less watery stuff like bananas and nuts and dehydrated stuff and then, like the others said, give him the good watery stuff when he gets home and make sure he gets tons of fresh, dark, leafy greens. Good luck, he'll do great!
06-09-2006, 09:03 PM
That totally makes sense you guys. Usually when he goes for a fruit...it's watermelon! :p Really juicy things. Makes sense.
Ok...I will try these ideas! Thank you so much. I'll update you all on his progress later in the month! RAW (((HUGS)))
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