How to Deal with friends and family while changing your relationship with food.

When trying to eat healthily, it can be challenging when surrounded by people with different eating habits. 

You may find yourself constantly surrounded by friends and family members who love fast food or aren't interested in eating healthy. Even if you are the only person trying to stay fit, you may sometimes struggle with their eating habits. 

However, this doesn't have to be the case all the time. If your loved ones don't know about your new eating habits yet, there is a lot that you can do now, so they will support you when the time comes. 

The best thing you can do is make sure that everyone knows about your new eating habits before they serve you something unhealthy or cook something fatty and salty. Once they know about it, there are also ways in which you can help make it easier for them to support you and even adopt healthier eating habits as well.

It’s important to know who you are dealing with

First and foremost, you need to know who you are dealing with before you start trying to dictate their eating habits. You may be more successful with your friends than with family members. 

It is essential to know what kind of person they are and tailor your approach accordingly. For example, if they seem like they will react to peer pressure well, you can subtly encourage them to eat better without making it obvious that you are trying to change their eating habits. On the other hand, if someone has a deep-seated issue with food, you may want to take a different approach with them.

You can also make it easier on yourself by preparing meals ahead of time and taking them along with you when visiting with friends and family. If you do this, it will be much easier for your loved ones to support the healthy eating habits you have adopted because it will make it less stressful for everyone involved.

Don’t be afraid to say “no”

Don't be afraid to say "no" when they offer you something outside of your planned meals. When they know about your new habits, you can politely decline their offer and tell them why you're doing it. They may even start eating healthier themselves in order to support the changes that you are making.

Take care of yourself regardless of what others do

The best thing to do is to set boundaries for your loved ones. Your first step should be educating them on your new eating habits' importance. Show them articles and studies about the benefits of eating healthy so they can understand why this change is important. 

Another step would be finding healthier alternatives for their favorite foods. You can find delicious and healthy recipes here.

Your loved ones are going to be difficult. It's not easy to tell your friends and family that you need to change your eating habits to maintain your health. 

It's even harder to say no to food when your loved ones invite you over for dinner, but it's necessary for staying healthy and achieving the goals you have set for yourself. You must take care of yourself first and foremost, which means being honest about what you can and cannot eat.

The key is staying diligent and keeping your health as the top priority.

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