How to Deal With People Who are “Getting Healthy”

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Just a few years ago, even after I had started my Arbonne business, I snickered at people that had a grocery cart full of healthy food. Ya know the kinds. Those “hippies” with a bunch of lettuce, and organic eggs, almond milk – what a waste of money! – and gluten-free, uh, anything!

Weirdo’s!

Well, now I’m that weirdo! *cue the cheering people*

I’m the hippie-dippy-do-dah with a cart full of veggies, fruits, gluten-free everything, organic cage-free eggs, and yes, even almond milk.

My, how things change.

I’m writing today to help those that are choosing not to jump on the Health Train (choo-choo!) talk to and deal with the folks that are leavin’ the “conventional foods” station.

What do you say to us health nuts? ** uhh do they make those?**

1. Well, you can start by not calling us names, like hippies or health nuts, or weirdo’s. *but, Heather, you called yourself that…..* oh yeah… that’s right…. anyway…

2. I’m gonna triple-dog-dare you to ask them why they choose to eat healthy or “clean”. (A TDD means you have to do it, bruh) You might discover that they’re pretty smart for choosing that lifestyle and maybe they’ll even offer up a few “hot-tips”.

3. Please, for the love of sweet baby Jesus, stop telling us that we are “allowed” to eat the coma-inducing junk food cuz it’s “just once a year.” You and I both know that’s fried bologna. It’s not just once a year. It’s every flippin’ American holiday, friend:

  • Valentine’s day – chocolates!
  • Easter – ham, ham, ham….. oh and chocolate!
  • Summer – ice cream. (yep, I said it… mmhmm)
  • birthday parties, weddings, BBQ’s, reunions, vacations…. shall I go on?
  • Halloween
  • Thanksgiving
  • December

(Did you catch that last one? yeah, you know exactly what I’m talking about.)

…. moving on …

4. All you have to really do is stick to the old adage – “if you don’t have anything nice to say, keep your damn mouth shut” – Whoops! I mean, “don’t say anything at all.” ☺

5. Don’t bring them a box of donuts, or a chocolate bar, or bring them a can of soda if you know they’re working on their health. When you do this you’re basically telling them that you don’t care about their desire to be healthy. They need your support and encouragement. Not another flippin’ donut.

6. Pray for them! Trust me, they need the extra prayers. Getting healthy is hard – changing habits is the hardest part about it. They need prayers for strength and courage to say no to those donuts you brought over for them.

7. Finally, ask them what you can do for them. They’ll tell you. And they may simply ask you to pray for them, but by you asking they know you care and that you’re paying attention, which means the world to people!

I understand that it might seem silly and since “getting healthy” is all over mainstream media, it looks like one those trends that’ll be out of style in a couple of years.

Truth: it won’t. It’s not a trend that’s going to go away. It’s a movement because people are starting to actually turn the package around and look at what they are ingesting. This is a good thing. For many reasons! That’s a post for another day.

That’s all for now, friend! Hope this helped you in your quest to learn how to deal with people attempting to get healthy. And I hope that you’ll jump on board, too! Healthy people make for a happy world! ☺

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