So, it's been asked and answered a bit before, but my wife is going to be a bit more stubborn than some of the others mentioned in the past, I think. My goal isn't to get her to lose weight, but I want her to be healthy, long-term.
Anyway, she's very entrenched in CW, and is still scared of saturated fat. This is the biggest hurdle I need to overcome. I'm hoping that I can actually get her to watch Big Fat Fiasco, as I think that will help soften her sat fat fear.
Another big concern that she has is just the "hassle"/"weirdness" factor. She's very much go-with-the-norm and would probably never be willing to tell her family "hey, could we try having some gluten-free options at family BBQ's?" (even if she was sold on the gluten menace, which is another hurdle I still need to get past).
I know she'd be hard to break of grains, as she doesn't deal well with having things restricted diet-wise. It pretty much makes her crave them more.
Now, a big thing with her (and me, and most people, I think) is resisting things like this when they're pushed upon us. We like to find things for ourselves. If I send her links to research, she'll pretty much discount all of it as crazy-fad-diet-propaganda. If I can get her to find things on her own (or think she had), it would be best.
So, main goals: 1) Eliminate fear of saturated fat 2) Establish wariness of gluten 3) Establish wariness of other grains 4) Do so without shoving it down her throat
I've lost about 20lb since January between slow-carb and paleo, so she sees the success I've had (and am still having). She worries about cholesterol, so I'm going to go get a blood lipid panel, but I don't have a pre-paleo report to compare.