Healthy Food Guide Australia where it was talking about how someone close to you (think friend/ family member) can be sabotaging your healthy living goals. At first I was like; Huh? However some of the facts presented began to ring true.
Obviously your loved ones are not actively going out of their way to make you unhealthy, but it's a subconscious thing they may be doing without you or them noticing it.
Let's think about this for a second. How many times have you been out with a friend, said 'no thanks' to something like an ice cream, or extra slice of pizza, only to have them say something like; 'Go on, you're so skinny anyway, have another piece, or order the ice cream with me, we'll start being healthy again after this!'
Just kidding- I'm sure we've all done it... this was just an excuse for a pun :)
Now the article says that this is because people find it difficult to see others having success in their weight loss goals, while they are still struggling (or in most cases not really trying to be healthy at all). I partly agree with this, but I think it's more than that. I think people want to feel good about themselves, less guilty for their unhealthy habits and if dragging you down by making you eat something not so good for you, or on your off-limits list, then that's what they'll do.
I think I'm getting slightly off topic though and am starting to go into a post I want to write later on! To sum up my view on others sabotaging your diet, I believe it's out there, it happens and whether the person consciously means to steer you off your healthy goals, health is all about balance and the key to preventing this is to,yes, stick to your goals, maybe even rub off on your friends and family, but don't be afraid to indulge. With everything in moderation you will truly be happy, you will truly be healthy and this idea of your loved ones sabotaging your goals will be simply that- an idea!
What are your thoughts on this topic?
Have you ever felt guilty about eating something and then making someone else eat it too?
Do you indulge every once in a while?
I'm interested to see what others think about this as it is a strange concept!
I hope you all have a great day and don't forget to head on over to Spoons to see what every one else is thinking out loud about!