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Old 08-27-2014, 10:36 AM   #1
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how to juddd with a man?

For those of you who have a juddd'ing hubby, I have a couple questions. Dh is joining me with his first DD today and I'm just curious what has worked for other couples.

How do you handle DD? Do you eat the same dinner or do you choose your own food and/or time to eat?

Does your dh count his calories?
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:46 AM   #2
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My DH did JUDDD just for a short time. He's since had WLS. He does nearly all the cooking in the house, but hates to count calories and figure out what/how much make up DD calories, so I'd just tell him what and how much to cook.

I know there are others with much more experience with JUDDDing DHs, so hopefully they will pop in.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:52 AM   #3
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Thanks, Dawn. I guess what throws me is that he and I approach weight loss so differently. I plan out my day's meals in advance and want too know everything about the program I'm following. Dh seems content to be sort of clueless and he's never counted calories in his life. I don't get it, lol.
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Old 08-27-2014, 01:53 PM   #4
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My DH and I follow JUDDD together and we work together. Makes it easy. He does tend to eat more on a DD than I do, but whatever extra he throws in is on his own.

If he has eaten the same as I have on a DD, he sometimes adds an adult beverage in during the evenings.

We tend to make a big dinner on Up days and the leftovers for that are what we serve the kids on a Down day for their evening meal.

WARNING, my DH WHEN FOCUSED drops weight quickly. I have to be very careful that I don't get resentful about it. He barely restarted in mid-July and in 10 days had dropped 17 pounds while I was still working on droppinig 3! MEN!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:53 PM   #5
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My DW has JUDDDed on and off a few times with me. More off then on, but when she is JUDDDing I go back to EOD and I prepare some of our food, but we like different DD foods. If she wants a big salad to go with some tuna, I'll chop and weigh her salad ingredients out. If I feel super generous I'll sauté a few shrimp for her, but I don't eat it. I help her with ideas and help her figure out how best to spend her DD calories- if she asks. Just this evening she said she is going back to JUDDD after her birthday on 9/2.
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:00 PM   #6
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When I re-started at the beginning of the month my DH started with me. We are both doing MWF DDs and he has no clue on calories for anything so he asks me about everything. On most DDs he just eats HB eggs or plums when he feels hungry to simplify things and doesn't count on UDs. He has quite a few more calories than I do but he is a guy, an avid runner and has only a bit of weight to lose (grrrrrrr).
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:24 PM   #7
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This is the second time DH and I have done JUDD together. On down day's he eats what I make mostly. We eat our meal around 4 or 5, usually when I get up. We eat bascially the same things most days, it's just easier. He loves his up days. We do down days M-W-F. It's just easier to do this. I work different nights, sometimes 5 in a row. We find it easier to stick to the same schedule.
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:21 AM   #8
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I can say that eating almost no variety on DDs makes it super-simple for my DH and I both. We've been JUDDing together for over 2 1/2 years, and it's pretty easy.

Two of the things we eat almost every DD are eggs and my low-calorie protein shakes. This summer, I've also been making a simple no-calorie snow cone syrup with Splenda, water, and unsweetened Kool-Aid packs. My Ninja makes great snow cone ice, so DH likes to have that for a snack. He's very busy and is gone a lot, so he eats whenever he needs to. I'll fix things for him if he wants, but he usually makes his own eggs. (I can't, for the life of me, flip those suckers for over-easy without tearing them up!)

We don't count calories on UDs, and frequently don't eat together. I love to cook, though, so I make something really special 2-3 days a week, and we enjoy the leftovers for lunch or snacks.

I'm grateful to have a hubby who is very flexible and totally un-demanding. He's always willing to go along with whatever I want to do. JUDDD makes us very happy.
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:27 AM   #9
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My husband doesn’t eat at all on down days, which makes it very easy. As he moves into maintenance, he’s thinking of keeping to the alternating pattern, but with one or two fasting days a week and the others he’ll just have an evening meal. I often just have one or two down days per week too, so I’ll do those on his fasting days.
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We maintain the rotation together. But, since we have vastly different ideas about what constitutes 'food', for decades we have each prepared our own meal.

I have offered to prep his meals and count his calories. But, he prefers to DIY.
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:12 AM   #11
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My DH JUDDDs alongside me and we both follow 4:3. I'm the one responsible for menu choices and will prep all the meals in a week, including breakfast and packed lunches.

DH has no clue at all about kcal levels or portion sizes. Irritatingly, he still sees that sort of thing as irrelevant so I can't trust him to portion things correctly or even to purchase an exact item (e.g., Fat Free Greek Yoghurt v. Full Fat).

So, much depends on your DH and what information he's likely to retain and how committed he is to weight management and adhering to an eating schedule.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:40 AM   #12
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Thank you all for your responses. Dh is finding his groove though he doesn't count calories like I do... he mostly just counts on DD which is made easy since we only eat dinner on DD. However, some days he is up by 9am and then has to work most of the night so he'll have a 20+ hr day and he's trying to figure out how best to handle that. That's his schedule today so he's got a can of light soup to eat in the middle of the night of needed. Thankfully, juddd is flexible!
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:59 AM   #13
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My Honey has the best success when he stays on the same schedule as I do. He eats nothing on Down Days, as he finds that easier than restricting himself. He is pretty active(lots of biking and weekly weight training) and he does not change his activity level on Down Days. If anything, he does more, trying to keep busy so that the mental desire for food won't over take him. On Up Days he just eats what I give him, plus whatever else he wants. (Neither of us count calories on Up Days.)
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:06 AM   #14
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It’s interesting that several of the men seem to opt for not eating at all on down days. I know I’ve seen a few articles about differences between the effect of fasting on men and women. I don’t suppose an awful lot is know yet, but it’ll be interesting when they do finally start learning some of those kind of details.
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