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CillaSlack Sun 12-Jul-15 15:14:08

How do you cope with eating healthily if your family aren't supportive? I joined SW a week ago and have been sticking to the plan and preparing healthy meals. Yesterday I made SW pakoras and chicken curry which took a fair bit of time to prepare. Ds refused to eat it as it was not like his usual curries. Dh ate most of it but gave suggestions of what other ingredients I could have used.

Today I made a healthy SW cooked breakfast but they both moaned about the lean bacon. Dh said I should have bought some fatty bacon as lean is more expensive. Next time I suppose I can buy normal bacon and remove the fat for me but the little digs are getting me down. we are having SW spag bol later so I will no doubt get complaints about that hmm.

I asked dh to run me down the supermarket to get some more fruit and veg and he moaned at that too as I am 'spending too much'. As I am the main earner and pay 99% of all the bills I think it's a bit rich really.

tabulahrasa Sun 12-Jul-15 15:21:52

The DC occasionally moan, they're told to either it or leave it without moaning or start cooking for themselves.

If it was DP, I'd just stop cooking for him without the warning tbh.

Unless there is in fact something wrong with it they should all just appreciate that someone cooked.

Smarterthantheaveragebeaver Sun 12-Jul-15 16:03:13

I found it easier not to mention that it was SW friendly meals that were being made.

The only other suggestion I can think of is that if your DH likes to offer "constructive criticism", he gets to cook his own meals in future.

My dad did this - once. He complained to my mum that she wasn't drying the lettuce for his lunch hour salad properly. After that she refused point blank to make a packed lunch for him to take to work ever again. So he made his own every day for the next 25-odd years.

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