HELP *** when you want to eat to gain muscle and/or cut, but your bf doesnt care what he eats...

  • Ridge181

    Posts: 11

    Oct 07, 2013 6:51 PM GMT
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    Hello -
    ok - so need some advice/help. basics: boyfreind and I, love food, etc. I am the cooker of the household. he cleans after... i cook breakfast and dinner; lunch we our on our own via being at work etc. so, i am now defintely back in the bandwagon of working out, staying extra lean but gaining muscle. which takes a serious nutrition discipline/diet. so, bf really doesnt care to workout, nor has much nutrition goals - i mean he's not a slop or a fatty, but at the same time we r soo not in the same wavelength, when it comes to working out and eating to produce results. so, how do i incorporate my diet where i am not cooking 2 times a night... thoughts? i have tried to serve him what i would eat, but my meals although taste good, it is so regimented that it is boring... ill admit.. grilled chicken, spinach, brown rice and veggies a ton. lol but i dont mind eating that every day and then switching to another meal, for the next few weeks... etc.. but he needs variety... he wants asian, thai, american, bbq... but then we r talking burgers, cheese, carbs, the tabouli, naan bread galore. so i find myself frustrated and i feel resentful... any thoughts or ideas, or possibly maybe i can still be variety with my goals in mind... maybe i can do a stir fry with the chicken, veg, and brown rice...

    i dont know.. i am a bit frustrated so would love some feedback.

    xo
    alex
  • Apparition

    Posts: 3516

    Oct 07, 2013 7:11 PM GMT
    cook yours for a month, then reheat and cook for him

    or eat out.
  • Ridge181

    Posts: 11

    Oct 07, 2013 7:52 PM GMT
    i def dont want to eat out.

    but interesting. freeze mine and reheat.. then cook for him.
  • Kwokpot

    Posts: 329

    Oct 07, 2013 8:33 PM GMT
    You know, there's a TON of healthy foods that taste good BESIDES chicken breast,brown rice(arsenic) and spinach. For your own sanity and also your own lifestyle(food is meant to be ENJOYED as well as being healthy and nutritious).

    You can also go out to eat at a restaurant but know in advance what they serve so you know what you can order.

    I agree that it can be hard, there are things I just don't eat anymore;pizza, fries, fried chicken (well anything deep fat fried), but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy a beautifully prepared meal in a fancy restaurant. Seafood is a great choice, and in most places you can get it grilled or steam. Even Chain restaurants now have nutritional info in their menus so you can order smart.

    But life is not fun and not meant to be lived by just eating grilled chicken breast and steamed veggies everyday, do some googling regarding food choices, recipes, and vary the foods that you eat.

  • Ridge181

    Posts: 11

    Oct 08, 2013 5:30 PM GMT
    Kwokpot saidYou know, there's a TON of healthy foods that taste good BESIDES chicken breast,brown rice(arsenic) and spinach. For your own sanity and also your own lifestyle(food is meant to be ENJOYED as well as being healthy and nutritious).

    You can also go out to eat at a restaurant but know in advance what they serve so you know what you can order.

    I agree that it can be hard, there are things I just don't eat anymore;pizza, fries, fried chicken (well anything deep fat fried), but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy a beautifully prepared meal in a fancy restaurant. Seafood is a great choice, and in most places you can get it grilled or steam. Even Chain restaurants now have nutritional info in their menus so you can order smart.

    But life is not fun and not meant to be lived by just eating grilled chicken breast and steamed veggies everyday, do some googling regarding food choices, recipes, and vary the foods that you eat.



    i am sorry i was not clear. i mean, i would do anything, since i can cook, but he doesnt like when i make it a healthy option. i go with what Jaggal said... ill do whatever variety as a healthy option, i think the mofo just has to appreciate i want a healthy nutrition...i certainly know the options.. i just want my partner to be into it as i am.