I have a social event during Clean Gut, what should I do?
Social eating and your comfort zone
We get it, it’s not always the easiest thing to stay clean when your boss invites you to a wine tasting or your grandmother is looking forward to you attending her weekly Sunday brunch. We’ve been there. We know it’s challenging, but social obligations present a great time to get clear about why you are doing Clean Gut. This is a chance to develop some personal independence and step outside your comfort zone.
Remember, you have chosen to do the program. Stay true to your goals. This can be a great time to bring awareness to any issues that arise during social, business, or family situations. Are you nervous about telling people what you’re doing? Do you feel inhibited when you’re not drinking? Use these insights to do some emotional work and deepen your understanding of who you are and what you want.
Most of us have spent years repeating patterns and staying within our comfort zone. Clean Gut is an opportunity to mix things up and get clear on what works and what doesn’t. Here are a few things we think will work for you:
Do some research: Most restaurants have some clean options. Instead of trying to figure out what to eat when you arrive, call up the restaurant ahead of time to see how they can cater to the Gut Diet. A little extra effort goes a long way. Restaurants are generally very accommodating to those who ask.
Eating-in is the new dining-out: Invite friends over to make a clean meal together instead of going out to eat. Get the family, the dog, and your quirky neighbors involved in preparing food.