Going out with friends is hard when you're on a healthy-eating plan. That's why we've partnered with
Dannon Light & Fit to help you through it.
Parties and social events can be a struggle when you're on a healthy-eating plan — especially those that involve alcoholic drinks and greasy bites. But eating healthier doesn't mean you can no longer have fun. Even though you might be afraid to cave to bad habits when you're out with friends, it's still possible to stick to your healthier lifestyle and enjoy yourself. Here's what you might be thinking the minute you realize you have a social event coming up and you've just adapted a new healthy-eating plan.
You Probably Just Started a New Healthy-Eating Plan
It's not easy to stick to a healthy-eating plan. You've changed your diet to only include foods that will provide you with nutrients and fuel. It wasn't easy giving up your favorite unhealthy foods, but as you probably already feel a lot healthier and energized.
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You've Probably Been Putting in Work at the Gym
You've probably started a new gym routine to go with your healthier lifestyle. You've given it your all and put in hours (and sweat!) at the gym.
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And You Probably Feel Amazing
You probably feel like you're on top of the world. Your healthy-living plan makes you feel so confident. You're practically unstoppable!
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. . . But Then Your Friend Invites You to a Party
We know what you're probably thinking: "Wasn't it JUST her birthday?!" But most importantly — it's time to plan what you're going to do. Afterall, you don't want all the hard work you've been putting in to be undone after one night out.
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What You Probably Want to Be Doing
We know you probably rather stay home, cook yourself a healthy dinner, and catch up on your shows. And no judgement – we get it!
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You Might Want to Make Up Excuses
You'll probably want to call your friends last minute and come up with a bogus excuse as to why you can't make it.
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You Might Have to Explain Your Healthy Choices at Dinner . . . a LOT.
If you go out to dinner there's probably going to be more than one person who's going to insist you try something unhealthy, or someone who's going to want to split an entree with you. But just kindly remind everyone about your healthy eating goal and stay firm to ordering your own plate. They're your friends and they'll most likely respect your decision.
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You Can Probably Already Imagine What the Night Will Be Like
You've been feeling so great that you can't even imagine taking shots and munching on junk food. Light snacking throughout the night might not seem as bad as binging on a single thing, but you might lose track of how much junk you've actually eaten while socializing and mingling.
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You Know Your Friends Might Try to Use Their Hangover Cures on You
With how great you've been feeling, you might not even remember what a hangover feels like. But you know your friends will probably try to test their weird "miracle hangover cures" on you. Greasy foods and carbs won't cure your hangover either, and they might leave you feeling worse. It might be best to avoid hangovers altogether.
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But Who Said You Can't Be Healthy and Have Fun?
There is no rule that says you can't have a fun night out and be conscious about what you consume. You know that a big part of healthy living is to be able to make smart choices.
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But You'll Still Probably Have Lots of Fun
At the end of the night you're going to feel great that you can still have a lot of fun with friends but stay committed to your healthy-eating plan.
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