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Do you and your partner eat similar food?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Northerngirl, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. Northerngirl

    Northerngirl Family member · Member

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    i was wondering how people feel about what their partner eats? If you've given up eating specific things to help with your BG level, do you find it difficult if your partner eats those things when you are about/ has them in the fridge/cupboard etc?
     
  2. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    We eat nearly the same food, although my wife may occasionally have a dessert when eating out as where I don't.

    What other people eat in my company has never upset me and my OH is no exception.
     
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  3. mrman

    mrman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Most of the time eat the same except I have bigger portions lol. Why wouldn't we? Had a healthy diet before I was diagnosed, so why change. I personally find it easier to adjust my insulin to suit my diet/tastes than to adjust my diet just to use a bit less insulin. I naturally made the stuff once upon a time.
     
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  4. Sirmione

    Sirmione Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    We eat much the same no great hardship on LCHF.
     
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  5. becky.ford93

    becky.ford93 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Drinks are probably the only difference. Right now we're on holiday in an incredible hotel which does fresh orange juice with breakfast, that's hard for me! Though I always have a sip of his
     
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  6. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    My husband eats a pretty high carb diet, while I prefer and need a very low one. The only time we might share a similar meal is our main course at dinner time which he cooks, but he will usually make sure I get a lower carb version if necessary. The rest of the time he eats his high carbs and I eat my low ones. It doesn't bother me at all what he eats, and for the most part I much prefer my post diagnosis diet to my previous one which was not always of my choosing! :p

    Robbity
     
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  7. mammamia2006

    mammamia2006 · Guest

    My husband and I rarely eat the same things. Mostly because I am a 'fussy sod' as he calls me and he eats anything/everything. Growing up my mum always made me, my sister & brother the same foods as my sister & brother are diabetic as well. I dont mind what people eat in front of me (as long as its not crab sticks, I HATE the smell of them lol)
     
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  8. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Hubby eats the same things as me now.

    He used to binge away from me though.. Thats why he was overweight. He still occasionally has treats of **** donuts etc when people take them in to work but he no longer gets the crisps, flapjacks and chocolate and other rubbish...
     
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  9. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    We eat the same main meal with adjustments for me, my son who has autism eats differently from us so I would be making 3 different meals instead of 2 - I have no problem with having foods in the house that I don't eat or other people eating stuff I don't. Why would I? My food choices are mine just like everyone else's are their own
     
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  10. graj0

    graj0 · Guest

    We eat the same, my meal just doesn't have potato/rice/pasta/bread. Usually works OK, except a meal that combines the carby things in the recipe like tuna pasta bake, an old fave.
    It needs discipline and some days are easier than others.
     
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    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    We generally eat the same things although I have more veg and him more potatoes. Also whilst he has butterkist Popcorn and/or crisps I will have Tyrells sweet and salty popcorn or pork scratchings.
     
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  12. Celeriac

    Celeriac Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Husband has Non Coeliac Gluten Syndrome therefore he can eat LCHF. He has gluten free Swedish organic porridge or organic gluten free cornflakes or organic live natural yogurt with berries for breakfast.

    If he's in the office or working from home we have lunch together. Otherwise he takes gluten free rolls with various things eg reduced salt corned beef, prosciutto, cold roast organic lamb with piccalilli, various organic cheeses with pickles. He varies it by taking fruits, seeds and nuts some days or a salad. I bought him a 12v cool box from Halfords and it is really really good.

    He does have the occasional treat of gluten free muffins,sourdough bread, hot cross buns and cupcakes. He also has a stash of wine gums in his study and organic oven chips in the freezer, We eat the same dinner most of the time. He has less butter on veg or less of a high fat sauce than me. He was skinny except for his pregnant tum and it's now flat.

    I am not at all bothered by people eating what they want,but rib my veggie carbaholic mother about cakes.
     
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  13. 4ratbags

    4ratbags Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm the only one that eats LCHF in our household while everyone else eats whatever they want. At the beginning I found it quite hard to look at all the foods I used to eat but it doesn't bother me now. I will be dishing up their ice cream and I just cringe at the smell of the sugar when I open it. My son has mobius syndrome which is weakness of the face muscles so he can't chew meat very well so some nights I will cook 3 different meals.
     
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