For the average American, life revolves around food. On any given day, whether shopping, cooking, or entertaining, food seems to be the focal point. However, when you take your focus OFF food because it has been derailing your weight-loss or causing illness, it’s hard to know what to do with yourself. How can you be expected to make fried chicken for everyone else and then sit there and eat a salad? Life suddenly seems to have a big empty void.

So how can you make life easier on yourself when you are trying to be healthier around others? Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to that question, as you are always going to be presented with situations where food is the center of an event. Just keep in mind that you still have the power to take charge of ANY situation; you just have to be willing to use it!

These are a few of my suggestions:

– Let someone else bring the goodies to a party so you can get out of the way of temptation at home.
– Contribute a healthy dish to your family cook out, so you know there will be something good for you to munch on.
– Instead of meeting a friend for coffee (and a muffin), why not meet at the park and go for a walk?
– Try NEW foods! Healthy eating is not all about salads! Experiment with recipes! You might surprise yourself and others!

vegetarian diet

vegetarian diet

Encourage your family to get healthy as well! Why should YOU be the only one making positive changes?

There’s no time like the present. Make healthy choices starting today! Challenge yourself to be your BEST SELF! YOU CAN DO IT! And while you’re at it, be the influence in other people’s lives as well!