You can't forcefeed people. The more we push when they're not ready, the more resistant they get. So leave her be until she comes to you. And the best way to make her want to is to do better than her, although that won't automatically change her attitude by any means.
I've just started with my MIL. Mind you, she's 82, so it's kind of late to expect any major changes. But I've just planted in her head the thought that diabetes is caused and can be cured by what we eat. It's an uphill battle and I don't expect much: her English is very limited and she has almost no education. Doctors are close to God in her eyes, and one should do nothing "medical" without their say-so. She was horrified when I gave my kids vitamins. She doesn't understand what vitamins are and thought I was medicating my kids without consulting a doctor. Yes, seriously. You can see why my expectations are low. I don't really expect her to change, but I'll give her tiny bits of information as long as she's accepting them. I honestly don't know how much she's understood so far, but I have told her that if she ate like I did, her diabetes would go away. She loves fruit, pasta, and carbs, and dislikes meat... At least she eats a lot of veggies.
5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again
More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
- Lewis Mumford