By: Jane Birch
For most people, the social aspects of a healthy diet are the most challenging. Taste buds change, cooking skills improve, but it may take more time to learn how to deal with the variety of social challenges that can make a healthy diet difficult to maintain.
Fortunately, for a variety of reasons, people in our society are on all kinds of special diets, so we are not alone. In fact, you will find that many people will be sympathetic and will help you, even if they themselves are not on a special diet. Be sure to tell friends and family what you are doing and why and ask them to help support you. Make it clear that you do not expect anyone else to change their diet. Doing these two things will make a huge difference.
Presenting Your New Self
There are many ways to present your “new self ” to the world. Below are just a few. Try one or more to see what best suits you.
Be loud. Announce to everyone what you are doing and ask for support. If you have any health concerns, you can use them as an excuse and a reason to ask others to help you make this transition. Make it clear that you are now eating a different way, and tell all of your family and friends so they will know in advance to not be surprised when you don’t want a slice of the apple pie they just baked (in fact, they’ll know not to offer it to you). Read More→