Hi friends, the weekend is fast approaching and I am not sure about you but mine is sometimes filled with eating out, birthday parties and eating off schedule. Now nothing is wrong with indulging on the weekends, but one thing I do not want is to continue overeating for several days. I feel sluggish, tired, my body aches and I develop a horrible headache. I do not like feeling like this and it makes me unproductive and lazy.
Don’t panic. Overeating on the weekends happens to all of us. The thing is, the “damage” you do in one day is not going to turn you suddenly obese overnight. Overeating for several days may affect your ability to lose weight, but it will not make you gain weight, besides a little water weight. So most important thing is to get yourself back on track—which means not skipping meals or falling victim to the “well, I already blew my diet, so I may as well continue to blow it” mentality.
These tips should help you resume your healthy habits ASAP—because weight maintenance (and loss!) is way more about the decisions you make over time than it is about one random binge-fest.
- Have Breakfast
Even if you wake up feeling full and sluggish from all that you ate the night before, force yourself to start the day with breakfast. Not only does it reset your body by getting your metabolism going, but it also helps you set the tone mentally for a regular eating day. This is very important.
Water is so clutch on the day after you overeat. Why? It helps you feel full, so you won’t be as tempted to carry your overeating day into the next day, too.
- Eat an Afternoon Snack and continue with your scheduled meals (DO NOT SKIP MEALS)
Don’t skip out on this! It’s important to keep your metabolism going so you don’t suddenly crash and begin another overeating session. A handful of almonds and a piece of fruit should do the trick or adding a FitWhey ready to drink protein shake with some peanut butter.
- Cook Dinner at Home
If you had plans to go out with the girls, invite them to your place instead for some healthy reboot-your-body home cooking. Go for clean foods, like a piece of broiled fish with roasted veggies and a whole grain like quinoa or barley. They’ll give you the nutrients you need without all the processed gunk, which would only perpetuate your bloat.
- Squeeze in a Workout
When you feel like you’re carrying a small child in your belly, building up the mental energy to hit the gym can seem like the last thing you want to do LOL. Really try to get that sweat on because you’ll feel so much better…even a light yoga class or lifting some easy weights will suffice.
Stick to these tips and it will help you stay more on track on the weekend and the days following!
Thank you so much for reading!