“This is the number one reason I see people veer off the path of healthy eating,” says Bailey. “Friends say things like, ‘Come on, don’t be a downer all the time. Let’s go have a few drinks.’ And then after a few drinks and appetizers, you think you are so far off the path that you can’t find it anymore. Or family members complain about ‘healthy meals’ and plead for the old favorites back again.” She explained how this can lead you to feel like you’re “ruining the fun and enjoyment” for those around you. “The key is to be confident in yourself and know that choosing to eat healthy is the right thing for you and for your family,” she said. “Plan for a day each week that allows you to enjoy a fun meal with your friends and family, and then purposefully return back to eating healthy.” Photo Credit: Shutterstock Click Here to See More Healthy Eating Obstacles (And How to Overcome Them)
“Sometimes, it’s the simple things that throw us off track,” Bailey said. “We go to a wedding or a conference and we don’t have as much control over the food as we usually do -- that’s okay!” It’s important to remember that you won’t be “perfect” 100 percent of the time, nor is there a need for you ...
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