It's no secret, birds of a feather flock together, but did you know that research has found that how much we EAT, DRINK, AND EXERCISE are THE MOST socially contagious behaviors??? Simply put, who we hang around has the potential to have a BIG influence on whether we stick to our health and fitness goals or fall off the wagon.
To increase your chances of success, here are a few things to consider:
1) Hang around people that have common goals - people that are also making a serious effort to improve their eating and exercise habits. Join a support group or running club for example.
2) Bring your lunch - a tasty but nutritious one - and stick to your decision to eat what you packed. Your wallet and your waistline will thank you!
3) If you're eating out, don't ask everyone else what they're ordering and be the one who orders first! If you check in with your crew, chances are you will hear something that piques your interest and will be tempted to follow suit. Ordering first keeps you from changing your mind after you hear what others order.
By following these tips, you can easily save 250-500 calories a MEAL and stay on track to reach your goals.
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40-something who loves food, fitness, and fun!