What to Do When the People around You Won’t Eat Healthy

eating healthy around people who don'tThere is no doubt about it, making major changes to your diet and lifestyle can sometimes be difficult. Despite all of the perks of eating a healthy diet, such as looking and feeling your best, you will be faced with challenges along your healthy lifestyle journey. One major challenge that many people face is continuing on their journey despite a lack of support around them.

If you are working hard to stick to your healthy diet and lifestyle plan, having people around you that are constantly eating unhealthy foods around you can cause roadblocks. It certainly doesn’t make sticking to your changes any easier when the people around you are causing temptation. Not only that, but as someone who suffers from chronic illness, you know how much diet impacts your health and you want your loved ones to be healthy too.

Try To Focus On You

The fact of the matter is that you cannot change other people, and you have enough to focus on getting yourself healthy. You can tell your friends and family about your struggle with chronic illness and how much your healthy diet and lifestyle are helpful in that struggle. You can plead with them to not eat unhealthy foods around you, and you can even try to force the issue. Overall, however, you have to keep your focus on you. Since you cannot force or change the people around you, the best thing you can do is to continue to focus on yourself. If you worry too much about what the people around you are eating, you could run the risk of getting off track or letting yourself be tempted.

Let Them Be Responsible For Themselves

There is probably a big part of you that cares more about the health and well-being of your close friends and family than just the issue of them eating unhealthy food in your presence. You want to tell them all you have learned about how diet affects your health so much, especially in the case of chronic health conditions. You care about the people around you, and so it hurts to see them consistently eating unhealthy foods.

You cannot be responsible for the people around you. Although you care about their health and well-being, it has to be their decision to make changes.

Lead By Example

If you really want to impact the lives of the people around you, show them what eating healthy can do by simply being an example. Even when the people around you, refuse to eat healthy, stick to your guns and thwart temptation. As your health increases and the uncomfortable symptoms of chronic illness are lessened, they will see your progress. Leading by example in this way is the very best, and possibly only, way to truly change the minds of people around you.

When the people around you refuse to eat healthy, despite seeing your struggle with chronic health conditions, it can be extremely challenging. You have the power in you to make the biggest difference to yourself and others, however, by sticking with the program and following through with your healthy diet and lifestyle choices. You cannot change the people around you, nor can you force them to change their own choices, but you can continue on your path to be a healthier person. This perseverance is not only what will help you through, but it may be just what is needed to change the minds around you. For more help eating healthy around people who don’t, click here.

About Mathea

Mathea Ford, RD/LD, is the owner of Healthy Diet Menus For You, LLC. She has over 22 books on Amazon, check out her work at https://www.renaldiethq.com/go/author

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