raw food nut married to t-rex
Hi. I was wondering how you deal with your family if they aren't raw. I still cook for my hubby but want to improve his diet. So far, I green juice for him every day. But he loves meat, rice, potatoes,
My experience with raw is short but amazing. 6weeks! My experience is on my blog
I've been eating this way long enough now that my perspective has truly changed. I no longer see my diet as the strange one. From my perspective, everyone else is eating the weird food and I'm eating the real stuff. I still cook for my family but my pantry looks completely different. We actually bought a second fridge so I could have space for all of the fresh produce I purchase and we have reached a point that the fridge my family uses has less and less in it because I simply forget to buy all the junk we used to call food. My best advice it to keep doing what your doing and DO NOT PUSH, PULL, OR PREACH. No one ever appreciates that. You may be married and care greatly about his health but you are his wife and not his mommy. This is a very personal decision for each of us and as you move toward better health he may decide to join you on his own. At the very least, he will love and respect who you are becoming. Just don't try to change him or he will feel threatened and this 'diet' will become a wall between you.
Michelle (The Bajan)
Thanks for the input. I have always found cooking difficult because most yummy SAD food that hubby is willing to eat is so bad for you. Now that I know even more, cooking horrible things makes me feel guilty. Did you change your recipes to make them more healthy?
It's an evolving process. I continue to change recipes of old favorites but then there are some that you just can't make healthy. Also, as I continue, I find myself more satisfied just keeping things simple. By that I mean that
while it's fun to make exotic recipes from time to time, I'm just as happy with a great tossed salad or a piece of fruit. I understand the whole 'guilty' feeling of cooking something you know isn't healthy but remember that he is a grown man and you can not decide for him what he should be eating. That's not your job. Just keep walking along this journey and let him walk on his. It's not fair for
you to ask or expect him to change simply because you have 'seen the light' about healthy food. Be patient and he will eventually come around.