Don’t Let ‘Food Pushers’ Lead to Holiday Weight Gain
Despite your best laid plans, your holiday food goals can still go awry thanks to “food pushers” – friends, family members, and co-workers who refuse to take “no” for an answer when they’re offering fattening treats.
These are the people who, for whatever reason, seem to believe that their holiday celebration just isn’t complete until they get you to give in to their food weaknesses.
From that co-worker with the bottomless cookie jar, to Mom and Great-Aunt Sue with their Christmas trifle and zillion-carb stuffing, to the hostess who won’t let you leave her house before you wolf down a plate of diet-busting treats, even well-meaning friends and family can drag you into the Diet Twilight Zone.
The easiest way out? Just say “no” – over and over and over, the experts say.
We call this the broken record technique. If you continue to politely refuse the food pusher, eventually they will stop pushing you. You don’t have to be rude, but you do have to be firm.
We should feel entitled to do what is good for us.
If you were refusing food because of an allergy or for religious reasons, you wouldn’t think twice about saying ‘no’ and sticking to it. So give yourself that same sense of entitlement when you say ‘no’ to something because you are protecting your good health.
There’s no need for lots of explanation about why you don’t want to eat something. You don’t even have to mention the word “diet.”
It’s really OK to just say ‘No, thank you – it smells divine, but I’m really full.’ You don’t have to offer more explanation than that.
If you simply can’t get away without accepting something fattening on your plate, accept it. Then, just walk into the next room and dump it.
Just because it’s on your plate or in your hand, “doesn’t mean you have to eat it.”
If you want to stick to your weight loss regimen, eat something healthy at least 10 minutes before you go the dinner invitation or office party. Take 2 Manna Blood Sugar Support caplets with your food so you can fell fuller for longer. This will help you not to be tempted by the unhealthy food at the party. You can still enjoy yourself and choose only the healthiest food at the table.
Remember that alcohol also contains a lot of calories, so rather dilute whatever you drink with water or sparkling water.