Stuff my husband says….

How many of you can relate?

So you have made the decision to make healthier choices. You go grocery shopping and fill your cart with fresh fruits & veggies, lean meats, whole grains and low-fat/skim milk. For dinner you prepare a new healthy recipe that you just found online that incorporates all the wonderful ingredients you bought at the grocery store earlier in the day.  The first thing you hear from _____’s  (insert family members’ name) mouth is a groan and negative comment about the healthy meal.

You are not alone! Even as a dietitian, I also face this problem from time to time.

My husband who was well aware that I was on my way to becoming a dietitian when we exchanged vows a little over three years ago, gives me grief too. He has been so supportive of me and my career throughout college and even when I had to move over 900 miles away from him so that I could complete my dietetic internship! However, he STILL gives me a hard time about some of the healthier choices I make for both of us. Here is a little conversation we had about the whole wheat flour I brought home one night. I am not endorsing any particular brand, however it is relevant to the story that you know this particular brand was called King Arthur flour.

Husband: “I knew you would do this…”

Me: “Look..the recipe called for it… it’s King Arthur Flour”

Husband: ” Yeah because it’s from medieval times”

Me: “Look do you even know the health benefits of whole wheat flour?”

Husband: “Yeah, the black plague”

Me: (trying to be serious) Do you know the difference between white flour and whole wheat flour?

Husband: “One is nasty tasting and the other is white and fluffy tasting”

Yes, my husband can be hilarious, which is why I wanted to share the conversation above, but I also wanted to let you know that I can relate to what you are going through.

At the end of the night all you can do is keep a positive attitude and know even if your family complains , the choices you are making will help improve you and your family’s overall health!

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