RE: Business Meetin Eating Etiquette
Posted Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 12:39 PM
Either eat what you can and leave the rest or take something of your own.
They often have subs, chips & cookie.. take the meat & cheese off the sub, scrape as much mayo off as possible.. or skip it entirely. YOu can eat the chips usually.
Or take a walk for lunch. Usually business lunches are an hour. So find a place you can eat close. Chinese places seem to be almost everywhere. steamed veggies & rice w/tofu.
Or you take an apple/orange/salad of your own. Say you are on a diet... if they even ask. Why should they? Don't offer, don't make excuses. Just eat what you want to eat.
if someone does ask.. you don't have to say anything except "I felt like a salad today." You can have the chips with it.. as long as they are plain.. no sour cream & cheese. lol.
If worse comes to worse and for whatever reason you are uncomfortable. You can CHOOSE to eat whatever you want, including whatever they are offering. Hey I have had a piece of cheese pizza at a party. It didn't ruin everything. But that happened because I went to the party without a plan.