The Hubby Diet Plan & Recipes


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Thank you for all who have shown interest in following along with my hubby on The Hubby Diet. In celebration of a New Year and new changes we are offering the entire plan with all of the recipes, shopping lists and additional tips in a downloadable PDF for $20.16. Click on the button below to get your copy!


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Wifey’s Rules


Get up earlier. You love bed, I get it. We don’t sleep much with the kids, but for this you’ll be grateful if you wake up 30 minutes earlier to begin your day with a calm meal. Well, as calm as it can be with two screaming boys. Make that 45 minutes.

Start the day with one of four rotational choices in an 8 oz. glass of water 15 minutes before eating. Coffee is not part of these four choices. Before your head spins off – RELAX – you can have a coffee or espresso, just not first thing in the morning.

  1. A) 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar “with mother”
  2. B) ½ lemon juice only (do not immerse peel in water unless organic)
  3. C) 1 tbsp. dehydrated sea vegetables
  4. D) Thumb sized peeled and minced ginger & ½ lemon (juice only)


I know the drive-thru is so easy and warm on a blistering day. A toasty, buttery chewy bagel and piping hot double double handed right to you without a fuss is so wonderful. A dream, really. And cracking open a beer once you arrive home after a long day is really a great transition to lull yourself onto the couch, but you’re going to have to shake up these comfortable and unhealthy habits for the next 6 weeks as they are a nutritionist’s nightmare. They promote belly fat, cravings and low energy. It takes 3 weeks to create a habit so stick with it hubster.


Okay, so this is the part where you need to set your alarm. You are a frequent meal skipper and coffee guzzler. You are literally running on fumes and coffee beans.

Here’s the deal:

  • Consume three meals and three snacks on active days. Two snacks on inactive days.
  • Eat within the first hour of waking
  • Do not go more than 3 hours without eating. Avoid eating after 8p.m
  • Eat with awareness and listen to what your body is telling you. If you are hungry, eat. Pay attention to when you are full. We all have patterns of emotional eating – whether it be overeating or under-eating. Know your pattern. For example, I know my hubby should not eat while watching the Raptors, because when DeRozen misses a late fourth quarter free-throw he wants to chomp down on anything ravenously and angrily. That’s not good for your digestion.
  • Avoid letting yourself get so hungry that you devour anything in your path or feeling too full after eating that you have to lay down. The food you eat should give you energy, not make you feel tired after eating it. No couch laying post meal.
  • Avoid starchy carbs throughout the day. Dinner is the time to consume them. Carbs should be full of colour, fibre and antioxidants (root vegetables, quinoa, wild rice, buckwheat)
  • Include protein at every meal
  • Include a variety of leafy greens, fresh vegetables, fibre and essential fats 


This means that you can’t pop out of work and pick up a fat laden bowl of General Tso chicken and fried rice because it is convenient.

  • We will cook enough food at one time that it can be used for one other meal and for school/work lunches. For example, we’ll use the leftover turkey for a salad or for a wrap. Use the rice for a stir-fry the following day with another lean protein and variety of fresh vegetables.
  • Always eat the cut up fresh vegetables I have in the fridge. You are so lucky I do that.
  • ALWAYS read labels. Never assume something is healthy because of the often misleading specific claims or the way it appears without understanding the nutrition facts and ingredients. Remember when you brought home those “healthy” hot dogs and I made you take them back to the store. Healthy sounding doesn’t always translate to healthy.
  • Most people have a hard time understanding portion size. Buy a food scale. You can get a good quality scale for under $20. Never mind, I have one already. It will help you to understand that your leftover pulled pork platter for two doesn’t qualify as a between meals snack.


Minimal added sugar. You’re sweet enough.  Keep it to under 32 grams/day and bonus points for no added sugar at all. And by bonus points I mean I won’t increase your burpees.


Aim for no more than 1500mg of sodium per day. This is the equivalent of 2 pieces of your favourite pepperoni and bacon pizza –so that’s not a whole lot sweetie pie. 


  • No alcohol for this 6 week plan. It’s ONLY 6 weeks. Seriously, you’ll live without beer.
  • It’s best to avoid alcoholic drinks completely for the period of time you are looking to lean out. However, if this is not possible and you must have a drink keep it to two beverages (MAX) per week and keep the following in mind:
  • No sweetened/diet mixers
  • Alcohol makes it harder to lose weight as it impacts blood sugar and increases hunger and sugar cravings. You’re not paying me, so let’s not drag this out to 10 weeks.
  • If you do drink behind my back, be sure to consume more antioxidants, leafy greens and fibre-rich foods to counter this effect both during the day and the next day after consuming alcohol.


  • The boys may call on you, and I know it’s part of the guy-code to eat and drink what everybody else is, but I’m breaking that code for 6 weeks mmmmkay…
  • Research the healthiest restaurants in your work area in advance. Generally, chain-style restaurants have premade foods with higher levels of sodium, sugar, and additional ingredients you should always to avoid…
  • I know you dislike when I ask the server to change my meal to make it healthier, but now you are right there with me, partner!! Woot Woot!
  • Ask for sauce/dressing/marinades on the side
  • For salads, ask for lemon/olive oil on the side
  • For proteins ask for no marinades/salt/preservatives added
  • For vegetables ask for no oil or butter. Opt for steamed, poached, or grilled options
  • Don’t feel like you are being a bother by asking, most restaurants are happy to accommodate if they can
  • Again, don’t assume because it sounds healthy it is. Some restaurant-made quinoa salads can contain more sugar, fat and salt than a pizza
  • Order water (sparkling or flat). Save the drink calories for something else in your day.


Whatever activity you choose to do, get your butt moving. Take the stairs, run around the block, go to the gym, take a class, but aim for 3-4 days of a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise. Don’t try to be active every day as the first part of this plan may make you a bit fatigued and it’s important to listen to your body and respect that it may need some time to ‘clean-house’. Also, the body needs to repair in between exercise or you could increase your stress hormones, which means that you probably will be more agitated with me and the kids, so don’t do that.


Taking one bottle of water with you to work isn’t going to work. Pack three bottles. In addition to your morning glass, and evening glasses this will help you to flush fat and boost your energy.


Download the Recipes & Meal Plan

Thank you for all who have shown interest in following along with my hubby on The Hubby Diet. In celebration of a New Year and new changes we are offering the first two-week plan and all of the recipes in a content-packed downloadable PDF for $20.16. Click on the button below to get your copy!

  1. Susan says:

    How many calories is this. My husband uses MyFitnessPal to track and would also want portion sizes and calories/gram.

  2. Trisha says:

    Hi Miranda,
    Your hubby diet is awesome!
    I just saw you & your hubby on
    Marilyn Dennis, & love your perspective
    on supporting your husband to eat healthy,
    & it’s so cool that he’s willing to go there!
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Brittany says:

    Loved this segment. I find all of yours helpful and very interesting. I pvrd this particular one and I accidentally deleted it. I was hoping to get the name and information of the product that was in the white container that is green that you had your Husband drink for a breakfast option.
    I also wondered what your suggestions were for a detox after surgery and taking antibiotics and pain killers. I have never had to take pills and the past week I have taken enough for a life time. Just want to clean everything out. I also take a probiotic daily.
    Thanks SO much.

  4. Megan says:

    Where can we find more info on serving size? My hubby tends to not eat all day and then consume platefuls of food after work.

  5. Christine says:

    Could a female follow this plan if portion sizes are reduced? or do you have something like this for women? I really liked the recipes you shared on Marilyn!

  6. Kristie says:

    Hi Miranda,

    Just wondering what you mean by “with mother”…

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