Sunday, May 25, 2014

N is for Saying No to Things you Gave Up for Your Lifestyle

Negating alcohol from your diet means you are not having any, even if your family and friends all around you are.

For one, it is full of sugar and you want to cut down your sugar intake if taking your balanced nutrition seriously. Also it dehydrates you and somehow slows down the digestive system. Finally, one mixed drink has about the same amount of calories as one three course meal does, depending on what you are having. If you are trying to stick to a low calorie diet, that is definitely something meant to consider.

 But it's not the easiest thing to let go of. If you like alcohol, you probably drink it more than just socially. Cutting down little by little helps. But so does being strong and sticking to your decision. 

So here are a few ways to say no without seeming "obsessed with fitness"

So you gave up alcohol? Sure it tastes good and it is a great social drink. AHA even says a glass of wine a day is good for the heart. But you decide it is not in agreement with your lifestyle. And just then, a beautiful person who is used to seeing you as the life of the party, offers you a drink.

You could say 
A. Alright. Get me a cranberry and ginger ale mixed
B. No thank you, I'm driving. 

You could say 
A. I no longer drink alcohol. But you could get me a bottled water 
B. I'm already naturally potent. What good would alcohol do? And laugh . . .

Either way, you'd be telling the truth. 

N is for saying no to things you like.