When you are offered a food that is not in your wellness plan you don’t need to explain your reasons to anyone. You also need not be made to feel guilty, especially when the person is aware of your goals and efforts to change. Caring friends and family members should be supportive and accept a simple, “No, thank you.”
Call to Action:
- Be prepared to hear remarks like these from less supportive hosts and cooks: “Oh, just a little bit won’t hurt.” “Oh come on, you can splurge for one day.” “You’re carrying this health thing a bit too far, don’t you think?”
- Never say, “I can’t eat this.” Rather say, “I don’t care for any– thank you.” Those words communicate decisiveness and conviction and make a positive statement.
The truth is, you can eat anything you want, but now there are certain foods you choose not to. It is your health (your life) and being in control of it should not be bondage.
To your wellness,