Monday, April 25, 2011
Monday Q & A -Easter Over Indulgence
I woke up to many questions today about over indulging over the Easter weekend and how to undo the damage done.
In general, one weekend of indulgence will not do much diet damage. It's a matter of just getting right back on track with your clean eating habits. Don't let one weekend of eating ruin all that you have worked for. No guilt, no regret, and no dwelling on it. Even if you did gain a couple pounds, it's no big deal, and will be off before the end of the week.
Here are a few tips to get back on track this week:
-Water, water and more water. Remember to aim for your 64 ounces of water a day.
-Pack snacks. Use up those Easter eggs, pack hard boiled eggs as your snacks, left over veggies, turkey breast, nuts, hummus, and fruit.
-Exercise but don't OVER exercise. Don't feel you have to "pay" for your over indulgence, just get back into your normal exercise routine.
-Give away or throw out all of the unhealthy tempting Easter leftovers that are in your fridge. Have leftover cookies? Throw them out. If they stare you in the face every time you open the pantry, then eventually you will give in to them.
Remember that it's ok to have something that you wouldn't normally consider a healthy food, just don't make a habit out of it.