even though we don't live together i cook for my b/f and make enough stuff for him to have when i am not around. for example, there might there be meatballs and stuffed peppers and pulled pork in the freezer. i'll saute a pile of mushrooms and peppers for adding to scrambled eggs for breakfast. right now he's got deviled eggs, braised shortribs, an asian salad with broccoli and snow-peas and a bowl of roasted cabbage and carrots.
i know he had bologna sandwiches with his kid today, lol, but i'd say he's mostly 80/20 at this point. after me eating like this for 2+ years. lol. my improved health is unmistakable. so is his obstinacy. however, he's 53 and finally realizes he is no longer 40 as he gets softer around the middle and more easily tired.
don't make it a battle. just do your thing. junk food addictions are hard to kill and real food tastes very different. just exhale and be patient.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
– Ernest Hemingway