How to stay healthy navigating social situations with grace and ease.

[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #00adef;”] I[/dropcap]t’s that time of year…

The ‘silly season’, as we call it in Australia, is just around the corner.

When I got a question about navigating social situations from one of my Simple Meal Plans members, I thought it was an excellent idea for a blog post.

Here’s Julie’s question…

“I like to make nutrient dense food choices 99% of the time.

Easy enough for me to do at home or at a restaurant.

However, when I am someone’s house in with a small group how do I navigate away from the unhealthy foods without having others comment on what I am or am not eating?”
– Julie

How to stay healthy navigating social situations with grace and ease.

The first step is to decide what’s more important to you, eating 99% nutrient dense food OR being a gracious guest?

Answer this question and act accordingly.

For some situations, I just want to be a good guest so I make the healthiest choices I can that won’t cause offense.

I remember it’s up to me to choose how much I put on my plate.

And how much I eat.

Then other times I want to prioritize health.

In these cases I have a conversation with my host in advance about my need to eat Low Carb to manage my diabetes.

In both situations I offer to bring a dish so I know there will be something I’ll want to eat.

Either way I remind myself social situations are about people.

Not about food.

So I focus on the conversation and don’t worry about how nutritious every bite is.

In terms of people commenting on what I’m eating, I just be honest and say I feel better when I don’t eat cake, bread, chips, whatever.

No one can argue with how a particular food makes you feel.

What about you?

Do you have a specific situation you’d like help with? Or a strategy that is effective?

Please share in the comments below.

I’d love to hear from you!

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Have fun when you’re out socializing!

With love,
Jules x

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