My DH's diet is completely wrecked! A little background.....Before we met he was a macrobiotic vegan for 6 years or so. Then he was working on the road a lot and slowly stated to eat just about anything. When we met 6 years he was eating like most Americans. Now he wants to back to eating more of a vegetarian diet but can't seem to get an appetite for any of the meals I prepare. Nothing sounds good to him although I know he likes vegetarian foods. I admit to not being a gourmet cook, in fact my main critics are a couple of not so picky youngsters. I myself am happy eating simple food like grilled chicken and green salad. To top it all off DH is trying to quite smoking. So he is having withdraws. In the morning he drinks coffee and then wont to eat and then will be starving and nothing sounds good but junk, he resorts to eating out a lot at local fast food joints which is something we cannot afford. I am trying to get him to give up sugar, he drinks a lot of juice but I wont buy soda, and has a wicked sweet tooth. He also eats late into the night, doesn't exercises enough, and needs to lose a good 30 pounds.
so any suggestions on what to do to help him, not just what to feed him but how to help him make the shift/change. I know he wants to do it but is having a hard time starting. I think he needs to see improvements in his health/weight/the way he feels to keep it up. What foods help people who are trying to come off an addiction, in this case sugar, nicotine, caffeine.