“I Just Eat What’s Put In Front of Me”
Change What’s in Front of You
I also want to talk a little bit about expectations.
It seems everyone expects you to accept EVERYTHING, ALL the time.
Maybe it’s time for us to reset expectations a little bit.
I’ve heard multiple women mention birthday cake as an example of something they wouldn’t pass up, even though they didn’t necessarily WANT it, and knew they were better off without it. The reason being, “It would be rude not to…”
Personally, I think its rude of someone to expect you to eat birthday cake, and not even consider what YOUR body needs.
I’m not saying we should never eat cake. But we’re all adults here. Just because I’m having cake at this moment, doesn’t mean you need to. Can’t we let someone else decide what fits into their lifestyle, and choose when to have a treat, instead of manipulating them to feel like the HAVE to whenever we do?
And by the way, what 8-year old do you know, would be hurt if they happen to look up from their own plate and see you NOT eating cake at their party?
Its hard to say no sometimes, simply because we personally WANT to say “yes”. We just need to recognize that its going to be a challenge, and know that the choice is up to us.