Q. My husband is healthy according to his doctor; however, his diet is not, according to me. How can I inspire him to eat healthier foods?
A. You are not alone with this, Jessica. So many women have a hard time getting their husbands to eat more healthfully. He may be inspired by the large body of scientific evidence proving that a good diet and exercise work hand in hand to promote fitness and better physical performance, in all areas of life. Following a regular, and healthy, eating schedule can keep his blood sugar stable without the risk of peaking and crashing, which typically leads to overeating and a poor feeling of sluggishness. If he will not follow your instincts of a healthy diet plan, I suggest finding a local Registered and Licensed Dietitian to work with him.
Mary Ellen Caldwell, RDN | Editor and mom