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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.


Thanks all,

SR

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:

Pizza
Sweets
Crisps
Fizzy Drinks
Ice Cream
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

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    Nigeepoo
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    Re:Help for my brother-in-law greatly appreciated 2011/03/11 18:50:13 (permalink)
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    This may be difficult!
    SecondRowHi 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.
    Thanks all, SR
    Things he will eat:

    Any kind of meat That's fine.
    Fish if it's battered or breaded Breaded is better than battered.
    Cheese, but not on its own That's fine.
    Oranges, apples, grapes, bananas That's fine.
    Potatoes, but only roasted or chipped Roasted is fine. Thick-cut is better than thin-cut.
    Vegetables only as part of a sauce, e.g in a bolognaise or in a curry That's fine.
    Pasta and rice Cut down on pasta. Rice is fine.

    Things we need to eliminate/find good substitutes for:

    Pizza How about toasting cheese + tomato puree + whatever toppings on slices of Burgen Soya & Linseed bread?
    Sweets How about sugar-free sweets? (Note: too much polyols = colic, diarrhoea & flatulence).
    Crisps How about home-made potato wedges/slices oven-roasted with salt & EVOO?
    Fizzy Drinks How about diet fizzy drinks? Aldi sell some nice ones.
    Ice Cream How about sugar-free ice-cream? Or low-fat ice-cream?
    Croissants and pain au chocolate I don't know.
    Bread - he eats half a loaf of bread with a pork chop at dinner sometimes for example Burgen Soya & Linseed bread is much more filling than normal bread.

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    Re:Help for my brother-in-law greatly appreciated 2011/03/11 19:21:35 (permalink)
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    I don't think things should be too complicated.
    I like what Nige has written. I was thinking like the "homemade" pizza idea.

    Because his diet is pretty poor at the moment, just cleaning it up for a couple of months and he's going to see decent results.
    Start with 3 proper meals.
    - options he can combine, like:
    Breakfast:
    Eggs & Toast & Apple or Peanut Butter?
    Will he eat Porridge or nuts or any cereals?

    Lunch:
    Meat/Breaded Fish & Rice/Potato's & piece of fruit or salad?

    Dinner:
    Same as lunch (- the fruit)

    ^^ --- sorry very vague. But telll him to pick and choose for each option.

    Then write out a list of daytime snacks: Mid-Morning & Mid-Afternoon & if hungry
    Nuts?
    Sugarfree Jelly
    Diet Soft Drinks
    Rice/Oatcakes?
    Fruit
    Yoghurt?

    Then after dinner snacks:
    Sugarfree Jelly
    Diet Soft Drinks

    This is actually quite hard as on here you're used to being quite specific but as i put above. Even simple changes like the plan i've put and snacks and the option substitues from Nige- he's going to see results on!

    Make sure he's drinking enough fluids.

    x
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    Re:Help for my brother-in-law greatly appreciated 2011/03/11 19:41:43 (permalink)
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    Thanks guys much appreciated 

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