This is an article from NF Team Member Staci.
Mom: “What flavor ice cream with your pie?”
Me: “Oh, none for me, thanks!”
Mom: “What do you mean? You love pie! You love ice cream! What flavor do you want?”
Me: “No, see, I’m doing this thing called the Paleo diet, and I don’t eat pie or ice cream.”
Uncle Fred: “Paleo? Like Paleontology? What are you trying to be, a dinosaur?”
Me: “No, not Paleontology. Paleolithic.”
Aunt Sally: “Is that that new fad where you eat raw meat with your hands while hanging upside down from trees?”
Me: “No, it’s a diet where you try to eat like our ancient ancestors…just eat mostly vegetables, some meat, fruit, nuts and seeds. No grains or sugars. It makes me feel good and I love it.”
Grandpa: “Well I’m your ancient ancestor and I eat pie! If you don’t want it, give it to me!”
Does this seem all too familiar?
You’ve probably heard a million different “tips” to stay healthy during the holidays, from filling up half your plate with vegetables first, using a smaller plate, to taking a walk after your meal.
But let’s be honest, the hardest part isn’t always combatting the massive amounts of food that is available to you, for a lot of us it’s the peer pressure from your friends and family, who mean well but don’t understand that they are destroying all of the hard work you’ve built up.
While we’re all for making the conscious decision to eat non-healthy options every once in a while (and drink within reason), you may have finally built healthy eating habits and are psyched to stay on track this year. Or maybe you’re like me, and eating poorly will actually cause some major health implications that not everyone understands.
Today we’re going to take a look at all the tricks our loved ones use during the holidays, and then give you a bunch of tools and tactics to battle them (including some full scripts so you know exactly what to say).