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Trying to get boyfriend on paleo...

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created March 27, 2013 at 4:23 PM

So I do most of the cooking in the house, but anytime we don't have food it an excuse for him to eat junk. I find candy wrappers in his car all the time. He knows I disapprove. I just don't know what to do!The thing is, he's been putting weight on again and it's starting to bother me considering I do so much to keep everyone healthy.

How do I tell him he needs to clean up his diet without being a nag!? I've tried to be nice about it, but I feel so mean and I'm getting frustrated. :(

He did paleo with me previously and lots a bunch of weight on it, but swears he doesn't feel different without gluten. Obviously my opinion differs, bc hes got major wheat belly.

How do I inspire change? Any suggestions are much appreciated. I know this sounds more like a rant than anything, and it kind of is. I need you to hack his man brain and help me!

C5d5cfab77a26fa17a56f2c62b99b879

(542)

on April 26, 2013
at 12:12 PM

Sorry--Just saw this. Assuming you're serious, take a fresh look at this line from your post: it's starting to bother me considering I do so much to keep everyone healthy. You feel under-appreciated for your efforts. In other words you feel resentful because you expect him to do what you have decided is best. Let that feeling go, and you are likely to be happier in the relationship. You are not the Lamb of God, chosen to take on the sins of the world. That job is taken. If you can't let the feeling go, dump the guy and do him a favor. Adults get to pick their food.

4bd4e2fe6a095663f80c69656936e487

(744)

on April 01, 2013
at 10:37 PM

The problem is that people have different opinions regarding what is "bad food".

32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3

(5802)

on March 29, 2013
at 12:56 PM

Maybe watch real food documentaries on netflix? When he just happens to be in the room? I don't know - my husband won't even pay attention to those. :)

D3d945f6dce4161dab37d668e0876632

on March 29, 2013
at 04:39 AM

I'm not sure what your implications are? And my feeling is that I dislike what you are thinking about me! No matter, since we're strangers! ;) I will make sure to continue being positive.

D3d945f6dce4161dab37d668e0876632

on March 29, 2013
at 03:59 AM

Thanks for the advice Stephen, exactly what I needed. Very exact! He is a big guy (6"4, 240#), he used to do power lifting and he does CrossFit on occasion (with my encouragement) which he gets a membership for FREE bc I work at a box. But this may be something he's interested in due to the time component. I've always loved HIIT,maybe I'll do it as well. He eats stuff with HFCS often, he does shift work (not helping his case) so he ends up drinking Mt.Dew and Dt Mt. Dew and candy to stay awake, he hates coffee.So... We're in a bit of a pickle.... Guess I'll start baking more pies for now.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on March 29, 2013
at 03:38 AM

Sprint 8 is a HIIT program by Phil Campbell that gets amazing results if what you're looking for is body recomposition. Tell him it's anabolic like weight lifting, it tends to increase muscle mass and decrease fat, unlike regular aerobic exercise which tends to decrease body fat and lean muscle mass. He can do the full protocol and only exert himself 3 days a week for a total of 12 minutes of Very High Intensity and roughly 40 minutes of active recovery (panting). These things together should help him look like you want him to look without him necessarily going against his sweet tooth instinct

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on March 29, 2013
at 03:34 AM

Okay, well because you're so awesome I'll give you some quality advice. 1) If he started sneaking food after you stopped making sweet potato pies then maybe he is just craving the glucose. If he's a bigger/built guy his body has higher demands for it than yours, you have to understand that. 2) Your food tastes good and he eats candy on the side. Make sure he isn't eating shit with HFCS in it, tell him that will increase his abdominal fat, insulin resistance, and seriously ZAP his testosterone (men usually want to protect their testosterone). 3) Have him consider a HIIT program.

D3d945f6dce4161dab37d668e0876632

on March 29, 2013
at 02:36 AM

Maybe I just need to push myself harder!

