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The Czexperience posted a topic in Join the Whole30Starting Whole 30 in the next two weeks. Would love to find someone in the Chicago area who's doing it too, so we could be in touch for support, accountability, and new ideas.
zuzka posted a topic in Friends and familyHi, I was looking through forums but haven't find anything about this topic yet. I'm "The Non Whole30 partner" and i would like to know more about being supportive for my boyfriend during his Whole30 and post Whole30 days. I'm the one who does more cooking so I have already read both books (It starts with food and Whole30) and I will cook only Whole30 friendly meals for next few weeks. As for "not allowed food" I'm planning eat is mainly out of house (actually I will eat mostly Whole30 food too, but I'm not planning being strict). Is there anything more i could do? It will be his first Whole30, so we most likely can't anticipate what it will be like for both of us
LaurenB posted a topic in Join the Whole30Let's get through this together! I'll hold you accountable, lift you up when you are down, talk you out of bad choices, etc... if you will do the same for me. Who is in???? I live in Chicago. Am way too socially active for this to be a breeze... but I WILL DO THIS!
Hello All - â€¨â€¨I've been doing the Whole30 program 100% successfully since Jan 1st. I'm also halfway through "It Starts with Food" and loving the information/education I'm getting. My boyfriend and I were 80/20 paleo before the holidays, cheated for a few days, and then got on the Whole30 wagon with enthusiasm and excitement to see how this type of eating could help our performance. â€¨â€¨I CrossFit 3-4 evenings a week and supplement those workouts with running, cycling and hot yoga in the mornings and off-days. I'm 5'8, 150 lbs, fairly lean; looking to lose a little weight but am more concerned with becoming stronger/faster/more athletic. My boyfriend is dedicated to the 'Insanity' program 7X a week and has about 20 pounds to lose.â€¨â€¨ I love how I feel, I have had no major cravings to report (as of yet), my sleep is better, I have more mental clarity and I love what I see when I look in the mirror. My biggest speed bump with this program so far: is my boyfriend. â€¨He has been throwing a freakin' temper tantrum at almost EVERY meal with eat together (i.e. "Oh my god. I can't have diet soda?? WHAT am I supposed to drink?!?!?!"). I don't think he fully understood the limits of this diet when he signed on...and now he seems to be getting resentful towards me when I order water for him at restaurants, or refuse to make his favorite paleo-banana bread. He can't wrap his brain around WHY he can't have cottage cheese, sweet tea, occasional 'cheat days' and whole-wheat wraps. I explained all the rules before we decided to do this and he seemed on board. He's not interested in reading the book - so I've tried to explain why all of those things are off-limits in layman's terms. I've reminded him that it's NOT that hard; it's only 30 days! But maybe I'm not doing a good enough job. He's sticking with it, but I feel like he is starting to resent me for it. He gets down on himself when he looks at his gut. I love him regardless of how he looks and just want to help him feel better about himself! But I feel like my good intentions are just driving a wedge between us. I'm torn - should I: A. Continue pushing forward and encouraging him to stick with it (I sometimes have to travel and work away from home, and even though I always make W30 approved meals for him for the days I'll be away - I have a feeling he's probably cheating when I'm not around) -OR- B. Should I just say screw it, let him drink/eat whatever he wants and focus on my journey/progress. Has anyone else had trouble with a non-supportive partner? He is a wonderful partner in all other aspects of our relationship. He's supportive of my training and appreciates the healthy meals that I cook for him. He doesn't think I need to lose any weight and he loves finding fun, outdoors-y sports for us to do together (hiking, snorkeling, kayaking). We have a great, active relationship. I am just getting frustrated at the spoiled-brat-like behavior that seems to be coming out all of a sudden. Sorry for the long post. I welcome your perspective. Happy Monday! Cassie