Anyone who has ever made the decision to go on a diet will know that the weekends can be an absolute minefield of temptation! If you are spending time with family or friends, and you are doing things that are different from your normal work week routine, it can be really easy to stray from your diet and indulge in a few unhealthy eating habits. When you are thinking long-term with your diet plan, it’s not about punishing yourself for indulging, it’s all about how you react and get back on the wagon! Here is how to deal when you broke up with your diet over the weekend!
If you have had a weekend filled with salty, sweet, calorific junk foods, you should try to counterbalance that with a new breakfast regime of smoked salmon and eggs to get a solid omega 3 fatty acids fix. The junk food will have tried to damage and clog up your arteries, and the omega 3 has the opposite effect of that.
If you partied too hard and lost a few night’s sleep as a result, then one of the first things you should do is try to make up for it. Taking naps and getting back in to your normal sleeping routine will help to stabilise your blood sugars, as well as rebalancing your hormones and boosting your antiviral functions!
If you went a little too crazy at a friend’s BBQ and indulged in lots of high calorie foods, then you probably want to set your gut back on the right path. You can do this effectively by consuming lots of probiotic foods like kefir and natural yogurt that will send good bacteria down there and restore proper digestive function.
If you combined your diet breaking with a lot of laying and sitting around, not being active at all, then you should probably put an end to that by getting back on the cardio train as quickly as possible. You need to get super active again in order to get your metabolism firing on all cylinders.
If the drinking got heavy over the weekend, then do your best to detox. Lots of water, with a little lemon added for extra effect, will be the best course of action for rehydrating your body and flushing lots of those toxins out.