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How to Avoid Discussing Diet During the Holidays

Updated: Nov 28, 2019

Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a family member or friend make a big deal out of your diet or wellness regime!

(YEP, I’m raising mine too.)

With Thanksgiving later this week, many of us will be spending time with family and friends. And while we absolutely love them, sometimes they have strong opinions about what we eat, what we do, and basically everything going on in our lives!

It can be challenging not to fall back into old dynamics that leave you feeling like you did when you sat at the children’s table.

Today, I’m going to give you some actionable tactics to help avoid that stress, enjoy the holidays, AND stay focused on your goals.

Nowadays, “diet” has become a lot like politics/religion – a topic that’s sure to ignite strong debate we're not always excited to talk about.

Some people have very strong opinions about what’s “right,” whether it’s vegan, paleo, pescatarian, keto, intermittent fasting, etc., etc., etc.

And as luck would (not) have it, those same people also seem to notice when you’ve made changes in your diet … and start making recommendations or throwing in their “two cents.”

They might think they’re being helpful, but sometimes it can come off as pressure you just don’t need or want at that.