For those of us who are into fitness and health, we’ve all had one of those epic “cheat days” or “cheat meals.” Typically, the weekend often becomes the time so slack off on your nutrition and indulge in all the food. We are out with friends, have more time, going to social events like weddings/parties, celebrating, etc. These are times where food often becomes something you eat for pleasure rather than necessity. This is totally fine in moderation but sometimes you might just overdo and leave yourself feeling guilty, bloated, and totally stuffed. Then what?
Although I am all about flexible nutrition, a “cheat” meal is definitely worked into my schedule every now and then. More often, I plan the meal into my macros and adjust my other meals for the day accordingly. But sometimes, I just need a day where I don’t track, don’t measure, don’t weigh, and don’t worry about the macros of the meal and just eat when my belly (and heart) desires. I believe this is beneficial sometimes for two reasons: it gives me a break from the mental aspect of tracking macros which can sometimes feel stressful AND it motivates me to get my diet together the following day/week to get back on track.
Here’s a few tips that will help you regain your focus after one of these days:
I’d love to hear any tips or tricks you use yourself after an off-track weekend or day. New ideas and opinions are always welcomed!
Happy Monday & have a kick ass week!
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