How do I get my husband to stop with the diet talk?

Q: My husband is big on “diet talk.” He’s always referring to food as “good” or “bad.” If he has a “bad” eating day he talks about “getting back on the horse” to have a good eating day tomorrow. How do you recommend responding to this? A: I love this question. Jen! First things first. I don’t know how long you’ve been with your guy but as anyone who has been in a relationship for more than about a minute knows, you can’t make someone change. Even if you’re obviously right, even if they’re leading themselves down a path of self-destruction, even you’re going to lose your mind if you see one more crumpled up receipt on the counter… you get the idea. People change only when they want to (and even then, it can be hard.)