Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Question and Answer
Q: I have changed my lifestyle habits through diet and exercise, but I am having problems getting my husband to change the way he eats. How do you get your significant other to change their eating habits for the better?
A: You can't make anyone change. People are individuals with opinions, and ideas of their own. The choice has to be their own. You can take steps to at least encourage it.
If you are the primary cook in the house, you can make clean meals. Experiment with your significant others favorite meal, make it into a clean version. That sometimes is the turning point for some people. There are a lot of people out there that think eating clean means sacrificing good taste. Nothing could be further from the truth. By re-creating your significant others favorite dish, they might just realize that eating clean means not only doing good for your body but it also means good food!!
Also, by eating clean and exercising you will be feeling better, losing weight and getting tone. Your significant other will see the changes in your attitude, body and energy levels,and they will naturally want to be part of that change.
You can also sit down and have a conversation with your significant other and express your concerns about their health, longevity and well being. Be honest and tell them how you feel, how you want them to have quality of life and enjoy the activities that you enjoy. Communication might just be what is needed to get them to see how important this is to you.
If all else fails, then continue on with your healthy lifestyle and just live by example.