"No, but thank you."

Nov 25, 2019

“No, but thank you.” Simple to say. Important to master.

It’s 6:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Dinner ended two hours ago.

You’re at the in-laws.

They tell you how much time they spent making kinds of pies. ⬇️

“I can’t wait for you to try all 5! And of course, it goes perfect with whipped cream. I make mine from scratch.” Has this happened to you? You didn't plan to eat five. You planned to have one with a glass of wine, and be satisfied but not stuffed. How do you respond? My recommendation ⬇️

“Wow, that sounds lovely. No, but thank you. I know you spent so much time on this, but I am full. How about I take one piece for tonight, and we can wrap the rest to take with us when we leave?”

You can appreciate the time and effort put into the day. Sometimes you need to lay it on thick. But don’t let a potential guilt trip make you eat more than you want.

No matter what day it is, your body won’t recover faster because it’s a holiday. Holidays aren’t excuses for overeating. Have a plan going into Thanksgiving Day.

Have some pie (I will be having a slice of my amazing wife's apple pie). Have a drink. But stick to the plan. It’s YOUR plan.

Have a great holiday!

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