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 many times of breaking my addiction, getting addicted again, then cutting the habit, and getting addicted before I finally figured out some tips to stop the habit for good.
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 offered sugar left and right.
All of us have been in this situation.
You’re at a party, and suddenly someone comes to you and gives you a piece of cake.
I believe 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 small talk about a general but exciting 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 not to 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. It must be an allergy.”
Usually, they stop at the word allergy.
Here you give an actual reason, and the person won’t take offense because you are taking full responsibility for your experience.
The Life-Changing-Event Excuse
Use this last tip when you’re confronted by a super aggressive sugar-pusher (aka your Grandmother) who may use guilt to shove 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, a photo shoot, an important event, or 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 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. I want to hear about how they worked for you.
Your Fitness Coach and Script Writer,
Love and Light,
Let me help you overcome your sugar addiction.