She hates healthy food

My girlfriend and I have decided that we’re going to start trying to live a healthier lifestyle, so that we can both lose weight feel better about ourselves. Now for me, that isn’t a problem. I’ll eat just about anything, because that’s how I was raised. My girl, on the other hand, was raised by parents who didn’t teach her to eat healthy. The only fruit she’ll touch is a banana, and she won’t even look at vegetables that aren’t potatoes. Meatwise, she likes chicken, hot dogs, and hamburgers(does Spam count as meat?). Anything else is a big negative. She loves sweets and things that are generally bad for her, though, so we have tons of that stuff in the house.

I should also mention that she’s stubborn as a mule. If she doesn’t want to do something, then there’s no way I can force her to do it.

I’ve been wracking my brain trying to come up with healthy recipes for us to prepare, but with a very limited list of ingredients to choose from, it’s getting difficult. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get her to eat healthier? I love her, and I don’t want to lose her to a preventable problem. She’s been in bad health her entire life, and it’s only getting worse.

Answer #1

People tend to like the foods they grew up with.

People’s tastes can change over time though. When I ventured out on my own I was very much a meat and potatoes kind of guy. I wasn’t big on vegetables, I might occasionally have some corn, peas, or green beans but I didn’t really like any other vegetables.

Tastes do change. Ask your gal to try healthy foods you fix even if she thinks she doesn’t like them. Sometimes people have to try a new food a few times before it clicks. You might have to disguise foods a bit at first. The first time I tasted avocado I thought it tasted disgusting. Then someone made me some guacamole that had a lot of spices, tomatoes, onions, etc. and it was pretty good and after eating different kinds of guacamole for a while I learned to love avocado. Now I like nearly all veggies; the only one I can think of that I don’t is raw bell peppers though I don’t mind a bit in a salad or sandwich and I love them cooked.

As far as veggie burgers go the meatiest tasting one I’ve found is Morningstar Farms Grillers Prime. Most veggie burgers do not have enough fat in them to cook well on the grill but these come out great.

Answer #2

II - you can snack Healthy !

Here are 22 portable and healthy snacks that make the list of dietitian’s favorites:

Half a peanut butter sandwich on whole-wheat bread Low-sugar, whole-grain granola bars that have at least 3 grams of fiber Whole-grain crackers or whole-wheat tortilla with hummus or nut butter A handful of unsalted or lightly salted dry-roasted nuts Individual unsweetened applesauce with a few dry-roasted walnuts Small apple with 2 teaspoons peanut butter or 1 ounce low-fat cheese Ants on a log – celery with nut butter, topped with raisins or other dried fruit Half of a single-serving string cheese with a small piece of fruit or a few whole-grain crackers 4-ounces to 6-ounces of low-fat yogurt or yogurt treat High-fiber dry cereal with a few nuts or seeds and dried fruit (put this in a baggie for a make-your-own snack pack) Individual packs of carrots, celery sticks, or apple slices, with a protein source like a tablespoon of nuts, nut butter, or low-fat cheese Pretzels and low-fat cheese Whole-wheat cracker sandwiches made with natural nut butters 1 ounce of lean meat and a few whole-grain crackers 3 ounces low-fat or fat-free cottage cheese and a few whole-grain crackers 1 whole graham cracker and 1 teaspoon nut butter Raw vegetables with 1/4 cup low-fat ranch dressing 100-calorie pack of low-fat popcorn rich in whole grains and fiber Handful of tortilla chips and salsa 100-calorie ice cream treats “Skinny” latte (made with low-fat or skim milk) Small bowl of whole-grain cereal with skim milk or low-fat yogurt

Answer #3

to start loosing weight work towards exercising for at least 10-30 minutes a day start at 10 minutes then work your way up and eat healthy and try to switch any soda drinks, fruit juice drinks and energy drinks with water because there all full of sugar first you need to get familiar with exerscising dont just go out and start doing it because that could cause more problems start off slowly without exerscise a change in diet wont do much take her to a grocery store and look at everything for sale especailly everything in the fruit and veggies section and ask if theres anything shed like to try or anything youd like to try and tell her youd like her to try too eg, watermelon, nuts, berries, mushrooms, beans, lentils ect and other things like apples, avocadoes, different kinds of potatoes, pumpkin, lettuce, ect theres hundreds of different things to choose from also buy things like meat (chicken, beef, pork, fish/salmon) which can be cooked/grilled, ect on there own, or in things like with pasta, in caserols, in salads or served with side of potatoes/mashed potatoes and some vegies also have a look at pasta and different typesof it like raveoli,gnoccie, ect and have a look at all the cereals she and you can have for breakfast

Answer #4

I was thinking of trying some veggie burgers. I had some not too long ago that tasted just like the real thing. I just can’t figure out what brand they were…Sigh Oh well. Baby steps.

Answer #5

you can also make hamburgers healthier switch to wholegrain bread buy hamburger patties from a grocery store and you can use wholegrain buns and add some lettuce and cheese

Answer #6

Awesome! Thanks for the advice everyone ^.^ It’s very much appreciated!

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