Are you strict on the weekdays so that you can save up on “splurges” on the weekend only to feel guilty and reset again on Monday?
If you’re feeling bleh after eating and drinking a lot this weekend, do something kind for yourself and your body. Take a few deep breaths, prep yourself a few nutritious meals and snacks for the week and get back to your routine.
❌You don’t need to compensate by restricting food or putting extra time in the gym to work off the calories you ate.
❌You don’t need to step on the scale to see how much “damage” was done.
Nothing bad happened!
If you’re in the all-or-nothing camp, first you must know that it’s TOTALLY NORMAL for weekend eating to look a little different than weekday eating due to less structure or routine in our day.
✅This week, try to work on finding your ✨HAPPY MEDIUM✨. This is the sweet spot where you feel most satisfied eating in a way that you can happily maintain 7 days a week.
Finding your happy medium means increasing the satisfaction factor in each of your meals or enjoying a treat so you don’t feel so deprived. Maybe for you this could be sprinkling some feta cheese into your omelet for a flavour pop, tossing some croutons on top of your salad for lunch for some crunch, or having a couple Ferraro Rocher chocolates after dinner to cap the day off (my personal fave🥰🍫).
Ditch the pressure of trying to be perfect all week, and instead make the choice to be GOOD ENOUGH so that you don’t go off the rails once the weekend hits.
Look, I know the holidays are trickier because there is so much food around. But we really need to stop stressing over these measly 2 months of the year and focus more on what we are doing with the other 10.👊
Small, consistent, imperfect action day after day will help you progress towards your goals way more than hopping on and off the perfection wagon.🎢
Try to practice imperfectly eating this week by planning out satisfying meals on weekdays and prioritize social events that are truly important to you and maybe skip the ones that aren’t. ⠀
If you know you’re going out for dinner you can help accommodate by skipping the usual afternoon snack or going for a lighter breakfast/lunch option that day. Practice mindful drinking if you would like to enjoy some alcohol.⠀
Social lives are important but so are your goals. If you can find a way to tick both boxes you’ll enjoy both more.