Sabotage: doesn’t it always seem to happen when you are trying to “be good” with your nutrition? “Just have one more bite,” they say. Well, when friends or family members are trying to tempt, tease or taunt you into doing things that you know are not in your best interest, awareness and assertiveness are your best coping tools.
Suppose whenever you visit your mother, she continually urges you to have seconds...
First, take a moment to evaluate what is going on between the two of you and how you feel about that. Next, decide for yourself whether you're actually still hungry enough to continue eating. If you're still hungry, then by all means, have more.
However, if you're not hungry, you can still hold your ground in a polite and respectful way. Instead of saying “yes” just to please your mother, let her know that you thought the meal tasted great, and you're too full to eat any more – “Perhaps I can take some home, instead?”
As always – Live Your Life Well,
John Aaron Villarreal
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