D3d945f6dce4161dab37d668e0876632

on March 29, 2013
at 02:33 AM

I don't want to/like to nag or repeat myself. I used to bake a lot of sweets and stopped a few months ago to dial in my diet a bit more since you can only have so many sweet potato pies before it's no longer paleo. You hit on something Stephen, this guy at times seems insatiable! But a lot of the time he wont tell me he's still hungry and buy junk instead. So I started cooking HUGE portions of food to keep in the fridge too, but he just ignores it! My cooking is fan-fucking-tastic, according to ANYONE I've cooked for. It's one of my passions so its def not due to my lack skill that its ignored

D3d945f6dce4161dab37d668e0876632

on March 29, 2013
at 02:27 AM

I haven't thought of it in terms of deal breaker or not. This is helpful to consider. I'm starting to wonder if I sound like a lunatic. Honestly, paleo or not I just want him to be healthy. He did paleo with me a while back and dropped a lot of weight. However, recently I started grad school and we haven't been spending a lot of time together which we used to spend cooking together. So I haven't been around as much to be a positive influence. So he's been putting weight back on. On a positive note! I sent him to the grocery store and he came back with dark chocolate instead of snickers.

D3d945f6dce4161dab37d668e0876632

on March 29, 2013
at 02:23 AM

Well then Jimmy, how to you feel I should best manage my feelings?

D3d945f6dce4161dab37d668e0876632

on March 29, 2013
at 02:22 AM

I've mentioned to him that he's put on a few pounds recently, and I told him in the nicest way I could think of. But, that hasn't caused any major changes in behavior. I'm just looking for more ideas about how to encourage healthy choices with your mate!

D3d945f6dce4161dab37d668e0876632

on March 29, 2013
at 02:19 AM

Hah! Well said. Thank you, this was encouraging to read. Also, I appreciate your lack of judgement! I love my boyfriend more than anything, and I want him to be healthy!

D3d945f6dce4161dab37d668e0876632

on March 29, 2013
at 02:16 AM

Yes, that does make sense. And I realize it's his choice. I'm just trying to figure out subtle ways to inspire him to think about his food choices.

D3d945f6dce4161dab37d668e0876632

on March 29, 2013
at 02:14 AM

Am I supposed to be "happy" he's eating bad food?!

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on March 28, 2013
at 12:04 AM

Lol, -2, truth hurts I guess. Come on, you're having this grown man go against his instincts and eat some sort of strict diet, let the man indulge. If you have a problem with his weight nagging isn't going to change a damn thing. He needs something to satisfy his cravings or you need to dump him for someone who's more what you're looking for...

E689b5a04588f8050ef5fa6f8b820f32

(286)

on March 27, 2013
at 10:13 PM

I don't think it's reckless advice. Open and honest communication is always the key to a successful relationship. If the relationship can't handle openness and honesty, then the relationship has deeper fundamental problems. OP should have an honest discussion with her BF. She's never going to force his behavior to change but she can be honest with him about how his behavior (and declining appearance) is making her feel.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on March 27, 2013
at 09:21 PM

Fair enough. Likewise, the only suggestion I've made is to express herself honestly to him. Which is technically not in conflict with your idea of minding her own business. Just tripped up on semantics.

C5d5cfab77a26fa17a56f2c62b99b879

(542)

on March 27, 2013
at 08:37 PM

@Kash-- IMO, what he eats and how she feels about his appearance are two separate questions. His diet is his affair. And, as you wrote, her feelings about his appearance are rightfully hers. Without getting too legalistic about things, she asked just two questions: (1) How do I tell him he needs to clean up his diet without being a nag!? and (2) How do I inspire change? Both questions address his behavior. IMO his diet is out of her jurisdiction. Maybe she also wants readers' input about how best to manage her feelings but she has not said so.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on March 27, 2013
at 08:21 PM

A little positive reinforcement goes a long way. Reward him with something (wink wink, nudge nudge) after each day he's 90% "paleo" compliant.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on March 27, 2013
at 08:02 PM

Well if that's the case then you should most definitely dump his ass! There are a bunch of bad-ass guys that would enjoy some nice cooked food and not be eating candy on the side. ;)

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on March 27, 2013
at 07:52 PM

That phrase is definitely off-putting.

7bf306ada57db47547e9da39a415edf6

(11214)

on March 27, 2013
at 07:39 PM

No man, she picked this dude up on Halloween, when he was trick-or-treating. Now she's waking up to the potential long term harm stemming from having a relationship with an addict. Picture a little two year old screaming like a banshee for one of those damn animal crackers. I've seen this. It is bad.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on March 27, 2013
at 07:24 PM

Are you people honestly telling me you prefer relationships in which you can't speak honestly to your partner like adults?

