Last December holiday period, I distinctly remember waking up on Boxing Day feeling great following the Christmas celebrations.
My stomach and head felt normal, like a regular day of the week.
I did treat myself but I wasn't completely stuffed.
I loved the feeling because there were no feelings of guilt or uncontrollable sugar cravings lasting another week.
Many of us feel nervous as any holiday period approaches, we're all trying to come up with a plan of how to avoid undoing all the hard work we've put in all year.
Easter is just days away, temptations will be everywhere, having a plan will allow you enjoy the holidays, treat yourself and come back to training next week feeling great!
The choice is yours;
1. Choose to stay in control
2. Allow things to spiral out of control accepting that you won't pull in the reins when needed
Here are my top tips for your successful Easter long weekend.
- Every meal that is not part of a celebration remains the same as any other day. You have your go-to breakfast/lunch and dinner meals, keep these the same as normal, particularly every chance you have to eat at home.
- Extra greens!!! This makes the biggest difference for me. Consciously add more greens and veggies in the morning and throughout the day. A homemade green smoothie is my go to. (see recipe) https://jessicasepel.com/de-bloat-green-smoothie/
- Eat slowly, chew your food properly, put your knife and fork down between mouthfuls. This will help you realise when you are satisfied. Stop when you are satisfied not stuffed, don't forget to leave room for your treat.
- Offer to bring a dish to the party, particularly if you're worried there may be nothing healthy on the menu.
- Choose the meal/day/time where you're going to treat yourself to dessert or drinks. Ensure your next meal goes back to normal. Be strict here. This will stop the "treat meal" from spiraling into a 4-day food and alcohol bender.
That's all for now. Enjoy the long weekend.
See you next week!
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