My husband weighs 275 lbs. he is 5'11". He wants to lose weight, which is obviously a good choice. The thing is,he seems to think he can just exercise and call it done. He can't. He only exercises in the spring and summer.. As soon as fall hits he quits. Last summer he slacked big time and is paying for it.. Big time.
He is incredibly unhealthy. He has some gi issues that I am almost positive are due to his eating habits. He was raised eating a standard mexican diet which is great, but included lard, lots of beans and white rice, and too much junk food. He does not like veggies.. He will eat them in a stir fry if he dumps enough hot sauce on them, but if they are a course alone such as steamed asparagus... Forget it, he won't touch it.
Right now I want to get him on a good multivitamin, I want to up his vitamin D, and I want to get him on a decent probiotic. I know that his body won't function correctly without the proper nutrients and it would be irresponsible of him to take his extremely unhealthy body to the limits by exercising like crazy beyond his physical limits.
I am stumped as far as meals go. He wants to eat way too many carbs. I sent him to the grocery store last night for a few ingredients that I was low on... Sesame seed oil, some seasonings, and mushrooms. I was making stir fry. He came back with what I requested, but also with a pack of hot dogs and two big tubs of rice pudding. I don't drive and we usually go grocery shopping together. When I indulge in an out of season pomegranate or the like, he finds it okay, and the "equivalent" for him to indulge in a bag of Doritos and tostitos cheese dip. If I discuss it in the store, he'll get embarrassed and angry with me. If I discuss it at home, he'll make promises, but once we are in the store all bets are off.
What can I do to make good food more appealing to my husband? His portions are out of hand,he craves carbs and sugars so I suspect Candida... But that's too much for him to grasp.
I hate trying to babysit him. I need him to eat better. I am the only one who cooks so that helps... But still. This is getting ridiculous. I need to improve MY diet, I'm pregnant and am trying to avoid gbs and I also have candida issues. How can I help myself if I'm constantly struggling to get him to eat good food?!