It’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?”
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!
More on healthy eating
- 2 powerful, often overlooked healthy eating mistakes
- The Problem with Dieting + A More Sustainable Alternative
- The secret to appetite peace
- Why I’m not keto
- Why I Stopped Buying Canned Tomatoes
- How to Bake Without Over-Indulging
Have fun when you’re out socializing!