It is one thing deciding that you want to change the way you eat and make healthier choices; however it can be quite another trying to explain this to your loved ones and the people who surround you on a daily basis. One of the best moves you can make to ensure you stay on track is to get as many of those around you on side, here’s how you do it!
Everybody will always ask ‘’why’’ your choosing to stop drinking on the weekend after work, eating from the vending machines in the office or eating ‘’weird’’ food at lunch. The worst thing you can do is ignore it because most people don’t have the ability to take what becomes a surge in questions, doubt and in some cases negativity. Instead, taking 5 minutes to explain to somebody what you are doing, why you are doing it and why it will help you is the best answer. Straight away you will be able to notice the people who really do support you, and the ones who do not.
Planning ahead helps people accept your new way of living. If for example there is an event around the corner which could potentially sabotage your progress planning ahead means that not only will you stay on track, but the people in your company won’t mind. For example, if you are going out for a meal a polite reminder that you can only eat certain foods shouldn’t cause any issues, saying at the table you won’t eat the food everyone else is may put their backs up a bit!
Encourage the closest people to you to join you on your journey! This is a very simple way to avoid hurdles arising where your new lifestyle is causing issues for you and your social group. If you all have the same rules to live by in regards to the way you eat and exercise it becomes very easy, all of a sudden.
Often you will notice a small percentage of people who you work with or see on a daily basis are not willing to accept the way you eat. This means on this occasion you need to limit your contact with these people. It isn’t so much of an issue for you, it is more of a problem when they try and influence others around you with their negativity. There you have a few simple pointers in dealing with the people who you share most of your time with, socially and professionally.