Have you ever come off of one of those weekends where you know you did too much? I’m sure you can relate.
You ate a little too much of something. Consumed more alcohol than you needed to. One slice of cake turned into three (or the entire thing). It’s a pretty crappy feeling when you know you’ve slipped up and eaten things you have been trying to avoid or that make you feel physically off the next day. But just because you did a little bit more than you should doesn’t mean you’re doomed. It doesn’t mean your fitness goals are finished. It doesn’t mean you’ve put on 20 pounds you’ll never be able to get off. It doesn’t mean you have zero control and are falling apart. You took a day off, or a few days off, from what you’re used to, and yes, you enjoyed yourself (a lot).
So if you’re sulking about what you ate all weekend long, don’t. Try the following measures to help yourself bounce back.
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Don’t Go Down a Rabbit Hole
Just because you spent one or two (or three) days eating poorly doesn’t mean you have to continue down a bad path. Once you know you’ve gone too far, you shouldn’t use that as an excuse to keep on eating any ol’ kind of way. When you notice that you’ve had more than one heavy meal in a day or two, start preparing to turn things around.