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Living With a Carnivore on a Diet



My husband and I are the embodiment of “Opposites Attract.”  He is blonde haired and blue eyed and I’m some hair color from a box and eyes that are neither green nor brown.  He is strictly meat, potato and two veg and if I did not have to cook for or feed him, I’d probably just eat meat on holidays.  My husband and I are fish that swim in two entirely different seas.   


The eating thing food thing does present some marital issues.  We both weigh in every morning.  If I gain a couple of pounds, I back off on carbs and sugars.  I eat a lot of fresh salad type things. I really watch portion size. I never eat between meals and I don’t snack. 


My husband has gained five pounds. He drinks beer daily.  He has a couple of glasses of red wine at night. He quite often eats potato chips from the bag when watching television.  He shares the chips with the dogs.  I find this really annoying.  They don’t need the calories or the sodium.  The dogs have never eaten anything but high quality dry kibble.  They self-feed and none has ever gained an ounce.  My husband’s diet plan is to starve himself all day and then around 4:00PM begin asking me what I’m making for dinner.  He circles the kitchen like a hungry Great White Shark.


The photo above is what I prepared for dinner.  The video below, one of my all-time favorite scenes from the 1980 comedy film FATSO, starring Dom Deluise, is exactly what it was like in our kitchen beginning around 8:00PM.  A Carnivore on a diet is not a pretty thing


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