How Do You Say No?
Exercise is part of living a healthy lifestyle. If you combine that with a very healthy diet, you’re on your way to a new body and a longer life. Once we’re in a nice routine, we’re able to workout and feel great while doing it. Eating healthy is also something that comes easy once you’ve been practicing good habits. There are however, the social events where the unhealthy (but great tasting) foods are scattered all about. The foods are usually easy enough to pass up once your eating regimen has changed. Once you’ve found the healthier foods, along comes a friend or two trying to coerce you into having a slice of that apple topped cheesecake. And there it is….the peer pressure to eat unhealthy.
This pressure is different from most other things. We usually associate these verbal temptations with something bad or illegal. Eating high calorie and high sugar snacks are not the greatest for our bodies but they won’t harm your social status nor will the police show up asking you where you were on the night of June 13th, 2010. We may run the risk of offending someone by not trying what they put a lot of effort into. Being the caring folks that we are, we do not want to do that.
I present to you this question, what do you do in situations like this? Are there any tips that you can share with the rest of us so we know how to best handle this situation? We hope that you can share your experience or tips with us.
My motto for this particular problem is this: When in doubt, do without.