Today was an odd day for me. I had a seminar that included lunch and I
messaged my coach for advice because I didn’t want to mess up my momentum of
staying on my meal plan by eating the catered lunch that I had no idea what was
in it. Her advice was to eat the lunch I packed and just refrain from the catered
lunch. That was my goal but I just felt too awkward so I did this instead:
I put a spoonful of salad dressing on one side of the salad plate and didn't
eat from that side. I handed the bread basket on to the next person. Lunch was
chicken, green beans in a dark sauce and two small red potatoes. I ate a few of
the green beans that weren't in the sauce and one of the potatoes. So that I
didn't feel uncomfortable not eating the chicken and rest of the veggies I just
cut up half of the chicken and the second potato and pushed them around on my
plate to look like I ate it. I left the carrot cake on the table untouched.
So if you're keeping score I ate salad without dressing, a few green beans
and one red potato. And I ate my packed lunch when I got back to the office. As I'm presented with more of these situations I hope to get more
comfortable with feeling awkward about turning down the meal.
What do you do when you don't want to eat from a catered meal?