Food, family and diabetes: how to say no politely
- 4 March 2017
- Healthy Living
Eating together as a family or with friends is often an enjoyable social activity and a great way to bond. But if you’re trying to maintain a healthy, balanced diet to help manage your diabetes, it can get a bit awkward sometimes, as you might not want to eat something but feel that you can’t say no without causing offence.
In the first of a new series about the psychology of food and eating, Dr Jen Nash shares her tips to identify when social eating is having a negative effect on your diet – and what you can do about it.
If you cast your mind back over the last few weeks and think about the reasons why you ate, it was likely that many of your decisions around food had little, if anything, to do with how hungry you were