Let me begin by giving you a little background:
So I grew up with veggies and fruit and all that goodness, I met my husband and my health went down hill I gained weight and even got diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I tried to loose weight nothing worked or I didn't try hard enough. We weren't eating right because we were living at his mom's house for a while and my child got used to eating crap everyday. My husband grew up on fast food without a care, he absolutely loves it! He is morbidly obese
For a couple of months I have been reading and learning about nutrition and I really want my kids to have a variety of healthy meals. The transition for me was quick, I grew up eating everything, royal jelly, pollen, spirulina and lots of veggies. My husband isn't even trying! I tell him about all the ingredients that we need to be weary about and he says ok but does he make healthy choices?? NO!! and my son follows him. Even though I never allowed my pantry to get full on chips or juice our habits weren't healthy. Since December I quit eating sugar, bread, flour, start ch, meat, and I have lost 36 lbs. Sugar cravings disappeared, my sugar is well controlled without any medicine. I exercise and drink raw smoothies every single morning and I look and feel 10 yrs younger. I am only 29. The way he grew up and the way his mom lives is night and day compared to me, my house is clean, my kids aren't obese, I watch what we eat. His mom has a pantry and a freezer dedicated to ding dongs, ice cream, butter, pre-packaged processed foods.
We are transitioning to Organic so this means way more fresh food. Our pantry is empty and he is not cooperating as much as I would like to. If there's no leftovers from dinner he will go to Jack in the Box in a heart beat without a thought of how this affects his health.
My change was dramatic I understand. All I eat is fruit and veggies, egg whites and some grains now and then. My son has been very reluctant to eating well, he thinks smothering the salad in ranch still qualifies as healthy. I have psoriasis and I read that one of the triggers is milk and my son is starting signs of psoriasis I need to get him off the cow milk. . I grew up in Mexico City, where we had to walk everywhere, where things were different. I know I need patience but I am afraid my husband will not want to participate in a healthy life style.
Marital issues ... he does not help around as much as I need him to, I am a full time mom and I have a full time job and I have 2 kids and a house to look after and he says his issue is that he doesn't get sex!!! so he refuses to follow a healthy lifestyle because of that.
I don't know what to do, I am so ready to give up, just because things are organic does not mean he has to eat too much, the proper servings I give him do not satisfy him, he baked a cake last night and the night before he was eating cookies that he baked like there is no tomorrow. It is really disgusting! I don't wanna feel like this! he makes nasty remarks or facial expressions when he is trying yogurt! while my kids love the yogurt they see how he acts and they follow him. At his mom's house even the baby is obese!!! my niece is 104 lbs 7yrs old and pre-diabetic! I can not conceive that! Please help what can I do? what tips should I follow??? where can I go for help?
I'm 29 hes 30 our kids are 7 and almost 2 we have our own house I am ready to throw in the towel!
Does anyone have any horror stories and eventually made healthy meals part of their life? I will take cooking classes, parenting classes, whatever I need but I can't anymore please help !!