I was looking out for one BIG lesson over the
Holiday weekend for my weight loss clients.
I learned pretty quickly…
“If YOU don’t think your goals are important,
NO ONE else is going to think they’re important
When you’re going to all these Holiday parties.
It’s going to be nearly impossible to stay on
track if you aren’t committed and you may
even have to grow some thick skin.
The food pushers are out in force during the
You know what I’m talking about…
“Taste these cookies!”
“I got you this tower of chocolate for Christmas!”
“Here’s a dish that you have to try…I made it
myself, with extra lard!”
Unfortunately, the holidays are a time when food
pushing is not only accepted, but it’s almost
Don’t give in, and end up gaining 5-10 pounds
of fat this holiday season, arm yourself with
these 5 ways to stop food pushers in their tracks.
Food Push #1: “Try this new treat I made, you’ll
I’m Stuffed Response: “That looks delicious,I wish
that I had room right now, but I’m stuffed.”
Why being stuffed works: Your food pusher can’t
counter your statement about being full. If they
persist, then let them know that having one more
bite would push you over the brink of being
uncomfortably full. Works every time. 🙂
Food Push #2: “I know this dish is your favorite!
Hand me your plate.”
Stalling Response: “I really can’t wait to try
some in a little bit.”
Why stalling works: You didn’t directly turn down
the pusher’s offer, so they feel that they’ve
won and will likely drop the subject. Later you
may decide that you want a small portion of the
offered food, or you may decide to skip it, the
decision is yours.
Food Push #3: “Take these treats and leftovers
Take a Break from Cooking Response: “Thanks,
but I want you to keep the food so that you
can take a break from all the cooking you’ve
Why saying they’ll get a break from cooking
works: Every good host wants to send their
guests home with something, but given the
option they’d really love to have leftovers
for themselves. Compliment their cooking and
let them know that you think they deserve a
break over the next few days, then stick with
your clean eating plan.
Food Push #4: “You are obsessed with dieting.
Just take a break today.”
Thank You For Noticing Response: “Thank you for
noticing all of the changes I’ve been making!
It’s not easy, but I’m on track with my goals
and it’s all worth it. Your support means a
Why saying thank you works: True, the dieting
comment was possibly made passive-aggressively,
but you are free to take it as a compliment.
Here’s the deal. Seeing you make healthier choices
may be intimidating for friends and family, so
approach the subject with understanding rather
than defensiveness. Your good habits may even
Food Push #5: “I only make this dish once a
year – you MUST eat some!”
I Want to Live Long Response: “Wow, that looks
amazing! I’m going to skip it this year so
that I can live to see many more wonderful
holidays with you.”
Why wanting to live long works: When said with
good humor, this drives home a serious point.
You are eating healthy so that you will be
around for many more holidays to come to enjoy
with your loved ones. No one can deny the
importance of this!
Take control of your eating this holiday season.
And don’t ever let other people especially
food pushers decide what you’re going to eat.
By stating the above responses politely but
firmly you’ll be able to eat fewer calories
and will avoid the typical holiday fat gains
in order to start the New Year off right!
Remember that exercise is just as important
as healthy eating when it comes to achieving
your fat loss and fitness goals.
During the next few weeks it’s more important
than ever to stick with a regular, challenging
You’ll eat cleaner and feel better when you do.
P.s. The Holiday Belly Burn program will give you
one more reason to say no to foo d pushers this
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