HOW TO EAT HEALTHY WHEN YOU HAVE A BOYFRIEND
I think we all know how this goes right? You eat like a bird when you're just talking, then you eat like a born again 15 year old once you've been dating, and then you try to figure out the 'when', 'how' and 'why' of nothing fitting you anymore.
Damn boys. And it's so EASY at first right? You're still going on your first couple of dates so you order appetizers as entrées or just stick to a salad and a drink, my fav.
Then something happens as time goes on where eventually you're both hungry, you could go for light bite but he says he's hungry for a beer and a burger and suddenly...SHIT. YOU ARE TOO.
Next thing you know you're just two guys sitting at the bar ordering 3 beers each and french fries and wings and you don't even eat meat.
UGH BUT WE SECRETLY LOVE EATING ALL THE SHIT, DON'T WE? WE REALLY REALLY DO.
I feel like there comes a point where we realize that they love the shit out of us and forget that we're supposed to care about our bodies. French fries? YES. Dark beer? DOUBLE YES. Veggie Burger with the bun even though I'm full from the second beer. HELL MF YES.
SO. After a few months of that I realized I had to get my life together and stop eating like a 6 foot man.
But seriously, enjoy that time while it lasts because it definitely is a huge cheat card (the whole falling in love thing) and it's glorious. We're supposed to enjoy drinks and fatty foods and pancakes with them on Sunday mornings. But not for forever.
Now, here's what you need to do. You need to get them into eating healthy foods. That's it. Here's how.
MAKE THEM HEALTHY FOOD THAT'S NOT BORING.
Breakfast for example. At some point you need to stop eating out every single day and actually start eating at home. Half the battle with THAT is being able to feed them something that will actually be satisfying. I can personally totally get by in the morning with bullet proof coffee and toast or a piece of fruit and be chillin, but that's me.
Boys don't really dig that too much.
SO, I started making my boyfriend egg sandwiches in the morning and he's obsessed. It's so easy you guys and honestly, I'm obsessed with them too so give it a try.
- 2 pieces of Dave's Killer Bread
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 an avocado
- Small handful of Spinach
- 1 TBSP Vegan "Mayo" Spread (trader joe's)
Just cook the eggs in coconut oil, throw the bread in the toaster, add the avocado and spinach to a piece of bread and throw it all together. SO EASY.
DON'T TELL THEM YOUR SECRETS
If he likes spaghetti covered in sodium and fat filled pasta sauce, try making a slight adjustment like swapping out the white pasta noodles with whole grain pasta noodles. Tell him it's all the store had or something, who cares. Then grab a healthy organic marinara sauce, top it all with some mozzarella style vegan almond cheese and shredded basil and call it a day. They're just going to see that it's pasta, and eat it.
ALSO my curry cauliflower rice is the best because it's filling and they think they're eating rice, it's perfect.
Then after he admits that he likes it you can tell him it's healthy so he can just fucking accept the fact that he likes it. Or don't, whatever.
TAKE HIM TO HEALTHY PLACES
If he's asking you where you want to eat and you always leave it up to him, then you can't get mad that your only options are pizza and cream filled soups. Take him somewhere where they have LOADS of healthy options. He really needs to understand how good a veggie burger is or a vegan mushroom quesadilla. SO GOOOOD.
MAKE HIM CURIOUS
If he's unwilling to try your healthy stuff, say F it and just do it for yourself. Then make small little mentions like, "I was starting to get sick but I had 3 green juices and it went away". Or "MMMMMM this bullet proof coffee is SOOOO good". You say that every morning and soon enough they'll be asking for some.
IF ALL ELSE FAILS. LET HIM ORDER THE SHIT FOOD
Okay this is actually kind of a plus. This is what I do. If we go out to eat and I want the pasta but I know I'm going to order the salad, then you point out how good the pasta looks, then they order it, and you can steal a few bites without having to finish the whole entree. Best of both worlds.
Any other tips? Leave them below!