4bd4e2fe6a095663f80c69656936e487

(744)

on March 27, 2013
at 07:23 PM

You "disapprove" of what he eats. LOL. You are not your boyfriend's mom. I would leave someone like that in a second.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on March 27, 2013
at 06:01 PM

This is all fine and good, but the OP is not you. She clearly stated that she's becoming disenchanted with him. Fair or not, she can try to deal with it or ride the downward spiral.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on March 27, 2013
at 05:59 PM

If she's losing her attraction to her boyfriend, how is that not her business?

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on March 27, 2013
at 05:54 PM

Well as I give this advice I'm assuming that the lady is fairly familiar with the gentleman in question. Wouldn't you think she might be able to decide whether OT not it'd be useful? Or do you think she's going to read the words of a stranger and just disregard her entire relationship with the man up until this point?

5bd7f43c7da83282bcb78e3aa33832e0

(266)

on March 27, 2013
at 05:48 PM

This is reckless advice. You know virtually nothing about his personality. For all you know he's the type where that would be the absolute worst course of action possible. Perhaps you've had experiences where being direct in that way has been useful, but be VERY careful to avoid overgeneralizing from your own experience

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on March 27, 2013
at 05:48 PM

Unless he's overly emotional he should be able to handle being put on notice that his gut's getting out of hand. I think that's a major difference between men and women. We tend to think 'no complaints, no problems'. And we generally aren't going to take that type of feedback as devastatingly as a female would.

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on March 27, 2013
at 05:37 PM

"But it does. Because it was 100% totally his choice and his idea." Yes, unfortunately we are like that. Same way as kids we used to tidy our rooms when we weren't asked, but never ever when we were. :)

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on March 27, 2013
at 05:35 PM

Not at all. It's not healthy for anyone involved to not express the truth. Leave it to the ladies to expect their boyfriends to 'just know' what the problem is.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on March 27, 2013
at 05:31 PM

No kidding! Holy shit!

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(10663)

on March 27, 2013
at 05:03 PM

*"Just tell him you're starting to become unattracted to his body."* That doesn't sound like someone wanting to get their boyfriend on Paleo; that sounds like someone wanting to break up.

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Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on March 27, 2013
at 05:34 PM

As a guy (which I happen to be an expert in being) I would say just carry on eating and living the way you do, and he will probably follow.

I mean that if he sees that you are changing, becoming more active, healthier and generally more excited about things; at some point (unless he is all those things already) he will see a contrast developing between you two.

Now since men think (well unfortunately I do a lot) in terms of aesthetics, he surely would start to wonder for what reasons you are with him if your focus in life appears to be going in a specific direction where his isn't. Maybe I am wrong, but if I was with someone who was constantly out being active and I was playing video games all day, I would be an idiot to think the relationship had much future. Especially if my girlfriend was building a superb healthy physique and I was edging towards looking like Luciano Pavarotti.

Even with my hypothetical great voice wouldn't stop me wondering how she still finds me attractive if she is so keen on improving contrasting aspects of her life.

Anyhow my answer then is simply keep going, and keep living and he should follow suit. If he doesn't, simply poke him in the eye and shout "Wake up!"

D3d945f6dce4161dab37d668e0876632

on March 29, 2013
at 02:19 AM

Hah! Well said. Thank you, this was encouraging to read. Also, I appreciate your lack of judgement! I love my boyfriend more than anything, and I want him to be healthy!

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32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3

(5802)

on March 27, 2013
at 05:02 PM

Men are stubborn. Okay, women are stubborn too. :) Most people like to discover things for themselves, and if someone is pushing it on them the natural instinct is to push back. I've been paleo for 3 years, and my husband .... yawn. Could care less. Drinks 3 cokes a day. When I tell him how much sugar that is in pounds per month, he thinks I'm making it up.

