Obligations

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Are you obligated to accept food when someone offers it to you? How do you handle the situation if someone says, “Just have one”.

Adhering to a specific nutrition plan or diet, can be difficult in itself. Holiday parties, family gatherings and even pressure from coworkers can make sticking to a program almost impossible.

The pressure can feel like sabotage, even when the intent is innocent. “You can have a little”, “One won’t hurt you”, “It’ll be our little secret”, these sayings and others can be difficult to deal with.

Remember that everyone struggles with change to some degree. In dealing with clients that are going through multiple changes, they may have friends that are afraid to see them change. They may think that they could lose that friend due to different likes or priorities. I make it part of my responsibility to have a game plan in place in case these instances arise.

Be prepared to answer questions such as, “Why are you on a diet” or, “How much damage can one do”?                    It is acceptable to politely decline and say that “I won’t stop at just one” or, “I’m trying to better myself”.

Remember that you are in charge of the route you choose to take. Take control of yourself, your future, and your health.

In fitness, Bob

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2 thoughts on “Obligations

  1. I like to say something like” thanks, maybe in a little bit” or “sure, i’m just gonna have [a glass of water, some salad, an aperizer] first”. Then i smile and change the conversation. I dont find it worth it to get in a debate if i know the imquiering person isnt ready to hear it. Plus i find that when people act the way you describe, its because they have judgements, of themselves mainly, and talking about my “diet” or health will only make them uncomfortable.

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