Dan usually likes eating the same food as me. In fact, he often takes pride in our [mostly] healthy meal choices. I have actually heard him brag to his friends that we always have a vegetable with dinner.
[Breakfast - sweet potato, pepper, spinach, and egg scramble with blueberries]
However, since I have started this detox, he is resisting.
Saturday night, he met me a church with a bottle of Mountain Dew in his hand.
Want a drink?
Who are you?'
Yesterday, as we were driving back from my nephew Jake’s dedication [so exciting!], he kept on saying, “I want a cheeseburger. Come on, Racheal, let’s just stop somewhere to get something to eat, so I can have a cheeseburger."
I have decided that my response to all of this is to start chanting, “Eat real food! Eat real food!"
It might actually work. It convinced him to take a few bites of my kale salad [that he enjoyed].
[kale massaged with lemon juice, EVOO, sea salt, and garlic; topped with kalamata olives, a chopped apple, red onions, and a few diced prunes]
Now, I completely understand that just because I make some drastic food change, doesn’t mean he has to. And, let’s be honest I do make these changes often and without much notice.
Also, I don’t expect him to do the detox with me. In fact, just picturing Dan with a big bowl of kale in front of him makes me giggle for days.
So, I don’t really know what I am asking for or what to expect. Now that I think about it, he actually does a pretty good job of supporting me and being patient as I figure things out. He eats the dinner that I make [chicken and bean bake with broccoli].
Even if he does eat a PB and J afterwards.
Maybe I just notice his food choices more when mine have to be super strict?
How about you? Do you have a spouse that eats differently than you? How do you deal with it?
Hoep you have a great week!