March 17, 2016

Operation 30 - Recovering From a Binge Day

Some days you just loose it...Sunday I lost it.

Have you ever done really good following your healthy lifestyle plan and then you make one bad decision and it's like you have an out of body experience? You turn into the human garbage disposal. You don't even want those stale Oreos your roommate or husband left in the pantry, but you end up eating the entire last row and a half in less than 5 minutes.

Yea, I had one of those days on Sunday.

I was having a bit of a sweet tooth moment after Sunday night church. I went the the grocery store and got myself some peanut butter ice cream that was on sale. I sat myself down on the couch with every intention of just satisfying my sweet tooth with a few spoonfuls of this goodness. Well, those couple of spoonfuls  turned into the entire carton of ice cream...and an entire wrap, and peanut butter oatmeal cookies, and half of whatever was left in the pantry{:shelves included:}!!! It's like I lost all sense of reason.

Everyone on the road to becoming a healthier version of themselves has had one of those days, I assure you. The problem is that most of the time after one of those days {:or in my case, nights:} we do one of two things:

1) Go into starvation mode the next day causing us to binge again a day or two later


2) Give up

Next time you have one of those eat everything but the kitchen sink days, remember it was just a day. You messed up one day in your healthy lifestyle plan, not the entire plan. Everyone goes astray, but what separates those who make lifelong changes compared to those who get caught in the vicious cycle of binge eating is what they do the day after.

If you overate last night...

  • Do drink lots of water today
  • Do Not skip breakfast
  • Do eat a bit lighter and cut back on calories, but not to the point of starvation 
  • Do make sure you get in a gym sesh 
  • Do skip on any sugary foods the next few days
  • Do Not allow your mind to defeat had a bad night, not a bad week.
So if you went astray a bit on your journey to a healthier you, no worries. Play a little T. Swift on blast and just "shake it off." Some of those extra calories will even come off as you dance around too. Hey, it's a win - win.

You got this, Boo!

What do you do to combat a splurge day?

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1 comment:

  1. Hey it happens to the best of us. This is a great post!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away


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