The perils of eating out with friends
Sunday, November 04, 2018
It’s certainly a fun way of socializing with a group of friends, and with a large group, it’s fairly easy to eat only a little inconspicuously, but it’s not so easy with a smaller group.
One way to deal with the situation is to relax and eat somewhat more than normal, and make up for it later. I knew someone who was super slim and fit, and people who knew her well said she ate like a bird at home, but when you were out with her, she ate the same as everyone else. I wondered whether her motivation was not to let her normal way of eating impose itself on other people.
Eating somewhat more than usual is the method I prefer, but mainly so I can relax and enjoy myself. The trouble is, making up for it later is easier said than done, and in the last three weeks, I’ve eaten out with friends twice and I’ve now hit the overweight boundary - BMI 25.
Another way to deal with this would be to get my usual weight further down below the top border so I could better accommodate those bumps up without hitting my scream weight.
Do you try to be inconspicuous about eating less when you’re out with friends, or do you relax your usual limits, or do you limit yourself and disregard any reactions?