Monday, February 10, 2014

She Detoxes, He Retoxes

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.

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[Breakfast - sweet potato, pepper, spinach, and egg scramble with blueberries]

However, since I have started this detox, he is resisting.

Big time.

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].

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[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].

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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?  

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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!


  1. Well your food choices have been looking REALLY delicious.

    My BF is the same way as Dan, he enjoys eating healthy most of the time... but I cannot get him (nor would I want to necessarily) to break his Dijorno habit. He LOVES pizza (who doesn't) and usually eats that when I don't cook for him. When I do cook a meal, I make him extra sides or include a bun/extras for him and I usually stick to protein + veggies + fat (sometimes starch).

    Have a great week!

  2. I agree! Your food this week has been great. I'm jealous! It's funny I was going to do a very similar post this week about the same topic. My husband thinks he eats healthily but I have a totally different idea of what's healthy. Since I have been working with the propoints plan my husband has been whining...'how much longer are you going to be eating like this?' When I said forever he grabbed some chocolate (darn him) and left the room groaning. I know he doesn't really mind but I also know he is dying for some junk food ;-) looking forward to your review of the detox!


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