It takes an excess of 3,500 calories to gain a pound of weight, so an occasional slip will never completely wipe out your efforts. The bigger issue is an inability to cope with the slips.
Here are a few tips that may make those tough times a little easier:
- Let go of perfectionist thinking. Accept that you may have a bad day and slip with your fitness and meal plan once in a while.
- When you feel that your goals are just taking too much time, stop and think clearly about your healthiest options at that moment. And remember "slips happen." Grade your efforts on a scale of 1-10.
- Write out a plan (actually write it) on how you are going to get yourself back on track.
- Do something positive. Go for a walk or get some other form of exercise, or eat something healthier than you had planned.
And ALWAYS remember, we cherish your business and support you in a healthy AND FIT lifestyle!