Getting your family involved in changing your eating behavior
Involve your friends and family when trying to change
your eating behavior. Here are some tips:
Speak with your family and friends about the
changes you are making. Ask them for support in specific ways, such as not
commenting on your eating and not offering you foods you have chosen not to
eat. You may not get them to stop all behaviors that make it hard for you to
change, but you can often improve things just by asking for help.
If you eat alone often and feel a lack of support, seek out
friends or coworkers who may be interested in changing their eating behavior.
Many people are aware that they could eat in a healthier way and would welcome
companionship in this effort.
Make small changes instead of large
ones. People are less likely to notice small changes, so you are less likely to
feel that others are undermining your efforts. Also, small changes are more
likely to be maintained.
Caroline Rea, RN, BS, MS
Susan Van Houten, RN, BSN, MBA
Pat Truman, MATC
Primary Medical Reviewer
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
March 6, 2008
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 06, 2008
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