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Here Comes a Major Challenge

Saturday, March 21, 2009

As I'm starting to do more professional networking, I find that most of these business events meet at restaurants and everything centers around meals. I know that I'm capable of ordering healthy things, but I don't want to eat every time I'm out. And there are triggers everywhere - all kinds of sweet stuff and other total garbage - that I just don't care to watch everyone stuff into their mouths. Why does everything in this society center around food and (usually) overeating? emoticon
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7REBACCA7 3/21/2009 10:42AM

   

I agree why do so many people have to eat every where they go i think personally it is because so many addicted to sugar in our society. Sugar increases our appetites and binging .We wouln't let people tell us what to wear so why let them influence what we eat it also gets easier the longer we stick to our decisions be such a brillent conversationlist,or so knowledgeable on what they are talking about that they think you are too interested to eat.If all else fails whatever tempts you the most say I am allergic to that.You are not lying we break out in fat.Hee hee emoticon

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ARTHURTOM 3/21/2009 8:09AM

    Take a lot of sugar free Trident with you and just chew gum? Maybe not...professional networkers might take objection to you chewing gum as opposed to stuffing your kisser full of food.

What happened to the good old days when black coffee and cigarettes would do for a meeting?

It's difficult as the other person who left a comment has stated. You just have to go low and eat very little of it and throw out what you don't eat/need.

I find as I drive my taxi, the closer it is to bar closing time, the more that people want to go through the Taco Bell drive through and order food not only for them but for me also. I always refuse as Taco Bell food is not even remotely close on my radar, but some rather insistent sorts go ahead and order me food anyway. If they do that, after I drop them off I just take the food by a bus stop where a homeless person may be camped out and give them the food. Works for me and them too.

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BINEMELLES 3/21/2009 5:08AM

    i think this is a very crucial question. eating and drinking has become the go-to ritual we rely on for every occasion - sports events, holidays, relaxation, comfort, socializing and business. it will stay hard to engage in a healthier lifestyle as long as the awareness of this has not changed.
but i think we can do the best we can to make people aware of this, and to bring up alternatives. change takes time, but we can still work on it.

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