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  • Jo posted an update in the group Group logo of Health and WellnessHealth and Wellness 12 months ago

    Does anybody else here find a lack of support to be the biggest issue in living a healthy lifestyle? I’ve informed everybody that I want to eat more healthily, but I don’t feel like they’re helping me to stay on track. Friends or co-workers will bring treats along with them and I feel guilty if I don’t accept. When we’re out and about friends will tease me into treating myself to buns and such, telling me that a one off will do no harm. At home the people I live with keep buying food in and asking me if I’m hungry. It’s mostly my fault for lacking in willpower, but I’d find it easier if I didn’t have the constant temptation there. I’ve also found that a lot of people don’t take healthy living seriously. They see the warnings as simply scaremongering and overreacting. How can I get the support I need without accidentally offending people?

    • I think you should start convincing yourself that you don’t like unhealthy food and also tell others that you don’t like what they are offering. If they know that you don’t like something they will stop pushing, but if they know you do then they will try to convince you to eat.
      My hubby is also the type of person who doesn’t believe in healthy eating that’s we don’t always eat the same 🙂 sometimes I cook 2 separate dishes, one for him and one for me.

    • Lack of support can be a huge issue. It’s kind of like trying to quite smoking in a house full of smokers. They light up and automatically your body craves that bad habit. My biggest thing is don’t buy the food, don’t even go down the junk food aisle. Learning to say “no thank you” is a big step to someone whose prone to accepting treats offered. But once you start doing it, the easier it will become! You just have to get over those first few times of saying “no.” You can do it!