How to Bounce Back from an Indulgent Weekend

How to Bounce Back from an Indulgent Weekend

January 15, 2018

It’s easy to get derailed from our fitness, health, and weight loss efforts over the weekend.

So, you messed up last weekend? What now?

Is your life over? Should you hang it all up and just go full throttle into the world of binge eating?

Not at all!

It’s most common for people to fail on their diets on the weekends. We have less structure on the then. We go out to eat, hang out with friends, have parties, veg out around the house, and so on.

And the typical go-to weekend foods? Carbs, fat, salt, sugar, and alcohol. Foods containing this stuff make you feel sluggish, hungry (you’re mind and body are now craving “pleasure foods”) and tired. Since you’re pursuing a goal to get fitter and healthier, you’re also suffering from pangs of guilt.

And the answer to that question above: Heck no, you shouldn’t give up!

Dust yourself off and get back to meal prepping, eating healthy, and logging your nutrition on the spot!

Here are a few quick tips to jump-start your recovery engine:

First, again, get back on track immediately. Dive right back in and get your body the nourishment it needs and the sustenance its craving.

As soon as your feet hit the floor Monday morning, drink a large glass of water. Doing this will help flush all that dehydrating excess salt and sugar you consumed over the weekend out of your system. Try to drink a glass of water with every meal, especially these first few days. This will help get your body back on track and back to where it wants to be.

Also, if you’ve never tried lemon in ice water, do it now! The lemon adds a few vitamins and some flavor. This is quite an enjoyable addition to a plain Jane glass of water.

Second, incorporate as much fiber into your diet as possible. You’ll find the most fiber in fruits, sweet potatoes, brown rice, and even quinoa. The idea is to get your digestive tract back to where it needs and wants to be.

The above two tricks should help you recover and get back to feeling like your healthy self in no time.



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