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  • #16
    Originally posted by magicmerl View Post
    Who doesn't agree with eKatherine? She strides through the forums, flowers sprouting under her feet where she walks.
    I don't know, apparently she has done everything, tried every diet and knows it all and has posted here more in her few months than many people have in years.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by notlupus View Post
      Only thing green my SO will eat is Kool-aid. Nothing you can do except get a good life insurance policy on them for when they finally realize their diet is killing them and it's too late. He thinks grass fed beef tastes funny and even refuses to eat it. Only thing "healthier" I have been able to get him to eat is pastured eggs. He's also lactose intolerant, dislikes the taste of chicken, and won't eat seafood so cooking can really be a chore.
      I know someone who finally gave up on her husband and had him sign up for a bigger life insurance policy so she could spend it with her next husband, and told him that.

      Some people aren't going to change. Some people are going to dig in their heels the more you kvetch. Quit kvetching, enjoy your food, let her enjoy hers, and decide how badly you want a Primal girlfriend as opposed to how badly you want THIS girlfriend. She may or may not migrate towards Primal, but she will migrate away from you if you push the issue too hard.
      Last edited by Twibble; 05-28-2013, 10:43 AM.
      Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.

      If I wanted to listen to an asshole, I'd fart.

      Twibble's Twibbly Wibbly

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Twibble View Post
        I know someone who finally gave up on her husband and had him sign up for a bigger life insurance policy so she could spend it with her next husband, and told him that.

        Some people aren't going to change. Some people are going to dig in their heels the more you kvetch. Quit kvetching, enjoy your food, let her enjoy hers, and decide how badly you want a Primal girlfriend as opposed to how badly you want THIS girlfriend. She may or may not migrate towards Primal, but she will migrate away from you if you push the issue too hard.
        I'm almost there, but he's finally starting to change a little bit. He figured out cheese bothered him the same time I quit dairy, so no more pizza. He exercises a lot but is having trouble losing weight, while I'm female at 16.8% bodyfat without exercising (starting that now, thanks to finally feeling like I've maybe kicked the lyme disease).

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        • #19
          if it were me, I would seriously contemplate the long term potential of the relationship. That may sound harsh. it may be just me but I have a low tolerance for really picky eaters. I enjoy trying new and exotic foods to much. in my experience picky eaters developed a very narrow range of foods they are willing to eat at a very early age and they are very resistant to change

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          • #20
            This is just my own experience, so it may not be your girlfriend's problem, but it can't hurt to have an alternate point of view.

            When I was growing up I had a list of foods that I had strong aversions to but was forced to eat anyways. Almost all of those aversions are things I now know I have bad reactions to. The rest of them are foods with similar textures to the bad ones that I've slowly been able to incorporate back into a healthy diet. If she is having the same problem, it may be helpful to try to figure out why she has the aversions in the first place.
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            • #21
              The girlfriend should also consider growing up. She doesn't like to eat any vegetables? ::gasp:: You mean for her to be healthier she has to do things she perhaps... Does not like? Oh dear heavens, o' lordy lord!

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              • #22
                Have you ever considered that maybe your girlfriend is right and that she has a really good reason for not liking or eating vegetables?

                Maybe she is a natural born carnivore. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread76160.html

                Why the automatic assumption that lots of veggies=healthy?

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                • #23
                  I don't eat that many vegetables. When I do, they are spinach hidden in fruit smoothies, or broccoli. Broccoli is really the only vegetable I like. Wait, no, I like bell peppers. But only if they have cream cheese smeared on them, or are in a stir fry. I had them on kabobs once, but I had to dip them in something to eat them.

                  I'm not unhealthy. I can get my nutrients from meats, tubars, fruits, poultry, etc. You can't force feed someone veggies. Some people don't like them. It doesn't make them unhealthy, just encourage alternate sources of nutrition. Maybe she will like broccoli? Oddly, I like broccoli, but don't care for most other veggies.
                  Stumbled into Primal due to food allergies, and subsequent elimination of non-primal foods.

                  Start Gluten-Free/Soy-Free: December 2012; start weight 158lbs, Ladies size 6
                  Start Primal: March 2013, start weight 150lbs, Ladies size 6
                  Current: 132lbs, Ladies size 2
                  F/23/5'9"

                  26lbs lost since cutting the crap.

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