So I dropped it. A year later he was running errands for me, and picked up ye olde nasty grocery store "pancake syrup." It was $1, right, instead of the expensive maple syrup. I didn't say anything. He was eating it the next day, and says, "hey, have you ever looked at this stuff? There's NO maple syrup in here! It's just corn syrup." You can just imagine the look I gave him. But it was a pivotal moment for him.

Fast forward another half a year, and he is living in a different state (we are military - sometimes it just makes sense) and he says, "hey, I think I'm going to join a crossfit gym up here." Really? When he's 600 miles away from me this suddenly makes sense?

But it does. Because it was 100% totally his choice and his idea.

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on March 27, 2013
at 05:37 PM

"But it does. Because it was 100% totally his choice and his idea." Yes, unfortunately we are like that. Same way as kids we used to tidy our rooms when we weren't asked, but never ever when we were. :)

D3d945f6dce4161dab37d668e0876632

on March 29, 2013
at 02:16 AM

Yes, that does make sense. And I realize it's his choice. I'm just trying to figure out subtle ways to inspire him to think about his food choices.

32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3

(5802)

on March 29, 2013
at 12:56 PM

Maybe watch real food documentaries on netflix? When he just happens to be in the room? I don't know - my husband won't even pay attention to those. :)

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on March 27, 2013
at 04:59 PM

I would never try to get my boyfriend to change anything about him. I fell in love with him the way he is now and if he decides to change something about himself, I will welcome it and still love him. But for now, even though it would be awesome if he became Paleo, I accept the way he eats (and acts and dresses and so on). But I guess one difference between your boyfriend and mine is that my boyfriend loves working out.

Although I will say this: I always praise my diet; he wonders how I can eat so much red meat and butter and sweet potatoes and not gain any weight without much exercise. I cook Paleo meals for him and he always enjoys it. I think the more I claim how much I love eating this way, the more it gets embedded into his brain and maybe one day he will start eating healthier.

There's definitely no need to nag him. I know if someone were to nag me to do something, the less inclined I would be to do it. Keep things positive and get him excited about it.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on March 27, 2013
at 06:01 PM

This is all fine and good, but the OP is not you. She clearly stated that she's becoming disenchanted with him. Fair or not, she can try to deal with it or ride the downward spiral.

D3d945f6dce4161dab37d668e0876632

on March 29, 2013
at 04:39 AM

I'm not sure what your implications are? And my feeling is that I dislike what you are thinking about me! No matter, since we're strangers! ;) I will make sure to continue being positive.

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Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

on March 27, 2013
at 04:30 PM

Just tell him you're starting to become unattracted to his body. If that's what you mean by 'wheat belly', that is.

It's not really fair to him if those are your feelings and you don't express it directly. Not fair to yourself, for that matter.

It might not be a huge deal now, but if you're staying on top of your health and fitness, while he isn't. It'll become an increasingly heavy strain on your relationship.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on March 27, 2013
at 05:31 PM

No kidding! Holy shit!

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on March 27, 2013
at 05:35 PM

Not at all. It's not healthy for anyone involved to not express the truth. Leave it to the ladies to expect their boyfriends to 'just know' what the problem is.

Medium avatar

(10663)

on March 27, 2013
at 05:03 PM

*"Just tell him you're starting to become unattracted to his body."* That doesn't sound like someone wanting to get their boyfriend on Paleo; that sounds like someone wanting to break up.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on March 27, 2013
at 05:54 PM

Well as I give this advice I'm assuming that the lady is fairly familiar with the gentleman in question. Wouldn't you think she might be able to decide whether OT not it'd be useful? Or do you think she's going to read the words of a stranger and just disregard her entire relationship with the man up until this point?

5bd7f43c7da83282bcb78e3aa33832e0

(266)

on March 27, 2013
at 05:48 PM

This is reckless advice. You know virtually nothing about his personality. For all you know he's the type where that would be the absolute worst course of action possible. Perhaps you've had experiences where being direct in that way has been useful, but be VERY careful to avoid overgeneralizing from your own experience

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on March 27, 2013
at 07:24 PM

Are you people honestly telling me you prefer relationships in which you can't speak honestly to your partner like adults?

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on March 27, 2013
at 05:48 PM

Unless he's overly emotional he should be able to handle being put on notice that his gut's getting out of hand. I think that's a major difference between men and women. We tend to think 'no complaints, no problems'. And we generally aren't going to take that type of feedback as devastatingly as a female would.

