That's a tough one, Butterflake. I have a couple of ideas to toss out, maybe one of them will appeal to you or spark another idea that works.
1) Ask him to prepare the same food, but in a second dish make a version without the spices.
2) Ask him to try preparing something and hold the spices until the food is on the plate. It may not make as much of a difference as he thinks it will.
3) Try a protein drink. I have one that's not too bad. I find if I use it when my appetite is low sometimes it helps get me interested in other foods.
4) Are there any vegetables that you like in their raw forms? I find raw veggies have the crunchiness that sometimes is what I want in junk foods. And they need less preparation as well. Today some grocery stores have stuff already cut up for eating.
5) Tried any of the frozen meals? They are a LOT better than they used to be. Although I admit I'd be loath to try them myself.
6) For exercise, do something SMALL. Walk around the parking lot once a day, to start. Start with something you know you can achieve so you get a positive track record built up.
Also, some simple foods include tuna salad and eggs. Maybe egg salad. Sometimes I do sliced ham (the no-salt kind) rolled up with some swiss cheese and maybe a lettuce leaf.
That's all that comes to mind at the moment, will add if I think of anything else. Hope that helps a little.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2000DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
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Post Edited (Lynnwood) : 1/18/2017 11:46:07 AM (GMT-7)