Here are 5 tips to help you get back on track after a long weekend or holidays.
Don’t bring the holiday home with you. Leave all goodies and desserts at the party/cottage/get together. If the party was at your house, send treats home with your guests, give them to your neighbours or you can always throw it out!
Get back into your routine. Do not let the holiday spill into your week. Be intentional on Monday morning. Get up, drink water, and make yourself a healthy breakfast to kick off your week the right way. Don’t let the lure of holiday slothfulness stop you from being successful. Set your intentions and remember WHY it is important to you to keep to your healthful goals.
Give your digestive system a rest, especially if you’re up a few pounds after a holiday weekend. Try juicing, or perhaps having more soups and stews. These are easier to digest than raw foods. And if you feel full or decreased appetite from over eating, then don't eat until you feel hungry. Listen to your body and learn from what you body is telling you.
Consider cutting sugar, wheat, and dairy out entirely for a week or two following your holiday. It’ll give you an awesome jump start to getting back into your groove and you’ll see wonderfully encouraging results, fast. I often get patients to cut out 1 or all of these 3 things and almost all will notice improvements in their health if they follow it :)
Be kind to yourself. Don't beat yourself up! Didn’t make the best choices over the weekend? Disappointed with the number on the scale? It’s okay! Just don’t let the disappointment take over. Give yourself a little grace and get back up on the horse. Even if you have to re-lose five pounds you already lost, don’t sweat it. It’ll come off fast if you’re intentional about your diet for the next couple of weeks! You are in this for the long term plan. Maintaining health and preventing illnesses!