Most therapists in private practice make a point of meeting referrals for lunch or coffee in order to network, as it can be quite lonely when your only interaction with with clients.
Take responsibility for the parts which you can:
1) Suggest a healthy place to meet
2) Control how frequently you do networking meals
3) Limit eating out on your own time
4) Get some regular exercise in your diet to help with stress and weight control
How about alternatives to dining out? Elika was excited to meet with a few professionals who network at the gym/workout studio (buddy pass/pass day). Others go for walks and hikes.
What are some ways you have stayed healthy while networking? Have you tried one of these strategies? How did it go?