Sugar has been a part of my life since I was an infant. And believe me… I was not born with this superwoman “sugar-is-not-appealing” strength.
I had to go through so many times of breaking my addiction, then getting addicted again, then breaking the addiction, and getting addicted again before I finally figured some things out.
Now that I know how devastating sugar is to your weight loss goals and how it wreaks havoc in the body, I want to share some tips on how to handle yourself in social events where you are constantly offered sugar left and right.
All of us have been in this situation…
You’re in a party and suddenly someone comes to you and gives you a piece of cake.
I believe that we deserve to have other options than just saying”Yes” out of guilt and eating that piece of cake.
If this is not the day that you planned to have your cheat meal, then there are several things you can do and say.
If you’re offered a piece of cake, you can say…
“No, thank you. I’m good, thanks very much. Have you seen the rainbow today? Wasn’t it lovely?”
This is called Deflection.
You say “No”, thank the person, and then follow it with a small talk about a general but interesting topic.
This will take the person’s mind away from the sugar and from recognizing that you don’t want sugar (which makes them question your sanity or wonder what’s wrong with THEM to not have the willpower to say no to sugar… none of which has anything to do with you).
If Deflection does not work, use an Excuse.
You can say, “No thank you. I notice that when I eat sugar, my skin breaks out. Must be an allergy.”
Usually they stop at the word allergy.
In here, you give an actual reason and the person won’t take offense as you are taking full responsibility for your experience.
The Life-Changing-Event Excuse
The last step is to use when you’re confronted by a super aggressive sugar-pusher (aka your Grandmother) who may use guilt or even force to shove the sugar in your face.
This is when you need to pull out your big guns and go strong by saying that you are preparing for a contest or that you’re getting ready for a vacation at the beach. Tell them that you’re feeling great about the progress that you have been making.
You can then follow it up with another conversation about something that interests the person. What is their absolute favorite thing to talk about? Use that in this context now. You will need all the secret weapons you can handle in order to block this level of attack.
In our society today where social events center around food and sugar for that matter, we will be faced with these challenges.
It’s best to tackle them head on with preparation and consciousness.
These scripts have been working for me for years.
So next time, when you’re in a party, you can try to use these lines and see how they work for you.
And when you do, I want to hear more about it.
Your Fitness Coach and Script Writer,
Love and Light,
Let me help you overcome your sugar addiction.