Had an extra “fun” weekend or coming back from a much-needed vacation? Aka… 1 drink turns into 4 and eating the worst food without a care in the world? Good for you! It’s important to enjoy yourself. Now let’s get back on track and get you feeling healthy again!
Laugh & Remember
This should to be the first thing you do after a vacation or long weekend. Before you start stressing out about what you didn’t do (like that morning workout or ordering a salad at dinner), pause and remember all the good things that happened. Look back at the fun moments, smile, and laugh. Let that positive attitude gear you up for a great week!
Start with breakfast
Instead of telling yourself on Sunday evening or Monday morning that you’re going to “eat perfectly this entire week,” start with just breakfast. The chances of you choosing healthier meals throughout the day will increase if you focus on at least starting with a healthy breakfast. After breakfast focus on choosing a healthy lunch. Then dinner. Get your body back in the groove one meal at a time.
Drink Extra water
There’s a good chance that you indulged in some high sodium foods, which are causing you to be bloated and not feel your best. Or you might be dehydrated from too much sun and a few too many drinks. The solution to both problems is to drink more water! Make it a goal to drink two extra cups of water for the first three days after your vaca or weekend of fun.
More Fruits & veggies
Depending on the type of weekend you enjoyed, your body might be craving veggies and fruit–go with that craving. But even if you’re not, start incorporating more veggies and fruit into your meals. Aim to fill half of your plate with veggies, and you’ll be feeling like a million bucks in no time!
Get some rest
When you don’t get enough sleep, you can expect to battle stronger cravings, mood swings, lack of motivation, and that annoying feeling of being hungry even when you’ve had plenty to eat. Getting enough sleep is one of the most powerful moves you can make to get back on track!