Enjoy Holiday Hoopla Without Gaining a Pound

Just Say No (Politely, of Course)


Your family members may pressure you to eat more than you’re comfortable with, or guilt you into sampling rich foods that you’d rather leave off your plate. My best advice is to be polite but firm and pay attention to the way you phrase your response. You might respond, “That looks really delicious, but I’m full and working hard not to overeat.” In other words, say something that will enable you to forgo the dish without hurting anyone’s feelings.