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How to say "no" this Independence Day and EVERY day

I LOVE this suggestion from Jack LaLanne on how to say "no" when offered something that's not good for you, or when you've had enough to eat and are offered more. It comes from his his book that I'm now reading, Foods for Glamour, 1961:
Once I would fib when refusing the extra cream sauce and gobs of butter. I said I was having gall bladder trouble (which I've never had in my life) and my doctor wouldn't let me eat them. Now, however, I enjoy making up answers for these open-handed calory (sic) dispensers. "I have a terrible allergy. I'm allergic to looking in the mirror and seeing myself fat." Funny, but it always works like a charm.

You can also simply say: "No, thank you."