I have a family who is completely grain and sugar dependent (and addicted.) My fiance and soon-to-be wife is not quite on board with the lifestyle or the diet. I need help in convincing her, without coming off as condescending...or preachy. (It's hard, trust me) When I see her eating panera, bread bowl, sandwich, with pasta soup, it just tilts me. She will then complain of weight, and naturally I mention the carbs. It upsets her when I point out dietary things. It's getting to the point that family and friends are rolling their eyes when I even say the word "Paleo".
I don't want to turn her off to it. We have a baby on the way, and I'm worried that my future daughter/son won't be paleo because she won't approve it, as she considers the diet "extreme". I'm worried about my family's health. I'm particularly worried about my fiance's future health, because she's constantly dealing with sugar (or insulin) spikes and dips. I'm worried she's working on a future with DM. (That's a whole lot of worrying, I know.
We also have 2 boys (both hers, my future stepsons) who believe that all meals are to be followed with deserts (although she and I have managed to curtail that a bit) Our 9yo is in the 95% in weight. He's got no tone, and is obese for his age. I love him, but worry about what his weight, and more importantly, his eating habits are going to mean for him when he gets older.
Please help! I love my family.
All manner of suggestions are welcome.