Make Social Events Work for You
For many people, socializing means eating and drinking. There's a wonderful social aspect to eating, and you don't have to lose that — you just want to learn how to make it work for you and not against you. You can have it all, once you know the secrets of smart socializing. Here are some strategies you can try:
- Change the location. Suggest a non-food-centered outing from time to time. Plan a trip to a museum, for example, rather than a dinner out.
- Work the clock. Try to plan the outing either before or after standard mealtimes — at 10 in the morning, 2 in the afternoon, or 8 at night, for example. That way, a meal won't be on your or your companions' mind.
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