Real Food Y'all Posted April 17, 2014 Share Posted April 17, 2014 Just wondering if anyone else has been successful in following a real food/paleo diet (at least an 80/20 approach) for a very long time, while living with a partner who is fully committed to the S.A.D.! My partner is not only uninterested in paleo, but is an EXTREMELY picky eater. He will not eat ANY vegetables other than white potatoes and mushrooms (Are those even vegetables?). Everything else he eats is meat and bread. Every meal is eaten separately, unless I cheat (which is WAY too often). He cooks his food, and I cook mine. We have a 3yo daughter, and I want to raise her to love real food, but that's difficult when her dad eats junk food alongside us. She does love some veggies and ALL fruit, but she almost always chooses to eat what dad eats. Now, I have had some small victories with him. I truly think he dislikes veggies because of how they were cooked for him as a child, mostly boiled and bland. I have talked him into tasting a few things (roasted broccoli, for example) and he SAID he liked it, but then he won't ever eat more than that one bite he supposedly liked. And don't get me wrong - he is amazing, and is very supportive of my diet choice. He even talks me out of cheating sometimes when I want to! But I don't do well with temptation outside of the confines of the Whole30, and temptation is always around me and I can't change that. We do have our different groceries stored separately as much as possible, but that doesn't help me much when a craving hits. We live in an apartment with a very small kitchen, no room for a deep freezer. It's very frustrating trying to accommodate both our diet styles and storing all our food. I also wish there were some way we could eat together as a family more often. (Without me sabotaging the diet *I* want to follow.) It's also very taxing on me to have to do ALL the cooking. (He does cook for himself, but it's all convenience food so he spends WAY less time in the kitchen than I do!) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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