Falling off track for any period of time, makes loads of people feel embarrassed and ashamed.
They find themselves stuck in a shitty cycle …. they either eat to make themselves feel better or continue making poor food decisions given that they have already done so, to only end up feeling worse.
If you find yourself struggling to get back on track with eating healthy,
Here are five ways to feel better.
1. Let go of the all-or-nothing mindset
If you’ve been eating off-plan for a while, don’t try to force yourself straight back into a strict eating regimen. Instead, focus on making small changes one step at a time.
2. Do not punish yourself with exercise
What’s done is done, and today is a new day. It’s pointless beating yourself up with hours of cardio in an attempt to undo your excessive eating. It will not help, and it will only make you feel worse about yourself.
3. Avoid negative self-talk
Instead of giving yourself a hard time for your lack of willpower, accept what has happened and move on. Remind yourself that these things happen to the best of us, and try to forget about it as quickly as possible.
4. Try to change things as quickly as possible
If you slip up and eat an entire cake on Friday night, it can be tempting to throw in the towel for the rest of the weekend.
Monday is the only day to commence or resume a nutrition plan, after all (yes I’m being sarcastic here). Instead, wake up on Saturday morning and get right back into your nutrition plan.
If it helps, write out your planned meals on a piece of paper, and check them off as you get through them.
This one thing can give you a great sense of accomplishment, and seeing physical evidence of your adherence will boost your self confidence and give you the momentum to continue.
5. Make your nutrition plan more flexible
If you are repeatedly falling off your plan and indulging in foods that don’t serve your goals very well, then something needs to change. Create a plan which enables you to incorporate your favorite foods in moderation.
Have you ever fallen off the wagon with eating healthy?
How did you get back on track ?