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Come backs for Food Pushers

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

This was a great article. Things others say to you. Thing you WANT to say to them. What you should say to them.

"But I made these treats especially for you!"

What you wish you could say: "If you really knew me, you'd know that I hate cooked raisins."

Try this instead: No thanks. It can be as simple as that, Dr. Albers says. "The key is how you say it. Say it with force and conviction." And don't forget to be extra generous with the compliments. "Food is a connector. It can be an expression of love. When someone uses food to strengthen the bond, try other ways to let them know you care. Verbal 'I love yous!' and compliments can reaffirm these connections without calories."

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ANDYLIN90 1/16/2013 9:17PM

    You're right, it was an excellent article. Thanks for posting. Fortunately for me, I don't have too many food pushers in my life.

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OOLALA53 1/16/2013 8:32PM

    I say things like, "I wish I was hungry for that. It would just be wasted on me now." Sometimes I'll ask if I can take it for later, if that's appropriate and I would eat it. (I often take sweets and freeze them. Other foods I do eat later.) I also often say, "Oh, that looks so good, but I don't want to ruin my appetite for (the next meal)." These things are true and don't malign the food offered nor the offerer.

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KIM___ 1/16/2013 7:35PM

    I never give reasons. Reasons only open the door for well intentioned excuses. Sometimes I will simply say, "I'm trying to be healthy," usually when it's the best bakery in town's doughnuts. No matter what they say, there is no healthful component to an Orm's buttercream doughnut.

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PICKIE98 1/16/2013 7:26PM

    "That was so nice of you for thinking of me, but I am not allowed to eat them anymore!..Thank you, though!"

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PEZMOM1 1/16/2013 7:12PM


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