Friend: Oh you’re doing that new fad diet where you eat tons of fats and lots of meat.
Me: It isn’t a diet. It is life change of eating healthier. I already have more energy. My doctor said it works for people trying to get their A1C down.
When your friends and family wonder what kind of weird diet you are on now you need to know what to say to them.
Module 9 is titled Navigating the Social Mindfield.
This module talks about what to say when your friends talk about your diet or change of life. Let them know how you feel and the changes that have happened to you since you started your new way of life.
What would you say?
The talk about going out was very informative. It is surprising where that sneaky gluten can hide; soy sauce, soups, rubs, glazes, and even salads. Don’t be afraid to ask the server questions.
What would you ask?
When your friends want to go out to eat try to be the one to pick the place. That way you can pick one that you know. If that doesn’t go over then try to order last so you can have the server closer to you and your can ask questions. She should say she will ask the chef? She will remember your request better if you are last. If you end up having to eat something very plain, don’t let the meal ruin your time spent with family or friends. Just remember it is only one meal. If you slip a little don’t sweat it. You can just get back on the horse again.
The module closed by saying:
“This is as “real world” as it gets. What you should take from this is that success is not about perfection or making things so difficult that you and everyone around you is miserable due to your changes. This is about flexibility, accountability, and honestly assessing what battles are worth fighting, negotiating, or modifying.”
Like they say if you fall off the wagon just get back up and start again. It is not a big deal if you do. We are only human and we all make mistakes. Don’t come down on yourself just get on with it.
I forgot to post that I did loose another 1 1/2 pounds last week.
What would you tell a friend if they asked why you were eating like that?
What would you ask in the restaurant?
Let me hear your replies!