Is Your Guy Making You Sick?
You love your man, but his hygiene sucks and he isn’t exactly a poster child for a healthy lifestyle. Well, get this: His gross habits could be affecting your health, too.
BY SASHA GONZALES
HIS BAD HABIT:
He always over-orders at restaurants, or only likes certain foods
Going out with a man who loves food is fun. What’s not to like about trying new dishes and restaurants? The problem with your guy, however, is that he always orders too much food when you eat out together, and you always feel obliged to clean your plate.
The consequence over the long term: Weight gain and the problems associated with it, such as an increased risk of diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
Susie Rucker, a nutritional therapist at Body With Soul suggests exercising restraint, particularly when you are sharing many dishes. Or, simply insist that he order less. “You may also wish to have something light before leaving the house. That way, you won’t arrive at the restaurant half-starved and tempted to order everything on the menu, or eat everything that’s in front of you. Pigging out once in a while is okay, but if you and your boyfriend eat like this a few times a week, you have to exert some self-control.”
Another way to avoid temptation: Portion out a healthy serving for yourself and ask for the remaining to be packed for takeaway. If your man is a fussy eater, Susie suggests making healthy dishes more visually appealing or substituting unhealthy foods for healthier ones.
For example, instead of fries, make baked sweet potato wedges drizzled with coconut oil, or serve quinoa instead of rice. Boring green salads can also be dressed up with prawns and a variety of coloured and crunchy vegetables (think bell peppers and baby corn).