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Whereisahappymedium Mon 20-Jul-15 19:35:20

Hello, I have recently met a lovely man. He is great in all ways, however he is from a country that eats pretty much just carbs (without being stereotypical!) I am wondering if there is some way to point out gently that perhaps I don't just want to eat carbs all the time, and perhaps introduce him to a vegetable or two? I can feel the weight piling on already and its only been two months! Any suggestions?

Clobbered Mon 20-Jul-15 19:36:31

Is he doing all the cooking then?

Whereisahappymedium Mon 20-Jul-15 19:39:03

Nope. I am pulling my weight (pardon the pun) but he works in a very physically demanding job whereas I dont... Just wondering if there is anyway to vary what we eat... Rather than just literally carbs carbs and more carbs... I can feel the extra weight, and I don't like it! Sorry, this sounds rather superficial in hindsight

whois Mon 20-Jul-15 20:40:10

Um, pretty simple.

You (or him) cook carbs + veg (and protein) and you take a small helping of the carbs and a large helping of the veg, and he takes a huge helping of the carbs and hardly any veg!

My DP eats shit loads of carbs - so he just takes loads more of the pasta/rice/bread than I do and we probably have about the same size protein and veg. Maybe he has a bit more veg and protein, but certainly not scaled up to the relative size of our carb intake.

Whereisahappymedium Mon 20-Jul-15 22:22:05

He is italian, if that helps we are having pizza again this Eve... It's far too late for
me to eat. Plus all the red wine.... But he won't be broken, and I think he thinks carrots have been bred exclusively as rabbit/horse fodder... Of which we have both.

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