"I'm so sorry, as much as we would love to attend your dinner party on Saturday, my husband and I are in the middle of a new cleansing diet."
At this point, many hosts will offer to be gracious and accommodating.
Keep adding foods to your 'offlimits' list until they become exhausted and give up.
- Oh we're only eating eggs for the next two weeks.
- Yeah, we just went to a nutritionist, and we're off everything but canned tuna until the middle of next month.
- You know, because of this nasty rash, we're sticking to only beets and rice noodles until it clears up.
- You've heard of a juice fast? This is like that only we're eating nothing but spaghetti bolognese until we each drop 10 lbs.