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Old 07-21-2013, 03:12   #1
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I am some extend successful in making my family not to eat sugar/processed foods.But can't stop them eating whole grains .As I am the only person with diabetic in family and eating LCHF .How you all handling this ?

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I eat what I can eat and leave what i can. If possible, I take things I can eat and stick thick them. Otherwise I eat what I can and taste a small bite of what I can't eat...




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It gets easier over time and once they see your transformation they hop on board.

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I've gone kind of hard core with my family as I NEED to stick with my woe. I only eat LCHF. I don't touch anything else - including buying and preparing. So, my dh buys any bread, potatoes, fruit, grains, veggies, etc that he or dd wants. They prepare and cook it if they want to eat it. They are welcome to eat what I eat, but prefer to eat "their" food.

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Will power!!!

How does an alcoholic earn chips for sobriety? Will power!!! Don't concern yourself with what is set before you on the table for all to eat... eat only what you can eat, leave the rest alone. I just attended a family picnic, and you can imagine the carb buffet spread before me! I stole the sliced eggs on top of the salads, had a bit of a broccoli/cauliflower salad, ate cheese slices and two hot dogs, no rolls and just a bit of mustard. Will power is the toughest thing you'll do but if you eat regularly, and eat meals containing a great deal of fat (80% for me), you won't be hungry or tempted by all the carby foods! It takes a little time to reach that point but once your there, all is fine!

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I do the same as Chocolate Rose. I shop and prepare only food that I can eat. If my husband wants something else, he is capable of getting it for himself.

What usually ends up happening is that he eats low-carb with me and goes off the carby deep end when eating out with his friends.

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My DW is mostly on board with the LCHF diet ,if she wants rice or potatoes she makes them for herself, at family outings everyone knows I am not being rude,just trying to stay healthy.

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I just stick to LCHF.But concern about when others in family eat carbs as main part of the meal. Do you try to change their eating habit with any success ?

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Personally, I don't. They all know how I eat and why I eat the way that I do. I got tired of hearing them preach to me about how I eat. It started to happen at every family gathering. I figured since I can't stand when they do so, I won't even say anything to them, anymore, about eating the way that they do. I know many won't consider it the optimal situation, but at least by not bringing up eating choices, it keeps peace at family get-togethers.

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We went a friends for some BBQ last weekend ,there was a guy there who was saying he has a brother who is diabetic and eats all kinds of carbs ,and it don't affect him...

He said he would have been there but just returned from the doctor ,he had part of his toe removed. But that had nothing to do with his eating habits.

really?

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