So perhaps you indulged a little too much yesterday. So now what? Time to go into damage control mode. But here’s the good news: It’s way easier than you think.
Don’t Beat Yourself Up
You need to keep this in mind: One bad meal (or one bad day of eating) will not make you fat just like one good day of eating will not make you lean. It is what we do long term that makes the difference.
Don’t Weigh Yourself
Don’t go near a scale. At least not today. A couple of things happened when you pig out. One is you just retain water form the increased overall consumption and salt intake. And another is you fill up your glycogen stores (the sugar stored in muscle).
Stick with P & P
“P&P” is just an easy way to remember protein and produce. To put it simply, carbs can problematic for a lot of people. They can make you gain fat and can keep you from losing fat (this has to do with their influence on insulin). So to get your nutrition in check stick with protein and produce. The protein helps increase metabolism, and helps muscle repair.
Here’s a secret: Increased water intake does not increase fat loss. BUT even the slightest bit of dehydration stops fat loss in its tracks. Add to that the fact your body only functions optimally when it is fully properly hydrated.
Get off your butt. Now. Anything is better than nothing, even just going for a walk.
You Can’t Fix it all Today
Remember, you can’t fix all your problems in a day, or even in a week. Dedicated yourself to yourself. This is the only body you have, and your future self will thank you for the time & effort you invest in yourself now. It will not happen overnight but it will happen when you commit to change your life. It is never too late, and trust me: You are worth it.
See, it’s really not that tough!