E689b5a04588f8050ef5fa6f8b820f32

(286)

on March 27, 2013
at 10:13 PM

I don't think it's reckless advice. Open and honest communication is always the key to a successful relationship. If the relationship can't handle openness and honesty, then the relationship has deeper fundamental problems. OP should have an honest discussion with her BF. She's never going to force his behavior to change but she can be honest with him about how his behavior (and declining appearance) is making her feel.

D3d945f6dce4161dab37d668e0876632

on March 29, 2013
at 02:22 AM

I've mentioned to him that he's put on a few pounds recently, and I told him in the nicest way I could think of. But, that hasn't caused any major changes in behavior. I'm just looking for more ideas about how to encourage healthy choices with your mate!

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753e1b824fbe0b11c797a244b1a4c7e3

on March 27, 2013
at 07:56 PM

I don't think we can force anyone into eating Paleo, they have to want to do it for themselves. I think about how annoying it is when someone gives me unsolicited advice, even if it is someone I love. I eat paleo, my husband-to-be doesn't. He eats what I cook and he likes my food, but when we're not eating together, he does what he wants. For me, it isn't a deal breaker. I know there I things that I do (or don't do) that he has a different opinion on, but I think for a relationship to work and to be healthy, you have to accept people for who they are and what they believe.

I'm not at all saying it's not okay for you to want to be with someone who is part of the same lifestyle- if that's important to you, that's totally fine. That being said, if he doesn't want to be paleo, that's his personal choice and I think you need to respect that. If you envision yourself long term with someone who is also Paleo, maybe this isn't the right guy for you. For me, it's not that important, but I understand if it is for you- we all have things we have to have in our mates, and things we can live with or without. I think you just need to figure out how important this is for you! My fiance used to smoke, and I made it very clear to him that if that was something he wanted to continue, I couldn't be with him long term because it's not something I want in my life. He quit eventually. I cannot tell him what he can and cannot do- he is his own person, and I am not his boss- but I can choose if I can live with something or not and express that to him..

And, as others have said, I think if you continue on Paleo, he might follow suit eventually :-)

D3d945f6dce4161dab37d668e0876632

on March 29, 2013
at 02:27 AM

I haven't thought of it in terms of deal breaker or not. This is helpful to consider. I'm starting to wonder if I sound like a lunatic. Honestly, paleo or not I just want him to be healthy. He did paleo with me a while back and dropped a lot of weight. However, recently I started grad school and we haven't been spending a lot of time together which we used to spend cooking together. So I haven't been around as much to be a positive influence. So he's been putting weight back on. On a positive note! I sent him to the grocery store and he came back with dark chocolate instead of snickers.

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5bd7f43c7da83282bcb78e3aa33832e0

on March 27, 2013
at 05:52 PM

Just keep cooking him paleo meals, do well with your own health, and let health topics come up naturally in conversation (as long as they go well). Seeing you succeed should be enough to get him interested!

D3d945f6dce4161dab37d668e0876632

on March 29, 2013
at 02:36 AM

Maybe I just need to push myself harder!

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C5d5cfab77a26fa17a56f2c62b99b879

on March 27, 2013
at 05:18 PM

I wonder if the OP has considered minding her own business? When I do it, I have a 100% success rate.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on March 27, 2013
at 05:59 PM

If she's losing her attraction to her boyfriend, how is that not her business?

C5d5cfab77a26fa17a56f2c62b99b879

(542)

on March 27, 2013
at 08:37 PM

@Kash-- IMO, what he eats and how she feels about his appearance are two separate questions. His diet is his affair. And, as you wrote, her feelings about his appearance are rightfully hers. Without getting too legalistic about things, she asked just two questions: (1) How do I tell him he needs to clean up his diet without being a nag!? and (2) How do I inspire change? Both questions address his behavior. IMO his diet is out of her jurisdiction. Maybe she also wants readers' input about how best to manage her feelings but she has not said so.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on March 27, 2013
at 09:21 PM

Fair enough. Likewise, the only suggestion I've made is to express herself honestly to him. Which is technically not in conflict with your idea of minding her own business. Just tripped up on semantics.

