Did you overdo it yesterday? Maybe you went a little too hard on the prime rib or mac n cheese or christmas cookies? Well, you’re not alone. You’re a human and food tastes good. Going over your calories is going to happen. I’ve been there – plenty of times to be honest. I used to beat myself up over it and go into a downward spiral of negativity. With time & lots of mess ups, I realized that’s not the way to fix it.
Like I said yesterday, overeating is not going to ruin your long term fat loss progress. If you are consistent over time. having an “off” day won’t ruin anything! It’s just one day. During the act (binging or overeating), you’re probably enjoying yourself and the food/drink, but then it hits you after the fact. Maybe a few hours later or the next morning, you feel guilty and maybe even frustrated with yourself. If that sounds like you, welcome to the club! I think we’ve all been there. Whether it be a big event like Christmas or just a random weekend, we’ve probably all done it. Food is a huge part of who we are and lots of events are centered around it – no wonder why we eat more when we are with friends!
The biggest advice I can give for how to move forward after a binge is this: MOVE ON! and just get back on track. Don’t get hung up on it, but rather, step back and look at the situation from the outside – see what caused it – and make a strategy for yourself so when you’re in a similar situation, it’ll be less likely to happen again. ⠀