View Full Version : By example...
02-28-2011, 07:44 AM
I've been working on my own raw lifestyle for some time now. I live with a husband who has been very SAD forever. Since having melanoma and being clean for six years now he has really made some changes, but slowly and still eats a lot of total junk. We were at Costco a week or so ago and they were doing the Vitamix demo. I always stop and watch because I just love my VM and it's fun to add my 2 cents. The lady there was making a smoothie with green grapes, spinach, kale, lime and ice. DH tasted it and said it was good...amazing!
In the last week or so I've heard him tell people about
1. stevia and the dangers of artificial sweeteners
2. my getting my blood pressure down w/raw/meditation
3.about big pharma
4. and how delicious the kale smoothie was and that he LOVED it!
This after him telling me he has given up cheetos cold turkey!!:kisses: Hey, it is all progress!
So...when you are fretting that your loved ones will NEVER come around to desire a healthier diet or way of life do not despair because how you live and the choices you make are seen even if you have no idea at the time that they are. Keep the faith and just keep doing what you believe is right for you.
02-28-2011, 08:52 AM
Thank you for sharing this. With all the attempts I make to "educate" my loved ones about my lifestyle, it's good to see there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Your husband is seeing how things are working. Doesn't matter what pace someone goes at. It's in noticing all the little things that you begin to see a difference.
I hope that leading by example for my family/friends, it can open up their eyes to what could possibly be, for them.
One thing I've learned from RFT is that no one is every too young, too old, or never ready to make a radical change in their life, and reap the benefits of being given what is naturally theirs in the first place:heart
02-28-2011, 03:40 PM
I think most people are curious about health, and improving their own health, but are sometimes held back by their own insecurities. I have a friend that refuses to eat any fruits or vegetables whatsoever, because he's simply convinced that they are all disgusting! He lives by himself, but I bet if he had a raw fooder living with him, he would eventually try something out of curiousity and discover that 'real' foods are really not that bad! :eat
Leading by example is the best way! People hate feeling pressured to do something they know they should be doing (eating healthfully), but when left alone to observe, can pick up on things. Congratulations on your good example!
02-28-2011, 03:58 PM
That is awesome he is coming around, at least it's a little more than not at all. It's funny to me because my boyfriend of five years is a total junk food, meat eating, anti-vegetable guy. He will eat sweet fruit in small quantities and green beans but only if they are french cut from a can and corn. In the five years we've dated, I have gotten him to start eating iceburg lettice (he refuses any other greens, but he will eat romaine not knowing the difference lol). However, that is about the extent of it. I try to talk to him about the health benefits of fruits and vegetables in general and not so much about particular foods because he gets flat out angry about it. Refuses to taste anything because he just "knows" he doesn't like it. It amazes me that the human body can live like that or that he wants to but I know he thinks the same thing about the way I eat so you give me hope that maybe SOMEDAY he will come around to being more healthy. :)
02-28-2011, 04:10 PM
I think seeing positive things happening for you will be the best way to open their eyes......and we each come to things in our own way. I just know pushing doesn't work and it is their choice.....it's taken a long time and there is a long way to go but when change does come it is positive and "their" idea.:wuv
I tell him my heart goes pitter pat whenever he takes one of these steps!:heart
02-28-2011, 06:55 PM
My hubby is very SAD too! He eats more junk than he thinks he does. I figure I will just live the raw life in front of him and see what happens. He is starting to try the green smoothies I make.
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