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Had an indulgent weekend? Let's get back on track!
Missed your portions for a day? No worries, we have all been there. Here are a few things you can do to get back on track.
You know that feeling when you go out with friends and end up gulping down a few cold drinks and slices of pizza. Or are unable to resist a lavish menu at a shadi or dawat and end up eating more than you planned to. We know it happens to everyone once in a while – and it's completely ok.
Instead of obsessing over missing your portions and ruining your progress - here are a few things you can do instead to get back on track after an indulgent meal, day, or weekend.
Step 1: Start fresh the next day
Start the next day with a positive mindset. Missing your portions for a meal, day or weekend does not mean all your progress is lost. And there is absolutely no need to starve yourself from major food groups the next day or run for hours on the treadmill to "burn off" the calories. Associating guilt or restricting yourself from food is never a good idea and in the long run, can lead to an unhealthy relationship with food.
Instead – all you need to do is get back on your recommended portions the next day and stick to them.
Step 2: Hydrate and load up on veggies
Instead of completely restricting yourself from food after an indulgent meal or weekend, you should instead add a healthy salad or fill up your plate with some extra veggies the next day. Also, drink lots of water to flush out any extra sugar and salt you may have consumed and restore your energy levels.
Step 3: Move your body
Sneaking in a little walk or a quick workout is another great way of resetting yourself. A little bit of sweat and post-workout endorphins will not only boost your mood but also get you in the right mindset to focus and get back on your portions. Goodbye guilt – hello moving intentionally. 🤩
Lastly, avoid making rigid rules for yourself. Treat yourself once in a while but plan ahead when you do so – so you can manage your portions for the rest of the day. Remember, small consistent steps go a long way when it comes to seeing results.