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How can I help my mom?

Friday, November 25, 2011

My mom's and my diet couldn't be any more different. She basically just sticks to cola, coffee, cigarrettes, cheese and bread. She's very thin... extremely, unhealthily thin. Of course, anything I say health-wise just goes in one ear and out the other.
So the point is, I'm moving back in with her to finish this year at the university. I've been studying under eating a lot in my free time, and her diet is really starting to scare me. I don't know how I should confront her about it, if I should just slyly suggest alternatives, or offer to start making her lunches and dinner for both of us and HOPE she takes the bate? I don't really know. She's so stubborn.... :/ any help is much appreciated.

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DO4FIT 11/26/2011 9:47AM

    I know it's hard, I am sure she might pick up some of your ques once you are living together! Healthy living really is contagious!! Good luck

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PARICARP 11/25/2011 1:30PM

    Thanks for your input Do4fit and Redshoes. You're both absolutely right that she's an adult and should take care of herself, for herself. I guess I was just hoping there was more I could do.

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DO4FIT 11/25/2011 1:20PM

    Just keep doing what you are doing, it is contagious. If you are home and making yourself dinner/lunch offer to make double so she can have some too... but she is an adult and has probably been eating/consuming this way for a long time. You can only lead the horse to water, it's up to the horse to drink.

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REDSHOES2011 11/25/2011 1:14PM

    Sorry mom is not working with you.. Basically she is a adult and if she chooses not to listen- there is nothing you can do.. Life is choices, just don't allow her to make you do bad choices..

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