A lack of support on the home-front for your weight-loss goals isn’t always as simple as making a separate, healthier dinner and begging for others to follow in your footsteps. It goes well beyond that as you work on transforming not-so-healthy habits into much better ones. While you can wish, you realistically can’t expect everyone in your family and all your friends to just jump on board and lose weight with you.
One thing you can and should expect, though, is for loved ones to understand your goals and your dedication to them. You have to convey this message built on the foundation of one solitary word, “respect.” Respect is like a boomerang; in order to get it, you’ve got to give it.