Are you trying to get your family to follow a Paleo lifestyle? Are you finding that they just seem to be avoiding it at all costs? I know I have had problems getting my other half to stick with it. Then I started to use some of the following tips and it has made a real change.
Don’t try and make all the changes at once, instead allow them to make their own changes over time. This way you will find that they are less likely to feel overwhelmed by it all and because you are allowing them some control over what is happening they won’t feel as you are bossing them about.
Let them decide on one change that they want to make and then allow them to do this. For example, I actually eliminated starch from meals in the evening and my other half didn’t notice this for quite some time. Whatever you decide to change just do that and nothing else. Once they have got use to this change then you can move on to the next one.
Every night we would, of course, finish off each meal with a dessert, but that has all changed now. I began swapping out desserts with fruit and then gradually over time I began to only offer up fruit and initially my other half was somewhat upset at this change, but once he knew desserts were no longer on offer, he stopped asking for them.
If you are going to be cooking a Paleo dinner each evening then keep the other meals the same. We all like routine and this is especially important when changes are taking place, as it provides some security. Plus by making small changes you aren’t actually putting your family off following such a diet and eventually they will soon start to realize how beneficial following such is to them.
Most families will tend to have a few recipes that they particular like and will make sure that they enjoy them throughout the week. Make a list of the Paleo diet recipes your family are particular fond of and keep it on your fridge. By having these there in view it takes the difficulty out of deciding what to cook each evening.