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No, we’re not going to Applebees

This week’s blog is the final installment of the 3-pronged “Unhealthy Food Does Not Cross My Threshold” concept. In “No, We’re Not Going to Applebee’s” we deal with the most challenging of eating encounters: dining out.

Dining out is fraught with hidden dangers and complications. Menus are created to tantalize you, with no regard to nutritional makeup or calorie count. It all looks and smells so good, and you’re hungry! You want to kick back, relax, and enjoy the moment with family and friends.

When you deconstruct the dining out experience though you realize that there are powerful emotions at play and all too often we sacrifice our own health goals simply because we don’t want to rock the boat and be “selfish” by insisting on a healthier eating option.

But there are ways to do it and still have friends who’ll invite you to tag along when they go out. They secretly want to know what you’re doing differently anyway, since you look so great lately!

And as announced last week, on October 1st and running through the end of the year we’re going to work through my “Health for the Holidays” series. The months of October, November and December are the most challenging time of year to stick to our healthy lifestyle goals. This year, instead of resigning ourselves to gaining weight over the holidays and then jumping on the New Year’s Resolution dieting bandwagon I propose that we try something different. Join me for this 13-week course in which we do more than just survive the holidays, we thrive!

Wouldn’t it feel great to wake up on January 1st already ahead of the game? Yeah, thought so.

Until then, explore this week’s blog, “No, We’re Not Going to Applebee’s” and start asking yourself some tough questions about why you make the choices you do when you eat out.

And let me know what you do to eat healthy when you eat out. I always want to hear what works for you!

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