We all need Support. It’s easier to achieve your goals with a support system.
You must sometimes wonder: “How do I get my significant other involved in my health and wellness goals?”
We are here to provide some tips to:
1) Get more support at home
2) Turn your significant other into an at-home accountability partner
3) Achieve your long term goals.
Here are some ideas of where to start!
1. Communicate: Yes. You are going to have to talk to each other.
Let’s be honest. Many of us have tried many different things to improve our nutrition and/or lose weight.
Many of those things are quick fixes that yield short term results and then a return of old habits.
Share with your significant other that you are taking an honest long term approach and fill them in on your short and long term goals.
Tell them WHY you want them to participate in a nutrition coaching program, and the details of your nutrition coaching program.
2. The Shared List: Your significant other may not be ready for changing their eating habits right away.
Acknowledge that this is their choice and that is OK. 🙂
But, with being aware of your goals, you can keep communication lines open and start to come up with a shared grocery list.
- What are foods they want
- What are foods that you want
- And a challenge- what are a few healthy foods on your meal plan that you both want?
3. Find One Thing: Your significant other may not be ready to dive into meal prep.
That’s ok. Share your meal plans with them and challenge them to find just one recipe that sounds amazing.
4. Give it time- Be consistent with making this chosen recipe along with a few others.
Make some easy meals for yourself and you may find that your significant other might start to eat more of your meal prepped items.
While this may be frustrating at first, and you may need to do a little midweek prep if you run out of prepped items.
This is actually a good thing!
Your significant other is starting to incorporate more real foods in their diet, realizing that healthy food can also be more enjoyable and you are gaining an accountability partner.
5. Be Persistent: Continue to share your successes and goals.
As you start to get some results, share these with your significant other.
Communicate how their support is helping to achieve those results and share what healthy habits you are working on to keep those results coming.
Believe me – Sara and I found much more success when we started to work together on our goals. – Amanda
P.S. These tips can help you get your significant other on board with your fitness and nutrition goals. As with most relationships, #1 is the most important.
Schedule your Free No-Snack Intro if you want to work with Registered Dietitian and Torque Nutrition Coach Jamie!