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Sweet Freedom: Navigating Social Gatherings Without Sugar and Flour


Ever found yourself at a social gathering, eyeing that slice of cake or the bread basket, wondering how to avoid it without feeling like an outsider? πŸŽ‚πŸ₯–πŸ€”


You're not alone!


In this episode, Marchelle, and I delve deep into the challenges of staying on track with your health goals at social events, and we offer practical strategies to help you navigate these situations with ease and confidence. πŸ’ͺ🎈


You'll discover:

- How to tackle the awkwardness of standing up for your health πŸ™Œ
- Proven tactics to combat temptation at events πŸ˜ˆπŸ°βž‘οΈπŸ˜‡πŸ₯—
- The effects of alcohol on your decision-making and how to maintain balance πŸ·πŸ”„πŸ’§


Social events should be about connection, celebration, and fun - not stress over food choices. Let's explore how you can fully enjoy these moments without compromising your health goals! πŸŽ‰πŸ’ƒπŸ₯³


Remember, every step you take in support of your health is a victory. Stay strong, keep up the fantastic work, and know we're here cheering you on! πŸŽŠπŸ†πŸ‹οΈ‍♀️


Episode Highlights:

(08:17) β€ŠIt's fine to feel awkward, and it's fine to feel anxious. It doesn't feel good, but it's normal. The more you try to fight feeling awkward or anxious, then the worse it gets, right? So just plan to feel awkward and anxious, try not to worry about what other people will think.

(16:43) In these types of events, you want to really focus on who you're going to be with; focus on the events' purpose. If you are going to a family reunion, for example, there are all of these people that you haven't seen in forever, focus on them and focus on the conversations and learn about them instead of focusing on the food.

(22:07) Alcohol will cloud your judgment. There's no question. What happens when you're drinking… it turns off the executive brain, the prefrontal cortex, the part of your brain that's very concerned about your long-term health, and it allows the primitive brain more leeway. So we're at risk of making choices that we might not make when we're clear headed and more sober.


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