Blew Your Diet? A 3 Day Plan to Get Back on Track
It’s hard to watch what you eat on any weekend but holiday weekends are especially famous for throwing off even the most devoted of dieters. But have no fear! This plan will have you back on track in just 3 days.
- Day 1 -
Stop beating yourself up. Don’t be your own worst enemy — admit you messed up and move on.
Eat a healthy breakfast. Skip it and you could set yourself up to overeat later in the day.
Renew your goal but don’t aim to make up for lost time. Just refocus on losing a pound or two a week.
Eat a healthy lunch packed with filling fiber and lean protein.
Drink water to ward off afternoon hunger pangs and to help you resist diving into weekend leftovers.
Eat a healthy dinner and if you haven’t exercised already go for a 10 minute walk afterwards.
Brush your teeth and go to bed early to both get your beauty sleep and avoid late-night urges to snack.
- Day 2 -
Weigh yourself if you haven’t already. Face the damage within 2 days so you can deal with it and move on.
Eat healthy meals at about the same time each day. No skipping breakfast!
Re-commit to exercise and start today. Exercising will re-affirm your healthy goals and get you back to feeling motivated and successful.
Chew meals slowly and you’ll not only feel fuller and eat less, but studies show the more you chew the more nutrients your body absorbs.
Get rid of temptations. Purge or give away weekend leftovers like cold pizza and slices of pie.
- Day 3 -
Dress in clothes with a belt or fitted waistband because if your clothes feel snug you’ll be less likely to overeat.
Eat 3 healthy meals, including breakfast!
Squeeze in exercise by taking the stairs, standing while taking phone calls, or balancing on one leg while filing papers.
Drink plenty of water and pack healthy snacks like nuts or fruit to keep yourself fueled up.
Reflect on the last few days and be proud of what you’ve done. Give yourself a non-food reward like a bubble bath, cup of herbal tea, or phone call to a good friend.
Congratulations you’re back on track. Now just keep it up!
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