Can Friends, Family and Colleagues Make Us Fat?
The Power of Temptation
Posted: March 18th, 2012 | Author: Esta | Filed under: Body Composition, Exercise, Fat Burning, Group Exercise Classes, Nutrition, Personal Training, Psychology of Health, Thought Process, Weight Loss | Tags: burn calories, cardiovascular benefit, fitness, lose fat, lose weight, My Health Studio, psychology of weight loss | No Comments »
You arrive at your office to find hot bagels with cream cheese in the break room, their aroma beckoning you. Or you receive a “thank you” gift of yummy chocolates from someone who knows your dedication to achieving your optimal fitness goals. According to Sue Shellenbarger’s article in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Colleagues Who Can Make You Fat,” it’s no accident that these less-than-healthy food choices are in your line of sight but, rather, an innocuous form of sabotage!
Remember, as you start slimming down and looking healthy, you may become a threat to others. It’s important to “fight back” when others comment on what you eat (or refuse to eat). Be up front with them and explain the importance of your healthy lifestyle. Often times, they’re feeling uncomfortable about their own weight, and they may not want to lose their fellow “foody.” Most important, plan in advance. Decide what your response will be when offered that tempting food option. You can say, “Thanks, I just ate” or just firmly let them know that you will pass because you’re doing something good for yourself. Remember, at the end of the day, you’re the only one accountable for what you eat and for your own health.
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