My husband is in his mid 50s, diabetic, and overweight. Since we've been married, I've tried to help him and our whole family make better food choices. We eat lots of whole grains, fresh fruits and veggies, and very little processed foods. My husband says he enjoys this healthier food lifestyle. However, he binges on sugar and tries to hide it. I try to get lower calorie snacks that are tasty, especially since we have young children, but he insists on stashing huge bags of M&Ms, cookies, and donuts around the house and in his office! I have confronted him on several occassions, and he'll be good for a while. Yet, any time he gets a little stressed, he heads straight for the chocolate. I could understand him having a little bit here and there, but he'll sit and eat an entire jumbo bag of chocolate at one time!
What on earth can I do to help him break these bad habits once and for all? He gets defensive and sullen when I confront him about it, but I love him and want to keep him around for as long as possible. Ideas, please!
Asked by Anonymous at 1:04 PM on May. 5, 2011 in Diet & Fitness
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