I’ve been trying hard for several years to eat a very clean diet. I’ve become somewhat successful, eating clean foods probably 50-75% of the time. Unfortunately, I live in a very unhealty environment; my parents and my brother are all extremely careless with their diets and the house is stocked with junk food. Fast food, pizza, takeout, etc. also finds it’s way here several times per week. I’m sorry if I come across as weak willed but I just haven’t been able to abstain from the crap. I don’t mean to invoke it as an excuse but Berardi’s law is 100% correct…
I have tried many times to plead with my parents not to bring so much garbage food into the house but they will NOT modify their behavior. My mom especially, who is primarily responsible for bringing food into the house, makes excuse after excuse after excuse about why she buys so much junk. When I criticize her for ordering pizza, she rationalizes that it’s OK because she only orders pizza once per week, even though she buys other types of fast food and takeout foods most days of the week.
Anyway, the other members of my family are just the most morbidly unhealthy people on the face of the earth, and they make it really hard for me to maintain a consistently healthy diet. Is there any way to succeed in this environment, or do I just have to get out??
Of course leaving home would be ideal, but I’m currently living at home while attending school and I don’t know that I could support myself while attending school at the same time… thoughts??