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How to live a healthier lifestyle even if your partner does not want to change

Guy feeding green apple to his lover
Guy feeding green apple to his lover

Becoming healthier involves changing your lifestyle. This can be difficult if you are in a relationship with someone who is not interested in making the change. There are, however, still ways you can incorporate a healthier way of living into your home. Set an example by doing what you need to do for yourself. Seeing your dedication and the results from that dedication may be enough to inspire your partner to join you in your quest for better health.

-Make exercise a priority. The best way to do this is to set your clock for an hour earlier each day. Use that hour to work out. Go for a walk. Go to the gym. Whatever you decide to do, make it a special time. Invite your partner to join you. Even if he or she does not join you in the beginning, there is a good chance that will change at some point.

-Cook healthier. There is a wealth of information online about how to do this. You can make healthy substitutions that do not affect the flavor or quality of your food. Slowly incorporate brown rice, whole wheat pasta, and whole wheat bread into your diet. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Cut down on the rich sauces, gravies, and processed foods. Limit dessert to once a week.

-Enjoy a variety of foods. Eating healthy opens the door for a vast array of healthy foods and recipes that you may have never tried. Experiment with your taste buds, and enjoy the fact that eating healthy means you can actually eat more food than you did when you were eating a high fat, high caloric diet.

-Drink water. Stop buying sodas. They are bad for you. The diet ones are even worse for you than the ones loaded with sugar. Water is necessary for your body to function properly. You will feel better, and lose weight faster if you drink lots of water.

Making healthier choices in your life can have a positive effect on your relationship. Be patient with your partner if he or she chooses not to join you, but be consistent in remaining true to your new plan. The change your partner sees in you may be enough to spark the need for change within him or herself.