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Fortunately this isn't something I have a huge problem with. DH is wonderful in supporting me and has also joined the wagon in watching what he eats, although he is much closer to his goal than I am.
My son is the one that isn't totally on board with all the healthy recipes I cook, however he is much better than most kids. We have never had many sweets or junk foods available in the house. He does ask every once in a while for a bag of chips but it is rare. Last week he went through almost a whole bag of apples in just a few days.
When he does go on the junk food trip, I mention that I used to be his size at one time and stress the importance of watching what he eats. he now has started to run a mile each day...I'm so proud!
As far as other relatives, I have had to recently back out of a couple events due to not wanting to be near all the high fat, high calorie foods. I know if I went, I would be tempted to eat them, so for me it's easier to just not go.
Everything happens for a reason!
I have struggled to eat healthy since my parents moved in to stay with me a few years ago. Basically,
we are of different lifestyles. I have become patience from impatience and tolerance with their eating habits. I could say that my efforts only paid half the price as they still have not fully compromised till today. I am glad that they can accept cooking and eating brown rice,although my mum keeps saying "this taste awful"! She becomes able to control the salt level in her cooking, less salt possible. It is DEFINITELY not an easy task to live with someone who does not eat healthy especially if they are your family.
"Eating Clean Works" is a helpful blog and the latest one looks like it could be the start of a helpful thread for our SparkTeam!
"How Do You Live with Someone Who Doesn’t Eat Healthy Foods?
Everyone has different living situations and for some with families, eating healthy meals is somewhat easy when everyone is willing to try. However, there may be those who live with someone who isn’t into healthy eating habits. What do you do when temptation surrounds you because you share a home?
It certainly isn’t easy to live with someone who eats whatever they want. It could mean junk food everywhere from candy to soda. Temptation is literally in your face so what can you do?
These are just some ideas from the top of my head. Feel free to share your experiences in the comments."
You can read suggestions at the link above, but it would be super for folks who have struggled with this to post their strategies at this thread!
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