Help for my brother-in-law greatly appreciated
Hi guys and girls,
I'm trying to help my brother-in-law lose weight. He is autistic, and is very difficult when it comes to food - he will not eat anything with any sort of sauce (unless the sauce contains meat or is a curry), he does not like most vegetables, his dietary staples are pizza, crisps and sweets. He will eat meat and fruit also, and roast potatoes. He will eat boiled or fried eggs, but not scrambled, etc. etc.
Anyway, he is 20 years old, 5'8 and currently weighs 16 stone 3 pounds. He is going on holiday to Florida in 3 months' time, and I would dearly like for him to lose around a stone and a half to 2 stone, so that he can enjoy the water parks and not feel as self-conscious. He works in Sainsbury's 5 days a week for 4 hours; one problem is that he eats lunch there, and he has been known to eat a full lunch and then buy himself a 6-pack of McCoys and some doughnuts - we desperately need help here in trying to dissuade him from this. We have managed to stop him from bringing sweets home, but we can't be sure what he does in his own time, so we need to educate him or give him healthier options.
I know a fair bit about diet and nutrition, but I just wouldn't know where to begin with this. I've written lists of things that he will eat as well as things we need to eliminate or substitute. If anyone has any experience in this sort of thing, or could help us come up with a diet that will help him to lose weight as well as improve his moods, we would be eternally grateful.
Things he will eat:
Any kind of meat
Fish if it's battered or breaded
Cheese, but not on its own
Oranges, apples, grapes, bananas
Potatoes, but only roasted or chipped
Vegetables only as part of a sauce, e.g in a bolognaise or in a curry
Pasta and rice
Things we need to eliminate/find good substitutes for:
Croissants and pain au chocolate
Bread - he eats half a loaf of bread with a pork chop at dinner sometimes for example
post edited by SecondRow - 2011/03/11 15:59:23