With that being said, some of you don’t live alone. You have Husbands, boyfriends, kids and roommates who are definitely not currently paleo.
The Husband, Wife, girlfriend or boyfriend. A supportive person in your life will either do the challenge with you or try to not make your life hard while you are on the challenge. If watching someone eat something you used to love, then nicely ask them not to eat it around you. Sometimes they are like a walking commercial with their “oohs” and “yums.” In addition, if you are the person preparing the meals for your family. It’s ok to make them paleo and it’s ok if they gripe that they don’t get what they want. You’ve worked a long, hard day and now you’re still on your feet making them food.
The Kids. You don’t have to have oreos and pizza rolls around just because they won’t eat their vegetables. Kids need to eat healthy just as much as you do and it can be a tough transition. Of course the salty, sugary, super-tastey foods will win over bland vegetables, but if they cried before going to school every day, would you tell them they can just play at home? No way! So, After a few weeks of your encouragement, they will create new routines and eating habits. Read more from Sarah Fragoso about getting your kids involved with paleo. Here’s a nice blog post to help encourage your whole family to be paleo.
The money. I’ve heard this one a few times. “It’s expensive to feed my family meat and vegetables!” If you are doing paleo right, it doesn’t have to be that expensive. It’s an excuse you must try to stop using. I go to the grocery store and I see ALL KINDS OF SNACK FOODS in other people’s carts that do not fill your stomach and/or nourish your body. I consider this money wasted. If you are eating paleo, meat and veggies are your main source of nutrition with some nuts and fruits to supplement. With grapes being $1 a pound, and avocados being $.89 a piece at Aldi, I can’t imagine that your kids paleo snack foods are burning a hole in your wallet.