Matt has probably learned some valuable lessons from this project, but I have learned some lessons as well. Most importantly, you cannot force someone to be excited about something. I am always super pumped to try new healthy foods, participate in healthy activities, and soak in all the information I can about healthy living. I realize that not everyone gets excited about these things like I do, but I was really hoping that my husband would jump on board.
One of the issues that holds Matt back is emotional eating- the idea of turning to food for comfort in situations of anger, stress, or sadness. For those of you that know Matt & I in person, you know that Matt is a journalist. A few weeks ago, he took advantage of an opportunity at work to interview a nutritionist from a local hospital about emotional eating. She has an amazing story of how she overcame emotional eating, and I wanted to share the interview because I know a TON of people deal with this to some extent.