QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork.”
~ English proverb
Sound about right?
Trying to get someone to put down the chips and start taking better care of themselves is like herding chickens. Many people would rather take a (drug) pill than to change their lifestyle (makes you want to slam your head repeatedly up against the wall).
Now why is that?
Now let’s talk about kitchen therapy.
Well, much of it comes from them being set in their ways. They have been sitting in front of the TV after eating a sandwich for so many times, that it would take a small fire under their butt to get them moving around more.
Others take their health for granted – combined with taking a pill to do the work. Like taking blood sugar medicine instead of combining it with eating healthier, taking supplements and walking more every day.
Believe it or not (okay, you probably will), a lot of people will continue to live an unhealthy lifestyle because it is easier to just take a pill than to have a more active, healthier lifestyle and eat a salad.
“I take Metformin for my blood sugar, so that takes care of it.”
There really isn’t that much you can do or say to people who are like that.
Well, you could tie them up, and drag them to a retirement home where the elderly have to be taken care of 24/7 and say, “See, this is going to be you if you don’t start taking better care of yourself. If you think I’m going to wipe your butt and chin later in life, think again!”
Now if that isn’t a wake-up call, we don’t know what is.
You could try spoon feeding them the healthy lifestyle. Excuse the pun. Perhaps replace what they are eating with healthier versions, and cutting back the sugar by 50%. Then later on get them to do active things that may interest them. Like bowling, for example. Then after a period, get them to start walking every day.
One of the biggest reasons – if not THE biggest reason – why it’s hard to get a loved on to take better care of themselves is that it is thrown at them all at once: stop eating all their favorite foods and eat more greens, exercise, measure out the food. . . .
But if you take it slow and easy with them, and let them eat sugar, but not as much as before, you may stand a better chance of transforming them from a couch potato to a (fill in the blank).
It also helps if you don’t use the “E” word. You know *whispers* — exercise.
Don’t ever say that word in the same room with them
And who knows, once they get used to eating healthier versions of junk food, and moving around more, they may very well take the reins, and start eating healthier all-around. And – *gasp!* maybe going to the gym.
It’s a matter of weaning them off that early-to-the-grave lifestyle they are so used to.
Another thing you can do, if you haven’t tried already, is to slowly add supplements in with their diet and prescriptions.
For example, our specific prime choice alternative health care supplements targets many health issues.
We aren’t saying that our alternatives can replace their prescriptions, but there are stories of folks having an overall healthy lifestyle that has helped many of them get off the drugs. If not most of the drugs.
Obviously, results can vary from person to person, and they should consult their doctor, but isn’t it worth a shot?
SO, IN WRAP UP:
Kitchen therapy may be just what the cook ordered for them as a great alternative to traditional methods.
- Don’t get them to change all at once. Do it a little at a time.
- If they need to lose weight because of their blood sugar and/or lack of energy, they shouldn’t focus on the number of pounds they need to lose.
Instead of, “I have to lose 40 pounds,” say, “I’m going to the gym on Monday through Thursday at 6 p.m.” Or whatever.
- Get them to do activities that they may enjoy better than, say, walking. Bowling, the batting cage, tennis. . . . Then get them to walk later on.
How about taking the dog for a walk for a good hour of a fast-pace walk?
Maybe even longer?
It’s a great way to get away from the couch and TV!
This will also increase the odds of them wanting to be even more active. Then, maybe after that, they can go to the gym.
- Don’t take away all of their salt, sugar, carbs and unhealthy fats. Start by cutting everything in half.
Also, make them healthier alternatives. There is a World Wide Web full of recipes to try. Then cut back more of the salt, sugar carbs and unhealthy fats later on.
- Don’t ever, ever, EVER use the word ”exercise”!
- Find out which minerals and vitamins helps the body (blood sugar, memory, lack of energy, feeling moody, can’t focus…), and include them in with the diet.
Check out our store. Then go from there, and work your way up.
Good luck! We’ll have our fingers crossed for you and yours!
From the health and research team at Earth’s Pearl.