After putting in tons of effort to develop healthy eating habits, you suddenly slip and go off of your healthy eating plan for a day. Not to worry, you can get back to your healthy habits. All is not lost!
Make sure you follow these five tips and you won’t have any problems restoring your healthy ways.
1. Keep on eating
Yes, you want to keep eating. Do not start skipping meals now! When you skip meals, you mess with your metabolism and slow everything down. Now, while you should keep eating, you do not want to continue to make unhealthy choices. Opt for foods with rich nutrients and high fibre content to help get your blood sugar stabilized and cleanse out toxins.
2. Forget about your mistakes
Don’t waste time beating yourself up about some poor food choices. Pick up the pieces and move forward. This is the best way to get back on track. You didn’t build up your healthy habits in one day, you can’t destroy them in one day. Get back to your routine as quickly as possible.
3. Resist sugar cravings
A day of bad eating can lead to more sugar cravings. The best thing to do is to resist these cravings, and choose natural sugars like berries or other fruits to help curb the cravings. Sugar metabolizes quickly and leaves you feeling low, with a sugar crash. Make sure this is one thing you pay close attention to if you want to get back to your healthy habits quickly.
4. Eat the right foods
After a day of overeating and making unhealthy choices, make sure you are reaching for foods that are high in fibre. Fibre adds no calories, but adds plenty of bulk, which makes you feel full, boosts your metabolism and helps clean out your system. Fruits and veggies are great choices.
5. Everything in moderation
You don’t have to swear off the foods you really love completely. You can occasionally enjoy a treat without ruining your healthy habits. Just remember to keep portions small and use these things as treats, not staples in your diet.
Everybody makes mistakes, and when you overindulge and feel guilty, the best thing to do is commit to getting back to your healthy habits as quickly as possible. Try these tips and you will be well on your way to recovery!