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resource to educate one's romantic partner?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created August 17, 2012 at 2:00 AM

i am desperately seeking something short and not too scientific that will educate my partner about how the SAD is possibly the root of all modern disease. i feel like he is in grave danger of getting sick because of his diet but i don't think he will listen to a bunch of biology telling him to stop eating sugar and bread. are there any good short videos available for quick education about going Paleo?

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on September 12, 2012
at 02:24 PM

that's exciting that your SO came around--congratulations!

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on September 12, 2012
at 10:38 AM

Sorry, that's not going to work for very long, us males will say "Oh, this one's gone insane, time to get a new one." We tend not to put up with BS for very long.

45ace03a0eff1219943d746cfb1c4197

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on August 17, 2012
at 11:28 AM

The book It Start's With Food might be an excellent source. Their writing is entertaining as well as helpful.

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on August 17, 2012
at 05:51 AM

Also, check out www.marksdailyapple.com

76211ec5301087de2588cfe3d6bccba9

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on August 17, 2012
at 02:58 AM

thank you, and i am sorry to hear you are going through the same thing. i am currently scouring videos on Youtube related to diet and its relationship to Western disease.

76211ec5301087de2588cfe3d6bccba9

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on August 17, 2012
at 02:57 AM

i cook sometimes, but my partner is not currently unhealthy. however he has a history of heart disease in his family and believes all the traditional knowledge about fat causing high cholesterol and heart disease, so he eats mostly sugar and carbs and some chicken

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And I do not mean to discount your question. It's just that examples often go farther than facts. Your health will be a shining example, and food that is fun and accessible makes it all seem do-able.

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45ace03a0eff1219943d746cfb1c4197

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on August 17, 2012
at 02:30 AM

Do you cook? Sometimes the best lesson is an edible one.

45ace03a0eff1219943d746cfb1c4197

(3661)

on August 17, 2012
at 02:35 AM

And I do not mean to discount your question. It's just that examples often go farther than facts. Your health will be a shining example, and food that is fun and accessible makes it all seem do-able.

45ace03a0eff1219943d746cfb1c4197

(3661)

on August 17, 2012
at 11:28 AM

The book It Start's With Food might be an excellent source. Their writing is entertaining as well as helpful.

76211ec5301087de2588cfe3d6bccba9

(1178)

on August 17, 2012
at 02:57 AM

i cook sometimes, but my partner is not currently unhealthy. however he has a history of heart disease in his family and believes all the traditional knowledge about fat causing high cholesterol and heart disease, so he eats mostly sugar and carbs and some chicken

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on August 17, 2012
at 08:15 AM

May be best just to let him alone but never eat what he eats. If you do live together and have a cooking rota you will both need to change what you cook to ensure each meal has enough of what the other eats that you get fed - eg I have never had a boyfriend who did not love meat and fish and veg so it's generally not at all hard to ensure at least that part of a good meal is present. Then you can leave the potatoes or bread and eat the rest.

I would concentrate on - wow you eat wholegrains and eat well - that's good. In my view if everyone moved to wholefoods and no processed foods then if some also have brown rice or dairy products that still means they are going to be hugely more healthy than most people. In other words if they are eating heathily they are really similar to paleo even if part of that eating is brown carbs so encourage, praise, be nice rather then criticise and nag. Very few people like to be told they are wrong.

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on August 17, 2012
at 09:12 AM

Save yourself a lot of time and frustration and don't try ??? lead by example. He'll see you doing well, looking better, eating delicious food. Trust that he'll come around eventually! (I'm still hoping mine will) :)

ETA: My SO is 2 now weeks in to eating Paleo, lifting weights and intermittent fasting. He thanked me yesterday for introducing him to the lifestyle ??? he's feeling loads better and can already see a difference! So hang in there, I never thought he'd come around as we've been eating separately for 8 months.

76211ec5301087de2588cfe3d6bccba9

(1178)

on September 12, 2012
at 02:24 PM

that's exciting that your SO came around--congratulations!

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on August 17, 2012
at 02:55 AM

I'm going thru the same thing with my boyf. He's obsessed that whole grains are good for you, or rather him. Grains and sugar and soy kick me into bipolar issues. I'm hoping that when we live together, that stuff will disappear from the house because i can't eat it. He thinks that fats are bad too. I just keep telling him the benefits of the paleo diet and show him how it wrecks me when i eat that stuff... I'm hoping it will sink in. I'm planning on getting him literature to read and hoping i can change his mind thru research and example... Good luck! Wish i could help more...

76211ec5301087de2588cfe3d6bccba9

(1178)

on August 17, 2012
at 02:58 AM

thank you, and i am sorry to hear you are going through the same thing. i am currently scouring videos on Youtube related to diet and its relationship to Western disease.

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on September 12, 2012
at 10:06 AM

You could always blackmail him ;)

Let me add to this-

I've tried convincing my loved ones, through videos articles etc. Bottom line it doesn't work. No matter how bad his health, you telling him to change his diet will not happen. Be an example for the good, no more forcing information. There will come a time when realizes his diet is not optimal. And trust me , the time will come. Be patient.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on September 12, 2012
at 10:38 AM

Sorry, that's not going to work for very long, us males will say "Oh, this one's gone insane, time to get a new one." We tend not to put up with BS for very long.

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on August 17, 2012
at 07:09 AM

Google the following for the type of introductory information you are seeking for WHEAT, SUGAR, SATURATED FAT:

wheat belly video dr william davis

sweet poison video david gillespie

big fat lies video david gillespie

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on August 17, 2012
at 05:46 AM

It sounds like you just need to find out what motivates him. Maybe he doesn't care about losing fat, but he WILL care about how much muscle he can add to his frame with a clean diet, and how much grains and carbs mess with hormones like testosterone and IGF-1. That's what convinced me...

I would just look for a list of benefits of the paleo lifestyle, and pick out the ones that he will be interested in. I didn't really have to convince my girlfriend. She saw the results it gave me, and was hooked from then on. He might also be the same way in that respect.

E3474e4efbcc6c1deab28e268ad6eb01

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on August 17, 2012
at 05:51 AM

Also, check out www.marksdailyapple.com

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