11 Nice Ways to Say No to Food Pushers

Chicken Burrito With Glasses Of Beer

Food temptations are everywhere. From champagne and fried appetizers on New Year’s Eve to nachos and buffalo wings at the big game, the social temptations are endless be it a holiday, birthday party, work gathering or just a Sunday brunch with friends. And it can be hard to say no when your boss is giving you donuts for a job well done or your great aunt is insisting that you have a second serving of her famous apple pie.

Food pushers range from well-intentioned loved ones to total diet saboteurs. Regardless of their motivation, it’s important to stick to your guns. You can always be honest and say that you’re simply trying to eat healthier, but if that response gets ignored (or doesn’t come easily), the following retorts to their food-forcing ways will keep you in control of what goes on your plate and in your mouth!

Continue reading to learn how to politely say no to food pushers at parties and gatherings! —Erin 


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  1. LOVE IT! Thank you. Have you been following us around. Exact same words: “Come on! You’ll love it. My grandmother’s recipe.”

  2. “No, thank you.” is the phrase need. If keep on after that, why worry about being nice? They proven they’re not nice. Just say no.