How to Recover After a Weekend of Bad Eating

I feel like we put so much pressure on ourselves to eat healthy every day and then we have a few days where it’s YOLO time. Don’t worry, I’ve been there and done that. It’s ok to allow yourself to have a bad weekend {or bad couple of days} of eating unhealthy. Don’t worry about it. Besides, I’m willing to bet it was a good time ;).

It makes life so much easier if we stop being our own worst critic. We should be our biggest cheerleaders. Look at your weekend of bad eating as a weekend of ‘gains’. Your bad eating weekend can be a ‘gain’ weekend even if you are trying to be leaner {…because, science}. Everyone has an area that would like to be more muscular. I, for example, want more muscle mass on my arms.

Sure, covering up my ‘gain’ weekend may be a way to justify my behavior. So what? I’m all about making life easier. So be it if I have to tell myself I got some massive ‘gains’ this weekend. I can handle that because I accept it and move on. Besides, I am my own ‘boss’ when it comes to my lifestyle.

Here are a few tips to help you recover from a weekend of ‘gains’

  • Start your first day being healthy with a heavy lifting day or a HIIT day
    • This will help the carbs get to your muscle tissue so they will grow and it will help you ‘burn’ calories.
  • Start a new goal
    • Your new goal could be to have a cheat meal after 6 days of clean eating and exercise.
  • Stretch
    • If you want your gains to work you need to make sure your muscle tissue isn’t knotted up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Responses

  1. Yeah! Needed that, thank you. I personally didn’t eat too well Friday, so when I woke up early Saturday morning I spent some time stretching, and doing a little bit of Yoga. I seem to be able to start the day off healthy, and then it tends to fall apart during the afternoon…which is my fault for not preparing and having groceries in the fridge! Helpful to know that everyone has and does the same things, I’m not the only one!

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