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."