Hello! I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend! And by enjoyed, I mean appreciated all the food.
Long weekends can consist of loads of fun with friends, family, food and alcohol.
Once it ends, we can be left with a feeling of regret and guilt for over-indulging. Well, let me stop you right there!
Long weekends don't have to come with those negative emotions, so don't tell yourself you shouldn't haven't eaten all that food. Negative talk, shaming and making yourself feel bad won't change anything and will only hinder you from getting back on track to good habits.
The good news is the sooner you recognise the weekend is over and take ownership of the fabulous weekend you had, you can start focusing on yourself. Healthy meals, exercising and staying hydrated.
Here are a few tips to help put you in good stead:
- Drink lots of water to hydrate your system
- Eat five serves of vegetables and two serves of fruit each day
- Get outside and enjoy some fresh air
- Try to avoid takeaway for a few days - enjoy nutritious, home-cooked meals instead
- Return to your usual sleeping pattern. Sleep is vital to recharge and regenerate the body and mind
- If you find it hard to make good food choices contact me, and we can put a plan in place.
And some things to avoid:
- Don't skip the gym. Get back into your exercise routine, and don't use the excuse of being tired from the weekend to prevent you from working out
- Don't rush into a cleanse or detox. Your body needs time to recover – stick to eating nutritious foods and drinking plenty of water.
- Don't skip meals – it will just make you feel worse; your body needs good food and calories to function.
- Get off social media - don't get caught up with posts about calories, sugar or diets. Get back to your usual exercise and eating habits.