leaC Posted December 7, 2015 Share Posted December 7, 2015 Aghhh! I certainly hope someone has experienced the same problems as me with trying to get the family to eat healthily... We have 2 boys - 18 & 15 (in this case I'll refer to my 18 year old as a teenager - I don't think his adult maturity has set in quite yet)! Now I'm not the perfect role model for my family as far as eating goes, but I AM the most health conscious. They do know I eat my 'lame health foods' from time to time and they know I completed my first W30 on Jan 31 of this year. I'm well and truly over due to get back into the W30 way of life. I did a W25 and W7 through the year, but have fallen off the wagon and am back to my old habits & original weight. I plan to do another W30 on Jan 1 and hubby will probably join me also. He is happy to eat what I eat, and could do with breaking some of his high sugar & carb snack habits. My concern is how do I break years of bad snacking patterns that my boys have become entrenched in? They're pretty good with eating whatever is dished up for dinner (I get the odd complaint, but generally they'll eat a healthy meal). Their downfall department is between meal snacks - the 15 year old has the worst sugar/carb dragon I've seen and it really worries me! They are both lean kids who could do with putting a bit of muscle on (we're working on that too), and therefore they think they can eat whatever they like and there won't be any visible consequences like looking overweight. I feel like I'm talking to a brick wall when I tell them that a healthy diet would improve their concentration and energy levels, not to mention their skin. I get that 'OMG, here she goes again' look from them, like I'm from another planet. Granted, I do buy the junk food & sugary drinks they snack on between meals, but I do that because that's all they'll eat. I can just imagine offering the 15 year old a meatball & coconut water to tide him over till dinner! I think his sugar dragon is so strong now that I'll have a real battle on my hands if I attempt take OJ & salty snack foods away from him. The 18 year old just doesn't want to be told what to eat - I know you know what I mean here! After watching 'That Sugar Movie', I realise the way they are eating could be causing them physical problems that they don't want to acknowledge or don't care about. Help! What recommendations and ideas do people have to change entrenched habits? I know it's not going to be easy, but without their buy in, I won't have any chance! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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