How to get your family onboard for healthy living

Leah Segedie, Mamavation Creator, shares advice for moms on how they you can convince the rest of your family to join you in living a healthier life
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How to get your family onboard for healthy living

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So one of the questions I am always asked is how do you get your family on board and well, it doesn't happen overnight and it shouldn't happen over night. But most of the time what happens is mom gets on board right away.She wants to get healthy and wants to get the family healthy. But the family is like woah, wait a minute, we like our life the way it is, you know, don't touch our things.So it's going to take a long time and it's going to be a process. What I do not recommend is going to the cabinet and taking everything out and throwing it away. I recommend on being sneaky. So you focus on one thing a month, okay. So one month you say I am going to switch the bread to wholewheat you know, and you do that. And it's little by little and so you kind of like trick them and you do little, tiny itty bitty things. And over the period of years the next thing you know they are going to be eating kale smoothies, you know. But they are not going to do that overnight. Now with your husband, your husband is going to be the hardest one because chances are he is not going to be in this. So there's 2 things I recommend,first thing is I recommend not to be a nag, because men don't like nags. You are going to role model behavior and you are going to do it silently with love, and you are just going to be that rock of health. And the second thing I recommend is when your husband does make some positive healthy changes, you reward him in the bedroom with a little bit more sex.

Leah Segedie, Mamavation Creator, shares advice for moms on how they you can convince the rest of your family to join you in living a healthier life

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Leah Segedie

Mamavation Creator

Leah Segedie is a fitness matriarch in the social media realm who helps “digital moms” learn and sustain healthy living practices to combat obesity. She has lost over 170 lbs. over two pregnancies and is an inspiration to women all over the Internet with her communities Bookieboo.com and Mamavation.com.

Leah has been recognized for several feats in her professional and personal life such as being named “Mom of the Year” by Shape Magazine, also being named the 4th most Influential Mommy Blogger by Cision Media, compared to Lady Gaga for her unique social media tactics in The Huffington Post, and Bookieboo being named a “Favorite Weight Loss Blog” by Fitness Magazine.  Leah has a master’s degree in Communication Management from the University of Southern California. She was also Commencement Speaker during her 2001 Graduation Ceremony at the University of Southern California when she received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication. She lives in Simi Valley, California with her husband and three young children.

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