So lately the peer pressure to eat unhealthy things have been coming my way. Most of the peer pressure comes from when I'm at work. Yesterday we spent the day at a Durham Bulls game as a team building activity. Usually I would be pumped to get out of the office and be outside but yesterday it was 92 degrees out! Luckily we were in the shade and there was a breeze going.
My coworkers that were next to me at the game kept offering some of their funnel cake, candy, and french fries. They know I'm on a mission to eat healthy and get in shape. Even when I would say "no thanks" they would be like "oh what about just a little bit?". Then today we got an email saying we were having a mandatory staff meeting in the afternoon. Turns out the mandatory staff meeting was a send off for a coworker with cake. Not just any cake either it was a delicious looking chocolate and vanilla 3 layer cake. Everyone was like come on "just have one small piece". I think I figured out why people like to peer pressure you to eat sweets and other unhealthy foods. I have come to the conclusion that they feel guilty eating it and feel better when they eat in company.
I politely decline and tell my cowokers "that I'm trying to be good". When they reply asking if I just want a small piece or bite I respond with "if I have one bite I will want all of it". I am not the type of person that can eat one bite of cake and walk away. Once I have a bite and it's delicious it's really hard to not eat a whole piece. For me I rather be ignorant about how delicious something is if it's really unhealthy.