Picture this. You’re sitting at a table with co-workers at a happy hour hot spot when the hostess hands you a menu. Immediately your pulse starts racing and various thoughts run through your mind. ‘What should I order?’ ‘I want to eat healthy but I don’t want to come across as boring or like I can’t have a good time. Plus, I don’t want to miss out and feel like an outcast because I order something different than everyone else.’ Or, ‘If I eat what I want, I’ll blow my efforts and won’t be able to get back on track so I just won’t eat.’
If you’ve ever had these thoughts consciously or subconsciously, you’re not alone. Being in a social situation can be stressful and induce anxiety, especially when we’re leading a healthier lifestyle, or are in the process of losing weight. The good news is there’s a way to put an end to this self-talk.
By implementing a few strategies, it’s possible to relieve some of the stress when eating out or enjoying a happy hour. These are just a few of my favorites but there are plenty more to try to ensure you find the ones that work best for you.
It’s important to feel satisfied in any situation to avoid deprivation because once deprivation sets in it’s a lot easier to indulge in unhealthy foods. Going out should be fun and stress free so you can enjoy your evening and connect with others.
Hungry for more?
Let’s go to a happy hour together! Join me Thursday, June 22nd at 6:00 PM on the rooftop of Zed451 in downtown Chicago as I guide attendees through the happy hour menu. You will walk away with tips on how to determine the ideal foods to order off the happy hour menu and the best drink choices. It will be a fun evening of socializing, making new friends and enjoying a happy hour without stress or deprivation.
To learn more and sign up visit https://rooftopexperience.bpt.me. Space is limited so make sure you reserve your spot today!
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