Generally speaking, the husband follows the Maker’s Diet. He’s found that this diet really helps him feel his best and keep some of the Crohn’s symptoms controlled. By default, I generally eat the same things outlined by the diet, as most of what I cook is geared toward fitting Matt’s dietary needs.
That being said, I do enjoy my fair of treats that he can’t. I’ve got a stash of chocolate chips. I drink coffee every morning. I can eat pasta or pancakes with no problem. I don’t ever have to turn down dessert or bread or anything really. Recently, however, I realized that in order to better support my husband, I need to fully commit and jump on the Maker’s Diet bandwagon.
In the coming weeks I’ll be sharing my experiences on the Maker’s Diet: what I ate, how I feel, changes I’ve made, etc. I won’t post these everyday, but maybe twice a week and plan to include recipes on the rest of the days.
There are 3 phases to the diet, but I will just be adhering to the 3rd phase, as that is what Matt follows. This is going to be a big change for me, but I want to support Matt the best I can, and I feel this is one way I can really do that. I think it will also really help me to develop more recipes that fit the diet and are within the rules. I’m excited, and I’m scared.
Also of interest regarding this topic, is this post from The Nourished Kitchen.
Have you ever changed your diet or eating habits to support a loved one? If so, what was your experience?