In our family we just say, “Thanks, but that’s too rich for me!” Everyone thinks it’s a compliment about their cooking. They feel good and you don’t have to spend a lot of time explaining about your diet.
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Change the normal "routine" at parties & get-togethers
For me, when I attend parties at friend's and family's house, the food is usually set up the same way; relative to each house. It's usually in the kitchen sprawled along the counters. What helps me to avoid overeating is to get one plateful of the healthiest foods in proper servings, and then get out of the area completely. To stand around the food is to continually be beckoned to munch on all the unhealthy foods which were initially avoided!
i have found that if i let a few close friends know that i am working on myself, i am more motivated and positive with the situation and more apt to stay on track. When i didn't tell anyone, and attempted to do it myself, friends didn't know and offering me a large piece of cake or donut was nothing. Now that those close friend know that i'm working on myself, they don't offer me the big piece of cake but offer encouragement instead. Keep those close friends closer during this time.
Friend's support is a great way to lose weight. They are great motivators and positive influences in your journey.
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