I couldn't be more pleased! When i had the opportunity to fully describe what i'm doing, my husband actually volunteered to try it, too!
When i described all the things i'm NOT eating, he lost some enthusiasm. However, i explained why it's important to get any conceivably problematic food out of the diet so one can systematically reintroduce them and gauge their impact. I think the engineer in him found this reasonable.
So off we go -- together! :-D I have no doubt, he'll improve so fast that he'll leave me in the dust; that's happened on diets before now. Since he has further to go, i MIGHT be able to reach my goal first -- that will be an incentive to keep the spurs on myself!
p.s. -- i'm still nightshade-free. i decided to have the bourguignonne yesterday, then found that the two potatoes i had left had passed the point of no return. search turned up some jerusalem artichoke (sunchoke) in the basement refrigerator, so i cut them in similar-sized pieces, tossed them in olive oil and treated them as oven-fries. very tasty, but methane-producing....