Having your family onboard (or whoever you live with) will make things a lot easier for you when trying to eat healthy and lose weight. But I know that sometimes this isn’t always the case and the people around you can be a bad influence. Changing your own eating habits is hard enough, without trying to change someone else’s too. So here are my tips for you!

1. Add Green Vegetables To EVERY Meal

So your family decides to have pizza for dinner. That’s OK, don’t freak out. Cook up a side of green vegetables and make sure you have a BIG serve. Try to fill up on the veggies as much as you can and then limit yourself to 1-2 pieces of pizza maximum. Don’t worry, having a few pieces of pizza every now and then isn’t going to do too much damage. Everything in moderation!

how to eat healthy2. Don’t Make A Big Deal Out Of It

If you tell your family that you all need to eat healthy and then make a big deal out of cooking something healthy and obsessing over it, they may be less likely to want to eat it. Don’t let them think that it’s any different! 

3. Make Changes Slowly

Don’t try to completely overhaul your (and your family’s) diet all in one hit. Start with just making one small change, such as eating more fruit for snacks instead of typical junk food, changing white carbs to whole meal, etc. Do it gradually and no one will even notice!


4. Make Modifications If You Need To

If your family choose something unhealthy such as pizza, why not make it yourself rather than get takeaway? That way you can make some healthy changes that may go unnoticed, such as buying a healthier base, using roast chicken or beef instead of deli meat, using a pure tomato paste instead of high sugar barbeque sauce, adding extra veggies, etc.

Remember that you always have control and can make healthier choices! xx

Rachael is an Australian born certified personal trainer and nutritionist who holds a Bachelor degree in Science.

After struggling for years to find an exercise and diet program that is tailored to women striving for lean and toned body with no bulk she designed her Lean Legs Program. This program is tailored to each body type and focused on helping women get toned but feminine bodies, without getting bulky.

Her mission is to empower women and help them stay in shape in a healthy and balanced way.

3 Responses

  1. I suffer from PTSD and major depression I’m trying to eat healthier because I haven’t been feeling well emotionally and physically but my family always wants eat burgers and junk because they say it’s too expensive to buy healthy food what meals should I make for myself to look and feel better

    1. Hey lovely,

      Thanks for reaching out!

      It is totally possible that your emotions reflect your food intake! A proper diet can have a huge influence on your emotions and overall feeling about yourself.

      The best solution would be that you talk to your family honestly about this subject since it is very important.

      If your family doesn’t want to start eating healthier, that is their choice! But make sure that you find yourself a way to have an influence on your personal food choices.

      You can start by making small changes like including green vegetables in every meal, eating more fruit for snacks instead of typical junk food.
      Combining veggies and fruits in your diet will make you cut down the junk food.

      I hope this helps! xx

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