Which brings me to 4th of July potluck lunch aka trash food that when consumed will make a girl feel like a busted can of biscuits, Womp. However, I've got my macro train back on track, and I'm finally feeling good again. I'm determined to stay the course and not cheat my diet.
|Packed and prepared for a successful day!|
I've had many an awkward social scenario over the last couple of years based on my food choices. If you've ever tried losing weight, then I know you have too. That said, I'm going to do something that will be awkward.
I'm going to pass on all potluck foods and eat the salad I prepared to fit into my macros. Even though, yes, I did bring a dish. (I was asked to bring salad- my people know me well)
I know this will be awkward, because other people are going to comment on my food choices. My actions will make them feel uncomfortable. They'll most likely say things to me like, You can eat it this once, Come on look at all that fried chicken, We're going to have lots of left overs, You're making me feel bad, Just go for a run tonight, Ya'll know she loves running, Here cher let me cut you some cake
Whenever I know I'm walking into a situation like this, it's important to be armed with some quick come backs.
Awkward rebuttal for the day:
I'm happy with my lunch, more for everyone else!
I can't eat cake, I'll need a nap!
Really, I'm good. Thank you for thinking of me though!
(Awkward smiling with a giggle is always allowed too)
Eventually, people will move on. I've been following my healthy lifestyle for two plus years now, and one thing I know with certainty: people who do not watch what they eat feel uncomfortable around those who do. I often find they'll make comments, both ways, attempting to peer pressure poor choices or shame the dieter's healthy choices. Generally speaking, people don't understand dieting. It makes them uncomfortable. My personal feeling is that those who make these types of comments are feeling guilty about their own habits. Deflection. It's human nature.
Don't be afraid to be a little awkward, and don't allow others to peer pressure you into poor choices. Play the scenario out in your head. What happens if you give into peer pressure and eat poorly? Who suffers? You give into an awkward food social situation, the people applying peer pressure won't walk away feeling guilty about a thing, but you will. If you don't give into peer pressure, those people won't walk away feeling guilty about a thing in that scenario either. Your choices affect you and you alone. No one else. Food is gas for the tank, it doesn't have any power. Consistency is essential for success.
Besides, awkward situations make the funniest stories. Fly that awkward flag!
Speaking of a rough couple of weeks, when I got home Tuesday night, I had the best surprise waiting for me:
Swag pack from my Macro Coach Ashley Leahy. Just when I needed a little pick me up, Fedex knocked on my door and said, Hey Gah, I appreciate you! Ashley sent me the swag pack as a thank you for referring other ladies to her.
I really can't say enough kind words or speak highly about Ashley enough. Everyone who works with her, says the exact same thing. She's fantastic. I know she will help me reach my overall goal of 18% body fat. She's got the nutritional knowledge and education to get me there. If you're interested in working with Ashley, drop her an email here. Not because I will get more swag, I won't. It will be another Grit Girl's (There's a Grit Girl club- you know want in) turn next, but because I believe in what she's doing, girl knows her stuff! I was spinning my wheels pre-macro diet, and she's helping me get to the next level!
OOTD: Just because I won't eat poorly, doesn't mean I can't participate! Red White & Blue for American today! God Bless the USA!
How do you deal with Poor Food Peer Pressure? Have you ever experienced this type of scenario?