Being distracted from pursuing my health-and-fitness goals by Life is an ongoing problem with me! Since my husband retired in May, i've wrestled with this issue and am slowly developing a strategy ... but it's still a work in progress.
A simple low-carb diet suits him fine, though when he wants to accelerate weight LOSS he has to be more strict. I have to be far more restrictive in every phase of my diet because i have problems that he doesn't. He doesn't have FODMAP or histamine concerns, fatigue issues, or a lot of other intolerances that i have to work around. He is, in fact, "disgustingly" healthy. :-)
But it's back on the LC-wagon for both of us, this week! For the last half of October, what with being out of town for my mother's 90th birthday party, then her visit with us, then a little whooping-it-up for Halloween, we've both been unusually self-indulgent! Thursday afternoon, i actually made a batch of popcorn and split it with him -- WICKED! ;-) I made some sweet-potato fries, too, to accompany our grilled lamb chops. At least we didn't buy any candy....
Today we had our last "evil" meal, trying out a new restaurant. Pat's Bar & Grill offers huge servings, and we're STUFFED. Tonight we'll have a light dinner, and tomorrow we'll be "perfect" again. There's a leg of lamb thawing in the sink, and a couple of beef tenderloin steaks in the fridge. We have smoked salmon ready to be made into cornucopias with cream cheese and capers, and a pastured chicken to be grilled a la diavolo.
As i've observed before, going back on a stricter diet in our house is something to look forward to! It's only for "convenience" and accommodating others that we start getting sloppy in our food choices. That's why i like living a "boring" existence, i have to confess -- i just prefer the good physical feeling that comes from eating an ascetic-but-ketogenic diet! It's not like a traditional ascetic diet of coarse bread, potatoes and unbuttered vegetables, thank goodness.