Maintaining Healthy Habits While Spending Time With People Who Don’t

Maintaining Healthy Habits While Spending Time With People Who Don’t

A couple weeks ago I wrote a blog post on maintaining healthy habits while you’re vacationing and enjoying all the fun times summer has to offer.  It can be a challenge, but with some planning and the right mindset you can stick to the program and keep up your routine even with a hectic summertime schedule.  For this post, I’d like to focus on a more specific issue you might encounter while vacationing: How do you stay committed to your healthy habits when you’re visiting family members or friends who don’t follow healthy principles?

This is an issue that comes up all the time – you’ve got the right mindset, the right diet and exercise routine, but then you’re in a social situation with people who don’t share the same healthy habits you’ve worked hard to cultivate.  It’s a tricky position to be in – you know you shouldn’t stray from your hard-earned healthy principles, but you also don’t want to be rude or make your hosts feel snubbed. How do you navigate this while still enjoying yourself and having fun?  Read on to find out. Continue reading