D3d945f6dce4161dab37d668e0876632

on March 29, 2013
at 02:23 AM

Well then Jimmy, how to you feel I should best manage my feelings?

C5d5cfab77a26fa17a56f2c62b99b879

(542)

on April 26, 2013
at 12:12 PM

Sorry--Just saw this. Assuming you're serious, take a fresh look at this line from your post: it's starting to bother me considering I do so much to keep everyone healthy. You feel under-appreciated for your efforts. In other words you feel resentful because you expect him to do what you have decided is best. Let that feeling go, and you are likely to be happier in the relationship. You are not the Lamb of God, chosen to take on the sins of the world. That job is taken. If you can't let the feeling go, dump the guy and do him a favor. Adults get to pick their food.

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Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on March 27, 2013
at 07:24 PM

Hate to break it to you but if he's going around picking up candy then your cooking might just not be good enough. If you don't want him eating that then compromise and cook some better stuff, send him to work with some tasty food. Obviously the man is hungry..

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on March 28, 2013
at 12:04 AM

Lol, -2, truth hurts I guess. Come on, you're having this grown man go against his instincts and eat some sort of strict diet, let the man indulge. If you have a problem with his weight nagging isn't going to change a damn thing. He needs something to satisfy his cravings or you need to dump him for someone who's more what you're looking for...

7bf306ada57db47547e9da39a415edf6

(11214)

on March 27, 2013
at 07:39 PM

No man, she picked this dude up on Halloween, when he was trick-or-treating. Now she's waking up to the potential long term harm stemming from having a relationship with an addict. Picture a little two year old screaming like a banshee for one of those damn animal crackers. I've seen this. It is bad.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on March 27, 2013
at 08:02 PM

Well if that's the case then you should most definitely dump his ass! There are a bunch of bad-ass guys that would enjoy some nice cooked food and not be eating candy on the side. ;)

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on March 29, 2013
at 03:34 AM

Okay, well because you're so awesome I'll give you some quality advice. 1) If he started sneaking food after you stopped making sweet potato pies then maybe he is just craving the glucose. If he's a bigger/built guy his body has higher demands for it than yours, you have to understand that. 2) Your food tastes good and he eats candy on the side. Make sure he isn't eating shit with HFCS in it, tell him that will increase his abdominal fat, insulin resistance, and seriously ZAP his testosterone (men usually want to protect their testosterone). 3) Have him consider a HIIT program.

D3d945f6dce4161dab37d668e0876632

on March 29, 2013
at 03:59 AM

Thanks for the advice Stephen, exactly what I needed. Very exact! He is a big guy (6"4, 240#), he used to do power lifting and he does CrossFit on occasion (with my encouragement) which he gets a membership for FREE bc I work at a box. But this may be something he's interested in due to the time component. I've always loved HIIT,maybe I'll do it as well. He eats stuff with HFCS often, he does shift work (not helping his case) so he ends up drinking Mt.Dew and Dt Mt. Dew and candy to stay awake, he hates coffee.So... We're in a bit of a pickle.... Guess I'll start baking more pies for now.

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on March 29, 2013
at 02:33 AM

I don't want to/like to nag or repeat myself. I used to bake a lot of sweets and stopped a few months ago to dial in my diet a bit more since you can only have so many sweet potato pies before it's no longer paleo. You hit on something Stephen, this guy at times seems insatiable! But a lot of the time he wont tell me he's still hungry and buy junk instead. So I started cooking HUGE portions of food to keep in the fridge too, but he just ignores it! My cooking is fan-fucking-tastic, according to ANYONE I've cooked for. It's one of my passions so its def not due to my lack skill that its ignored

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on March 29, 2013
at 03:38 AM

Sprint 8 is a HIIT program by Phil Campbell that gets amazing results if what you're looking for is body recomposition. Tell him it's anabolic like weight lifting, it tends to increase muscle mass and decrease fat, unlike regular aerobic exercise which tends to decrease body fat and lean muscle mass. He can do the full protocol and only exert himself 3 days a week for a total of 12 minutes of Very High Intensity and roughly 40 minutes of active recovery (panting). These things together should help him look like you want him to look without him necessarily going against his sweet tooth instinct

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