Making Healthy Choices When Out with Friends

Night Out with Friends

Your friends might be your closest companions, but they are not always your best support group. So many times, the best intentions can go right out the window when you're with your friends. They talk you into doing things you aren’t supposed to be doing on your new diet and exercise plan. You don’t have to listen to them, however, when you have goals in your mind. Here are some ways you can still keep your friends and you can keep your health at the same time.

Resisting Temptation

Handing out is okay but why not in a healthy place? Before you head out to the bar or restaurant with your friends, it’s a good idea to choose the place where you will go. This way, you can make sure to choose the healthiest place possible, with options which will fill you up and not out. If you can’t choose the place, start your night by having a small snack and a glass of water before you leave. This way, you will ensure that you aren’t going to eat too much as you will not be ravenous when you show up. You might also want to enlist the help of one friend who will eat healthy with you when you are out on the town.

Have a Plan

Night Out with Friends Try Healthier

Drinking can be a problem to your health. If you’re worried about drinking, it can help to start out with a glass of water, then have one drink and two glasses of water between. In doing this, you will reduce the calories you are drinking, while also helping prevent dehydration. When you prevent dehydration, you can often prevent mindless snacking as thirst can sometimes feel like hunger. You will also want to call ahead to the place you are going to see what sorts of healthy options are available. When you do so, you will be able to plan ahead and know what you’re going to order before you get there. In fact, you don’t even need to look at a menu, helping to keep temptation even further away.

Get Competitive

Do not want to be healthy alone?  You might want to enlist the support of other friends who might be looking to lose weight as well. By creating a sort of contest, you can begin to change the way you hang out together – and you can begin to see who can be the healthiest instead of who can be the unhealthiest. Over time, you will find this gets easier and easier – and your health goals are easier to meet. Tracking your health goals can be easily done with Health Snapshot or another health monitor.

With your friends, you don’t need to give up on your healthy goals. You can simply choose to be different and while you might need to endure some gentle teasing, this is going to be minimal once they begin to see the results you are getting.

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Personal health monitor. Tracks daily health changes and alerts on possible health issues (including cancer) on its early stage. Designed for health cautious individuals, wellness centers, health clubs.

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