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January 10th, 2011, 04:05 PM
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I know that diet and exercise go hand in hand but I honestly don't think I can DIET. I don't have the budget to buy separate meals for myself. I know my husband wouldn't want to eat the meals that I have seen (like cutting out carbs). Does anyone know of a way to eat what everyone else is eating and still lose weight?

I'm thinking I could just cut down on portions or something? Is there a way to make the same meal but do sides that are more healthy? Maybe there are meals out there that are still filling and delicious enough for DH and I could lose weight... UGH
I'm like at a plateau and have been for a while so I know it's time to take it up a notch. I just don't know how and it is really frustrating.
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January 10th, 2011, 04:34 PM
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It kind of depends on what your DH likes to eat. There are small things that you can do like using low fat ingredients rather than full fat ones or swapping things like margarine for butter.

My ex used to be a horrible eater. Meat, potatoes and he only liked corn and salad for veggies. So I made meat - I grilled, broiled or baked things rather than making them fried. I swapped FF sour cream and LF milk to make his potatoes (he never ever noticed the difference) and used the kids as the reason that we couldn't always have corn or salad. I had to buy other veggies for them. Then, when I made my plate, I would take a small portion of meat (about the size of the palm of my hand) a small portion of the potatoes (about the size of a small tennis ball) and then a large portion of the veggies. Since he didn't like them anyway, someone had to eat them.

What kinds of things do you normally cook for DH?
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January 10th, 2011, 05:38 PM
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He likes box dinners... He's a really picky eater. And it has to have a LOT of flavor. His taste buds are SHOT lol
I had to force him to let me make pot roast when we first moved in together. Now I don't know really what I should make for myself that is healthy that he will actually let me make. I'm searching all over this board for ideas lol
Lowering the portions of meat and potatoes and upping the portions of the veggies is a really good idea! Thank you. I think I might do that. I need to go out to get veggies for myself instead of just thinking about what everyone else will and wont eat. DD1 wont eat corn but I read that's not really a good veggie anyways. DH really only likes potatoes and green beans and carrots.
I myself like asparagus, cauliflower, brussel sprouts MMM, I want to try spinach.
Oh and we like peas here but IDK if those are good ones, I guess any veggie is good tho. Some are just better than others?

I also think I am going to go to the store and get some olive oil to cook with or something like that instead of margarine cos that's what I normally use.

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January 11th, 2011, 04:16 PM
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Maybe try spicy food since he likes things with a lot of flavor? You could do indian food (like chicken curry) and that would be healthy - just leave some of the chicken out of the curry and flavor with lemon pepper or something for the kids....
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Check into weight watchers. You eat normal meals, it doesn't have to be any different than DH, just regular portion sizes, and you can eat whatever you want, as long as you have the points...
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January 11th, 2011, 10:11 PM
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do you have to pay for weight watchers or is it free?

I honestly just joined livestrong's calorie counter. So far I went over my allotted calories by 250 yesterday and today I still have 424 left!!! I have it set up so I will lose a lb & a half a week. I doubt that will actually happen just by my eating habits. I need to get up and work out as well. IDK why but past couple days I just haven't felt like it...
Maybe it's AF here to ruin my life for a week UGH

Oh and Kim, that's a good idea. I think he might like something like that.
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