Healthy eating will not only make you feel more energized and content, but it will also give you the confidence to keep living a healthy life. Having a diet that keeps you away from snacking and junk food is quite a challenge, especially considering how delicious some of that nasty food is. This can be even harder fi your partner is not in line with your eating goals.
Does your partner bring you crackers, spinach dips, cookies, or cakes when they come home? Do they insist on taking you out and buying you chocolate? Do they literally flatter you that they love you as chubby as you are?
While these might sound as gestures of love, your partner may, on the other hand, be a picky eater who prefers pizza to the food you prepare, no matter your expertise in the kitchen. At this point, you might wish to let your loved one clog their arteries, but you know that their eating habits could be slowly winning you over as you can’t stand looking at the candy and tacos.
So how do you go on munching on carrots while your partner devours a bag of chips.
Seek support and advice from your loved one on healthy eating.
You might need to be constant on this. The trick here is to avoid sounding like a nag as you ask for your partner’s ideas on how you can keep a healthy and balanced diet. Since you know how to get your boo hooked to your conversation, do not be boring as you broach this matter. Your objective is to get your loved to talk about your everyday healthy eating. Therefore, try to keep your partner as comfortable as possible so that they can freely share their insights on eating healthy.
Consider the portion of junk food you can handle
It would be heartbreaking if you turned down all the acts of love and concern from your partner. However, this does not mean you happily say yes to every proposition. You might want to indulge in treats with your partner once in a while. Instead of getting a whole pack of snacks, opt for a single serving. Alternatively, you could eat just a portion of the snack as opposed to finishing all of it in a manner of seconds.
Ensure that you give a healthy diet the spotlight
When it comes to junk food, you can believe the ‘out of sight out of mind’ cliché. Less healthy foods are more tempting. While the not-so-healthy foods will constantly be brought into your house by your partner, you might want to devise a way of requesting them to keep the food in a secret spot. You will agree with me; there is no way of eating food that you can’t access or see. What about tenderly asking your partner to finish off their food at the office or restaurant so that they do not terribly tempt you?
Devise a viable reward system
If your partner shows any positive sign of adopting healthy eating, then you can create a reward system so that you and your partner are motivated to work towards achieving a healthy and balanced diet. You can try something as little and fun as giving a thirty-minute foot rub or body massage to your partner when they support your quest to eat healthy, or grabbing tickets for a movie night every time either of you sheds some weight. Won’t that be healthy and cool?
Your partner could be a potential undoing in your dietary preferences, but they could also be a great opportunity to your well-being and health. Deciding what you want, sticking to it, and seeking help and motivation from your partner carries great potential regarding your ability to eat healthily. Over time, you can win over your partner to healthy eating. Take the lead, and you might just be amazed how much can achieve together.