keightlynn Posted December 31, 2014 Share Posted December 31, 2014 Hello. So I was posting and brianstoming with people in the Meal Planning section on suggestions to give my husband to lunch and it brought out an issue that I thought maybe would be better suited here. My husband and I are just starting our Whole 30. My husband's main goal is weight loss. He has about 40-50 lbs that he would like to drop. He is a mailman and walks about 12-14 miles a day, so exercise is not the issue here by any means. He grew up with a very SAD diet, eating a lot of processed foods and soda. For most of his adult life, he has somewhat yo-yo'd in his weight. He can drop weight by starving himself, but then when he goes back to eating normally he puts the weight back on. He is generally a once a day / night eater, in that he won't really eat breakfast or lunch and then eat dinner (and if not dieting, snack in the evenings). The only times he is successful at dropping weight is when he literally eats nothign all day and then will eat a very small (maybe half a chicken breast) protein for dinner and maybe some veggies. Now, I'm a smaller female who sits at a desk for work (altho I do workout regularly) and I can mantain my weight eating significantly more calories than he does when he tries to maintain a lower weight. To me, it seems there is somthing really wrong with his metabolism, probably from growing up with poor eating habits, but there's just no reason that a 6'2 male who walks 14 miles a day should have to be eating less than his wife to maintain a healthy weight. Where do we start form here? How does he correct his metabolism so he can have a lasting diet that will keep him at a healthy weight? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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