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One thing I took from Matt’s books, and also “Death by Food Pyramid”, is that we’re all unique, and our genetics, history and environment all go into how our bodies react to food.

We each need to run our own experiments to determine what foods our bodies do best on.

You found you need carbs – but for other people, the opposite might be true.

I’ve gone the ‘mad scientist’ route with family – after dinner and the next morning, I’ll ask – how do you feel? How did you sleep? Are you depressed, anxious, fatigued, gassy, etc.

For your hubby – I would say, “honey, you don’t seem happy doing what you’re doing, can we try something else for a week, and see how you feel?”

Men definitely react to food different than women, so I’d recommend you not try to push what worked for you on to him – but see if you can help him develop his own experiments and hone in on what makes him feel better, healthier and happier.

And, we don’t call it being “heavy” or “obese” here… we call it being “prosperous”.
It’s a first world problem, for sure. :)