Dr. Fuhrman has a wonderful saying about trying to get your family on board with nutritarian eating when you’re just starting out with the lifestyle yourself: Put your oxygen mask on first before helping others.
You want to focus on developing this lifestyle for yourself first before you bring the hubby, the kids, the dog and the next door neighbors on board too. Trust me, I get it and I love it–you’re excited and fired up! You’re bursting with new, life-changing knowledge and an enthusiasm to make ALL THE LIVES BETTER!
But can I just tell you, from personal experience, it’s going to be a hard-fought process just to get little old you to fully integrate into this lifestyle.
The last thing you want to be dealing with on day 8 is a house full of grumpy people who miss their processed foods, oil, sugar and salt and think that mom’s idea for the family to “go nutritarian” just plain stinks.
Because let me tell you, you’re going to be dealing with your own inner voice urging you to give up, so the last thing you need is a tidal wave of this-is-just-too-hard-itis to knock you off plan.
Save yourself first.
This will make all the difference to actually making change happen in your family. Let your hubby and kids see what you’re doing and learn about it over time in a natural way. Let them see you feeling more energetic, being happier and living your best life–that’s how you will win hearts and minds!