If you've ever dieted, then you no doubt have encountered challenges in social situations. At some point, you're likely to be out with friends and family, and invariably, there is food involved and it's usually not on your diet plan. How can you learn to navigate these situations successfully, both socially and in terms of fitness? Your diet doesn't have to derail, but you don't have to be a hermit either. Here are a few tips to help you make the best of both worlds.
Plan your strategy-- Decide to make healthy choices at your next social function. Deciding in advance that you're going to make good choices and not giving yourself an option to do otherwise is helpful. If it's not a scheduled "cheat meal" then don't make it one.