Is your social life sabotaging your healthy habits? Are the people around you making it too hard to eat healthy? Here are some tips to help you stay on track.
- Plan Ahead
If you have a party, event or outing planned with your friends, try to find out what will be available to eat and try to plan for a healthy choice.
- Healthy Snacks
Have a healthy snack at home before your next social event, and you won’t be as hungry at the event.
- Quick Workout
Do a quick workout at home before your outing to burn some extra calories so you don’t have to pass up that piece of birthday or wedding cake.
- Improve Your Social Network
Recruit your current friends to join you in your healthy lifestyle, and make new friends that already are living healthy. Habits can be contagious amongst friends.
- Select Different Social Activities
Try out new social activities that revolve around healthy living such as taking a natural cooking class or joining a charity training group for a walk, marathon or triathlon.
- Keep a Journal
Is the stress in your life causing you to eat or drink too much during social activities? Try expressing your feelings in a journal to highlight the triggers of your stress. Sometimes just writing down your problems will make you feel better.
If your friends still take you thru the drive-thru as you attempt to resist temptation then check out Fast Food Freedom, Ditching the Drive-Thru for fantastic alternative recipes to your favorite fast foods. What ways have you found to combat unhealthy social temptations?
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