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

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?”
– 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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