Cleaning out your pantry is one of the best fat loss techniques there is. By putting a significant barrier between you and it - chocolates or biscuits or ice cream or peanut chikki or chips or whatever - you improve your odds of staying on track. Family members will stock up on extra chocolates and biscuits at this time coz it is raining, coz they want it. And if you are on a diet, you should have willpower.

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Sock 'em on the jaw. Throw out the junk and say you ate it all. Fuck 'em!

You've been vacationing (at home) a bit too much. Drinking or smoking or whatevering a bit much and you want to take a break, for at least a month. Friends who cajole you and tell you that "just this one time machan" and put some peer pressure.

Sock 'em on the jaw. Or ignore their calls for a few days.

You will sabotage your attempts at fitness. So will your loved ones. That's just how it is. Of course, they want the best for you. Just like you want the best for yourself. It doesn't mean they don't like you. It simply is.

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In biology, there's a wonderful concept called homeostasis. Your body temperature, for example, needs to be maintained at an optimal level. If it gets too cold outside, you start shivering and your teeth start chattering. This is an attempt to raise body temperature - homeostasis in action.

Your family and friends are not sabotaging you because they are secretly jealous. They are not in alignment with you. Because you are disrupting the homeostasis of how things are going - of the party, of an evening out, of regular family life.

Coz you are out of whack with them. Not the other way around.

There's no right or wrong here. You have taken a great decision but you cannot do this alone. You need to figure out how to handle friendly fire and saboteurs. It is all part of the journey.

Please don't sock 'em on the jaw.