My husband has really grown to love SB. At first, he was pretty skeptical, and certainly not thrilled with the lack of potatoes, or excess of vegetables. But, I've worked hard to find compromises of things we both really enjoy, and so far it is working out great. My trick has been to serve one entree with two different veggie sides, with one usually being a little more substantial or fatty, and the other being pretty simple. For us, it feels like how we grew up eating- a starch, a vegetable, and meat. Now, we just use a veggie substitute for the starch. For example, a super common dinner for us is bbq chicken. cauliflower au gratin, and steamed green beans with garlic. To him, it doesn't feel like "weird diet food" and so he enjoys it. The more he's tried it, the more willing he is to try more. It's taken a year of fairly consistent SB cooking at home, but we've expanded our normal veggie rotation from 3 varieties or so to more than ten, have given up potatoes completely, and really gone pretty grain free.
I love that this plan gives me so much flexibility, and encourages me to be creative. I have learned to love so many vegetables I never would have tried if it hadn't been for SB. And I love that, even without counting anything, my meals seem to naturally fall into a very healthy calorie range.
Fighting back from the regain
Strong is the new skinny.