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5 Tips: Get Back On Track After You Overeat.

5 Tips: Get Back On Track After You Overeat

God Bless America. There’s a pumpkin pie hiding under all that mousse!

Let’s just say, I had a really good Thanksgiving vacation. Face it, everyone blows his or her calorie budget every now and then. So this Thanksgiving, I decided to throw all caution to the wind, eat and drink whatever I want, and worry about it on Black Friday. So, here are 5 tips: Get Back On Track After You Overeat, anytime of the year!

Your essential game plan:

Get prepared. The party’s over.  Set aside time to plan out your meals for the rest of the week. {Ideally, you would’ve done this the day before you went to the fiesta feast festivities}. But because everybody procrastinates. And even if they don’t, most don’t plan far or well enough that they can skip the trip to the grocery store anyway. Go back to the grocery store and stock your kitchen with healthy food.

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Hello, it is Black Friday. Not only food… but also for decor, after Thanksgiving, harvest centerpieces, decorations and other Thanksgiving-themed merchandise are deeply discounted.  Listen, if your going to the grocery store anyway, might as well score some awesome turkey swag!

5 Tips:  Get Back On Track After You Overeat

  • First, Relax.  Don’t feel guilty for your indulgences.  Keep it in perspective. No one is perfect in their eating habits. What we have to learn is that we are gave ourselves permission to do this, and as soon as it’s over, we should go back to the eating plan we normally follow.  The goal is to not make a habit of over-indulging.
  • Don’t Give up and Don’t Skip Breakfast.  You may feel defeated and say “Oh, the heck with it” and give up completely.  Don’t.  Get back on track and start your day off with water, green tea, take a multi-vitamin, fish oil and eat a great breakfast.
  • Nobody needs to get hurt.  Get in a workout. Any workout. But don’t do a MEGA-workout to try to off-set the calories you ate.  If you overload and do more than your regular routine, you risk injury.  It’s beyond bad timing to invite a set-back at this point in the game.
  • Track what you eat.  Jump right back into your meal schedule of clean foods. Set a goal for your daily calories, and write down what you eat. Stay aware of what you’re eating.
  • Sleep.  Get to bed by 10 p.m. and sleep for a good 8 hours.

At the end of the day, it was just one day—a mere .27 percent of the entire year—and it’s how you eat after your blown day of eating that matters most.

Altogether, with the right mind-set and strategies, you’ll avoid a getting trapped in the poor eating vortex and start burning strong again.

So there you have it.  I would love to chat!

Did you enjoy your Thanksgiving?

How do you stay on track?



***Disclaimer: Always check with your doctor first before starting new fitness routines to ensure that they’re right for you.***All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

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